Leggings and The Handmaid’s Tale

Hello my name is Angie and I have a confession to make, I am having a hard time processing what I am about to tell you, I hope you don’t judge me too harshly, I am addicted to leggings in real life. Not just for exercising, I bought several pair of Spanx leggings and had an awakening, for my legs. I am in love with them, so much so I bought more leggings to wear in real life.

I am in love with the legging life and I don’t think I can go back. Today I wore the cutest brown leggings with a faint pattern with an oversized brown sweater, that had pockets, which was so exciting! With brown boots, of course, how can one not top off, or bottom off, a great pair of leggings with boots.

I decided on the Spanx brand leggings due to the thickness and quality, no, they were not cheap, but in this instance you get what you pay for. Before one gets all judgy on that, I bought all of them on Zulily, so they were deeply discounted.

That is my confession, on to my next subject, while I was in Target Friday, I went to the book section, naturally. There I saw that Margaret Atwood had the sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, The Testament. I was thrilled to see this, I snatched it up and brought it home with me, paying first of course.

I was curious to see where she was going to pick up, the first season of The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu followed the book almost completely. The next two seasons were wheels off, they were a wild ride, very much keeping in the spirit and theme of the book.

I opened it with some trepidation, excitement and curiosity, how was this going to play out.

Well, I have to tell you Ms. Atwood did not disappoint, she did not pick up right where the last book ended, this one starts roughly 16 years after that.

I will not give anything away, so those that are so inclined can get the book. I highly recommend it, especially if you have read the first book, seeing the series wouldn’t hurt either.

I have to tell you, the scary thing about the first book is that this could actually happen. I do like that she does not give a specific religion that takes control. The major ones are excluded and even hunted down in the book, Baptist, Catholic, Mormon and Jewish people are all encouraged to leave or face execution if they do not assimilate. The ruling faction has bastardized the Bible, it is hardly recognizable. That is what evil people do, they take good and twist it to something unrecognizable and evil.

I also watched You, something else that could totally happen in real life, highly recommend, especially to all young people, male and female. Watch the signs, anyone can be a stalker and obsessive, if the flags are there, don’t ignore them. Run, as fast as you can the opposite direction, remember, once someone shows you who they are, believe them.

That’s all I have for now, a confession and a couple of recommendations.

As usual, any comments, questions, recommendations or criticisms can be left here or sent to me at angie@angieworld.com.

Flu and Dean Cain

It has been a long road to recovery, just for the record, I have not had the flu since 1994. Let that sink in folks, 1994, now 2018, it did me in, not literally, well, yes, literally. I did everything right, I wash my hands, I have antibacterial hand crap, I have Clorox wipes at my desk and yes, I use all of it. I still contracted the flu, and it was not pleasant.

I honestly thought it was a head cold, or sinus infection, when I went to the doctor and the nurse practitioner told me it was the flu you could have knocked me over with the proverbial feather.

I exclaimed, shut the door! She burst out laughing and said no one had ever reacted that way before. They probably won’t after me, I am unique.

Then she said it was too late for tamiflu, which is ok with me, as I don’t know what is in that stuff.

I combated the horrendous mess with oregano oil, tea tree oil, lemon oil, black elderberry stuff and peppermint. I also did the Tylenol for cold and sinus. Lots of liquids, not a lot of food, I wasn’t hungry, which is a great side effect. FYI.

But now, now that I am on the mend I have a giant fever blister on my upper lip.

I always know when the illness has left my body, or stress, because I get a giant fever blister.

I hate those things, with a passion, they are painful and ugly. So very ugly.

I still have a lingering cough as well, not too bad, but it’s there.

Since I have been housebound, I did manager to catch up on several streaming shows I have been wanting to watch. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon, The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu and Stranger Things on Netflix, they are all very good and very different from each other.

I am incredibly eclectic in my television viewing, you might not be, if you are into Sci-Fi, Stranger Things is what you want. If you liked The Hunger Games, The Handmaid’s Tale is for you. Gilmore Girls fans, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is the cup of tea you are looking for.

I am now dying to find out what happens next on each of these and their new seasons aren’t out yet!

The most amazing thing happened this morning people, Dean Cain, yes, the real Dean Cain, liked my tweet! Again!

I am one step closer to meeting him, and having him fall madly in love with me and then we get married.

Stop! It could happen! I’m not crazy, my mother had me tested. That is my mantra, once again, I’m not stupid and I know it’s not going to happen, but what if it did. Who would be the crazy one then?

On a happier note, I feel better today than I have in over a week and will be returning to work tomorrow.

I had a party to go to tonight, but I won’t be able to do that and I am not happy about it. I was looking forward to it and even had the perfect pair of boots picked out. Oh well, there is always next time.

As usual, if you have any comments, especially any essential oils that will make the fever blister go away, feel free to leave them here or shoot me an email. angie@angieworld.com

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