Friday, February 14, 2014
Will you be our Valentine?
Love and chocolate (of choice) to all! The valentine at my computer this morning was from the cats. Believe my daughter lent her opposable thumbs and gold pen to the effort. I'm a lucky Mama.
This was a chocolate-intensive week here at the Outpost for Advanced Whining, what with GS cookies, baking chocolate, chocolate chips, and homemade p.b. cups weighing in at approximately 1/2 lb.
Therefore, we are pleased to announce that the coveted Elevated Risk of Mullet Award goes to Andy, for this: "I'm surrounded by chocolate snobs. White chocolate is delicious. So is milk chocolate. So is dark chocolate. So is the uber-dark chocolate from Chile or Dominica or some other foreign land that you buy in the bourgeois candy aisle at the store. I hear whining about chocolate is punishable by death in some parts of the world." Many hugs, also.
The Dance of the Week is the Hokey Pokey, and the Dancer of the Week is QWP's Lil E! Kudos to Liz for this mood-elevating suggestion. Liz is also the Runner Up for Mullet, noting that this is Remembering What It's All About. ;)
Queen of West Procrastination wins the Elegant Solutions Award, Family Angst Division, for not only supporting her brother in a time of great sadness, but also gently guiding her mother to do the same.
A special Ya Done Good Award, Parenting Division goes to Miranda, and we are glad to share her pride in Teen Daughter (whose birthday party included volunteering) and Tween Son (who is comforting his friend and also volunteers). We're so sorry about the loss of your friend (and Tween Son's friend's mom). xoxo
The Florence Nightingale Award goes to the fabulous Esperanza, who has nursed this one and that one and this one again, fortunately not at the same time, but c'mon, Universe! Sending Healthy Vibes to all concerned. Also Cute Food, an excellent suggestion by Liz.
Sue wins the Book Report Award, for suggesting a book that your humble host is now halfway through. Also, a complimentary No More Emergencies Card; there's been some kind of pileup on your plate lately. Best to your hubby with this set of (unspeakable) treatments. xoxo
Hi, Neighbor Lady!
Packing it in earlier than usual, but feel free to share any urgent whines or antiwhines over the weekend!