Welcome to the inaugural post of Pull Up a Chair!
I figured we could all use a place to kick off our shoes, grab a drink, and chat about our highs and lows at the end of the week, so I’m launching this regular Friday post to help us do just that. To get started, I’m offering a drink perfectly suited to a brand new year: a champagne cocktail. This one comes from Garden & Gun and makes me want to throw on a sequined dress before I kick my shoes under the table:
From Jayce McConnell, Snackbar, Oxford, Mississippi
2 oz. Plymouth Gin
1 oz. lemon juice
1 tbsp. powdered sugar
1 egg white
3-4 oz. champagne
Place all the ingredients (except the champagne) in shaker glass without ice and shake well so the egg white emulsifies. Then add ice and shake the mixture like crazy. Strain the mixture into a Collins glass on some fresh ice, and top it with champagne.
I’ll take two of these, frankly, to make up for all the yummy drinks I didn’t get to enjoy over the holidays while I was either fighting a sinus cold or sick with one.
My high this week: Sleeping in my own bed next to my husband for two nights in a row. We’re trying to come up with a better solution to our current family sleeping arrangements, but so far we’re not having much luck. In the meantime, any night of uninterrupted sleep in my own bed feels like heaven.
My low: Being sick. Again. And on antibiotics. Again. I try to avoid antibiotics like the plague, and here I am, taking them twice in less than three months. I’m sick of being sick. Motherhood has not been kind to my health.
And here’s a bonus question: If you could wave a magic wand and make one thing happen for yourself this year, what would it be? (World peace doesn’t count, so don’t even try it.)
I have to admit, I’m fantasizing a bit too much right now about winning the lottery so my husband can quit his day job, we can move somewhere new, and I can start a foundation to fund projects and causes I care about. Then we can begin planning for that year-long living abroad dream, and also begin building our small cottage in Nova Scotia. Oh, and I want a weekly cleaning service and a part-time chef. Too much to ask? No way! Though I suppose it would help if I started buying lottery tickets. (Just don’t tell me that winning always ruins your life because I am plugging my ears. La-la-la, can’t hear you…)
Okay, I’ve got my virtual glass raised, and now it’s your turn: What was your high of the week? Your low? What are you dreaming about in the new year? Leave your two cents in the comments, and have yourself a slow weekend!