Friday, June 24, 2016

Atonement

I spent yesterday morning making carrot soup for my daughter who is arriving this afternoon from Ottawa for a visit for the weekend. It's a little warm for soup but it's one of her favourite things and I was trying to make up for a blunder I made earlier this week.

On Tuesday morning I sent out a text message to both my daughters that went something like this:

ME: So we watched Game of Thrones episode 9 last night. XXXXXXXXXX...yuss!!!"

(The part with the x's wrote key information about the ending of the episode. I'm not writing it here because I don't want to spoil it for fans of this show that haven't seen it yet.)

DAUGHTER (in Ottawa): MOM I HADN'T SEEN IT YET 

ME: Oh no...sorry

Tick tock. Guilt. Tick tock. More guilt. A few minutes later...

ME: I feel bad now. Can I make you carrot soup?

Much later...

DAUGHTER: That seems fair

And that's the story of homemade carrot soup. To atone for my sin of giving away the most important part of that episode. Small price to pay if you ask me. She could've worked the guilt trip a little bit and gotten a better deal.

Are you a fan of Game of Thrones? And did you watch episode 9 this past weekend?

39 comments:

  1. I love Game of Thrones but I'm hopelessly far behind on the TV series. I'm watching it on DVDs and have only seen the first season so far. I'm trying to avoid reading or seeing spoilers on the internet but it's darn near impossible. I already know many of the "key" twists and turns coming up in future DVDs. Oh well, I'll keep trying to keep my blinders on, LOL!

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    1. And, of course, have fun with your daughter this weekend! Enjoy that carrot soup!

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    2. It is extremely hard to avoid running across spoilers. They are all over the internet!

      I am thrilled my daughter is home. We don't see her as often as we'd like!

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    3. Oh, and you are not in such a bad position. We've caught up and I wish we hadn't! It was fun having episodes to look forward to.

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  2. I don't mind spoilers, I'm weird like that. Plus, I read the books a few years back and they have changed many bits, so it's all new at this point! I'm one season behind, I get the dvds from the library. I'm patient.

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    1. I don't really mind spoilers either. They can't always be avoided.

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  3. LOL :) Next time you'll have to say "spoiler alert" on your text :) No I haven't seen Game of Thrones but I hear it has a big following.

    I've never had carrot soup; sounds delicious!

    Enjoy the visit with your daughter!

    betty

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    1. Thanks, Betty! She's only here for a couple of days but I'll take it!

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  4. You have a low threshold of guilt like I do. It doesn't take much for me to feel remorse even if it's something in the grand scheme of things is trivial.

    In today's world "spoiler alerts" hit the TV and Internet 5 seconds after a show airs. Had your daughter not heard it from you she would of heard or seen it else where, I would suspect. The fact you are feeling guilty works in favor of her getting carrot soup though. Actually that works out for both of you. You get the pleasure of treating her to something special and she gets some soup.

    Have a fun weekend with your daughter.

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    1. You're absolutely right, Cheryl! You have to shut down all internet connections to avoid spoilers. And even then, a show as popular as this, someone may mention something you don't want to know about.

      Ugh...the guilty conscience! Yup, I've definitely got one of those :)

      I hope your weekend is going well. Hopefully I'll get an email out to you this coming week for us to connect!

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  5. Hahaha I love the text convo progression there, good backstory for carrot soup! Don't watch "Game of Thrones," but I know it's very popular. Enjoy the visit and the soup!

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    1. Thanks, Hannah! It's really nice having her home.

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  6. Considering the epic size of the spoiler, she should have gotten more. I suggest something with chocolate...and maybe some wine.

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  7. This has happened to me quite innocently as well, I don't watch the series but I noticed a key thing online and inadvertently gave it away was it last season? I did feel bad, lol.

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    1. I was sure both my daughters were up to date when I sent that text message out. They are fans of the show and have read some of the books. Boy was I wrong!

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  8. I know I'm terrible but I don't watch any movies of TV.

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    1. You have more interesting things to keep you busy!

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  9. You never know, you could have been #TeamBolton


    I had to spoil myself by looking up twitter reactions. I couldn't handle Jon dying again or Ghost.

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    1. I was worried about Ghost, too. And Jon. But mostly Ghost. I get really upset when something happens to the direwolves.

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  10. I am two full seasons behind on Game of Thrones LOL!!

    Wishing you a great weekend :)

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    1. The spoilers are like a minefield out there. Be careful where you step! :)
      Happy weekend to you and Beate!

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  11. I had forgotten you were watching this one. Tim has them on DVD and digital but there are parts in in that make it so I cannot watch it. I'm more of a The Great British Bake Off, kinda watcher.

    Happy Weekend !!!!

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    1. There are parts in it that I can't watch either and I end up looking away or closing my eyes. But the storyline is really good!

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    2. Yeah, Tim likes the writing as well.

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  12. I was a die hard Game of Thrones fan but had to take HBO out to cut some cost in budget. I miss it so much.
    Lisa

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    1. We were quite surprised at how good this show is!

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  13. Sorry, never seen it, but as long as it or your daughters motivate you to make wonderful things, it can't be all bad. I hope you both enjoy the visit!

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    1. The spoiler was just an excuse for me to make her something she likes!
      Have a great weekend!

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  14. I do stuff like that a lot, unfortunately. ;-)

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  15. My husband hasn't seen any of this season yet (I don't know if he ever will, he got a bit disillusioned with nothing good ever happening) so I can't say anything in front of him. I'm trying to talk him into it.

    I got really cranky with Facebook because two years in a row they posted the results of Eurovision in the "trending" section on the side, when it happens in the early hours of the morning in Aus so I hadn't been able to watch it yet! I forgot to NOT log in to Facebook.

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  16. Carrot soup as Atonement that's slick girl, i don't cable never see the show, so no need to make me carrot soup ;)

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    1. I'd make it for you anyway if you were nearby, Lorraine :)

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  17. I have never watched GOT and from everything I've heard it's not something I would want to watch anyway. It's not going to be for everyone.

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    1. It is definitely not for everyone! All shows are like that. There are some that are extremely popular that don't interest me.

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  18. I read the books and I only see a few episodes to match the face for the characters I have read about. The books are amazingly intricate and violent.
    I love it.
    Carrot soup.... does it taste nice?

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