Monday, May 13, 2013

GO ON is Cancelled, Mom's Day, Crimes, and Fifth Grade

Received some bad news this morning.... One of my favorite television shows from this past season was cancelled.  GO ON, a show I have hyped on in this blog, about a sports radio jockey who recently lost his wife in a car accident, and who is forced by his boss to seek counseling before he returns to the air.  Ryan, played by Matthew Perry, is a fast-talking, sarcastic jerk who shows his human side after joining group therapy to deal with his grief.  The rest of the therapy group is made up of a quirky bunch of people who are all struggling with loss of some kind, and are aided by a volunteer therapist/counselor (Laura Benanti) who struggles herself with trying to heal even one of her rag-tag group.

GO ON is unique in that it is able to take a very serious subject, grief, and make it funny without making fun of it.  Ryan honestly struggles with his grief, something that I can identify with (having lost my own wife), and the show explores his issues with returning to his normal, day-to-day life.  The show really struck a chord with me, and it saddens me that NBC decided that it wasn't worth picking up for another season.  My unrequited love for Laura Benanti's character, "Lauren", I guess will never come to be...


We had a really nice weekend celebrating Mother's Day with both my mother and mother-in-law.  On Saturday, we met my parents at Uno's in Bowie, and we had a nice meal with them.  Then we went back to their place and celebrated Mom's birthday, as well as Mom's Day.

On Sunday, we went out to First Baptist Church of Damascus, where my father-in-law is the pastor, to surprise my mother-in-law with flowers and lunch.  Mom-in-law delivered the message, too, and we enjoyed that.  Then we went to the Bugaboo Creek Steak House for a really nice lunch.  It wasn't crowded, and the food was great.  I hadn't been to Bugaboo in quite a few years, so it was nice to be back.

After lunch, we all went to the nursing home to visit with my daughter's great-grandmother, Pauline.  She is 92, and though she really doesn't recognize any of us, she seems happy when she isn't sleeping.  After a nice visit, I took my little girl to Sweet Frog for some delicious frozen yogurt.  Sweet Frog was giving free yogurt to all moms, which was a really nice gesture.

Mother's Day 2013 was in the books!


I heard on the news that Kermit Gosnell, a doctor in the Philadelphia area who performed late-term abortions, was found guilty of three counts of murdering infants.  It is sickening to me that this man could be so uncaring and apparently remorseless for what he did.  He routinely performed illegal abortions at his clinic, which was reportedly not sanitary.  Even more scary is that the state of Pennsylvania neglected to perform routine inspections which may have closed his clinic down much sooner.  The doctor's actions will surely bring about a severe judgement, and possibly even the death penalty.  I know God will judge his soul.


I received a message from my daughter's 3rd grade teacher informing me that my daughter was being promoted to 5th grade reading!  She is already in 5th grade math.  I'm so proud of her!  She really did get her mommy's genes!  I'm very pleased to have such a smart little girl.  She is awesome!

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