Noah made this farting owl for Camille during our Christmas bird exchange. It makes me giggle. And I need that right now.
I have gotten better about being able to say this out loud to family and friends, so I am going to say it here, too. I am undergoing evaluation for ovarian cancer. The only way to confirm or deny that scary-ass diagnosis is through surgery. My surgery will be at the end of January. In addition to doing acupuncture, yoga, walks with friends, I am also trying to occupy/distract myself. It turns out that when you are faced with such a frightening possibility, you have a hard time ignoring it. In fact, it turns out that it is similar to buying a car. Suddenly, every other car on the road seems to be the model you are considering. Two of the tv shows that I turn to for mindless numbing/escape suddenly have cancer as a theme (Parenthood and Private Practice) and there's Tig's recent proclamation and scary sections of the library. I need to escape those things right now.
So, here's my request for help: please, send me reading/viewing/listening suggestions. Things that are funny, thought provoking, meaningful, fluffy, healing, silly, and most importantly devoid of any sick mothers. And music! I need good music suggestions. And podcasts and movies. And if you come across any other farting owls, please send them this way!