The Ridler sisters, Suzie, Jamie and Shannon, discuss their creative projects, from challenges to celebrations, and support each other's creative lives.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

April 14, 2015


I made crock pot leek soup for dinner tonight, French Onion Soup style with yummy bread and cheese on top. Thanks Jamie for the inspiration to make it happen.


I hate that time when you realize library books have to go back and you're only halfway through them. I have been working through Make It Mighty Ugly which has been very emotionally tough but I made a breakthrough the other day. I started watching Downton Abbey and went through extreme depression and heartbreak and love as I watched it, which always happens. I realized that so much of who I used to want to be and who I was is caught up in this gremlin that makes me feel like my life today is worthless. I should be a poet and wear only skirts and be lost on the moors or something. It's an idealized version of me during a time I actually wasn't that happy. So now I can watch Downton and embrace the romantic in me without cutting myself down. That! Was a hard one.


Shannon said...

Wow Suzie, what a breakthrough you had with reading the book and watching Downton Abbey. I think it's great that you worked though it and recognized what was going on and chose to enjoy what you enjoy and drop the baggage. It's *so* important, and such a gift to realize when we've been holding on to something we didn't need to. Way to go! Tough work, but good work. Yippee!

Last of the late adds from me. Sorry I've been so absent - it I was really wiped out.

Suzie Ridler said...

I love that idea and re-interpreting French Onion Soup. I might have to try that too!

Thank you so much Shannon. I had no idea old dreams could be so toxic.

Sorry to hear you have been wiped out Shannon. You OK?

Shannon said...

Sorry I forgot to reply to this Suzie! I'm feeling a bit more back to normal :)

Shannon said...

And if you'd like the leek soup recipe, let me know! I'd be happy to share it.

Suzie Ridler said...

Yes! I would love the recipe (no rush) and I'm glad you're feeling better. :)