Thursday, October 30, 2008


Post-Mortem.....I survived....I appealed to so many people to arrange to have lightening strike me down today but no one complied, so here I am....I stayed 1 hr at the party (see below), and was safely home to my sweet abode by 5:15 girl central here.

Now there is a lovely batch of pumpkin muffins in the oven courtesy of Farmgirl and the house smells so much like Fall. All is right with the world. I used freshly grated nutmeg and ginger in them, as well as raisins and crasins and freshly squeezed OJ as the liquid and I ommitted the pecans because I cannot chew right now. (For the recipe, when you go to the Farmgirl site type in pumpkin muffins in the search box...I tried to do a direct link but it didn't work, besides, you can see her cute picture of the day) Farmgirl is one of my most favorite bloggers, not only for her recipes but she raises the cutest donkeys and beautiful sheep and has amazing cats and dogs. My whole family, LM included, think I am absolutely crazy because I am constantly on that site looking at the donkey photos, especially those of Donkey Doodle Dandy....he makes me swoon, but that's a whole other story. On to the next party....

Here I go again with my social event panic.....this afternoon the company is hosting an employee appreciation Halloween party at a local fun restaurant. I am usually adept at finding some excuse to avoid these things but I just cannot avoid this one. I woke up with that dread feeling in the pit of my stomach and it will live with me all day. Somehow, I will drag myself there, and as usual, I will sneak away much earlier than others with some excuse or another, and find myself saying, "That wasn't as bad as I thought it would be." I don't drink and right now I cannot eat anything but liquid or pureed food so the lure of free food is not even in play.

Oh well, I will survive.
Just musing as I start my day. Yesterday was crazy busy as we continued preparing for the exhibition of our work at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, which opens this weekend. It will be an amazing event and the opening reception is conveniently being held on an evening next week when I will be in a car on the way to Saratoga Springs, NY to visit a very dear friend. Whew....another bullet dodged. I am so bad....and, really, I work with the nicest people in the world. It is just me, who feels like a dolt in all social situations....dry mouth, inability to find one coherent word to utter, knowing for sure that I look and sound awful. Why??? It is so crazy. Oh well, here I am, and the Christmas party looms, too!! But I always survive, what a wry twist of fate. And, just imagine, these amazing people still have moi placed to be the face of the company!!! Ah, the tricks of the mind.
Well, before my crazy gets into higher gear, I better don my "costume" and go do my job for today.
Post mortem later!


One Woman's Journey said...

Your recipes look wonderful. I must try a galette. I cook very simply. I understand about social involvement. Since I am not involved in working with the public all of that has stopped for me. I do not miss it.
So pleased you are feeling better.
Thank you for the kind comments on my journal.

Beverly said...

Cary is my favorite of Farmgirl animals. The little sheep that was nurtured by Susan after her mother probably sat on her, hurting her leg.
I read her regularly too.