Where Do I Start?

It’s been what, nine days since I’ve posted? I’ve missed two Winter Sunday Stats in a row, and except for the birthday post for Unfocused Girl, nothing at all since Feb. 22.

I’m not going to make it all up tonight, but I’ll try to post a few times this week, at least briefly.  Things have gotten very busy at work, with some planned and unplanned travel, and other stuff happening at home, and I’m getting over a nasty cold, all of which means I haven’t had much time or energy to write or run much, or even read other people’s blogs. Sorry for the silence. I’m going to be jammed for another couple of weeks, but I’ll try to be a little less absent from the blogosphere.

I intended to post Unfocused Girl’s menu from our dinner on her 8th birthday but didn’t get around to it.  Here it is:

  • 2 Shirley Temples
  • 1/2 order of escargots
  • marrow bones
  • 1/2 order of mussels cooked in beer
  • steak frites
  • one scoop of French vanilla ice cream

UG didn’t eat much of the marrow bones, but I think they were overcooked. I had to move pretty quickly to get my half of the mussels.  She was also a little full by the time her steak arrived, so she had the rest of it for lunch the next day. We had a wonderful evening; she’s a very nice dinner companion.  We brought home an entree and dessert for the Siren; she needed something, since she had spent the evening with Junior at a birthday party at Pump It Up, with about a million hyper little boys.

I won an award, which is always nice.  Thanks to Mike at Everything Under the Sun for the Proximidade Award:

Proximidade Award

“This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY – nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes of self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.”

In my next post, I’ll update on the writing. It will be brief, by necessity. I will also name the eight people I’m giving the award to, so if you think you deserve it, you have 24 hours to get me your bribes or clever comments.

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6 responses to “Where Do I Start?

  1. But I am interested in self-aggrandizement. As the Siren says, the internet makes Samuel Pepys-es of us all!

  2. Hoosh. Your lovely UG is quite the carnivore. :)

    ‘grats on the award!

  3. Hey, there you are!

    Congrats on your award. And I have no trouble admitting I used to love “shirley temples”. :)

  4. That is not the usual 8 year old birthday meal. That’s cool!

    I would have skipped to the steak myself; I have boring taste.

    • Yeah, UG does pretty well with the fancy food. When she was five she freaked out her cousin by sitting down at the kids’ table at the beach with a plate of soft shell crabs. Still won’t eat a flipping sandwich, though.

  5. your daughter sounds like mine. This would also be close to her selected menu. She hates chocalate, candy, ice cream, etc. Loves vegetables, fruits, lunch meats … her Grandpa has turned her on to weird cheeses, clams, canned sardines (blech).

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