Friday, October 22, 2010

Just another manic Monday...


I'm going to get to see my folks and my boat and WB and Pup.

Which I'm really, really happy about.

Will let you know tonight or tomorrow how it worked out.

Cross your fingers, your toes, your nose, and your heart that things will work out.




Wednesday, October 20, 2010

"The weather is here. I wish you were beautiful..." J Buffett


Naturally occuring unnatural causes.

(Think about it.)

I'm being tormented (lol) by Pups sense of wordplay and humor. He's got me trying to figure out what he's saying. It's worse than a double negative.

Can you tell me an example of a natural occurring unnatural cause.

I'm stumped.

Otherwise weather's great and so is the day.


Oh my~!


So okay. When it comes to cooking? I can. Sorta.

If I want soup?

I open a can and heat the contents.

If I want really good fried chicken?

I go down the road and get it from the best restaurant in the middle of nowhere, put their chicken on a plate, and add some parsley.

Japanese Fusion?

Up the road at this restaurant that specializes in it they'll pack up the individual contents so you can assemble it later. I made the tea.

But even I can make this and not mess up.

In a blender that can crush ice (and not start smoking after the first iced drink),


one & 1/2 cup whole frozen blueberries

one & 1/2 cup plain, non fat yogurt

one ripe banana

appx. 1 1/2 tablespoonfuls of lemon juice

one spoonful of table sugar (like a package from the restaurant)

pulse on the "ice crush" button until the whole thing turns purple with deep purple speckles (ie don't leave any of the blue berries whole or ever partly whole.

If the result is too thick you can add just a teaspoonful of non fat milk.

Pour into a tall glass or a bowl.

This should make enough for a glass per person - 4 healthy servings or six if you put it in a bowl

The stuff that we've been making is thick like a milkshake. It's so thick that if you leave out the milk it's alot like soft serve ice cream.

However ,

(unlike ice cream)

this is full of vitamin C, anti oxidants, vitamin A, protein, folates AND it's good for your kids to eat as you get at least 2 to 3 servings of fruit.

And fiber.

It's called a Banana Blueberry Smoothy.

I'm calling it a Barney Blueberry.


Thank you Martha Stewart and the folks at EveryDay Food Magazine.

See I can cook.






I talked to my mom.

She and my dad are coming to see the boat.

This makes me so happy.

I am "over the moon" with happy.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

And that's how it happened...


...that this cranky writter found freedom...

Sweet Freedom

My boat.

It is lovely.

It's a beautiful thing.

My boat she is happy.

Sings freedom to me.

When the world it is dark.

When people they lie.

When it seems like the end.

I hear her cry,

"There are wings on your feet.

There is hope in your eyes.

There is wind off your bow.

On the water you fly.

Take heart in the freedom.

This gift from the sky.

Take the helm.

Take heart --"

Then the wind picks up

And we're off.