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This Sushi’s on a Roll

I didn’t try sushi until I moved to San Diego about 12 years ago. Okay, so I’d had California Rolls, but I don’t really consider that very close to “real” sushi. But a friend took me out to try sushi and had me try just about every type of sushi you can find. And I loved it. All of it. (Even mackerel. Shhhhh.) I’ve been eating sushi (and sashimi) ever since.

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When I got pregnant with the Boobah, it wasn’t the coffee or wine restrictions that got me. It was sushi. My husband’s a fisherman. A lot of our friends are fisherman. We have fish all the time. Good fish. Sashimi-quality fish. And a large portion of my pregnancy occurred during tuna season. Prime sushi eating time. Seeing all of that wonderful tuna pass me by was torture. I got over it. Eventually. I may or may not have pouted just a little bit. What?

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A few days ago we got tickets to go to a fundraiser for a friend’s soccer team. It was a small affair, mostly people from J’s office. We didn’t know what to expect, but we did know it was for all-you-can-eat sushi. Aw yeah, count me in. The address wasn’t familiar, but we knew a bunch of fishermen weren’t going to go and eat bad sushi. And we were totally right.

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The sushi was friggin’ awesome.

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We went to Sushi on a Roll. It has a small storefront and it’s easy to miss if you’re not looking closely. But, oh, do you want to look closely. Trust me. The owner, Jeff Roberto, was named 2009 Chef of the Year by Chef de Cuisine. He was so nice and personable. And his place is great.

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Sushi on a Roll isn’t a typical sushi restaurant – they only cater. But his facility is set up to host private parties. It features a circular sushi bar, with a center spot for the sushi chef. There’s a big screen in the corner where you can watch movies or play video games. And it’s BYOB, so you can drink what you like and not worry about paying outrageous corking fees.

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It was a lot of fun. A great night out with friends. Awesome food. If someone you know mentions inviting you to this place for a party or for sushi-making classes, do NOT pass it up. Because if you do, you’ll hear about how awesome and amazing the food was and you’ll kick yourself for not going.

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I’m already wondering how we can get a party together to go again. It’s that good.

Gratitude in my Attitude: The beginning

Gratitude

As you may have, ahem, noticed I’ve been struggling. With a lot that I won’t get into right now but may later. Or may not. I’m not sure.

But one of the things that has been bothering me is this: I look at what we don’t have and what isn’t working way too much. It’s enough to make one a wee bit disgruntled. And I’m trying to change that.

So as often as I can, hopefully once a week, I’m going to try to concentrate on what’s good and happy in my life. Remember to have a little gratitude even as we’re struggling. And that brings us to this.

Gratitude in my Attitude.

I need more. Do you? If people express interest, I’ve thought about making it one of those little weekly dealies where other people can post the graphic and talk about being grateful even in hard times. Or good times. Wherever they are at the moment.

So for this first time, I’m grateful for things to look forward to. Even as I worry about work, money, bills, etc., there ARE things to look forward to. I’m trying to remember that and enjoy the antici………… pation of it all. Instead of dreading. I’m a worrier and that is a big step for me.

So anticipation. It’s a good thing.

What are you grateful for right this moment?

Mama said there’d be days like this

You know how motherhood sometimes just chews you up and spits you out?

Today is one of those days.