I'm missing being in this space regularly. I've had things I've wanted to write about and I've had the time to do so but I just haven't had the motivation to write it all down.
I've realized lately that whenever I go through a particularly stressful time in my life I sort of check out, mentally speaking. I get up, take care of the kids, do whatever needs to be done, but after that I retreat to somewhere in my own head. It's not that I'm depressed, in fact quite the contrary. I still remain remarkably, uncharacteristically, upbeat about all of this. But I'm really, really, tired of thinking. Which is why, when I have computer time, I don't blog, comment on blogs (although I do read them), or return emails, but instead work on getting the expert score on Diner Dash. So if you are one of the people I still owe an email to, please know the reason I haven't responded isn't because I don't like you, it's because right now it's just easier for me to feed a chain of ten angry customers than it is to form enough complete sentences to make a proper email. (As a side note: the last time I got really good at Diner Dash was four years ago when we were selling our condo. Something about real estate has the power to bring me down with one fell swoop. The whole process just does me in.)
Anyway, I do have a few things I've been wanting to share:
*I'm always looking for a reason to add sweetened condensed milk to just about anything, so I was excited to find this recipe for chai tea concentrate (found via Jessica.) I drink a lot of tea this time of year and it's nice to spice it up a bit, literally.
*Last Sunday, Jay made these salmon breakfast croquettes. They were amazing. Word of advice though: Don't even attempt to make them the cheap way with canned salmon. At first we thought that would be a brilliant idea. Then we opened the can. Last I heard, salmon isn't supposed to be grey. Needless to say, Jay ended up making a run to the store, and the cats ended up getting the treat of a lifetime.
*I'm very excited to watch The Ricky Gervais show this Friday at 9 PM. It combines my love of animation with my love of Ricky Gervais.
*Have you ever noticed that you don't meet anyone under the age of, say 50, who is named Richard yet goes by Dick? None of my son's friends are named Dick. I don't even think I know of anyone in their twenties or thirties who goes by that name. I think the popularity of it is wearing off and I, for one, am thankful because I don't like calling people that. Unless of course, they are acting like one, then I don't mind at all. But it's usually followed by the word "head."