Sunday, February 3, 2008

Super Bowl!

Well, its Super Bowl Sunday and I am writing this while my Vegetarian Chili is doing its crock pot thing... I am waiting to see how it tastes before I decide to enter it into the base Super Bowl Chili Cook Off early this evening.  I really don't know too many people that prefer vegetarian to the usual fatty, meat-laced original.  I will see if I can pull it off and get enough "meaty" flavor in it to impress those carnivores.  ;)  Maybe they will be so drunk that they won't be able to tell the difference.

I just had an amazing 30 minute conversation with Allan!  It's crazy how fast 30 minutes can go by! I am so proud of him.  He sounded okay.  He is still incredibly busy, tired, and homesick.  He said missing  the Super Bowl was like missing Christmas.  Poor guy!  I can tell he is in much better spirits though.  Missing him drains me.  It makes me so friggin' tired.  Maybe its a slight depression (I wouldn't doubt it).  All I know is that my days have been up and down...a major roller-coaster.  Thursday was bad.  I was bummed, didn't want to talk to anyone, and I watched sad movies all day.  Friday was good.  My girl Poppy and I went to get our hair done and got pedicures, which was a blast!  Then that evening, we ordered sushi and hung out at her house with some wine and mucho laughs.  She is one of the few people here that can instantly cheer me up.  I really truly appreciate her genuine friendship. 
Yesterday, was another blah downhill kind of day  (I guess you can't win 'em all).  Our power went out last night and I was hot, and lonely, and sitting with my dogs by candlelight just wishing Allan was there.   When the power goes out (which is a very common thing here in PR), Allan usually makes me what he calls a "chillow" or "chillanket" , which is basically  a cold wet rag.  :)  He puts it on my head or under my neck so that I don't die of heat exhaustion.  I could have really used an Allan chillow last night!  I guess I could have made one for myself--but, they never are the same.  Well, I'm going to go tend to my chili and get ready for the festivities. I will take pics and post them!