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Day 2, and A Contest

I’d beg you all to excuse my maudlin post from last night, but I’ve become convinced that if my family were sucked up in a cyclone and deposited in Oz without me, I’d do nothing but eat popcorn, swill Shiraz, work myself into a coma and cry on the dog.

I suppose it would be heavenly if this “alone time” were of a shorter duration – like a day or two – but this is going to go on until August 19, when The Young One comes home from visiting his dad’s family in Texas and Beloved gets some sort of a break from all this business traveling. I’ll probably wish I had spent more time savoring this solitude when the back-to-school frenzy begins (oh, and don’t I have a post ALL ready to go about that), but for now?

It still sucks.

Speaking of the dog – I’ve posted about him before, but he deserves another spotlight.

This is Scooter. He is a beagle/dachshund mix, with a good measure of kangaroo thrown in (the dog can JUMP). He was abandoned as a puppy and we rescued him when he was about six months old. Scooter is nearly six now, and you will never meet a more loving, loyal creature. He weighs all of 18 pounds and would willingly fight a grizzly bear if he thought it was threatening one of his humans. We all adore him. In fact, if Beloved and I were to have a parting of ways (right…who else would have us??), the only dispute would be over who gets Scooter.

It would be me. Just to let you know. He’d insist on it. He loves my cooking.

Speaking of which – aside from the chocolate martini, I haven’t posted a recipe in like three weeks. So, Sunday I’m going to be whipping up brunch, just for me. Because I deserve it. What I want, from all of you, is recipes.

What’s your favorite, best breakfast/brunch recipe? Send them on in to jpooh22(at)gmail(dot)com. It doesn’t matter how many I get, I’ll make one each Sunday until they’ve all been cooked and eaten. And each time I make a recipe, I’ll spotlight it on this blog and link the recipe back to the contributor’s blog.

That may not seem like a lot, but I get a LOT of web traffic from my recipes. And I’ll give you a nifty little graphic “award” to post on your site as well.

So send in those recipes! Because I need something to do besides work and cry on the dog.

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On a completely unrelated note, if you take a look at my sidebar over there on the right left, because I can’t tell my right from my left, but fortunately Nanny Goats In Panties can, you’ll notice a couple of new things.

For those of you who don’t frequent MidLifeBloggers.com, I have become a contributor – I’m sort of the tech go-to person. So, mosey on over there – you can get a good look at me, and find a lot of other things of interest, as well.

I’d also like to welcome P.S. Original to my blogroll. I don’t wear earrings, but I’m tempted to start just so I can buy one of her shrines. They are GORGEOUS.

Lastly, I now have a link on Alltop.com, under the Midlife listings. I’m absurdly thrilled about this, even though I know I sort of piggy-backed in with other, far more noteworthy midlife bloggers.

A meme, an award, a contest and a listing on Alltop.com! I’m hitting the Big Time now!!


7 comments

Lynn K. says:

A WHOLE MONTH alone???? I can’t even imagine anything like that. Like when they do those makeover shows (or any reality show where you go somewhere) and you have to leave your family behind for days and days….ain’t know way I could survive.

Seriously, we are close enough if you want to meet up somewhere : ) I know where the outlets are….

Love your picture over at midlife bloggers ; )

Lynn K.s last blog post..Wednesday’s To-Do List

Jan says:

LOL – Lynn, you were commenting on my blog while I was commenting on yours!

Margaret says:

“On a completely unrelated note, if you take a look at my sidebar over there on the right”

Whose right? Ours? Or yours? ;)

btw, you’re pretty in pink. :)

…and how DID we suddenly show up in the midlife section of Alltop, anyway?

And re: Scooter – Awwwwwwwww!

Margarets last blog post..A Near Life Experience For Nanny Goats

Sometimes it takes a while for the fog to lift from my brain and the neurons to connect and make a connection. I just realized Jan’s Sushi Bar is one in the same as the tech blogger on Midlife Bloggers.(at least I think) Cool! I love reading things from people who actually know what they’re talking about, unlike people such as myself who just mumble and fake it. Nice site. And if you and Nanny Goats figure out how you got on Alltop, let me know because I popped up there too.

Madge says:

I’m so jealous of your time alone BUT I know I would be crazy after 12 hours. A month is to long to be away from the kids.

Madges last blog post..Seven Stages of Blogging

Be says:

IF I DUMP YOU MY PRETTY I GET THE LITTLE DOG TOO!
BRAHAHAHAHA!

BE

Tricia says:

My husband used to travel all the time and would be gone for weeks at a time. I’d look forward to him leaving and having time to myself. My joy-in-solitude would last about five hours, and then I’d miss him terribly.

I don’t have a great brunch recipe to share, but I am looking for a great french toast casserole recipe…hint, hint.

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