I feel your pain on all counts, except my mom hasn't moved anywhere. I think I need to have 'the talk' with DH about our cable bill this week. We are paying way too much for cable. Sayonara, Food Network. Hey, come to think of it, I can't remember the last time I actually watched anything on Food Network. I usually just put it on there and then forget and go off and do something else. Still, I know I will miss it.
When you start to cook, as when you begin to live, you think that the point is to improve the technique until you end up with something perfect, and that the reason you haven’t been able to break the cycle of desire and disillusion is that you haven’t yet mastered the rules. Then you grow up, and you learn that that’s the game.
Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker