Jan 25, 2013


My mom can't come to the blog right now.  A few moments ago she lumbered out of the big girl sleigh bed (after dramatically throwing her arm across her forehead while bemoaning how "bereft of energy" she was, by the way) to head toward the kitchen for her morning coffee. 

I decided to remain quietly under the covers so that whatever craziness the old lady has cooked up for the day might pass me by.  Alas, it was not to be.

"MEATLOAF!"  I heard her bellow.  "WE NEED MEATLOAF!"

From what I gather, my stupid mo-ther has been more distracted than usual lately, so she figured that the only way to get one's bull by one's horns is to make a baked slab of ground meat the approximate size of a mini bus.  My cousin Bosco thinks this is hilarious, especially since his nickname happens to BE meatloaf, but I find the entire exercise exhausting.

After a long confab with my Aunt Chrissy, I've come to accept the fact that whatever brain cells were in my mother's head have probably headed south for the winter.  Apparently, I'm not the only one left to wonder what the hell this woman is thinking half the time, but fortunately for me, I know First Aid and am capable of caring for myself in a sufficient fashion.

So rather than doing laundry or cleaning the house or taking down the inside Christmas decorations (I know, horrified silence, right?), or heading up to the studio to once and for all put together a "Winter" stitching basket....we're making meatloaf.

I do hope that this finds your own little corner of the world a little less....disorganized, and that you're headed into the weekend armed with only that which is completely fabulous in every way.  Until we meet again....I remain your loyal and devoted friend.

With love from your pal,


  1. Ooh - Meatloaf sounds good. I have to agree with Mo-ther on this one. Sorry Stewey.

  2. Dear Stewey,
    Do you get your own little plate with some of the meatloaf and the side dishes accompanying it?

    Mary Eman

  3. yum! Love meatloaf and mashed potatoes...comfort food!
    Amy from Oklahoma

  4. Yummmm! I make a turkey meatloaf with brown rice and Worcestershire sauce....think I'll throw one together right now. Thank your Mo-ther for the idea for me, Stewey! Just the thing for this cold snap. And you get to stay warm and toasty by the oven!

  5. Mmmmmmm-mmmmm.... love me some meat loaf! Sounds yummy, Master Stewey, and I say kudos to Mo-ther! Do you get to partake? My 2 pups enjoy as much as I will give them... with mashed and green beans on the side, if you please....

  6. MEATLIAF! That sounds great. Okay Stewey I am off to gather together all the fixins for a fabulous meatloaf. At this rate all of your readers will be eating meatliaf tonight. CJ in OK

  7. But, Stewey, I LOVE meatloaf....esp. when I make leftovers into a meatloaf sandwich.

  8. I just made meatloaf last night! Perfect for these frigid winter days... the house smelled amazing!

  9. Meatloaf sounds good to me too! Maybe I will make some next week.

  10. Are you sure she didn't mean she needed this Meatloaf? Just saying that you might want to hide under the bed....

  11. MEATLOAF! Perfect time of year for it, isn't it? Great idea - I'm heading to the store now . . . .

  12. Don't let Stewy harrass you about the Christmas decorations, I see plenty still up and lit in people's houses around here at night when I drive through my neighborhood!