We have been lucky to have back to back weekends with our little baby girl. Sheldon and the Brit made the long trek to Phoenix this weekend for Mommy’s Day. Hooray!!!! It’s about Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I mean, so wonderful to see the kids. The added bonus was it was the Big Tuna and my anniversary. Yup, that’s right, I shoot the whole wad of celebration in a 8 day period time. Nada for me until Christmas. Feel free to send bottles of wine in order to drown my sorrows.
Last weekend, the Big Tuna and I trekked our way to Palm Springs to meet Sheldon and the Brit at the sort of halfway mark between Phoenix and Orange County for my birthday. The real center meet up is a little more like Blythe, trust me, you don’t want to get to know Blythe. Picture a truck weigh station, police barracks and a sad Burger King, Facebook check-in marks it as “at Middle of Nowhere AZ”. Believe me there isn’t diddly squat between here and there.
It had been over a month since we’d last saw the newlyweds, naturally I wanted to have a girls sleepover with me, leaving the men to share a king size bed. Those meanies weren’t having any of that. Sniff, likely because they both snore and didn’t want to keep each other awake. I’m sure that’s it. But that’s not to say they didn’t have bromance time. While Sheldon and I went shopping, they caught the 10 AM Ironman 3 movie. They made a little confession at lunch, they’d eaten Burger King Whopper’s rather than traditional popcorn when watching the movie with all the other 12 year olds. Here is a special salad my Sistah made for us today.
6 cup spinach leaves washed
1 cup fresh basil washed in ripped in ½ inch pieces
½ cup olive oil
3 cloves garlic minced
½ cup pine nuts
4 ounces prosciutto
Black pepper to taste
¾ cup parmesan cheese
Toss spinach and basil in large bowl. Heat oil in sauté pan, add garlic and nuts until nuts brown. Stir in prosciutto and sauté one minute, add pepper. Add warm dressing to spinach and basil. Sprinkle with cheese and serve immediately.
The four hour drive certainly brings interesting conversations…..and interesting personal hygiene observations. As I sat with my feet propped on the dash with the sun beating down on the windshield I notice a few golden hair patches missed on my legs. Ah well, I scoffed, they’re very blond, I’m sure just easily missed since I can’t wear my reading glasses in the shower. No biggie right? Until I notice that apparently, I haven’t been doing such a swell job on the back of my legs for who knows how long. Frick, you could braid that shit. I got a god damn mullet on the back of my legs. Ughhhhhhh.