Wednesday, March 25, 2009


There are eating out experiences and there are REAL eating out experiences. I LOVE to eat out, also love Top Chef and cooking programs. Today, Linds took me to lunch to The Square in downtown London. It was definitely the fanciest restaurant I've ever been to, rated two Michelin stars. I was wishing I had brought nicer clothes and was wearing nylons. There were lots of crazy menu choices but we picked from the set menu which was 35 pounds (greater than $50 each). I had a salmon salad with potatoes and watercress and white asparagus to start. My entree was an exquisitely prepared chicken breast with potatoe puree, spring vegetables and the most amazing sauce. Dessert was a rhubarb tarte with rubarb ice cream. It was all delicious and looked like dishes prepared on Top Chef. Lindsey's choices were more daring: A salad with a fried duck egg among other things, Bream (a whitefish) atop spaetzle and chanterelles and for dessert, a mango custard with sorbet and tiny fried donut ring things. There were almost more wait staff as diners and every need was promptly met. It was a great experience. Thanks Lindsey and Alan for my early birthday/mother's day present!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Kelly, Happy Birthday Dad and Happy St. Paddy's Day

This is a picture of my dad, brother, nephew and nephew's cute son. Didn't realize I don't have pictures of my dad on this computer and too lazy to scan one!

March 17th is always a special day because it also the birthday of two people I love-my dad and Kell Bell! I grew up thinking my dad was just about the smartest person I knew. You know what, I still think he is. I love you so much and hope you have a great day dad!

Luckily for me, Kelly is the one child who has stayed closer to home. I love spending time with her and her family. She is a fantastic daughter, wife and mother and I love her to pieces. I worked real hard on the 16 th of March, 1980 to get her out on my dad's birthday. I walked a couple of miles that day with my mother in law to the Blue Lake Fish Hatchery from her house after eating a huge turkey dinner. We got home and I ate a ton of pie. Then when I got to my house I cracked into a 1/2 lb. Crackle bar and scarfed most of it down. When I started having abdominal pains, it took me a while to realize it was labor. I thought I had just overeaten. Luckily she waited till after midnight to be born so she made it to March 17th. She was also my only unplanned pregnancy. Kasey was only 6 months old when I found out I was pregnant with Kelly. I called my mom just bawling. She told me the baby would probably be very special. She was so right. Love you Kelly and dad!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Windsor and Wicked

Tonight Kelly and I head to San Fransisco to see Wicked. It will be my third time, her first. It is a great musical and I love it. We will meet Lani first for dinner and then on to the theatre.
I came down to Windsor on Sunday evening after church. It has been the longest I think I've ever gone without seeing the Edmondson clan-6 long weeks!! Cohen has been pretty much glued to me. He's always on my lap. He has not felt good, has a horrible cough. I've started taking Airborne. Rylee has really become affectionate! I love it. She comes up and lays her head on my chest an tries to sit on part of my lap that isn't taken by Cohen. Ammon is still into make believe. Today he's been Shawn the Leprechaun. First he's Ammon and he tells me I nee to catch the leprechaun. Then he goes in the house, puts on a top hat, and comes out as Shawn and I try to catch him, put him in a box, he escapes and we start all over again. When I got here on Sunday he was in a Wizard costume and was Harry Potter. Last week I got the funniest phone message. It said, "Hi, this is Dr. Seuss. I just saw your grandson Ammon and he's doing well." What an imagination! It's gone by way to fast. I have to work on Friday so will leave tomorrow. Kasey and Ethan and Sienna come next week though and Kelly and clan will come on Friday. Then on Saturday I leave for London for a week. Good times.