Monday, November 22, 2010

A Day of Me

I adore my husband.  He's my best friend, he "gets" me, he's a good listener, can fix anything (no joke people), knows yarn lingo, brings coffee to my nightstand every morning, can buy a greeting card that will bring me to tears,  looks like Santa, and provides great bear hugs whenever I need or want them.  There isn't a day when I don't realize how incredibly blessed my life is because he's in it.
Sometimes he travels for a few days and my routine changes.
 Here are 10 Things I love to do when my husband travels:
1.  Eat cereal for dinner
2.  Skip washing my hair
3.  Make messes that can stay that way for a day or two or three.  (like a sewing project!)
4.  Leave spontaneous shopping purchases out in the open instead of stashing them deep in the bowels of my home where no one will see them...
5.  Sleep with the dogs on the bed
6.  Eat over the sink
7.  Watch chick flicks or Pixar movies back to back
8.  Stay up til after midnight working on a project and sleep in the next morning
9.  Talk to myself using any and all language choices
10.  Sleep in his tee shirts...sorry to be weird, but I guess I am kinda weird that way.   Well, and a few other ways too...

Cuz really, a couple of days is all I can take before I start to stare blankly into space having forgotten my role or rituals of daily life and number 9 turns to talking to him as though he were here.  Once when he went to Australia for three weeks, we even argued...

I know that the only consistent thing about life is change, so I guess one day things will be different and we will have to say goodbye to each other til we meet again.  It's that way by design and when you hit your 50's you start thinking in those terms from time to time.  But for now, I'm taking a minute to express gratitude for a great companion and a day or two of

And since you took the time to stop by for this, here's an amazing recipe from a dear friend of mine.  It came out of a church cookbook written by a whole lot of amazing Albanian Orthodox ladies who can cook like nobody's business.  They love their spinach and they love their Feta cheese.  It's a great brunch or pot luck take along.  Consider for days after Thanksgiving too when you're "turkey'd out!"
1 Pkg Fresh Spinach
16 oz. Cottage Cheese
2 Cups Bisquick
3 Eggs
1/2 Lb Feta Cheese, crumbled
1 Cup Milk
1 1/2 Sticks of melted Butter

Preheat oven on 350 degrees.
1.  Wash and shred spinach.  
2.  Mix spinach, cottage cheese, eggs, and most of feta and most of Bisquick (reserve some for topping)
3.  Add milk and mix well.
4.  Pour into a greased 9x 13 baking dish and sprinkle with remaining feta and Bisquick
5.  Pour melted butter on top
6.  Bake for 30-40 minutes.

I found a variation here that looks good too.  Not so much butter, some added parm and a sprinkling of green onion.  Will try both and see how they turn out.


  1. I've enjoyed reading your blog this morning! And I LOVE your header photo!

  2. I LOVE your blog! I'm putting it on my rss feed. All I can say is WOW, you have the desire to create as bad as I do! We must be long lost sistahs! Love your sense of humor too. For a good laugh, have a listen to The Knit Wits podcast. They are right up your alley!