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My Favorite Fantasy Redux

Due to the craziness that is my life right now and the many things I simply cannot blog about, I am re-running a few of my favorite posts from before the time I had any readers to speak of.  Hopefully this will only last a week or two; things ARE calming down and I DO have some good news about some of my recent issues.  Until then, in between “normal” postings, I give you some of my more obscure “greatest hits.”  Enjoy.

My favorite fantasy does NOT include Patrick Stewart in his Federation uniform, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine or Johnny Depp in any way, shape, form or fashion. Believe it or not.

No, my favorite fantasy involves me waking up at 9:00 a.m. on a Saturday morning (that is a fantasy in itself), stumbling into the kitchen to make coffee only to find my loving family – my ENTIRE loving family – gathered around the dining room table with half a dozen cookbooks and an equal number of recipe websites on my laptop, our grocery store’s sale circular spread out between them. There’s a lively discussion taking place about individual tastes (especially mine), what meals accommodate the family’s busy schedules, what is cost-effective, nutritious and tasty.

They are planning the menu for the week.

They don’t have to go grocery shopping; they don’t even have to cook any of the meals (lest we leave fantasy behind and enter the land of utter lunacy); just plan them. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for seven days.


Disclaimer: Since my Beloved is the most avid reader of my blog, I feel obligated to mention that he does our laundry. Every week. He also has no issues with vacuum cleaners, dust rags, SOS pads or toilet brushes. He does more than his fair share of housework.

See this? It is my ass. It is covered.


Here’s hoping the dust settles soon – but I’m lovin’ this recycled post! Why wasn’t Patrick Stewart poring over the cookbooks and helping plan the menu for the week?? It is a great fantasy in spite of his absence, though… 😉

And Beloved? SUCH a keeper! My hubby will clean the bathroom HE uses exclusively once in a blue moon. Is it time for a blue moon yet? 😉
.-= Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)´s last blog ..Laundry Can Be Complicated – Given the Right Circumstances =-.

Pure bliss!
.-= Erin@TheLocalsLoveIt´s last blog ..2.22.10 =-.

Peg says:

I am hoping things get better around your way. Just caught up with what was/is going on with your nephew. How horrible! It seems that despite it all at least he has a positive attitude?

Side note: My son in law does stem cell research and I am hoping he will be able to find cures for lots of stuff. It’s amazing the flack he catches because of what he does though. He is in medical school at Vandy and last year some crazy with a gun tried to break into the building because he wanted to kill one of my SIL’s instructors. Scary people in the world.

LPC says:

We like you as main course or delicious leftovers….
.-= LPC´s last blog ..What I Learned Most Of All, Or, Saturday Morning at 10:19am =-.

LPC says:

BTW, comment luv isn’t updating?
.-= LPC´s last blog ..What I Learned Most Of All, Or, Saturday Morning at 10:19am =-.

Mama Badger says:

oooh, that is a good dream. Can they be clipping coupons, too?

Sorry to hear about your craziness. Hopefully some of it’s good crazy!
.-= Mama Badger´s last blog ..RTT- I’m weak… =-.

Mama Badger says:

ps- come visit. good stuffs today. i promise, it’ll make the grandma in you smile.
.-= Mama Badger´s last blog ..RTT- I’m weak… =-.

Holy crap! My husband does the laundry too! Wait – have we talked about this before?
.-= Margaret (Nanny Goats)´s last blog ..California is from Mars, Arizona is from Venus =-.

Jenni says:

Mmmm, meal planning.
.-= Jenni´s last blog ..RTT: Dude, I Don’t Even Know =-.

Duchess says:

Well, I have been a fan almost from the beginning, so I think I have read ALL your deathless prose. But if you are going into reruns I think I would like to lobby for Sex in the Laboratory. For me, it was a highlight.

Though I am also always glad for martini recipes… 🙂
.-= Duchess´s last blog ..India calling =-.

My dream is to leave Clutter Lunacy by hiring a maid.
.-= Fragrant Liar´s last blog ..The Morning After =-.

I don’t remember this one so it’s new to me! And yes, it would be lovely if the answer to “What would you like for dinner” was something other than “I don’t know. What do you want?”
.-= Sprite’s Keeper´s last blog ..Spin Cycle: It’s time to confess! =-.

Erin says:

Other half is also very domesticated. Important to sort that out this time around…

Be well, dear. Hang in there.
.-= Erin´s last blog ..reconciling february with the people who knew you when =-.

How very creative, yet wise, of you to share this wonderful fantasy while covering said ass. That’s why we love you!
.-= Maureen@IslandRoar´s last blog ..Spin Cycle: Confessions =-.

Linda says:

I remember this one! I have indeed been following you from the day you posted on the bear’s site that you had a blog. I hope that you are all OK over there sweets. Positive thoughts vibing out at you. (((hugs)))

Mrsbear says:

Ha! I hate being in charge of all meals, I would love a little feedback, or even better, just to have the decision making process of my shoulders. At their best all I get is a shrugh and “I don’t know” when I ask, “So, what do you guys feel like having?” Ugh.
.-= Mrsbear´s last blog ..Viruses and Viruses – I Blame the Parents =-.

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