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November 7, 2012
Last night I enjoyed watching the election returns while dining on cheese fondue. I took a sip of our hosts’ “giddy up” martini, drank a glass of Champagne, came home and fell into bed. I woke up this morning with a twisted tongue (today is International Tongue Twister Day) and an overwhelming desire for some leftover apple tart that had been sent home with us. Cole stumbled off to school, muttering something about it being unpatriotic to have school following a presidential election. Of course, on Tuesday he had stumbled off to school, gnashing his teeth and letting out a terrible roar about the injustices of school on Election Day.
Following my run-in with the campaigner and his Obama sign, I didn’t exactly bounce out of bed this morno—but I was not as sore as I thought I would be. I guess when you are constantly run over by Labs, ducking the paws of boxers, being jumped on by Dobermans and spun in circles by terriers, your body toughens up and learns to take a hit or two. Or perhaps it was the sip of “giddy up” martini, glass of Champagne and small handful of pain pills that dulled my aches and pains. Nevertheless, I am happy to report that the damage (outside of my election black eye) is minimal.
After I got my act together this morno, I headed out for a breakfast at Blue Max Cafe, one of my favorite Chicago breakfast/lunch places—a friendly, family-owned cafe with great atmosphere, service and homemade food. And, of course, Internet, so I could take my computer along for company. I was in the mood for a peppermint hot chocolate and when it was delivered to my table it made my mood soooo happy. Here is a recipe for peppermint hot chocolate that you can make at home. I am too good to you 😀
Today in history (1965), the Pillsbury Doughboy was poked in the tummy on a Pillsbury crescent roll commercial for the first time, and of course the rest is history. The most notable person born today was Joni Mitchell (1943). Both sides now…
The election. I have intelligent family and friends on both sides of the political fence. It makes me sad that people on one side of the fence were celebrating Obama’s win and some on the other side were gnashing their teeth (I am using the word gnashing a lot, aren’t I? It’s a phase.) My 16-year-old will vote in next presidential election; he already shows leanings toward becoming a political junkie. Late last night I overhead him (my moderate conservative) and a friend (ultra liberal) Skyping about the election results. They discussed the importance of Americans putting aside their differences, focusing on areas of agreement, working with one another, moving forward, fixing the economy and making a difference. They spoke of inclusion, being accountable and keeping campaign promises. They have their capes tied on tight and they aren’t afraid of nothin’. (thank you Blurt for this song…thank you a lot!)
Hope you have had a wonderful Wednesday. El Morno will rise and shine with you tomorrow! What did you accomplish today?
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