Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Yoo-hoo ... are you still out there? I've been buried for a few weeks, and I'm just poking my head up to see if life still exists in the blogosphere. TravelinOma needs refreshing!

I really miss writing. Tonight I sent a bunch of emails to my new-found real friends (as opposed to you, my long-lost virtual friends) and my fingers got carried away. These unsuspecting new friends got lengthy compositions (enhanced by my thesaurus, no less) as answers to questions like "When does the meeting start?" I realized it's time to get back to the folks who understand me.

I even brought refreshments!

You can choose from Chocolate Peanut Butter-filled, Pineapple Coconut, Lemon Curd or Chocolate with Caramel in the cupcake cabinet, or Madagascan Vanilla, Chocolate Brooklyn Blackout, or Red Velvet in the signature cake cupboard. I would highly recommend skipping the treats altogether and having something healthy, like the Magic Potato.

Sit down by the fireplace and enjoy a sweet potato, dressed in buttery brown sugar and crusted pecans, topped with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. Seriously, you have to eat it to believe it! Don't you wish I was more than a virtual friend? We could hang out together at The Chocolate, a dessert cafe.

For you locals, I'll give directions: it's in a cute little old house at 9118 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, UT. There's another one in Orem, Utah at 212 South State Street. And they have wedding showers and cupcake birthday parties! ($7 a kid) Check it out: www.thechocolatedc.com

The reason I'm telling you this is so you'll be inspired to treat yourself to something. It doesn't need to be chocolate covered—it could be a sentimental book, a spring-time drive with the windows down, or even an hour in the blogosphere. Anything that gives you a chance to relax and feel good about yourself. It's totally refreshing!


Satia said...

My birthday is on the not too distant horizon and I've been pondering how I shall treat myself that day, beginning with the all important question of "What shall I have for breakfast?"

My husband suggested he would make me pancakes. That doesn't feel inspired enough for me. As I was doing my yoga this morning my mind did what is wont to do in these circumstances and wandered beyond the mat and hinted that a fruit salad with strawberries, pineapple, cantaloupe would be nice.

And it does sound nice. Very much so. Not as nice as that dessert you described. Thankfully, I don't live anywhere nearby or the temptation might be too much to bear.

~Kristina said...

Pineapple coconut for me please.

Diane said...

I have a friend visiting from Seattle today. I think we may venture forth to The Chocolate. That will be a refreshing treat!

I know what you mean about time to yourself becoming more sparse with your calling. Time to read is what is disappearing for me.

The Grandmother Here said...

Welcome back! We missed you.

The Relief Society in my ward has a new blog so I had to get another google name besides The Grandmother Here because the ward has dozens of Grandmothers and Great-grandmothers and even Great-Greats.

Kay Dennison said...

Life intrudes on blogging!!! I've been busy, too!!!! Welcome back!

mama jo said...


Elle Dreams said...

Your blog is so beautiful, I just love it. I couldn't find a follow button so, I'll bookmark your blog.

Susan Adcox said...

Thanks for the virtual treat, which will help me to avoid the real pounds. I hope you can find some time to keep posting!

Misty said...

As our {virtual} hang out time has gotten more and more sparse, I do a happy dance when I see a new post. Okay, I did that before too, but not hearing from you often makes me want to drink up every word. Especially your words about chocolate with caramel.