• Thank you so much for the Dressing recipes. I loved hearing about your own family traditions. Sturgmom, you totally reminded me about a family tradition I had forgotten about when I was growing up. My mom, being the good southern woman that she was, always made ham, fried okra, cornbread, and black eyed peas on New Years Day. I’m pretty sure she said that the black eyed peas were to be eaten on the first day of the new year for luck.
This was the same woman who loved to sing song “bread and butter” whenever we walked on opposites sides of a light pole, threw salt over her shoulder, and refused to step on a crack. Knock on wood that I am NOT superstitious.
I’ve now amassed some amazing recipes for dressing/stuffing to try out on my trusting family.
And y’all, I’m serious, go check out Amanda’s food blog. I giggle whenever I see the name. And her recipes are to die for.
• I finally got some good quality time away from this asylum/infirmary today. Albeit in the form of a trip for the Annual Scraping of the Cervix. You know that scene from “Cars” where Lightning McQueen speeds off down the road screaming FREEDOM!!!! Well, that was me today.
Unfortunately I had 90 minutes to challenge myself to multiple games of iPhone Scrabble while sitting on my numb backside in the waiting room. Without the benefit of snacks.
Still. It was quiet time. Time to contemplate what was about to happen to me while wearing a flimsy hospital gown.
I’m okay now. Don’t have to think about it for another year.
• In completely unrelated news, Cailey finally learned how to ride her pink princess bike without the requisite training wheels. She’s 8. Her rotten mommy neglected to get her out and teach her when she hit the age of 6, which is generally the rite of passage age for two wheeled bike riding.
She finally took the handle bars into her own hands and just went for it. I watched her fly down the street, wind in her blonde hair, bugs in her teeth, joy speed across her face. Sadly, the art of turning and a small matter of braking have eluded her.
And remember, this is Cailey, who inherited her sense of coordination from me.
I’m staying well stocked in Barbie bandages. And Amaretto.
The Amaretto is for me. To wash down the Excedrin.
• I learned this week that Mom’s Homeroom has been picked up for another year. And best, they want me to continue on as Moderator for the Message Boards. There will be some exciting changes and I look forward to sharing them with you when I’m able.
What a blessing that job has been to me and my family.
• And I’m officially on the job as a Momspotter for BlogHer. If you follow me on Twitter, that’s what all the #momspotting hashtags are about. The Momspotters are roving reporters tweeting on how digital parenting is affecting our families.
I’M ACTUALLY TALKING ABOUT TECHNICAL STUFF. AND SORT OF KNOW WHAT I’M SAYING. OR AT LEAST PRETEND LIKE I DO.
A modern miracle.
BTW, has the Skype bug hit your house yet?
That’s all the bullet points I can muster. Have a wonderful Thursday!