Eric and I have decided to get a divorce. This is very new, so there's no timeline yet. Our plan/hope is for me to find a place to rent at Great Oak or Touchstone, so that it will be easy for us both to stay active and committed coparents to Liam. I'm looking at several options in the two communities and should have a better idea of what that looks like soon.

We're trying move through this amicably and reasonably. We hope to remain friends and with Liam in our lives, we will always be family, so we appreciate your support in not pointing fingers or placing blame.

We haven't told Liam anything yet. He's too young to understand it on an abstract basis. We figure he'll be able to understand "Mommy and Daddy are going to live in different houses and you'll spend time with each of us." But he doesn't have a good understanding of time, so we don't want to tell him that until a move is more imminent. So if you happen to be around us when Liam is with us, understand that we won't be talking about it much. Other than those times, I'm certainly open to answering questions, and suspect Eric is too.

Thanks for listening.
I'm the pseudo leader of a wine club here at Great Oak, and last night we celebrated our third year of gathering together with a northern Italian feast.

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I'm thinking of making my LJ friends only. I've been making more and more posts friends only because I don't want to people to follow a Tammy's Tastings trail back and find me here. And someday my parents are probably going to stumble across my LJ.

I'm still deciding. But if you're reading my LJ and I don't have you friended, please speak up and I'll add you, so that if and when I switch over, you'll still be able to read my posts.
Happy Birthday, [ profile] almeda!
Had my massage this morning, and man, what a world of difference. I had totally thrown my shoulder and back out from coughing. But now I don't hurt anymore! I think I'm nearly 100% human again. Just a little more tired than normal - which is not helped by the child who seems to be waking up earlier and earlier each day...
Got up and dressed and out the door this morning, just like in the good old days. Even got to work basically on time.

Doing alright so far. A little tired, not sure if I'll try to get through the entire day. I want to schedule a massage for this afternoon - I'm going to call and see if I can do that now.

Edited to add: No massage today, but 9 am tomorrow.


Mar. 5th, 2008 07:04 pm
Should not have had ice cream cake after dinner. Definitely should not have eaten my piece and the the ice cream Liam didn't want from his piece.

Instant mucus-factory.

(Sorry for the oversharing.)
I think I must be getting better. Primary sign of this is that when I cough and hack, everything is clear. I'm still coughing and hacking, but it's no longer day glow yellow (it never got to ominous green). So I deem this progress.

I still don't like the way I feel after I lie down for a while, though. But I'm still tired a lot, so naps are a requirement whether I like them or not.

I have some delusions of going into work this afternoon - I've got an urgent and easy piece of work to do that I can only do in the office. I'm going to eat some lunch, and take a shower, and then try going in.
The Smell of Easter

When I host a chocolate tasting, I take guests through 3 steps - taking a "whiff" (what's the chocolate smell like?), taking a bite (what's the texture like?), and taking a taste (what flavors do they notice?). In nearly every chocolate tasting there will be at least one chocolate that everyone agrees "Smells like Easter!"

And why not? While we certainly associate chocolate with other holidays, if you celebrate Easter, memories of chocolate eggs and easter bunnies were formed long before you ever got a box of chocolate from a sweetheart on Valentine's Day.

Unfortunately, a lot of Easter chocolate isn't particularly good. And some of it is downright bad! But thanks to Tammy's Tastings, you don't need to settle for bad chocolate in order to relive your childhood Easter chocolate memories. Visit my Easter page to place your order today! The Easter collection includes a "turtle" bunny or egg (filled with salty caramel and toasted pecans) and an assortment of four other flavors:

Raspberry - This classic combination of dark chocolate and raspberry is a perennial favorite.
Chai Spice - Milk chocolate harmonizes beautifully with a blend of spices that will make you think of a cup of milky Chai - cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, and a few suprises too. A dark chocolate shell balances the sweetness of the center.
Lemon-Rosemary - White chocolate provides the perfect creamy backdrop to the high notes of citrusy lemon and a hint of earthy, foresty rosemary.
Hazlenut Praline - A dark chocolate shell surrounds this combination of toasted hazelnuts, caramelized sugar, and milk chocolate. Another classic combination, and one that is decadent and delicious!

