Because three people might be mildly interested in the random shenanigans from the  last two weeks over at Casa de la Lisa.

First off, it is now COLD.  Like, turn on the heat cold…

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We had visits from two Grandmas…  (Finn has tallied all the Grandmas up and realized that he has seven.  SEVEN.)  My mom and mother-in-law came to town.  Not at the same time; while I love both of them dearly, I do not have enough brain cells to be a good daughter and daughter-in-law simultaneously…

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Though I didn’t take many pics of when Mima was here, I did get this; Alice on her first horse ride.  I know, it’s a pony, but holycrap, she was one happy little wee one after riding Beauty.

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After hearing O Fortuna in our Halloween mix, I have rediscovered this gem from a few years ago and realized the power of suggestion is an amazing thing…

This octopus…. Lets give him boots…. Send him to North KOREA!!  I cannot get it out of my head.

I’ve learned that there is no rhyme or reason when it comes to movie stars I can’t get enough of.  Nae and I had a rare date night when his mom was in town, and I spent the entire night dreaming of Norse gods…  Was Thor 2 the best movie ever?  No.  But it had this:

But I also am strangely obsessed with Benedict Cumberbatch.  I’ve heard his face affectionately compared to a hammerhead shark.  Cumberdict Hobberflooble is the effing bee’s knees.  Yep, he is (to put it very diplomatically) very “striking,” but I am a woman obsessed.  Balderdash Cumbersnatch as Sherlock Holmes?  Don’t mind if I do.  Even Nathan loves this show.  I am counting down the days to Season 3.  Hell, he is the one and only reason that I watched the new Stark Trek movie.  I mean, my nerdness runs deep, but even I have my limits.

If you take nothing else away from this mindless post; get yourself to Netflix and watch Sherlock…  I promise you will not be disappointed.  Gwen, this means you.  During our next visit, this is what we will discuss.  To resist is futile.

(Oh, and you can visit the Benedict Cumberbatch Name Generator and crack or smile or two if you need to waste a few minutes.)

But as straight-laced English as he is, I have to balance it out somehow.  Guess who found out that another season of The Vampire Diaries just became available on Netflix?  The same gal who spent a week in bed, screaming at the television for Elaina to just make up her goddamn mind on which Salvatore brother is better in the sack.  It is a ridiculous show, but before I knew it, I was gasping “No. Effing. WAY.” at the close of the season finale.

This is nothing more than lady-smut; like reading a bodice-ripper without actually reading. And I have no shame.  I LOVE it.

To top it all off, I cannot shake this amazing house.  The Curbly folks lucked out and got Emily Henderson to design their newly remodeled digs.  Jiminy CHRISTmas, it is like I live here… But in my dreams… With Thor.

And this is why you haven’t heard from me in a while.  I’ve been busy.  If you call visiting with family and fantasizing around the clock BUSY.  Three cheers to that.