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School's Out | Domestic B(i)atch

6.15.17

I’m going to stick with this school theme because I like it! I remember when school lasted until the second week of June and it felt like forever, and everyone was just staring at the clock on the last day waiting for the end of class to run out and scream “No more teachers, no more books!” on the bus home. I remember how in elementary school the kids who were super brave would actually sing the world “hell” at the end of that song. I was not one of those kids. Teacher’s pet for days.  When I was a kid, there was a thing where people would bring silly string and spray everyone on the last day of school. Eventually we had our bags checked on the last day to make sure we didn’t have any. But then friends would bring it to us after we were released and it happened anyway. The 90s feel so far away and harmless now.

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3.15.17

Everyone can blame me for the snow days up north this week.  I take full responsibility. You’re welcome.  I grew up for the first part of my childhood in Ohio, but the second chunk of childhood in Florida. Context clues = no Florida snow days.  I feel like life is giving me a bit of a gift, making up for lost time. I spent the past few days baking, relaxing, getting some much needed sleep, and enjoying the finale of The Bachelor and immersing myself in The Crown on Netflix (everyone is so good on that show, I can’t handle it). Other than Phil being out of the country for work which is a huge bummer, I’ve been almost giddy at the fact that I had a full day off, nowhere to be, nothing required of me.  It’s the first time in two months really I’ve felt truly relaxed.  The other recent snow day was a treat, but this is the first time I’ve felt able to breathe without a slight weight of responsibility. I felt like a kid again, and there are few things more kid friendly than a Fluffernutter Sandwich…..or in this case, parfait.

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Braided PB&J Bread | Domestic B(i)atch

11.14.16

*I cannot ignore the 2016 Election results, and you are totally free to skip ahead to pics of me in a great jacket and of this delicious braided bread.  However, I must respond once, and then work on what I can do to help this country so this never happens again. Thank you for understanding, as this has been a very sad time for me, and many fellow Americans.*

This past week has been very challenging for me.  After the election on Tuesday night I felt defeated, like I had the wind knocked out of me, and I lost all motivation to do anything creative.  I didn’t want to bake, I didn’t sleep well, I spoke and cried a lot with my friends and husband, discussing the future and what kind of a world we’re in for with this president-elect.  As Dave Chapelle so brilliantly spoke on SNL, I hope he proves us all wrong. And I won’t dwell on this past this post; this isn’t going to be a blog that is constantly hammering on how poor of a choice we have made. I will say this as a take away with this outcome: I feel stupid. Since Tuesday I have tried to read articles, on both sides, to educate myself on why something I was so sure was in the bag, got pulled from under our feet. Too little too late of course.  I blame myself, I blame the fact I obviously surround myself with like-minded people and therefore social media algorithms cater to such, and I blame the media for pushing things that shouldn’t have been a focus instead of actual situations.  Because of the articles I’ve read, the numbers, the statistics of the people out of work, the decrease in wages in this country, the fact Hillary didn’t even visit Wisconsin since April because they voted Bernie and assumed it’d go blue, these are all things that lead to a president I am personally scared of.  The difference I will point out between the past 8 years and Obama’s campaign, and why I will NOT just “get over it” is because Obama didn’t build his support base on discriminating against anyone who wasn’t like him.  Trump has thrived on this, because from what I’ve watched and read……..a plan? Not so much. Just a lot of words and empty promises.  And when hate crimes spike in schools, when the KKK has a parade to celebrate our next president, that is a clear clue.  That is a warning.  And you can defend the fact that Trump actually cares about the Rust Belt, will help these men and families, and I REALLY REALLY hope he does. I hope he proves me wrong.  However, you must also take responsibility for the fact he has chosen a VP who is the most anti-LGBTQ elected official in the nation, he has insulted the black community, the Hispanic community, veterans, the disabled, women, and numerous other people, including fellow Republicans (who then endorsed him). You don’t get to cherry pick his qualities, you must take responsibilities for all of them. And those families he promises to help? I’ve yet to see any solid outline of what he will do to ‘fix this.’ This country is great, it will continue to be great, it didn’t need to be great again. Half this country didn’t even vote. In two years I will do my part to take back Congress (by voting!!), and in 4 years, I want to help a huge chunk of this country feel not so desperate that their only hope, their only viable choice, is the current president-elect.  

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