Four days ago, on June 10th, my husband passed away.
It was completely unexpected. It changes everything. I’m at my dad’s place (he lives right next door to us), and I’ve been getting a lot of love and a lot of support from family and friends. I am continuing to live. (My husband would be beyond pissed if I didn’t.) But I have no idea when I’ll be back in a place where I’m blogging again.
I… I don’t want to give this blog up. It’s brought me a lot of pleasure and my husband enjoyed reading my posts so I feel like I must return to it someday. But I’m going to need some time.
Oh my gosh, it’s been far, far too long since I’ve last posted. And… it’s actually going to be a little more yet before I seriously post again. Under the heading of, “when it rains, it pours,” a family issue came up on top of all the work shenanigans. I won’t bore with details (mainly because the details are really not that exciting — nothing dramatic, just time consuming), but the key detail is this: I’m back in Kentucky.
I think the husband and I will be here, with his family, for the rest of the month. I know I won’t have any time for drama-watching, I seriously doubt I’ll have any time for posting. So the blog is on hold for the time being.
The good news is, it’s not me getting bored with either blogging or drama-watching. So once my routine goes back to normal I expect to be back with bells on — filled up full of opinions and ready to share. Until then, I’ll miss you all!
These episodes put my poor, poor heart through the wringer. (Who knew you could sob to Billy Joel?) But I learned some things. And… I think I have some valid reasons to hope for a happy ending. I mean, I’ve had reasons; I want a happy ending for Sun-jae and Hye-won and I will grab at any straw that promises me such, no matter how frail and flimsy. But I think I’ve got some valid reasons now.
But let’s save that for the end. First to the learning! Continue reading
There has been a serious gap between posts around here. Almost a full week, people! And within that time period, zero dramas have been watched by me. Insane, right? I’ve honestly been that busy. Fortunately, not in a Sisyphus at his rock kind of way; every push at the boulder brings some progress. But it’s all been very mind-sapping and I just haven’t had the attention-span necessary for even the most frivolous of dramas.
I can’t think of a time I’ve gone this long without blogging or drama-watching. Not while still at home and in possession of a working internet. So it’s been a bit strange and I’ve made a couple of observations. Continue reading
I’ve started re-watching Miss Korea with the husband (a slow watch — we’ve been at for a couple of weeks now) and it’s been interesting to revisit how the drama began. I loved it the first go around, but watching it with someone else I have to admit… the beginning is a bit shaky.
[Mild spoilers through episode 6. I do try and keep this to first impressions, but... reader beware.] Continue reading
Secret Love Affair is still on-going, so I am still clutched tight in its over-heated grip and loving every minute of it. (I am so thrilled for Yoo Ah-in, by the way. That his last drama before Military Duty is such a gooder, and that his acting is being so well remarked on. It makes me a very happy fan-girl.)
But! Other dramas do exist and I shall babble on about a couple of them now. Continue reading
Well! The board has changed completely! Some motivations have become gloriously clear, while others have sunk deeper into murky. And that’s just the view from Hye-won’s head! We’re heading into the second half of the drama with the plot nicely thickened and I have no idea where we’re going to go from here. Pretty sure I’m going to love it, though. Even if it hurts. Spoilers for eps 9 & 10 below… Continue reading
I love this show! It gives me what I want in ways I didn’t even know I want it and if it fills me any fuller with feelings for Hye-won and Sun-jae my heart will explode!!
(Spoilers for 7 and 8 below…) Continue reading
I will admit it. My drama-watching life has been almost fully engulfed by the awesomeness that is Secret Love Affair. But “almost” is the key word here. Other things are ticking along.
[No spoilers at all!]
This show is killing me! In the best possible way! Every single time I think I know what’s coming, it throws a curve ball. Not in a gimmicky way, though. Instead the show insists on portraying its characters as actual people living in the world, not as archetypes marching through a drama. Spoilers for episodes 5 and 6 below… Continue reading