So being retired, I have little to do at times. I have some great friends that I enjoy time with, but basically my yorkie, Diesel, and I sit at home organizing and reorganizing. Destroying vehicles and iPhones are not legitimate hobbies. I found out yesterday that iPhones are not waterproof, and that I like pink ones better than black ones 🤷♀️#newphone #nomorebackpocket When I was pregnant with my oldest daughter, I started crocheting a scarf that I jokingly said I would have done by the time she is 9. I’m not sure where it is, but I don’t believe it is finished. Strike that: I don’t know where it is and I know it’s not finished. 🙄 I’m going to start crocheting again. It’s like riding a bike, only safer. I picked up the crocheting-hook-thingy and knew just what to do!
Another hobby is binge watching shows. At the top of the list was Supernatural, until I got caught up. My oldest daughter and I discuss details of it. Honestly, I have learned some traits from that series.
Here are some lessons Sam and Dean Winchester have taught me:
Everything goes better with pie
Never forget dessert! With Dean, you can pretty much expect pie to be in reaching distance at all times. It’s like the axiom whatever gets you through the day.
Which leads to the next lesson:The little things get you through the day
How you handle a curveballs is crucial to getting through them. For the Winchesters, the recipe usually consists of alcohol, wisecrack comments, emotional drives and pie. The common theme they seem to have worked out is that you need to keep doing the light little things that get you through the day.
Driver picks the music, shotgun shuts his cakehole
You don’t have to drive. Be thankful you don’t have to drive. Have you driven lately??? It’s not fun. Your opinion of music is invalid.
Don’t let the fear of death stop you
They have lost everyone close to them, some a couple times, but they keep fighting villains. Now they are fighting calamities side-by-side with both demons and angels…
Which leads me to me next point…Don’t write demons (like Crowley) off permanently
In the beginning, none of us could stand him, but now I can’t remember not liking him. Ha This is my favorite clip of Crowley. Just because you have made up your mind about someone doesn’t mean they can’t change. This is something I’m trying to learn, myself, but if ‘Moose’ and ‘Squirrel’ can save the world alongside Crowley, I suppose I can give it a shot.
Family don’t end with blood
Sam and Dean remind us you can pick your family. The people they care most about are no relation: Bobby, Charlie, Ellen, Jo, and so on. Moreover, there are relatives they feel no obligation to.
A leg guitar is better than air guitar
Dean has a good point. When the time is appropriate, there is not a problem with letting loose and enjoying the day. When your jam comes on, use the limbs that Chuck gave you and play to an imaginative sold-out audience.
Don’t trust a sandwich with 2 meats stuffed inside each other
If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is too good to be true. The turducken was a prime example of this that Dean learned for all of us. Stick with simple, well-known concepts, or foods. Anything that tries to get funky like turducken has to be laced with some sort of evil.
Some other things that I have learned from Supernatural:
- If you are weary and tired of all the burden in your life, you can always ask for help.
- Crying and pouting all of the time doesn’t solve any problems, or teach you anything you need to learn.
- Fulfillment won’t always come from acknowledgment and rewards.
- Our love for the people that are most important to us can give us unbelievable endurance, and strength which can help us fight over and over and over again.