It has been a very long week. We were without internet last week (and had to talk to each other for goodness sake). We have spent 32 years perfecting our not talking routine…which involves a few universally understood hand gestures, meaningful looks, blowing of kisses and some rather easy to interpret body movements along with the occasional Post-it-Note. The internet only enhances our ability to communicate wordlessly – without it we were sunk.
I was lucky, I got to go to work, where I do have internet and have been known to occasionally (well, okay….frequently) check my e-mail and blog info. I also have a smart phone, so can check e-mails, internet, etc (although it gives me a headache to do so). My husband, not quite so lucky…home all day, no internet. No smart phone. I feared for the Comcast guy’s life – my husband was a little beside himself by the time normalcy (?) was restored.
Then Thanksgiving. Away from home and family. It was a sad day for me. We did have a lovely dinner with friends (and all I had to cook were the homemade honey oatmeal rolls and a loaf of bread). I had nearly forgotten how wonderful it is to make homemade bread – how therapeutic the kneading of dough, how sweet the smell during “proofing” and how marvelously butter melts on a still-hot-from-the-oven dinner roll.
Then, several days of intense migraines. By intense I mean being terrified that I would die from the pain, then being terrified that I WOULDN’T die from the pain…but I survived.
AWARDS – I have been nominated, yet again, for the Versatile Blogger award by Barking in the Dark and Years Struck. While I thank these blogging buddies (please check out their blogs if you haven’t already) – I have been nominated for the award 8 times now and I will have to pass on most of the requirements of the award.
Except the 7 things about me…
1. I can solve Rubik’s cube.
2. I have not figured out how to put the “award” logo on my blog so that others will know that I have been so recognized.
3. I relish being versatile. I can write some pretty silly stuff, stuff that will make you cry (makes me cry, anyway), recipes, beadwork, and boring vacation photographs. Where else can you get all that?
4. I also relish relish, it is so tasty
5. I make a mean pot of chili.
6. I do not have a middle name, not even an initial.
7. I have an amazing husband, but I forget to tell him sometimes.
And, saving the best for last……
I am once again a finalist in the Good Greatsby’s Caption contest. I happen to think Darla’s caption (She’s a Maineiac) is funnier. But she has taken some time off from blogging, so I’m hoping she won’t mind so much if I win. Maybe she won’t even notice, even though it has been her life-long dream to win the darned thing once and for all. Honestly, I felt so bad that her monkey, Mr. Skittles ran away from home and came to stay with me for awhile the last time we were embroiled in a caption contest throw-down. AND Pegoleg and I hijacked her blog post and ate all of her snacks in the process. So get yourself over there and vote for me, or Darla. Or any of them.
Thanks. Now I have to go get caught up on my reading.