Orders must be received by Friday, March 14; earlier for shipping to the western US.

Upcoming Events

American Rebels Chocolate Tasting
Coming in April, date TBD. In the 1980's, microbreweries pushed the boundaries of what we knew beer could be. In the 1990's, small coffee roasters began challenging the supremacy of Starbucks. And in the 2000's, chocolate is the new frontier. In this chocolate tasting, we'll have a chance to compare side by side the offerings from a crew of American Rebels - small, one or two person operations who are making bean to bar chocolate and breaking as many rules as they can along the way. Space will be limited - email me today to pre-pre-register, and you'll be able to provide input on the date and time!

Wishing you good tastes,
Even though I woke up at 4, I was feeling pretty good this morning. A little congested, maybe, but not feeling too bad. As the morning went on I got tired and needed to rest, so I took a nap.

Well, I woke up from the nap an hour ago, and man do I feel like crap. Woke up - as I usually do - with a little bit of a drowning sensation in my lung. But now it's the headache that's really kicking my ass. Which is mostly likely caused by the nose and sinus crap which is also annoying me. Oh, and did a I mention the gooey eyes? And I know that a Drixoral would make me right as rain, but that's probably what got me into this mess in the first place. Sucks sucks sucks.

I wonder if I'm well enough yet to go see a massage therapist? They could probably do some ju-ju to my head to help open up sinus passages and encourage drainage without drugs.

Head hurts. Took another Tylenol. Ate lunch in case it was blood sugar, now I just feel sick to my stomache and have a headache.

I hate myself.
But not in a good way.

I've decided I'm in a rebound cycle with my decongestants. I get congested, and use something, either a pill or a nasal spray. And I'm fine that day, and the next day, even though I didn't take anything. But then the day after that, I get congested again. Today is that day, and so I'm trying to break the cycle and not take anything at all. I used my sinus rinse kit this morning, and may use a saline spray in a little bit to loosen things up a bit, but mostly i'm just trying to suffer through in the hopes of breaking what looks like a cycle.

I may also be rebounding from my pain killers, so I've stopped the 600 mg of Ibuprofen too. I took a single Tylenol earlier to try to help with the headache (which is probably from the congestion above).

And I woke up at 4 am this morning. Nappage, definitely planning nappage.
If I worked from home everyday, I think I'd have the weirdest eating schedule of anybody. I've already got a pretty weird schedule - breakfast around 7, lunch at 11, snack at 3, dinner at 6:15. Which written down doesn't look weird, i guess, but when I'm strolling into the kitchen to get lunch at 11 am, people often think I'm a little early. But hey - works for me!

I haven't had much of an appetite with my illness, and making food I want to eat has been more work than I wanted to do. But yesterday I ended up with a major low blood sugar headache at the end of the day, so I'm trying to be more attentive to that today.

On the way home from dropping Liam off at daycare, I got a craving for pasta. I could have held off for lunch, and had a bowl of cereal or something when I got home, but why? At first I was thinking spaghetti with garlic sauteed in olive oil and fresh parmesan. But then I remembered the goat cheese ravioli that have been languishing in the freezer since last summer's trip to Columbus. So I put some water on to boil, and pulled out a few of those. One of the reasons they've been languishing is that it's hard to figure out what to put on goat cheese ravioli. I figured i'd just drizzle with olive oil, and then I remembered the bit of fresh rosemary left from my chocolate experiments. So I heated up the oil with the rosemary and a strip of lemon zest, then drizzled that over my ravioli when it was done.

happy birthday, [ profile] kalikanzeros!

Overdid it

Mar. 2nd, 2008 08:47 pm
I was feeling pretty good before dinner, and Liam got invited over to a friends for a play date, so I took advantage of that time to make up four quick test batches of ganache. Then I went to dinner, talked to neighbors, ate dinner, and handed out samples. About halfway through the handing out samples, I started coughing, and realized I'd missed an albuterol dose. By the time I got home to take it, I was completely wiped out and my back was in spasm from coughing.




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