I watched The Pirates of Penzance with my parents last weekend. I had forgotten how much we loved that movie! It pervaded our family life for most of my eighth year. (I explained it to Lucy like this: It was my Trolls movie.) I spent much of 1984 in a bonnet in front of my mirror attempting the coloratura in Poor Wandering One and wishing to be Linda Ronstadt who played…Mabel.
Speaking of Mabel, our Mabel and Dipper have been enjoying their new cat tree.
They like to play.
And do battle on it.
It makes me happy to watch them.
Speaking of happy, I discovered Gretchen Rubin’s podcast Happier and it’s great, as you’d expect. (She is sponsored by my favorite tea! And speaking of my favorite tea, I have a new favorite flavor.) Her regular podcast episodes are around half an hour, which is perfect for the school drop off and pick up commute. Plus, she has these A Little Happier segments that last just a few minutes. I am most certainly happier for having found it.
Speaking of podcasts, Missing Richard Simmons is riveting, whether you love Richard Simmons or not. But who doesn’t? No one. That’s the answer.