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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.


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, 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, 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! I’m hitting the Big Time now!!

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