Not only does abstinence make the heart grow fonder, it makes you both ummm, for lack of a politically correct word, dare I say it, hornier. He is due back home in a few hours. I can't wait, ....I'm so excited, I just can't hide, I don't want to lose control, but I think HE'LL like it...Oh Yeah!..SO.... preparations have to be made. And I only have a small window of time to accomplish my humble tasks. What do you DO when preparing for the arrival of an absent husband? This is what I do.
- First thing I do is remove the children from the home. Get lost, good bye, see ya. I love my children, love them, but a woman needs what a woman needs, and a womans gotta do, what a womans gotta do.
- Which brings me to this ... quickly go to Brazil. OH MY, you just have to visit Brazil once in your life, the effect it has on your spouse is so worth the pain. No pain, no gain. Holds true not just in working out, you know. I know half of you probably just went ouch..
- Go over your belly dance routine just one more time. Do it sans clothes in front of your mirror, just for kicks.
- Do a quick get rid of the grays rinse. Not that I have any...
- Have your toenails painted.. Get a pedicure. Tell the tech no, no thank you, but no happy ending today, you're saving it up. Everybody does save it up sometimes , do they not?
- Have the drinks on ice ,baby.
- Make sure what you're wearing is edible.
- Dim all the lights , sweet darling, cus tonight its all the way.
- Even though he is the one that went on a trip, buy him a special souvenir that you both can enjoy.
- Tell the neighbor across the way what's going on so he can have his binoculars ready.
- Wait by the open door, with a banjo in your hand singing Oh Susanna..
To accompany my soup, I made Focaccia with Olives and Rosemary. It is originally from Bon Appetit 1995,and can be found here. However, Linda gave me this recipe. I use her adaptations which are impeccable. Do you know Linda? If not, you better, I mean, better go meet her. You Don't know what you're missing... You will LOVE her food. I have "known" her for a few years, and I have and continue to use MANY of her recipes. She has NEVER not once let me down. They are all "asked fors" and "keepers". Like me, She just started blogging a few months back. Her blog is How To Cook a Wolf. Do I really have to share her?
Onto business, this focaccia is wonderful, and its the perfect accompaniment to this bean soup, IMVHO. Put 2 cups of warm water (105-115) in a large bowl. Get your yeast (I used a whole packet) and sprinkle it over the water;