two more weeks
Youngest's finger is slowly healing. S-L-O-W-L-Y healing.
He's allowed to take the splint off twice a day and practice bending his finger, which, thank god, because that splint thing can certainly build up an, um, aroma. The Fancy Sports Doctor, who warmed up slightly personality-wise, showed me how this teeny finger has atrophied. Now you'll know that word over at FreeRice.
It's been a heckofa week or so, here in Tuvalu.
We've had three dinner parties. Yes! Three sets of people in to eat.
I've been to four different doctor's appointments, K has been editing in town, and we've had BOTH EXTENSIONS IN THE DINING ROOM TABLE ALL THIS TIME.
So. Yeah. Busy.
This week may be quieter, but my brother B is coming to visit on Friday. You remember B, don't you? The Wilderness First Responder/Photographer/Kayak Instructor/National Outdoor Leadership, uh, Leader.
Well, he's flying in to visit friends and I'm hoping to have him on my couch at some point.
We asked B if there is anything in our cooking repertoire that he'd like to request during his stay and he couldn't think of anything in particular. Then, the next day, he said he'd like a Meat Ship. (Which looks much better cooked than raw.)
I'll be taking my own little trip this weekend. It's time for my annual visit to my niece for shopping and girl time. This year there is the added bonus of seeing her sister STAR in Beauty And The Beast. Yes, I said STAR. She has a beautiful singing voice and I can't wait to see her all Belle'd up.
Also in the cards: a lunch with the adorable Dan Renzi.
I know! BE STILL MY HEART.
Then, ouch....that splint...
Last, I would love to meet Dan Renzi, he sounds and looks fascinating.
I am glad about the boy's finger.
I am very glad about the catchup with the niece. Which sounds like it will be perfect.
ah, lucky you with your lunchdate. actually...i stumbled upon your blog via dan's now that i remember.
glad to hear that youngest will have the cast off soon - must have been quite a break with that contraption of a cast he has!!
Take good care of my future son-in-law and his atrophied finger.
If you end up making that Meat Ship, please post a "cooked" photo. I'm curious...
Sorry about the whole finger thing. Not much you can do but wait--Time heals all wounds! But I think I'd have a battle plan for when the cast is removed and the smell is unleashed!
I remember growing up and a busy time of year was always determined by how many panels were in the dining room table and for how long.
And don't tease - I want to know what you fed all these guests.
I do hope your brother will inspire another detailed exploration into drinking vessels and the like. I want him to have his own blog as there could never be enough Blackbird goodness on the Internet.
That meat ship looks rather unfortunate. And I know you know which piece of the meat ship I am referring to...
it appears to me Dan Renzi is channelling WHAM and 'Wake me up before you go go'. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Oh, and good luck with the Meat Ship. Somehow I don't think of people like your brother eating stuff like that, you know? I think Kashi commercial...
I hope the finger mends perfectly.
Is this niece of the infamous-wedding niece? I loved those pictures!
I'm still kinda' gagging, though.
And I think I have commented before on how VERY cool your brother must be :)