happy settimanaliversary to me!

30 10 2005

*cue violins* Today marks one week since I entered this intimate relationship, yet it seems like we’ve been together much longer. How can something outside oneself become part of the very fabric of one’s being in such a short time? Ah, but therein lies the power of microbial persuasion.

To tell you the truth, I feel trapped. Though it’s been a mere seven days, I fear an affiliation this all-consuming can’t possibly be healthy. I can only hope these tenacious talons will soon lose their grip on my soul, not to mention my sinuses. Yes, I’m sure that would be for the best. We’ll go our separate ways. And I’ll breathe easier then . . . *music fades*

Yeah. So, having this crud for a week hasn’t been my idea of super fun. BUT, yesterday. Now that was a cool day. By sheer force of will I completed my usual morning workout (with a few extended periods of just lying on the floor like a slug). Then I took a long, hot shower, which is always a great way to clear the head, even when it’s not stuffed up. And then. In the early afternoon I curled up in the recliner with Blue Like Jazz.

That book sang to me. I read and read and read. George and Jacob went to the store and bought groceries. George prepared dinner: wild Washington salmon (he shuns farm-raised fish), grilled to perfection; broccoli and onions, also grilled until they caramelized a bit on the edges; a tomato-avocado-pecan-salad concoction he invented; applesauce with kiwi and cinnamon and cranberry; and white wine from Croatia (compliments Grace and her European tour).

I took a break from Donald Miller’s dialectic delights to feast on the magnificent meal my true love gave to me. We lingered at the table a while, and I shared several passages from the book with George. Then he perused various publications while I continued reading. I finished the last page around 9:30.

If you haven’t read Blue Like Jazz, do yourself a big favor and buy it today. When I say it’s “dialectic,” I just mean it’s refreshingly logical. It makes sense. And it does so with well-woven stories and a raw authenticity that leaves you satisfied. Almost as satisfied as grilled wild salmon prepared by a true love’s hand.

I don’t wish this croupy crud on anyone. But, if I could, I’d wrap up my Saturday with a ribbon and leave it on your doorstep. With much love. Because right now I feel like I’ve got more than my share.


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30 10 2005
Anonymous

from relevantgirlie

That’s a great book, n’est-ce-que pas?

I’m glad your creeping crud is leaving, replaced by Donald Miller, wild salmon and of course the worm man.

Man, I miss you, friend.

Mary

30 10 2005
Anonymous

from relevantgirlie

That’s a great book, n’est-ce-que pas?

I’m glad your creeping crud is leaving, replaced by Donald Miller, wild salmon and of course the worm man.

Man, I miss you, friend.

Mary

30 10 2005
Anonymous

from relevantgirlie

That’s a great book, n’est-ce-que pas?

I’m glad your creeping crud is leaving, replaced by Donald Miller, wild salmon and of course the worm man.

Man, I miss you, friend.

Mary

30 10 2005
jaezesse

momzy… i’m glad daddy is taking care of you. you guys are like family to me.

30 10 2005
jaezesse

momzy… i’m glad daddy is taking care of you. you guys are like family to me.

30 10 2005
jaezesse

momzy… i’m glad daddy is taking care of you. you guys are like family to me.

30 10 2005
furiavriel

you may be like family to my sister but you are actually family to me. all of you, every last one.

i have been hesitant to read blue like jazz. it did its sweep of our campus and people were gushing over it so i figured if a thousand something college undergrads like it it can’t be good… maybe i should give it a shot though?

love,
luke

30 10 2005
furiavriel

you may be like family to my sister but you are actually family to me. all of you, every last one.

i have been hesitant to read blue like jazz. it did its sweep of our campus and people were gushing over it so i figured if a thousand something college undergrads like it it can’t be good… maybe i should give it a shot though?

love,
luke

30 10 2005
furiavriel

you may be like family to my sister but you are actually family to me. all of you, every last one.

i have been hesitant to read blue like jazz. it did its sweep of our campus and people were gushing over it so i figured if a thousand something college undergrads like it it can’t be good… maybe i should give it a shot though?

love,
luke

30 10 2005
jeannedamoff

Yep. You should definitely give it a shot. I often thought of you and your sister (who is like family to me) as I read it.

A thousand something college undergrads can’t always be wrong. 😉

xo

30 10 2005
jeannedamoff

Yep. You should definitely give it a shot. I often thought of you and your sister (who is like family to me) as I read it.

A thousand something college undergrads can’t always be wrong. 😉

xo

30 10 2005
jeannedamoff

Yep. You should definitely give it a shot. I often thought of you and your sister (who is like family to me) as I read it.

A thousand something college undergrads can’t always be wrong. 😉

xo

30 10 2005
jeannedamoff

Re: from relevantgirlie

Oui, oui. So, so good. I’m still mulling its musings.

I miss you, too, Mme. Mary. Let’s buy big brown purses that have the words, “I am a WOMAN” in bold white letters on them. Then we’ll go on a Mediterranean cruise. And if anyone asks us why our purses say, “I am a WOMAN,” we will put on our sunglasses and look out over the water like celebrities who don’t have to explain the message on their purses.

Let’s do this tomorrow around 3 o’clockish.

Love, J.

30 10 2005
jeannedamoff

Re: from relevantgirlie

Oui, oui. So, so good. I’m still mulling its musings.

I miss you, too, Mme. Mary. Let’s buy big brown purses that have the words, “I am a WOMAN” in bold white letters on them. Then we’ll go on a Mediterranean cruise. And if anyone asks us why our purses say, “I am a WOMAN,” we will put on our sunglasses and look out over the water like celebrities who don’t have to explain the message on their purses.

Let’s do this tomorrow around 3 o’clockish.

