My Robin Family

For about two months now this Spring, a cute Robin family has settled on the tree outside my bedroom window. Mama Robin, Papa Robin and two baby Robins. One day, Mama Robin was found dead on our street. It was a very sad day for me. Papa Robin bravely took on the sole responsibility of raising his babies. A few days ago, the older baby Robin flew off. And today, the younger baby Robin flew off as well. The nest is now empty. I miss my Robin family already. Hope they’re all doing well … wherever they are.

I documented the Robin family a bit at the beginning of this vlog. 🙂

Daily Musings: Max

Max’s favorite afternoon nap spot … my bed.
Spent Mother’s Day with Max. We both drove to my parents’ house to drop off flowers & some take-outs for my Mom (and Dad) for Mother’s Day. This is how we spend Mother’s Day in COVID time.

It’s been a while since I last posted. Where has the time gone? Tomorrow will be Max’s birthday. He’s turning 14. I can’t believe it. My friend adopted Max when he was just 6. Everyone was telling her it’s not a good idea to adopt an older dog. But she fell in love with Max and so did I. He came with a handful of quirks that at first we tried to control. We even enlisted the help of a dog expert to show us how to change/correct Max’s behaviors. Soon enough, we learned to just “accept it and expect it.” Max is the sweetest pup to ever enter our lives. Can’t wait to celebrate his 14th birthday tomorrow.

ALTERED Short Film Updates

Happy news! ALTERED is an official selection for 2 film festivals: (1) Create From Home Film Festival and (2) Lift-Off Film Festival (Horror Genre Lab). Yay!

And on a different topic, my YouTube channel has finally reached 1000 subscribers. It only took 2+ years. So good to know that there are people watching my little short films. They’re all a labor of love, so to speak. Little bits of myself sent out to the world. Hoping to make a positive difference in someone’s life. No matter how minute.

“Altered” in Lift-Off Film Festival

One of the best news in like … forever. I’ve submitted ALTERED to a handful of film festivals. So far, all I’ve heard back has been rejection. This morning, I woke up to a long email from the Lift-Off Film Festival folks letting me know ALTERED has been accepted to the Horror Genre Lab of the Lift-Off Film Festival to be streamed VOD in May 2020. It’s a good day finally!

By the way, Lift-Off Film Festivals are sponsored by Pinewood Studios in the UK. I’m beside myself! One of my personal goals for 2020 is to submit at least one short film to film festivals. I didn’t even dare dream it would be accepted. So this is a huge happy bonus!