Otterday! And Open Thread

Our Open Thread this weekend is hosted by this otter looking like it could use a decent sleep-in this Saturday morn. Photo by monkeywing.

Otter emerging from a hollow log, teeth bared

Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Reading a good book (or a bad one)? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? What have you created lately? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?

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  1. Re Easter Eve: I think I am thoroughly missing the part of parenting where it is fun to set up surprises for your children while they’re asleep. My idea of fun while my children are asleep is lounging on a beanbag looking at piles of things I should be cleaning up, and that’s final.

  2. Happy Easter Hoydens. I hope you get to spend it with exactly as much of what you want as you desire (if that doesn’t make sense blame sleep deprivation).

    I have spent the last two days shopping and baking and making cheese, which has been pretty good, but my knee has swollen up again, so I am going to spend the rest of Easter sitting down.

  3. Hope your knee is feeling better after a few days of rest, angharad? And that the beanbag has done its duty by you, Mary?

    Trying to keep track of twitterstorms etc over the Easter weekend is always a challenge, something about such a long break seems to invigorate the ferals, but the one that really stood out at me is where rightwingers are chastising anybody who dares to disagree with Ayaan Hirsi Ali on anything at all because “she survived civil war” and “threats of honour killing” etc etc when, in fact, that’s just some of the many things she has lied about regarding her background.

  4. Heading overseas tomorrow for the first night I’ve spent away from my daughter. Also the second through twelfth nights.

    We have lots of reasons to think it should go pretty well, but it doesn’t make for a happy travel eve.

    • Mary, I have no doubt whatsoever that your family will continue to thrive despite your absence, even though they will miss you terribly. I know that doesn’t make it easier to leave them while you go. Just think about how happy they all will be to see you after those twelve nights have passed. Happy journey, and even happier reunion to you!

  5. A few days rest and the acquisition of a knee brace seem to have gotten me through another day of cooking (another child’s birthday!) without it getting any worse, but better looks like it will take more time.

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