Love, J.

30 10 2005
jeannedamoff

Re: from relevantgirlie

Oui, oui. So, so good. I’m still mulling its musings.

I miss you, too, Mme. Mary. Let’s buy big brown purses that have the words, “I am a WOMAN” in bold white letters on them. Then we’ll go on a Mediterranean cruise. And if anyone asks us why our purses say, “I am a WOMAN,” we will put on our sunglasses and look out over the water like celebrities who don’t have to explain the message on their purses.

Let’s do this tomorrow around 3 o’clockish.

Love, J.

30 10 2005
jeannedamoff

Aw, thanks. What a coincidence. I’ve always felt the same way about you. ♥

30 10 2005
jeannedamoff

Aw, thanks. What a coincidence. I’ve always felt the same way about you. ♥

30 10 2005
jeannedamoff

Aw, thanks. What a coincidence. I’ve always felt the same way about you. ♥

30 10 2005
kathrynlena

i had the exact same reaction. i’m …hesitant… about book fads. but Jerry Root always talks about that one too, so it cant be *all* bad.
luke, we should read it.
o, and have lunch.

30 10 2005
kathrynlena

i had the exact same reaction. i’m …hesitant… about book fads. but Jerry Root always talks about that one too, so it cant be *all* bad.
luke, we should read it.
o, and have lunch.

30 10 2005
kathrynlena

i had the exact same reaction. i’m …hesitant… about book fads. but Jerry Root always talks about that one too, so it cant be *all* bad.
luke, we should read it.
o, and have lunch.

1 11 2005
Anonymous

grapes pressed and encouraged

It was a very nicely finished white Croatian wine compliments of Grace (who IS *co-inkydink* family to me) that complimented a deliciously smooth (like Jazz) meal time with Jacob and my gentle wife.
the worm guy

1 11 2005
Anonymous

grapes pressed and encouraged

It was a very nicely finished white Croatian wine compliments of Grace (who IS *co-inkydink* family to me) that complimented a deliciously smooth (like Jazz) meal time with Jacob and my gentle wife.
the worm guy

1 11 2005
Anonymous

grapes pressed and encouraged

It was a very nicely finished white Croatian wine compliments of Grace (who IS *co-inkydink* family to me) that complimented a deliciously smooth (like Jazz) meal time with Jacob and my gentle wife.
the worm guy

1 11 2005
jeannedamoff

Re: grapes pressed and encouraged

Don’t you mean, “MeGADrilologist, the cutest worm guy west of the Mississippi”?

1 11 2005
jeannedamoff

Re: grapes pressed and encouraged

Don’t you mean, “MeGADrilologist, the cutest worm guy west of the Mississippi”?

1 11 2005
jeannedamoff

Re: grapes pressed and encouraged

Don’t you mean, “MeGADrilologist, the cutest worm guy west of the Mississippi”?

1 11 2005
jeannedamoff

yes, yes. You should read it. And have lunch. Lunch is good. I recommend the New England clam chowder, fresh warm bread, and the salad bar, followed by coffee and dark chocolate. I mean, we’re talking LUNCH. Do it right, kids.

1 11 2005
jeannedamoff

yes, yes. You should read it. And have lunch. Lunch is good. I recommend the New England clam chowder, fresh warm bread, and the salad bar, followed by coffee and dark chocolate. I mean, we’re talking LUNCH. Do it right, kids.

1 11 2005
jeannedamoff

yes, yes. You should read it. And have lunch. Lunch is good. I recommend the New England clam chowder, fresh warm bread, and the salad bar, followed by coffee and dark chocolate. I mean, we’re talking LUNCH. Do it right, kids.

2 11 2005
emma_furlong

why do they always want a subject

Hmmm, I guess its best not to mention I have escaped the whole Australian winter without a cold, a flu, and no sinus issues, nada.
I’m off to buy that book!
Emma

2 11 2005
emma_furlong

why do they always want a subject

Hmmm, I guess its best not to mention I have escaped the whole Australian winter without a cold, a flu, and no sinus issues, nada.
I’m off to buy that book!
Emma

2 11 2005
emma_furlong

why do they always want a subject

Hmmm, I guess its best not to mention I have escaped the whole Australian winter without a cold, a flu, and no sinus issues, nada.
I’m off to buy that book!
Emma

2 11 2005
jeannedamoff

Re: why do they always want a subject

I’m glad you made it through winter without icky sickness. No need to hide your blessings! 🙂

Let me know what you think of the book. I predict you’ll love it.

2 11 2005
jeannedamoff

Re: why do they always want a subject

I’m glad you made it through winter without icky sickness. No need to hide your blessings! 🙂

Let me know what you think of the book. I predict you’ll love it.

2 11 2005
jeannedamoff

Re: why do they always want a subject

I’m glad you made it through winter without icky sickness. No need to hide your blessings! 🙂

Let me know what you think of the book. I predict you’ll love it.

2 11 2005
kathrynlena

sadly, there was no clam chowder or dark chocolate. but there was an excelent greek salad and strawberry shortcake. and we *were* talking for *all* of lunch…and it was good. thankyou for lending me your son. i thoroughly enjoy him.

2 11 2005
kathrynlena

sadly, there was no clam chowder or dark chocolate. but there was an excelent greek salad and strawberry shortcake. and we *were* talking for *all* of lunch…and it was good. thankyou for lending me your son. i thoroughly enjoy him.

2 11 2005
kathrynlena

sadly, there was no clam chowder or dark chocolate. but there was an excelent greek salad and strawberry shortcake. and we *were* talking for *all* of lunch…and it was good. thankyou for lending me your son. i thoroughly enjoy him.

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