Blog Land is such a lovely place, virtual though it may be, and the people that inhabit it are what makes Blog Land so very, very special.
If you follow Mama Badger from Out of the Boondocks and Into The ‘Burbs (and if you don’t, why aren’t you?? Get on over there – hop to it!), you know that I got to meet her last Saturday.
Yes. You can touch me.
Can I say gorgeous? Yes, I can, because she is. Tiny and gorgeous. And so very, very nice – I can’t even begin to describe how nice. I also got to meet PB, who is every bit as sweet and warm as his lovely wife, and LG and little o. Folks, pictures don’t begin to do those boys justice – they are flippin’ adorable. LG was a bit on the shy side Saturday afternoon, as well as immersed in watching Mickey Mouse (I wish I’d had more time to spend there, I’d have been doing the Hot Dog dance with him before too much longer), but I did get to spend a little time getting to know little o. Beautiful blue eyes and eyelashes for days, and he was giving me smiles before I left (as MB said, he can tell a Grandma when he sees one!).
I was also presented with a lovely and thoughtful gift from the Badger clan. My love of fun and fruity martinis is well-known, and I couldn’t have been more surprised to be given a lovely set of two martini glasses etched with little fishes all around – TOO CUTE!! How could she know I’m so fond of unusual and funky martini glasses? – and a bottle of all-natural Wild Blueberry Martini Mixer. All natural, folks – not a drop of high-fructose corn syrup to be found.
And it is delicious. (Alcohol-free primal challenges don’t count when you’ve been given something like this. Trust me.) I’m sure it would have been better if Beloved had concocted something with it, but I wasn’t going to wait for him to come home from his business trip either.
I know…I’m bad. Happy, but bad.
Very Blueberry Martini
serves me, happily
1/2 part Wild Blueberry Martini Mixer
1 part Stoli Blueberry Vodka
1½ parts Stoli Vodka
1 small squeeze of lemon
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with 2 or 3 ice cubes; shake well. Strain into a well-chilled martini glass, garnish with a slice of lemon and serve immediately.