I made a birthday cake (the ship's real name has been photo-
shopped out) - clearly showing that my skills do not lie
in applying icing through a hole in a plastic baggie.
I went to bed before we got to the islands and awoke this morning to thick fog. We may have been close to the islands, but who could tell?
Something about the whole day felt off. In my nap time between breakfast and lunch, I dreamt
Harrison pours the bubbly for the toast.
We arrived in Frankfort to a sizable crowd, especially given the fact that we had no established contact in the town - and the fact that it's a pretty small place.
Not long after we arrived in Frankfort, we got a visit from the Coast Guard. This is not unusual. What is unusual is that they made us run through a man overboard drill... just as we'd sat down to lunch!
Oven-roasted vegetables: turnips, onions, green bell
peppers, tomatoes, carrots, and potatoes.
Before dinner, we had a birthday toast to the Marlin and Seth #2 poured some champagne over the side in an offering to Neptune, as is customary.
Then we ate steaks, with chuck steak that I'd marinated for days. In my mind, even that didn't make those steaks rewarding. Just not a good cut. Though a grill may have helped.
Captain Flash bought ice cream and I put out the cake.
Eggplant with mozzerella, basil and sauteed garlic.
As we sat around the table talking, I shared this email I'd received from my sister this morning with the crew. Apparently, my little nephew, E., has been missing me.
My sister, L., writes:
Our conversations have been going something like this.
"I wanna go see C.C.'s boat."
"I'm sorry, E., but C.C. and her boat are far away"
"Can we drive there?"
"Sorry, but no."
We have had this conversation many times.
Then today we were reading Where the Wild Things Are, and Max got into his boat.
"Like CC's boat?"
"Yes, it's a sail boat, just like C.C.'s boat."
"Is he going to see her?"
"Max is using his imagination, he's pretending to go see the Wild Things, would you like to use our imagination and go see C.C.?"
So we took a sailboat through the jungle and the ocean in his bedroom to see you on your boat:)
Then on the page where Max gets back in his boat and goes back home, Max is in the boat with the moon and the stars overhead.
E. said "C.C. goes night-night in her boat?"
"Yes, do you remember sitting in her bed on the boat?"
I can't remember
I can't remember
Steak, marinated overnight in this recipe. It didn't blow me away.
Eggplant, mozzerella cheese, basil, red wine vinegar and sauteed garlic
Birthday cake: chocolate mayonnaise cake with brown sugar frosting (and store-bought vanilla on top; plus chocolate made by mixing cocoa powder into the vanilla)