Life in progress

#SoCS – Liquid Love


Ah, the end of a busy day. I’m sitting here with a glass of liquid love–the first bottle of wine I’ve opened in a long time. It’s red. Cabernet Franc, my favourite.

I started writing this post at 11:55pm, so it’s going to be a Stream of Consciousness Sunday for me. I come by it honestly, though. I’ve only been kid-free for an hour, and it’s been an hour of me-time.  So what have I been doing all day? Let me tell you.

I took Alex to see the movie Wonder, and it was, indeed, wonderful. It’s the first time he’s ever sat through a movie without asking to go home part-way through. He related to it–he related to the main character, Auggie. To Auggie’s many hospitalizations, and to his being set apart from kids who should, by rights, be his peers. Although Alex has his Deaf friends and teachers at school who treat him like just another kid, I suppose he’s the polar opposite of Auggie, being treated well outside of school. To the kids in our neighbourhood, Alex is the outcast. If this makes no sense, I apologize. See the movie. Know this is real life, for us.

Anyway, Alex thoroughly enjoyed the movie and so did I. After we came home, and after our ritual (yes, ritual, because my autistic son, Chris, wouldn’t go a weekend without it) McDonald’s feast, we put up our Christmas tree. I have to say I’m loving the new lights we have this year. I can change the colour to suit my mood. As we put the tree up–Alex, his eldest brother and his fiancé, and I–we discussed the difference in the classic white being the calm, sane side of our family (HA!) versus the coloured chaos, which is more the norm in our house.

The lights are more off-white–more warm than this. I’ll try to post a more accurate picture on Instagram.


I’m out of liquid love in my glass. One more, methinks, and then off to bed. In the morning it will be another liquid love, less of the liquor kind and more to do with caffeine. Mmmm…


This post is part of Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Click on the link to find all the other amazing posts in the comments, and join in next week!

Author: LindaGHill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

13 thoughts on “#SoCS – Liquid Love

  1. What a wonderful stream it was. Thank you 😊


  2. Love is always the answer ❤ Some solitude is good, too.
    I've got my Starbucks Christmas Blend this morning, and I was thinking about how ritualistic that is as well.
    I like your theory on the lights. I can see that. I am, have always been a white light kind of person, but I cannot deny the festivity the colored lights offer.

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  3. Your life is a daily challenge, Linda. I don’t know how you do it, but I suspect there’s a lot of love involved.

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  4. What a wonderful insight into your life. There are so many of us. Outcasts and we miscommunicate in so many different ways. It’s wonderful there’s some kind of honest connection.

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  5. Phew, you got a hand full

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