My Blog Has Moved

Well folks, I've finally done it. I've switched to WordPress and my blog is now on my own domain. So say good-bye to Blogger and good-bye to the bling. But don't be sad. Life is full of change. Change is a good thing. It keeps us on our toes. It challanges us and makes us stronger. And as your next President... oops, I got a little speechy there, didn't I?

Anyway, check me out at:

http://www.meandtheblueskies.com/

I'll look for you there.


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Dinner and an Award

Tonight Heather had dinner set up and ready for me to cook heat up. Since she's been working at the Bar/Restaurant, we have not been having regular dinners. Plus she's been spending more time over her boyfriend's house because they don't see each other as much. She loves to cook and bake and she's worried that I won't be able to make myself something to eat. She forgets that I was the one who cooked dinner every night when she was young. And what does she think I did for meals the 5 years she was away? I cooked ordered in...

See, I can cook. (or at least heat and assemble)

Anyway, she had the water boiling, the home-made gravy in the pan, and a breaded chicken patty in the fridge with the instructions taped to it. She made sure that I read all the instructions and that I put the chicken in the oven 7 minutes before I put that pasta in the water. It's sweet but oh so funny. Anyway, it turned out very good. Just look at the picture. (And Heather makes the best gravy with chunks of tomatoes, garlic, peppers and onions. I'm drooling.)

After dinner, I decided to take a turn away from politics and thank Tattooed Minivan Mom for giving me the Superior Scribbler Award. And why did I get it? Because I sent her chocolates. (Actually, she won them in my first blog contest) Go check her blog out. It's a blast! Here's the rules:

1. Post the award on your blog.
2. Link me for giving it to you.
3. Link the originating post - here.
4. Pass the award on to five more deserving people.
5. Post these rules for your recipients.
OK now here are my five recipients:

1. Chilled White Whine - Nancy Ellyn is a confirmed Jackson Browne fan and I give her this award because she deserves to get every blogger award available. Go read her blog. It'll make you feel all warm and fuzzy.

2. The Vintage Kitten - It turns out the Ms. Kitten is really Ms. Tiger when she read about what my daughter's boss did to her for voting for Obama. Grrr... and you must check out her blog. I love her photos and vintage images. Grrr again!

3. Old Lady Lincoln - This gal is the coolest grandmom ever. She's been married for 55 years and is a twice survivor of breast cancer, bless her little heart. Ya gotta love this gal.

4. My Brown Baby - I love Denene Millner's blog and she gets this award because she wrote the best "Obama Wins the Presidency" post I've read to date. Smart, savvy, and on-track, the Millner's family represents the movers and shapers of this generation. When her daughter said she wanted to be the first black woman on the Supreme Court, she made a believer outta me.

5. Green Dads - This goes to Steve and Brian, two gay men who are raising their son in California New York, where the were just told that they were not good enough to get married. How dare California discount their family. His post "America Get Over Yourself" qualifies for this award. It ain't over yet, guys.

20 comments:

Nancy Ellyn said...

Preston, my love....I can't believe how sweet you are. I was just showing this to my husband, and he loved what you said (cause he loves me) but, you should know, we three (and your extended family and loved ones) could be the best friends in real life.

Mad love for you, Preston! I've gotta get my awards and tag thing in order. Everyone has been so nice, and I have not replied in kind and as I should....I'll get it together within the next few days.

Stay tuned, sweetie! You are a sweetheart! xxoo

Preston said...

Nancy Ellyn - We sure would be friends. And you would love my friends too. I'm a very lucky man who has some really wonderful friends.

Mystery Man said...

That looks delicious. Damn you, now I want spaghetti...or maybe even better LASAGNA!!! --drools--

lol

congrats on sitting down and eating a meal. These dyasit seems no one takes or has the time to do that.

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Dear Preston, thank you for the award. I think I have done it right, at least I hope so. It takes me a while, at 72, not as fast as those younger ones.
Thank you.

The dinner your daughter fixed looks delicious. Around here we have a lot of family that loves spaghetti and salads. Our one daughter and her partner are both vegetarians. Her partner will eat fish, but not our daughter. And our 8 year old granddaughter and her Mom (our youngest daughter) who are living with us at the moment also love spaghetti. But they do eat meat.

Again, thank you for the award.
Patty

Preston said...

Mystery Man - I love lasagna too and Heather makes a banging veggie lasagna. Before she started working at the Restaurant, we'd sit down at the table and eat every night. Now it happens only once or twice a week but that's how life goes...

Old Lady Lincoln - You are so very welcome.The dinner was delicious. It's funny because Heather is not a big pasta fan but she sure makes a killer gravy!

Steven at Green Dads said...

Hey Preston,
We're not in California, we live in upstate NY. We write about the California vote because it affects all of us.

Thanks for the award.

Preston said...

Steve - How did I miss that!? Well it doesn't matter cause you still wrote a great post and you can accept the award on behalf of all the gay families in CA. :)

The Vintage Kitten said...

Hi Mr Blue Skies, Thankyou so much for my award, its so sweet of you. I am a little behind in my tags and award 'thingymajigs' but I will get around to it. Smoochies X

Preston said...

Vintage Kitten - You are so welcome. With so many tags and awards out there, it sure can be hard to keep up with them all.

Babette said...

Congratulations on your award! Your daughter is so sweet, it shows that she loves you very much. :o)

Preston said...

Babette - Thanks for the congrats. I'm lucky to have a daughter who cares so much for me.

JD at I Do Things said...

Congrats on your award AND on having such a wonderful daughter. Tell Heather I like my pasta al dente.

JD at I Do Things

TattooedMinivanMom said...

What up Preston!

LOVE the new profile pic.

It's hard to get those awards put up and given away in a timely manner ain't it? It don't matter as long as it gets done at some point. (Like the stellar use of correct grammer?)

That's cute that your daughter takes care of you like that. I can't wait for my kids to cook and clean for me...

Preston said...

JD - Thanks and I'll tell Heather you like your pasta al dente but it looks like I'll be doing a lot more cooking now anyway. LOL

Tattooed Mom - Glad you like the new pic. And yea, it sometimes takes a while to get these awards out. And Heather does take care of me but she also lives here and I think the dynamics are different between a daughter/father and mother...

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

Visiting from SITS!
About your below post: I too am overjoyed, and I live in FL. It was a bittersweet victory for my family, woo-hoo for Obama but so ashamed on Ammendment #2. We have gay/lesbian family, shame on us.
I read in the paper about a state who just voted its first transgender governor or mayor....lets all move there-open minds are the BEST! ; )

Preston said...

Thank you EN&M. Your support is appreciated. Let's hear it for the open minds!!!

Meaghan said...

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Preston said...

Meaghan - Oh don't worry, I sure do wanna win your give-a-way. And when it gets a little closer to Thanksgiving, I promise to order your November Special. Pumpkin Spice Coffee sure would be after a Thanksgiving dinner, wouldn't it?

LY said...

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Preston said...

Thanks Ly. You have a clever little blog going on there. I left you a comment. :)