Dean, Luke and Everything In Between

I’m a bad fan, let’s get that out of the way right from the start. Dean Cain is incredibly prolific, I checked on IMDB to see how many things there are of his to watch and this is what I found:

172 credits, as an actor, 172, let that sink in, I don’t have that kind of time!

I admit, I don’t watch the one that is on the CW right now, the Master of Illusion, it’s reality and I’m not a huge fan of reality.

I tried to watch it, but just could not get into it, no offense, it is just not my kind of show.

However, this could work in my favor, bad fan equals great wife, right! Although, Luke Pasqualino is rapidly taking up space in my heart.

He is so incredibly pretty it literally makes my back teeth hurt. I don’t really know what that means but my friend Walter used to say it about pretty men.

So here I sit, the next three days off, what do you have planned, I am so glad you asked.

I am getting my hair done tomorrow and shopping, it will be a big shopping trip as I have to get things for my week with Tess! Very excited that the EIT is coming for her yearly weeklong adventure with Gigi.

We shall do all kinds of fun things, not our normal fun things, but fun nonetheless.

I am currently watching Alias, or rewatching, as I was a huge fan when it had its first run back in 2001. A few takeaways, Jennifer Garner is literally not aging, like at all. No one delivers a scathing line like Victor Garber. I thought I did but he has me beat hands down. I kind of want to hear him say whatever. Just to know if I still own that or if he has me beat on that as well.

So while I am busy watching Alias, I know what you are thinking, I have time to watch all 172 things Dean Cain is in. I don’t, you see after I watch a few episodes of Alias I round out my evening with an episode of The Musketeers. Luke. Always back to Luke.

So there you have it folks, my very interesting life, I am thinking of changing my hair color again. But I really like the dark red with the caramel highlights, so there’s that. I am also going to have her do it curly, and not straighten it. In the summer I can’t fight the curly and it is so humid outside.

I figured out what the headaches were, it is the barometric pressure. When it gets like this it really effects my head, literally.

July is a busy month, Tessa, Alex, my mom and Dean all have birthdays.

I hope you all have a great day and a great week. Of course I will be posting on 4th of July. I love this country and my family has personally sacrificed a lot to this country. Beginning in 1774, naturally if feel the need to express that love and pay homage to the ones that came before me and all that was sacrificed so I can live the life I have.

The Forbidden Topic

I’m going to do it, I’m going to talk about the thing that makes people so uncomfortable. When you say this word they squirm, fidget and change the subject.

Menopause, it is killing me, I have survived a lot in my lifetime and this is the thing that is going to do me in.

I seriously dread getting my electric bill this month, I am setting my thermostat to 66 degrees at night.

I still wake up with hot flashes, 4 to 5 a night, I can’t remember the last time I got a good nights sleep.

I have a few during the day, those are bearable, the ones at night are the killer ones.

Also, my left hip flexer hurts at night, burning pain, the only thing that makes it any better are my sleep pants. Which are compression pants, if I don’t wear them I wake up in sever, burning pain.

But when I wear them, the hot flashes are worse, so it is a horrible catch 22.

Let’s move on to the headaches, I am getting headaches now behind my right ear. It is a weird pain, that lasts about 30 seconds. Those thirty seconds are searing, it’s crazy, I don’t understand what is happening to me.

Let’s move on to the weight gain, I walk/run twice a day, I do lifts with a 25lb kettle bell in-between calls.

I gain weight if I eat, I gain weight if I don’t, I’m tired all of the time because I cannot get a good nights sleep.

I will tell you this, my hair is full and thick, thanks to all of the collagen I am consuming and the Fitish hair serum.

So there’s that positive, but everything else, it’s insane.

Thank God I am going through this alone, I don’t even know how I would survive if there were anyone else here.

How do women do it? I don’t even know because no one talks about it! It’s not like child birth where everyone is dying to tell you their story. This is such a taboo subject, I don’t know why.

I need other women to tell me how they did it, I really don’t want to do synthetic hormones but I am at my wits end and am ready to just tell the dr to patch me up.

On another note, I finished what is out of the series Our Girl, it is on Brit Box. It has Luke Pasqualino in it, one of my new friends on Twitter suggested it. She is brilliant, the show is brilliant, he really isn’t in that many of the episodes. It kept my attention even when he wasn’t in the episodes. It is that good, I highly recommend it, it is on Amazon Prime for part of the seasons, the others you have to get Brit Box for it.

Right now I am rewatching Eureka, I love that show, it is really fun. I highly recommend that as well.

I also got to see a picture of Dean Cain training to be a police officer. That is a good look on him, I am completely torn in my loyalties, let’s face it, Luke is way too young for me, but Dean seems out of reach as well.

This may be the menopause talking but I may have overreached in my goal of marriage. Nah.

It’s still doable, as I am not dead yet, I hope you all have a great week, I would love to hear any stories of how you survived menopause.

Dean Who?

The summer before 5th grade, when I was 10, I read The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas for the first time. I was convinced I was going to travel to France and become the first girl Musketeer. No one had the heart to tell me about the French Revolution, there was no king, hence no Musketeers. When I found out I was so mad, how dare they have a revolution before I could become a sword wielding  champion.

Since then I have loved every movie or show depicting the Musketeers. There is one I just discovered on Hulu, it is called simply The Musketeers. I must say it is well done, of course anything with Peter Capaldi as Cardinal Richelieu is nothing short of brilliant.

I met him, have I told you that? Peter Capaldi, he was super nice and didn’t make me feel dorky at all.

I digress, this particular show has an actor playing D’Artagnan is so amazingly pretty. I am telling you he has me saying Dean who? He has perfect hair, just enough scruffiness and plays D’Artagnan perfectly. Dean is the prettiest man in the universe (Superman duh) but this guy, he has earth.

He was always my favorite character, self-assured in his youthful exuberance, loyal to the king and so very pretty. Did I mention that? This is a BBC production, the actor is British, I am almost ready to go to England and find him.

Luke Pasqualino is his name, he is of Italian descent, I looked him up.

He was also in Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome, I thought I recognized him while I was watching the show.

Watching the show and remembering my time in training for becoming a Musketeer, yes, I learned to sword fight, made me think about everything I wanted to become and didn’t.

There were so many things I wanted to do, Musketeer, intrepid girl reporter, singer (that one was never going to happen), a Solid Gold dancer, dancing on American Bandstand and Soul Train. The last two were real possibilities if I had been born sooner, but alas it was not to be. None of my childhood career choices came to pass, trust me, I never dreamed of tech support.

As one does when they take stock of all of their failed dreams I began to become morose. Then I thought back to the one thing I had wanted to become since I was 5 years old. A mom, I always knew I wanted to be a mom, and I did that.

I am so proud of how my children turned out, I like to think I was an ok mom. Anyone who thinks they are a perfect parent, you’re not, we all make mistakes along the way. Except my mom, she was the total exception, I feel like we should all feel that way about our moms.

I hope my children think I did an ok job, I told them while they were growing up that if I messed up too badly I’d pay for their therapy when they were grown.

None have taken me up on that, yet, so far, so good.

In conclusion, watch The Musketeers, I need someone to talk to about the show!

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