Bullet points.

Jenne’ posted a random bullet list the other day. It got me to thinking. And then, she suggested I write one too. (Was that because my comment was so huge and rambling? Oops. Sorry!) But yes, I will take that challenge.

So here’s what is in my head today.

  • Baltimore Restaurant Week is starting. We’ve let the boys choose where to go. I think it’s so cool that they want to go someplace with these entree choices:
    Salmon Ahumado de Asturias
    Filete de Tilapia Alcazar
    Tortilla de Gambas
    Pollo a al Riojana
    Ternera Asada Luis Candelas
    Roast veal with mushroom sauce and sautéed potatoes
  • We’re baking bittersweet chocolate and chipolte bars this afternoon.
  • Last night we had dinner at a friend’s house with 3 other couples and their kids. The adults hung out and talked and laughed for hours. How fun is that? We all learned some interesting things:
    Scott can’t whistle.
    Andrew can’t snap his fingers.
    Ross can do this very odd Mexican Jumping Bean thing.
    Ellen can do a bacon wiggle thing on the floor.
    Seriously, we did not even drink that much.
  • I love thunderstorms. A big one is brewing.
  • Reed and I have the same taste in music. I never thought I’d like my kids’ music. Or that they’d like mine. It sure makes picking a radio station in the car easier.
  • Each of my boys grew over an inch since April. And each grew a shoe size or more, too.
  • Why does it seem we have to DO something all the time? Sometimes I’d like to do NOTHING.
  • I found 3 pairs of ski gloves in the car. Today. In July.
  • I went to a great friend’s 40th birthday luncheon almost 2 years ago and she had these great picture frames as place cards at the table. I just printed a great picture of us together and put it in the frame. It makes me smile.
  • I love public speaking. It shocks me since I was so afraid for so long.
  • I am always amazed at how hard it is to read email the way it was intended. Shorthand and rushing makes it tough – it comes across so terse sometimes. I wish everyone re-read every email before hitting send.
  • I think that many people think others don’t understand their motivations for saying and asking certain things. And I think it’s more transparent than they imagine. And I think they’d be embarrassed if they realized.
  • I get so excited about adventures with the kids. Friday, we leave for a friend’s mountain cabin. Mini-bikes. Fishing. Can’t wait.
  • No wonder I’m exhausted. I have lots of stuff in my head.
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6 thoughts on “Bullet points.

  1. I can’t believe you outed me on the break dancing worm! How will anyone ever take me seriously again? Ha Ha! (as if they ever did)

    Let me know how the bars come out. they sound good!

  2. funny, I love public speaking too…used to be terrified as well. Now you have all of this stuff out of your head…you should feel better 🙂 Your upcoming mountain adventure sounds like a blast

  3. Ellen – sorry. I still take you seriously.
    Jodie – the bars are great!

    Chipotle Chocolate Bars Recipe
    4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces
    3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
    1/3 cup granulate sugar
    1 teaspoon finely chopped canned chipotles, plus 1 tsp. of the adobo sauce
    1 tsp. vanilla extract
    1 large egg
    1/3 cup all-purpose flour

    Preheat oven 350°F. Coat an 8″ square baking pan with nonstick oil spray. In medium saucepan over medium heat, stir the butter and chocolate until both are nearly melted. Remove from heat and stir until completely melted. Blend in the sugar, chipotles and adobo sauce, and vanilla. Working quickly to prevent curdling, whisk in the egg. Stir in the flour to make a smooth batter.

    Spread batter in the pan. Bake until edges pull away from the sides of the pan and the center is just firm, 20-25 minutes. Let cool in pan for at least 10 minutes before cutting.

    Cruisin’ I DO feel better. Can’t wait for the mountains! Such a boy trip!!!

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