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#DSFWeeklyRewind: On the Bayou

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Welcome to my #DSFWeeklyRewind post for this week. So how was it?


People! I worked five days. In. A. Row. I know! I don’t know how I did it either. After a month of four-day work weeks due to holidays and Tara-days, I had to adult for the entire week. I did it! My coworker bringing Girl Scout Cookies helped, of course. My faves are the Thank You shortbread/chocolate ones. Delicious. And educational ~ each cookie says thank you in a different language!

That fits with the DSF world you know ~ each week here, for instance, I list some things I’m grateful for. And language learning, that’s fun to me. If only I could stop saying Spanish things as I’m trying to learn French. When I struggle with French, my brain just defaults to the language I’m more familiar with. ¡Ay, dios mio!

My weeks are becoming routine-idnous (not a word, but neither is gratitudinous, which I use every week below). This is a good thing and I’m enjoying it.

Speaking of enjoying, I spent 6 hours this week watching every half-hour episode of One Mississippi (Amazon Prime). It’s a (now canceled) show by comedian Tig Notaro and it’s based on her life growing up in Mississippi, her relationship with her parents, her romantic life, her cancer. I laughed a lot, and if you like deadpan humor, you will, too. If you don’t know Tig’s story, I advise checking it out. I realized, though, whilst watching why I don’t usually binge my viewings. As the end neared, and the show tackled the Louis C.K. sexual misconduct issues (he was a producer on the show), it started to seem heavy-handed, but that’s just because I had just watched so many episodes in a row. Had I paced myself, I’m sure it wouldn’t have felt that way. Anyway… It’s a good show. I’m sorry it’s canceled. But I’ll forever have this awesome song, used as its theme, to remember it by:


Yeehaw, people. That one’s on repeat… still!

Even with the adulting five days in a row and the binge-watching, I found time to share some Bloggy Goodness!

  • This Is Us: That’ll Be The Day. Oh.Em.Gee. The Pearsons. I love these people! I’m so excited for the Super Bowl — no, not because Philadelphia is playing. The Episode We’ve Been Waiting For airs right after the game. I’ll be bleary-eyed that Monday morning from watching and I’m sure my employer won’t believe that my eyes are red from crying about Jack, not from drinking during the game.
  • Thursday Doors: Happy Healing. I don’t like physical therapy. Is there anyone who truly does? But I find the bright side, as usual.

And as usual, I’m gratitudinous. (I always include gratitude in my #DSFWeeklyRewind and those who write a #DSFWeeklyRewind post must include at least one thing they’re grateful for).

This week, I’m grateful for: ease; sharpened Dixon Ticonderoga No. 2s; calendars and organization; good cookies; warm temps; warm gear for the cold next day; the fact that I don’t follow the rules if the rules don’t make sense and I put other things first (like comfort and safety); vagueness (apparently) — hey, that’s punny; the way my mind works; the weekend which I actually have finally learned to enjoy (turns out working in an asylum-like atmosphere really does make it difficult for one to relax on days off, but thankfully, that problem is SOLVED).

Apparently, falling down a YouTube wormhole will be a weekly thing as I’ve been doing that more often. Music. It makes me happy. This week, I share with you an awesome song I loved back in the day and still today. Fun harmonies. Love the people singing. Enjoy:


I’ll have that song and the Bayou song and many MANY others playing all week as my attempt to drown out the people the TV news here show every single day practicing their spelling (of the only word they know? HARSH!):


This Super Bowl is like the 2016 election: I hate the other guy (the Patriots — cheaters!), but I don’t like this side’s guy either (Eagles). Eh. I’ll write in my vote for Jack Pearson, right after this stupid game ends. I hope I can stay up that late!

Anyhoo… Here’s hoping your weekend is filled with whatever makes you cheer (just stop spelling it at me, ok?). Make it a good one and son of a gun, have big fun down on the bayou….. or, you know, wherever you are.

Until next time, peace.

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8 thoughts on “#DSFWeeklyRewind: On the Bayou

  1. Congrats on adulting all week long! Sometimes that’s a hard thing to do… I survived being an adult all week, too, which feels like a miracle after having the flu last week.

    I have to admit I didn’t remember the thing about including something to be grateful for every week. I think I try to do that, but I don’t know that I’ve ever actually written the phrase “I’m grateful” in my posts. Hmmm. I’ll be sure to remember for next week. 🙂


    1. Thanks! We should all get gold stars for adulting!

      Okee doke. Your DSFWeeklyRewind posts are creative and include music usually, which I enjoy. I hope you’re having fun with the posts each week you can join in!

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  2. Your life is getting all organized and grown-up-like this year. I can’t wait to see how that works out for you. I couldn’t be less interested in this year’s Super Bowl if I tried to be disinterested. I’ve taken to calling it the Who Cares Bowl. Usually, there’s a team that draws me into the game, but not this year.

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    1. There’s a football game this weekend? … *yawn*

      Life was pretty organized and grown-up, but tis making even greater strides in those arenas. It’s all part of the awakening I started years ago. As I came back to some parts of myself, the progress has occurred even faster now. I can’t wait to see how all this works out for me, too! Glad you’re along for the ride!

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