In the meantime, blog posts have been backing up in my brain, sort of like intellectual litter. I have no choice when away from my blog but to tell them to people, preferably those who are caught in some sort of prison of my presence (ie: infusion nurses threading tubing up my arms). It's so nice to get that verbal release and those adorable compliments like, "You're pretty funny for someone with no blood."
Anyhoo, I am back, and standing up to the challenge thrown down to my by one of you to blog 30 posts in 30 days. Sort of a blog Advent--a "blogvent", if you will. I think I can take it, despite being a couple of pints low. Can you?
In the meantime, here's some of what you missed:
1. Chowdahfest 2010. We whooped it up with the GPs (godparents) for Roo's bday, complete with my "famous"* corn chowder with red pepper, scallion, and tender beurre blanc braised chicken breasts. The fest fell on a snow day, so hungry shivering carb-avoiders scarfed down the chowder so greedily I couldn't even get a picture of it. I did, however, manage to get some snaps of DinoCake 2010 and the gluttons.
3. The mere image of Diana's ring on another girl's finger was enough to make me collapse in mournful weeping. How 'bout you?
4. The Cheerio Incentive begins. Smart people in my life came up with a very creative plan to improve my life tremendously. Roo is now using chocolate cheerios tossed into the toilet bowl as target practice. This may sound inconsequential to you, but if you've ever had to be the one responsible for the cleanliness of a menfolk bathroom, you would know how happy accuracy and consistency in stream can be to a Mommy. (And, okay, they may have done it for Roo and not me, pre se...).
5. We discovered a PCA PREMAJOR mahsup called Fahrenheit 360. Since our stellar PCA Jude is in Africa bringing souls to Jesus right now (I suppose that's more important than being our PCA), and because our replacement PCA attempts have been so pitiful, joined "The Student Experience" at Fahrenheit 360. This top-notch PCA agency does no advertising, but grapevine news told us that they are the bees knees for autism PCAs, and they only hire college students in the pre-medical fields intent on gaining career and personal development. We know PCAs, and we certainly know college students, so it is gonna be like PB & J around here! (I just hope that the name doesn't imply what temperature they bake the bad children at, though.).
That's all. But now that I have your attention...