My 11 Most Popular Posts of 2019

If I were to try and pick which of my posts were the most viewed this year, I wouldn’t have even come close to these! I thought I’d share what WordPress stats are telling me, just for shits and giggles, and because a thunderstorm is approaching and I have to be quick so I can unplug! Don’t want to lose my modem or wifi router!

Let me know what you think! Maybe you’ve already read some or all, but maybe you missed a few, and that’s ok! I appreciate all of you for reading my blog! Enjoy!



1.  Friday’s Funnies – Feb. 15th

2.  Roomis Igloomis

3.  Motivational Monday

4.  Chronic Pain and Depression

5.  The Ex-Files – The Day My Mom Passed

6.  Bierock Casserole

7.  Loser Boyfriend Syndrome

8.  Friday’s Funnies – Stupid Tweets

9.  A Shout Out!

10.  Earworm – Que Sera Sera

11.  Farts!

The Handmaid’s Tale – A Review

I’ve been watching The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu, season two now. This show is very difficult to watch but riveting. I find myself cringing in disbelief many times throughout. If you haven’t read the book (I haven’t but I plan on it), or seen this very well-acted series, then I highly recommend it.

The story is set in a totalitarian society created by Gilead, where women are treated as property and have no rights. The wives of Gilead men have become sterile, so fertile women have been sought out, kidnapped and basically forced into sexual servitude in order to repopulate the world. This new world they have created is reminiscent of the Puritanical era.

A young woman, whose own child was taken from her and placed in the care of another family, is taken to be a handmaid. Her name is Offred, meaning ‘of Fred’ derived from her master’s name (Fred), known as her Commander. Her real name is June, but handmaids are not allowed to use their real names. Women are not allowed to read, write, drive, or have jobs, or money….among other things. The handmaids are raped in “ceremonies” in order to produce children, their sole purpose.

There are different classes of women. They are segregated by color of clothing, signifying social class. The Wives wear blue, Aunts (the women who train the handmaids) wear brown, Marthas (cooks and housekeepers) wear green, Handmaids wear red. Econowives, who are women married to lower class men and perform all domestic duties, wear various colors, and young unmarried girls wear (you guessed it) white.

This terrifying, near-future dystopian story makes you think about how our society could slowly change direction…. the wrong direction. Could women someday lose control of their own bodies? Today’s women are already on the verge of losing their right to birth control and abortion. I shudder at the thought of what comes next….

It’s difficult to watch many of the scenes, invoking anger, empathy, sympathy, and sorrow. Chock full of fear, violence, heartbreak, murder, politics, and religion — it’s a very haunting and chilling series, with great actors! Check out the trailer for season one below.