Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Not At My Best

 

Last night's pizza turned out wonderfully well. I was proud of it and only wished that I had some arugula to chop and put on top of it when it was done but the bugs have taken over what small amounts of arugula I have growing and that is just the way it is. The fresh basil had to do. 
I'm posting a picture of the pizza because if I posted a picture of what today has been like it would mostly look like this.


My ribs have decided that they wanted to hurt again today and I have had no energy and so I've been in that chair a good part of today, watching The Office and feeling useless again. I managed two loads of laundry and this afternoon I did make my husband a peach cobbler because I have been promising him I would and he even bought vanilla ice cream in preparation. 



Those Costco peaches have turned out to be a very fine thing, providing us with plenty of the fresh fruit and also this cobbler. It's the recipe that has been passed down for generations in southern kitchens and is sort of a sin. It's basically the recipe that Truvie gives in Steel Magnolias wherein she finishes it off by saying, "And I always put ice cream on top to cut the sweet."
Thus, the ice cream. I did use some brown sugar and also pecans which are not traditional but Joanne inspired me with her peach praline crostata today. This is basically a cake wherein you melt the butter in the baking dish, mix up self-rising flour, milk, and sugar, pour that over the butter without mixing it, then spoon the peaches cooked in sugar and water over the top. When it bakes it somehow comes together in a magical alchemy of cake and fruit. It's good with berries mixed in with the peaches, too. 

It rained this afternoon and is raining still. A good, hard downpour with thunder and lightening, turning into a sweet, slow drizzle. Mr. Moon was twenty miles away doing tractor stuff and said that it barely sprinkled there. I am starting to wonder if coming-rain affects my pain level. I suppose it very well could. 
So many mysteries. 
While it was raining hard I turned off the TV and took off my glasses and dozed on and off for awhile. I seem to sleep so much. I think that's probably good. When I'm sleeping I'm not doing anything to fuck up my ribs like bending way over and reaching into the pot cabinet. 
Sigh.
One would think I'd have figured a few things out by this point. 

So. Joe Biden has picked Kamala Harris to be his running mate. I'm seeing lots of complaints on FaceBook about how she's not progressive enough and of course, Biden isn't progressive enough, and I really just do not understand this. At this point, anyone who isn't Donald Trump or Mike Pence is fine with me. Is there a perfect candidate? 
Hell no.
We're not getting married here, people. We're choosing two people to replace the least qualified president in this nation's history and his psycho sidekick. A president who can't open his mouth without lying, who is a Grade A sociopathic narcissist, who will do anything within his power to get reelected including letting the Russians get away with murder (literally), who is a racist, who has no respect for woman and judges them solely on their looks, who appears to be homophobic, transphobic, and every-other-type of phobic a human can be, who has never worked a real day in his life, who has cheated at every enterprise he's ever been involved in, who doesn't give a flying fuck about the environment or the disabled or, well, have any type of human decency. On top of that the man is bragging because he passed a test given to people with suspected dementia. And of course has managed to allow over 160,000 people to die of Covid. And there is so much more. So. Much. More.
So Biden and Harris aren't progressive enough?
Do I care? 
Fuck no. I love them both to pieces. 

But that's just me. 

I'm going to go cook some grits. 

Love...Ms. Moon



32 comments:

  1. The Kamala pick has re-energized me! I know the attacks are going to be ugly but Kamala Harris can clap right back. Plus this is historic. I’m here for that too. Also that pizza looks fantastic.

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    1. She's going to show a few men what backbone is. I think Biden did good.

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  2. I spent my childhood making crumbles all summer. That's just fruit and sugar and cornstarch, bubbling, topped with crumble, which is butter and flour, baked until it's bubbling again. We kids could knock one of those off in a day. Mr. Moon's cobbler looks just as good. It's like the crumble slipped underneath the bubbling fruit. All the same stuff. Good!
    You're getting better every day. Remember that last injured cell has a few months to go.

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    1. You're right, Joanne. There is healing every day. Sometimes it's just more apparent than others...
      I love crumbles. And cobblers. And buckles. I really need to make a crostata.

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  3. girl skip the witch doctor and go beat the hell out of your man and the hoe he with.

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  4. also i can recommend a great bat LOUISVILLE SLUGGER

    https://www.slugger.com/en-us

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    1. Heh-heh. I deleted that bullshit.

