I’d heard you could pre-write blog posts and WordPress would post them automatically and I finally took the time to figure it out. If I did it correctly this should post Saturday, May 26 at 1:00 PM Pacific time. You’ll be sure to let me know if you don’t see it by then won’t you? Thanks.
So I’m gone because this is the weekend we’re going to Portland. Almost a three hour drive to spend one night, take a brunch cruise on the river and come home the next day. Sigh. [Shakes it off.] We’ll also probably play Phase 10 or something till maybe 10 PM Saturday night because that’s how we roll.
I will have a good time! The brunch menu sounds nice even though there are no meat choices that Hubs can eat :
Bagels Served with Cream Cheese
Fresh Vegetable & Cheese Display
Fresh Fruit Display
Mixed Baby Green Salad
French Toast with Maple Syrup
Black Pepper Bacon
Breakfast Link Sausage
Country Style Potatoes with Bell Peppers and Onions
Spinach Manicotti with Marinara Sauce
Salmon Lox with Bay Shrimp
Hubs has high uric acid which is exacerbated by certain foods such as most meat, salmon, and certain vegetables. The term most people know is gout. Gout is not fun. When your uric acid level elevates to just the right place it crystalizes IN. YOUR. JOINTS. I’ve heard it described as lots of stabbing needles IN. YOUR. JOINTS! It took ten years but we’ve found the magic spell to prevent most gout attacks: DON’T EAT MEAT (or anything else that tastes good). Okay, that’s an exaggeration. He can eat chicken and turkey, without the skin. Yay.
We’ve become proficient at finding yummy substitutes. There are some tasty chicken and turkey sausages in the supermarkets now (chicken and apple sausage is a favorite of mine). But the cruise chef hasn’t stretched his culinary muscles that far yet. So Hubs is going to be stuck with bread, cheese and fruit. And maybe eggs, though I don’t think he’s fond of Eggs Benedict (yummo!). I may have mentioned he’s Jewish? (Ahem “Bubbe” blathers after all.) So bagels will be welcome but he won’t be able to indulge in Lox to go with. And the bacon and sausage will be no-nos. Ditto the shrimp. Maybe I’ll sneak in some of our sausage.
Besides the menu, the cruise itself could be fun I guess. I’ve never been big on cruises though. We did a five day cruise to Alaska a few years ago and until I found the library I wasn’t a happy camper …um… sailor or whatever. I don’t gamble so the casino wasn’t attractive. It was too cold to swim, even if there had been room (one of the ship’s pools was closed and the other was crowded with – ugh – children; which wouldn’t have been bad if they were mine). We played cards one night which is always fun because everyone is so passionate about it. There’s always a lot of swearing and threats and laughing. I seem to recall we went to a show one night too, though I couldn’t tell you anything about it. Memorable huh?
The other Washington family who are going inquired about maybe caravanning down together. Have I mentioned how much I love my husband? He told them he wanted to be in Portland by noon or so. They aren’t likely to be ready to leave until 11 AM so (keep your fingers crossed!) we should have some alone time on the way there and for a little while before anyone else gets there! Well, as alone as you can be with two rowdy dogs in tow.
Hope your Memorial Day weekend is going swimmingly peeps! And don’t forget the reason behind the L O N G part.
Many, many thanks to all service men and women — past, present and future. We wouldn’t be here without you. Lots of blessings on you and your families!