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!  


Sue said...

Great awards kathy!!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Liz said...

Excellent awards! Have fun at the conference!

Anonymous said...

Great awards!
Happy valentine's day all!

AW: February vacation week!!!!!!!!! So needed!!!!

--Neighbor Lady

Queen of West Procrastination said...

NL! We're on vacation this week, too! *applause for teachers getting a break *

Miranda said...

Have fun at the conference.

W: Just found out that another woman died of cancer this week. That makes 3 women I personally know who have died of the Fireplacing Cancer in 7 days.

W: Dates on the 14th of February are overrated.

AW: My boss gave me the best dating advice I have ever received last Friday, "Can't force things, Miranda, they are either moving with you or they need to go. Gotta keep things moving." I love her.

AW: I get to add to my funny anecdotes to share at parties collection. It includes Young Adult Son offering a no questions asked pick me up from a location that was rumored to potentially have some illicit drug activity. We laughed because I used to have that talk with him nearly every time he went out with friends who weren't his usual crew.

KLee said...

I forgot to whine this week. Booooo! I am sorry to hear about the Fireplacing Cancer, Miranda. I wish there was something comforting to say, but Cancer sucks, big time, so I'll just say my thoughts and prayers are with you.

My show opens on Friday, so I am beyond crazy this week. We call this Hell Week, because it consists of rehearsal every night, staying late, and wracking your brain trying to remember your lines. I'm freaking out as both an actor AND a director this time around. I like directing a lot, but being in charge all the time ain't all it's cracked up to be.

Sending out virtual Thin Mints to all who need them!

kathy a. said...

Fireplacing cancer.

Miranda -- excellent dating advice, and OMG about needing a NQA [no questions asked] pickup!

KLee -- break a leg!