Tuesday, May 8, 2007

On Why It's Good to Be Old c jane

My goodness I have a lovely life.

You want to know the benefits of blogging? Well, you meet new friends from all over the world, you get to tell your stories your way while using the grammar that you are comfortable with and your mother-in-law in Idaho gets the low down on the fact that her son can do the splits thirty-six years since she gave birth to the little squirt. She must be so proud.

Then there are days like yesterday when two packages arrive on the front doorstep from readers, each containing aprons--one homemade, one vintage--and I am so overcome with happiness I put them both on and collapse. When I regain consciousness Chup is standing over me looking somewhat concerned but mostly jealous that yet another package arrival did not bare his name.

Then because I have the best readership in blogdom, Sarah sends me her apron picture (see above), admitting that she is a bit tardy to Apron Week but none-the-less prepared to give me all sorts of compliments of which I kindly take to heart. Not to mention that is a very chic apron. (Right back at ya Sarah!)

So do you know what it is like to be overwhelmed with happiness to the point of exhaustion? I will tell you what it is like: it makes one undeniably hungry. And cravey. Cravey Crockett King of the Wild Frontier.
This is what I am craving:
sourdough bread toasted smeared with butter
Subway veggie sandwich on honey oat bread (a weakness para mi)
shredded wheat with brown sugar and maple syrup topping
Aunt Lisa's chocolate on chocolate cookies
Ginger-dressed salad greens

I went with the ginger-dressed salad greens because Girls Camp is coming up and I am watching my weight. I was happy with the way the whole salad turned out. When the world so generously gives to me like it did yesterday, I feel inclined to give back. So here is my top secret Ginger Salad Dressing recipe:

Ginger Salad Dressing
1/2 c. salad oil
1/4 c. orange juice
2 T. balsamic vinegar
2 T. fresh ginger, finely grated
1 T. soy sauce
1 T. honey or dijon mustard
1 T. sugar

Combine and pour.

Got to go (g2g). Chup just came in here announcing to me that there is a female preacher on t.v. that he is attracted to. We only get religious channels at our house: the Catholic channel, the BYU channel, the Christian Right channel, the Style channel. We would pay up for more cable options, but we keep falling in love. I am crushing on the Friar from the youth show on the Catholic channel. Now you tell me, is that so wrong?

Thank you
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