Thursday, June 16, 2011

Hit Me.

Every now and then I am reminded of how awful I am at answering your questions. It's so wrong. Totally unfair. I have the best of intentions. I do. But you know where good intentions get us - halfway to nowhere. (Note to self: embroider that on a throw-pillow ASAP.)

I seem to suffer from the affliction of out-of-sight-out-of-mind. No, that's not exactly right. My affliction is more "my-brain-can-only-process-so-much-info-at-a-time", and these days, there's just no slowing down the info train.

Things are falling through my cracks. It ain't pretty.

It's enough to make a control freak question her identity.

While I'm thinking about it:

I have always wondered about the Littles names. Did you pick these, are they old family names or were they from their birth mothers.They are all so very old fashioned (don't get me wrong I do love old fashion) but have always been curious about these 3 names. - Nancy

I cannot stress this enough: I am an 82-year old in a 34-year old's body. Scratch that. I'm an 82 year-old in a 13-year old's body with a 34-year old's face and a 46 year-old's under-eye baggage. I go to the World War II cemetery to hunt for "new" names. If I could, I would change my name to Bessie and call it a day.

But I can't, so instead, I name my kids Calvin, Ruby and Silas. I wanted Amos, but you only get so far with that one before your mind wanders to all of the playground nicknames that might arise. Or at least to one.

If you ask CMB, he will tell you that Calvin is named for John Calvin. I like to think it's nothing more than a coincidence. Their middle names (Lee, River and Park, respectively) were given by their birth moms. I love them.

Have you ever thought about doing a 'what i wore wednesday' post? - Kristen

Whenever I think about doing this, I crack myself up. Maybe I will try it for a few weeks, and you'ns can crack up right along with me.

Shannan - I must know - whatever is on that sandwich?? It looks like the most amazing sandwich in the world and I can't hardly figure it out. Tomato, is that avacado? the sauce? and are there more hidden goodies that i simply don't see?!? please do share! - Elizabeth Leigh

Girl. It's a cobb salad sandwich. Rotisserie chicken, lettuce, tomato, avocado, bacon, hard-cooked eggs and homemade gorganzola sauce. I tried and tried to find the recipe to link it up, to no avail. Hold on, I'll try once more... Ta-da! (Thank you, Shanna!) It's from the June 2011 issue of Everyday Food. And for what it's worth, this magazine is totally subscription-worthy. I try something new out of every issue.

Is there anything else you're dying to know?

Now's your chance. Hit me.