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    2. lolz i was hoping you'd get a chuckle out of that-
      keep healing!

      xxalainaxx

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  5. Very happy about Kamala. I've been supporting her since Day One. We may yet get her for President. What prize she is: brilliant, experienced, fearless, Indian, Black and female. I'm glad Joe ignored the stupid Chris Dodd and Rendell and made a good choice.

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    1. I agree, Boud. I think Joe picked the right person for the job.

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  6. And that pizza is good. Sorry you're having a one step back day. It's going to be a while.

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  7. I'd vote for a saltine cracker over that jackass DT. Your cobbler looks delicious!!!

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    1. Me too. Or, as I've sometimes said, "I'd vote for a maggot on a dead dog over Trump."
      But I really LIKE Harris.

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  8. Kamala has energized me also......... good choice among several..... but good. Pizza looks SO tasty and peach cobbler ....I would almost die for that. Be still my heart.....and sleep well and don't overdo
    Susan M

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    1. The peaches were excellent which really made the cobbler what it was. You can make it canned peaches and I have done that before.
      I did sleep well. Thank you!

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  9. Good to remind yourself that healing in not linear. The other thing to consider is just how busy you were the day before...and not just with physical activity, but having all those loved ones around you in just one day. It's great, but when you consider that most of us are living very quiet lives on a day to day basis, a day with a lot of people--even ones we love--can be mentally and physically exhausting. Even my 37 year old daughter has noticed that phenomenon after all these months working from home.

    I'm with you on Kamala. Women candidates are expected to be flawless to be elected (impossible), while some male candidates can be absolute sh!ts (see the orange idiot) and the lame excuses for their cretinous behaviors pour in.

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    1. We absolutely ask more of women candidates than we do of men. For one thing, we want them to look good. Well news flash- Harris is going to look amazing when she wipes the floor with Pence.
      You are so right- healing is not linear. It's so weird. And I did consider how busy, if nothing else, that I'd been the day before.

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  10. Mary I wish you wouldn't beat around the bush, just tell us how you really feel:)

    The rain, actually any changing weather, affects the big guy's leg. He broke it years ago and has a titanium rod in it which seems to act as a barometer. Sleep is good, rest is good, your body is repairing itself. Things will get back to normal.

    I don't really like peaches but that cobbler looks delicious.

    Have a good day Mary.

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    1. I know. I was trying to be polite.
      Ha!
      And the weather absolutely does affect pain levels in formerly broken bones. There's no doubt about that. I'm going to start paying attention to that.
      You could make the cobbler with berries, like I said. I think a strawberry/rhubarb one would be amazing.

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  11. I'm with you on Harris and Biden and, of course, Trump. I don't understand the "not progressive enough" argument either. It's like turning down a lottery jackpot because it's not enough money.

    As for healing, this is just more evidence that there will be good days and bad days, I suppose. Thank goodness for "The Office"!

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    1. You're exactly right about turning down the lottery ticket. I swear to god. People are so stupid. Did we learn nothing when Ralph Nadar's campaign sucked so many of Gore's votes away? Jeez.
      And hell yes- thank goodness for The Office. It's kept me going these weeks.

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  12. That peach cobbler looks divine! (And the pizza) Holding thumbs for Biden- what you say is so true.

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    1. The cobbler was pretty okay. A little sweet for me but Mr. Moon loves it.
      Yes! Let's all hope for Biden. Even those in other countries because everything that affects one of us affects us all.

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  13. Yeah, I think you pretty much summed Trump up there!!!!! Hope you feel better soon!

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  15. the body heals when we sleep so the more you sleep the faster you heal.

    you know, people just like to gripe I've decided. this is not the time for the radical left if we want to court the disaffected republicans. I think this is a strong ticket and Trump knows it. it took him all of 20 minutes after the announcement to call her 'nasty' which means she is a strong, intelligent, and capable woman who does not put up with bullshit from white privileged men.

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    1. I think you're absolutely right about sleep.
      And yeah- I love it when Trump calls a woman nasty. Who knew that that word would become such a high compliment?

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  16. I wish I could have a piece of that cobbler -- and the ice cream to cut the "sweet." Rest those ribs, dear writer. I loved this post. Why, oh, why do I neglect my blogging friends?

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    1. Thank you for stopping in, Ms. Roadtripper. You are welcome anytime.

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  17. The peach cobbler looks delightful. Lucky Mr Moon. As you say, just about anybody would be better than Trump/Pence. Kamala Harris seems a courageous choice by Mr Biden. It is a choice that unlike Trump's modus operandi proves that Mr Biden can let bygones be bygones. Typically, Trump describes her as "horrible" and "nasty" instead of addressing her political record.

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