10 July 2010


JL arrived yesterday--2 or 3 days after we first expected her. She's been caught up in Ground Hog Day, the baby version, and couldn't break free from her time warp.

We've talked and eaten and shopped and read and talked and eaten and shopped and now we're cooking. steak tacos, again. Her first sampling. CA has already grilled the steaks which we purchased at Caputo's and aged a bit with kosher salt before hitting the fire. We did the NY Strip steaks this way the last time we had steak, and mama mia! The ration is 1/2 Kosher salt to 1 lb. of meat, then you cover the meat lightly and refrigerate 24 to 48 hours.

We'll eat on the screened porch and wile away the evening, lingering over food, drink, and conversation. The plan has been to slow things down and focus on adult time--conversations and activities, with a healthy dose of sleep, of which JL has been deprived lately.

To continue the movie references... JL is reading Prince of Tides and we've decided to watch the video tonight. Always reminds me of the revelation that my brother's dog was called Prince, although years after I was told it was actually Prints. A non sequitur, for which I'm known.

For KT's enlightening, in case you're reading...
non sequitur:
 It is a comment which, because of its apparent lack of meaning relative to
what it follows, seems absurd to the point of being humorous or confusing

Fun quote:
It seems we never had time to get things done because our days were filled to the brim with lingering. Breakfast became a longer and longer linger.
p. 95
Michael Tucker

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