7-8-20 food, work, friends

Yesterday evening I made the dangerous decision to turn on the oven and bake a galette. This is a recipe Elisabeth and I got from the knife skills class we took way back when and after Kayla told me about the kind of galette she makes, I was inspired to give it a go. Should I have waited until I could bake it in the morning instead of the evening on a 95 degree day? Most definitely yes. Did I wait? Most definitely not. I thought the pears were ripe and needed to be baked immediately. And while the pastry looks delicious, I don’t really like it, to be honest. It’s not sweet enough and I don’t love the pears. I thought I enjoyed the pastry we made in the class so I’m not sure where the disconnect is here but I don’t plan on making this combo again. Maybe something else. That frozen puff pastry dough you can buy in the grocery store is pure magic though. But you know I like trying new things so this isn’t a failure in my book.

Today I went into work, which is both great and not so great. I feel dirty all the time now that covid fear has permeated my brain but I also love seeing Cathy and sitting in the courtyard. I feel like I maybe already said this but I’m too lazy to go back through my posts to check so I apologize now if this has been written already. This is what covid does to me, I don’t know what I’ve said to whom and I’m too apathetic about it to confirm. /shrug

But what I’m really trying to say about work, is that we have tv screens on the walls that scroll through anniversaries and birthdays and on occasion, will spout a dad joke. I don’t know who writes them or who posts them but I love them. I love them so much. Today’s dad joke:

Why do you never see elephants hiding in trees?

Because they’re so good at it.

I told you I love dad jokes and this one is no exception. I laughed out loud when I read it. That in itself made me going into work today 100% worth it. Also, seeing Cathy. We had lunch together and then went out to dinner together too. One of our other coworkers joined us and what a lovely time I had with the two of them. I feel so lucky to have coworkers I don’t mind hanging out with outside of work. It actually makes work that much better.

I just got off a video chat with my long time friend, Donny, whom I haven’t chatted with in months. It was so refreshing to converse with him and see his face. Why do we humans do that to ourselves? Go long periods of time without talking to the people we like talking to? It’s something that I have to constantly work on. Maybe it’s because I like too many people so I have to pick and choose because otherwise I’d be talking to someone every evening and that’s just too much for me. Yeah, let’s go with that, there’s too many people I like. That sounds pleasant. 🙂

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