Lady Windermere’s Fan (BBC)


Goodreads Synopsis: Beautiful, aristocratic, an adored wife and young mother, Lady Windermere is ‘a fascinating puritan’ whose severe moral code leads her to the brink of social suicide. The only one who can save her is the mysterious Mrs Erlynne whose scandalous relationship with Lord Windermere has prompted her fatal impulse. And Mrs Erlynne has a secret – a secret Lady Windermere must never know if she is to retain her peace of mind.

This month I read Lady Windermere’s Fan for the British Book Challenge.  

This is actually a play written by Oscar Wilde, but since I don’t seem to have that many British authors on my shelves these days, I thought it would have to do.  The play wasn’t that long, only about 50 pages or so.  It was a very well written play, I would love to go see it preformed someday.  Although I had a hard time not getting furious at the characters.

At the beginning of the play Lady Windermere, her first name is Mary, learns that her husband has been seen visiting another lady quite often, and all of our main character’s friends are sure he’s having an affair.   Lady Windermere refuses to believe them, as she says her husband loves only her. Then she stumbles upon an account book of his that shows her husband has been paying this lady of ill-repute money.  Mary is heartbroken.

Here’s where it gets frustrating. Upon coming home and seeing that his wife has read his account book, instead of clearing up the matter with his wife, because she’s obviously distressed at this point, he starts to yell at her for reading his account book.  Really? Really? 

But wait it gets better.  Instead of begging for his wife’s forgiveness and simply telling her the truth (he’s not having an affair) he gets all secretive and starts to demand his wife have this other lady over for a party. WTF dude. I feel the need to slap this man across the face right about now.   Of course his wife refuses, and that makes her husband only more mad and of course from there the situation only gets more frustrating.  I don’t want to spoil the whole story for you so I’ll stop here. 🙂

Thankfully in the end the everything gets all cleared up, and the marriage of the Windermere’s is saved. Still I couldn’t help but think if the husband had just explained everything in the beginning none of the mess would have happened. But then we wouldn’t have the play, and then where would we be? 😀

Well that’s it for me.  What about you all, have you ever read a book that frustrated you because the characters refused to communicate?


June Goal Update

Wow. The end of June already. Crazy!

How did I do with blogging this month?  Well looking back I feel like this month was something of a ”meh” month, as far as the goal of blogging every other day.   I ended up forgetting a couple days here and there.   Commenting wise I think I did okay, I made a greater effort to comment on some of my favorite blogs, but I didn’t comments as much as I wanted to.  As for following more blogs, that I failed at. I’m sorry! I have no excuse. *hangs head  in shame*   Hopefully though that’s something I’ll do in the up coming weeks.

Today I realized I have 102 followers!! How awesome is that? Thank you to each and every person who follow my blog, I’m amazed that so many people read my silly little ramblings.

So my ending question today is, how did you writing month go? What awesomely fabulous things did you do this month?

Update On Life

Last week Grant and I drove from Oregon to Kansas City to be with my family. I briefly mentioned here that I was traveling.

I’ve been going over and over this in my head, trying to find a way to talk about it, but it’s been hard to come up with the words.  Earlier this month (was it only 2 weeks ago? I can’t remember) my mom called me to talk to me about her ultrasound. My mom is pregnant with baby number 12, who is due around July 4th.  She had been measuring small and so her midwife had mom go in for an ultrasound. She told me that the doctors had found some problems with the baby and things were looking pretty bad.  After more tests throughout the week my family learned the my little brother has a syndrome called Trisomy 18, and babies with this syndrome do not live very long.  Grant and I left for Kansas a couple days after that first phone call,  to be with my family.

I’s good to be with family. I know there’s probably more that I could say about this right now, but I don’t know how to say it.  If anyone wants more information on what’s going on my parents have blogged about it here. 

us (part 1)


the room is chill, we have the ac on high, i’m laying next to Grant, he’s in a world of magic, i’m reading “Just Kids’’.


i’m sucking up inspiration. i’m flying though I don’t move. i feel my heart in the clouds.

he stays to fight off the enemy. i move from bed to chair, bed, chair, tall glass of water, checking my phone, writing poetry, back to bed.

we brush our teeth together

we roll in bed and laugh at jokes no one but us gets.

i have stretch marks, he looks perfect in the mirror with his curls.