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Chloe quotes, part II
"we have to buy a sim-eh-ee for santa can come down"
December 26 2005
of long ago
in 1996, i used to add up the costs of ingredients when planning a dinner party.
that's what you do when you're young.
also noted in my canadian recycled dinner/party planning book is...
on January 25, 2001, i had a family winter dinner. i served roast pork crusted with juniper and garlic,
baked cabbage and cauliflower, and Provencal style carrots.
on December 28, 1996, i had a Christmas party. we ate Mediterranean pizza, salmon and avocado, mussels, and pin wheel crepes. i owed my mother 52 dollars and had 70 dollars left.
on November 19, 2000, we had a grey cup party and another event 's budget was 314 dollars, including the cost of having Diana clean the house.
on august 6th, 2001, the buells came to dinner and we had shrimp cocktail, gazpacho, and chili baked ribs. it was dark by the time we ate and in the middle of our dinner, a couple of skunks ran through the yard, prompting helen to shout "les mouffettes! les moufettes!"
on june 29, 2003, richard and christine were invited for an early summer mexican BBQ. the pork tenderloin with orange chipotle sauce was quite good, if i recall, but the crepes with caramel pudding and pecans should have been reheated.
on chloe's first birthday, i hosted a 1st birthday smorgasbord, complete with menus from 10 countries, and flags to match. wow. mat leave.
ah, and then on January 2nd 2004 we hosted a new year's dinner with close friends, where i ran around looking for Vidalia onions and fresh snapper on January 1st. the fish were baked, covered in several pounds of sea salt. quite the undertaking, if i admit myself.
our first official party in this house was held on July 17, 2004. i hired a party company but they failed, in my opinion. then about one year ago on December 27th, we had a lovely family get-together with a successful shrimp cocktail and a sliced rare roast beast.
but the main reason i sat to write was because today was historic. a call to 911 brought an ambulance to our house, Ernie hyperventilating to the point that his hands were immobilized by lack of CO2.
November 7 2005
i have to keep reminding myself she was only 2 a few short months ago...so we're driving to work and we see the school buses and she says
'where are the children'?i say 'they're in the bus'she says ';all the children are in the bus?i say 'no some are already at school'she says 'some are in the bus and some are at school?'yep i say. 'well i guess some are still at home too'she says 'and some are at the dentist?'i say 'yes, some are at the dentist.'she says 'and some are at the doctor?'yes, i say
long pause.'and some are on vacation?' she blurts out'yes some are on vacation,' i answer, in disbelief.then we stop at Cavendish and sherbrooke. she is staring out the window.'and some are up a tree?' she says, knowing exactly how silly she is beingand so on and son on. eventually there were some on top of trains, some on top of buses, and some on top of airplanes.too much cat in the hat !!
1996 - 2005