14 July 2015

This. That. The Other Thing.

I'm still here.  The past couple of weeks have been busy, annoying, fun, lazy, and often hot and humid.  I have been uninspired in so many ways, that probably a lot of people I usually see in real life have been wondering where I am ...

Anyway, Happy Bastille Day!


I have always like Bastille Day, though I am not really too sure why.  Probably because I can't think of why I would disagree with this:
Tonight for dinner I made a [really] fake cassoulet - you know, more the spirit of the recipe than the law ... but it was yummy and there are leftovers for lunches, so though the French might say Zut alors!, I was pleased.  :-)

Our July 4th was a lot of fun.  I had assumed that - like other years - The Tim had to work on the holiday itself and/or on the weekend.  But it turned out that he was off the entire weekend, so Saturday morning we jumped into the car with Dug, and headed to Baltimore for an overnight visit.  My niece Amanda and her husband Pat were planning a party on their deck to watch the fireworks, and another niece and her family were gonna be there, as well as one of my sisters and her husband.  Plus other friends we knew.  The weather was perfect (no humidity - on July 4th!!!), and it was just a blast.  This guy had a particularly good time.


Then it was home to the usual - laundry, dr appts, and back to work.  Where people are being fired and are "resigning" left and right.  It's both demoralizing and stressful.  I just figure when I show up, if no one is escorting me out of the building and I'm still getting paid, I have my job for now.  And of course, those of us still there are just waiting for the other shoe to drop. Ugh.

Other than that, I have a little of my cleaning and my cooking/baking mojo back.  Nothing too major, since for the most part, it is now hot and humid and not conducive to much of that.  But besides my faux cassoulet tonight, I did make some feta salsa and a French chocolate silk pie to take to Baltimore, and they both went over very well.  When I told my sister that I was bringing the pie, she said (as a joke) that she would prefer if I brought "Freedom" pie.  So I told her that she was right, and so I would bring French Freedom Silk Pie ... I was quite pleased with my witty response, but The Tim just rolled his eyes ...

So that is what is new here lately.  I hope all of you are keeping cool, and having enough good stuff going on to outweigh any of the bad.

See you soon!

10 comments:

elns said...

I am quite pleased with your witty French Freedom silk pie as well. I am a fan of various styled cassoulets. My first bistro dinner in Paris, I ordered Cassoulet on one of the hottest days. They all thought I was crazy, but it was a chance to eat cassoulet! (I was living off of baguettes, chocolate and cheese -- not bad, but not posh!)

I am a fan of Bastille Day.

I hope there is more hope and happy for you at work. I hate the morale killers. All the best.

Araignee said...

The Mister and I picked Bastille Day to get married on many moons ago. All my mojo's are gone in this humidity. I'd like to take a nap until September.

Lorraine said...

Bridget- Blech to hot and humid. It's going to be cool here for the next couple of days, so I'll get whatever I need done, and then go back to being a hermit in the a/c.

Dug looks very festive!

Linda said...

It wasn't bad here in Northern Virginia over the 4th. We just stayed home. I don't do crowds anymore to go and see fireworks!
Oh, the job front... I've been there - waiting for the other shoe to drop while I said good-bye to co-workers I cared so much about. Not fun!

Linda in VA

Caffeine Girl said...

No humidity in Baltimore on the 4th? That is amazing. I know when I was in that area in June, it was very hot and very, very humid!
I think your response was quite witty! Husbands just like to roll their eyes.

Kym said...

Summer is such a busy time -- so many fun things to do and celebrate! I always remember Bastille Day because it's also my parents' wedding anniversary! Fun connection. . .

Claudia Bugh said...

That picture of the dog cracked me up Bridget!!! Too cute. Sorry to hear your workplace is in such upheaval... just keep a low profile and your nose to the grindstone and hopefully you will weather the difficult period. Of course bringing cookies for your boss isn't a bad idea either lol Hope you are knitting thorough all this - it does keep one sane :)

Mereknits said...

It is hot and humid here, you might as well be in Florida. So sorry about the stressful work situation, not fun at all is it? Happy 4th, last of course, glad you were able to get away for a bit.
Meredith

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Something similar is happening at my work. It's a horrible feeling. But you gotta just keep on, keeping on.

Dee said...

Pup looks quite adorable in his patriotic deely-boppers!

Hope the job thing gets better soon. We were actually hoping for a lay-off this fall, but it looks like it's not going to happen. It would have bridged Steve to retirement without having to GO to work. Oh well....it's ALL good.