Hullo, mes petits pois doux! How are you today?
It’s early yet for me to eat breakfast, but the leftover tomato from last night was calling my name. I made the most delicious tomato, lettuce, cheddar cheese sandwich. My taste buds are happy.
Fresh from the garden tomatoes are like heaven in my mouth. The Hubs & I were talking about the taste of tomatoes when I said the above statement. He had a raunchy retort to that & once again claimed that I popped his “bubble”.1If you must know, the conversation went like this: Hubs: I thought I was Heaven in your mouth?! Me: Uh, no. Hubs: There you go, popping my bubble again! (he said this in ridiculous shades of PeeWee Herman voice.) Lately, I’ve been inadvertently on a bubble popping run. But hey, he knew from the start of this relationship (over 26 years ago) that I would pop his bubble ’cause that’s how Sagittarians roll.2Case in point: The first time he told me that he loved me, my response was, “Why did you go & say a thing like that?” True story! In my defense, I was a month away from moving from OH to NH. He put a major monkey wrench into those plans, obviously since I’m still here 26 years, 2 kids, 2 dogs & 5 cats later. It’s not out of malice, it’s just that hard truth rolling out of our mouths before we can catch it & put it back to say it in a kinder, gentler way.
I decided to try Marianna’s Peace Tomato last year. It’s an extra-large beef steak sort.
Outstanding rich flavor of sweet and acid with dense creamy texture. If you love Brandywine, this one will surely put up a challenge to its recognition as the “Best tasting heirloom” tomato. This delicious heirloom tomato comes from Czechoslovakia, and is said to be passed down since the early 1900’s.The name and history comes from the story of Marianna. She was a young girl who escaped capture in WW2. After a decade of losing contact with her family, they finally reunited. Before her father died he gave her these seeds as a gift. Late season, pink beefsteak type with potato leaves. ~Pinetree Seeds Company
The Hubs & I were hooked with the first bite.
This morning I got word from the boss on what’s happening for this upcoming school year, well sort of.
We have a school-wide staff meeting next Wednesday & after that, we meet with the boss to discuss our schedules & other fun bits. My job is nonexistent now because the snack room won’t be open. I had a feeling that would happen after I read the recommendations from the Ohio Board of Education for school cafeterias. Plus, the changes being implemented affects all of our job duties in a major way, except for maybe the Head Cook. I look at it this way: I’m keeping with my tradition of changing job duties on average every year since I’ve worked there.3I started on the chicken patty line, halfway through that year, moved to Cashier #3. The following year I stayed there. The next year I became the Baronness of Breakfast. The following year I was in that position for 3/4 of the year & then moved to the Room of Snacks. Last year I was in the Room of Snacks & now this year, I’m who knows where! And, I’m no longer grounded in the Room of Snacks & can unleash all the hooey I’ve saved up over this extended summer vacation upon my Sisters In Lunch. They’ve been warned!
OMGAWD, Cookie Cat is being beyond annoying! He’s meowing at me again. His food dish has fresh food. The front door is wide open so he can come & go as he pleases. I scooped him up on the desk (see below) & gave him some snuggles, scritches & cuddles. The older he gets, the more demanding he is. I have to cut him some slack. He is 88 in human years & adorable. Yes, he’s got me wrapped around all four paws & his tail. There. I’ve admitted it.
He’s back again. Now he’s attempting to get into an empty dog food bag because I’m ignoring him. I better start adding Cookie Cuddles to the to-do list. If that gets out to everyone else, I’ll be doling out the scritches & cuddles all day long. Then again… that might not be such a bad thing.
Stay safe, wash your hands, don’t people too much & wear your mask!