Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Saturday August 4 More heat, more chores, more politics

I got home from work last night a little earlier because I snuck out early. My boss had already left and I thought, "Well why not? If I catch the 4:48 bus, I'll be home at 5:40 instead of 6:00." So I left.

I got home, watered the flowers on the front porch, roasted five eggplant and six peppers, prepped the Japanese eggplant and zucchini for Primo to grill before he grilled the salmon, made salad dressing, washed lettuce and prepped tomato, onion, and cucumber for salad. I did all the dishes.

This morning, I did three loads of laundry, went to the grocery store, made a batch of baba ganoush and a batch of avjar. I did the dishes and washed part of the kitchen floor. I will be ironing Primo's shirts, scooping the cat box, and putting clean sheets on the bed.

So at 11:30, when Primo asked if I wanted to attend a political event with him tonight, it was very easy to answer no.

No way. No way do I want to spend my Saturday night with a bunch of people I don't know talking about politics. But thanks for asking.


  1. How important/necessary is it for candidates spouses/partners to show up every five minutes with them? Do they all constantly have to play the family card?

    1. I think it depends on your level. The higher you go, the worse it is. Nobody cares about the spouse of the guy running for the state house, but they sure care about the wife of the presidential candidates. I feel sorry for those women (and, let's hope, men soon).

  2. Hi GD, just wondering what you meant by "batch of avjar"? I come from Eastern Europe and we have a term "ajvar" which is basically a hell of a good pepper spread... mmm but it is cooked for 2 or 3 days, depends on how fast of a cook you are and how many "helpers" you may have (that is if you make a 100 jar batch for that season).
    Wondered if it's the same term.

  3. That is me misspelling! Ajvar not avjar!