Musing with Max

Musing with Max

April 20, 2015

April showers

I just realized I haven't written a post at all this month and it's almost over. Guess I have nothing, or in the least very little, to say. Maybe it's April, not my favorite month. Every day is different, one day warm with the promise of Spring after a long hard Winter, then suddenly it's cold again. Anything can happen, a heatwave, downpour of monsoonal proportions, a freak snowstorm. The month of uncertainty. Last weekend we started cleaning the yard during a beautiful warm spell, I was excited to see my daffodil and tulips that I bought in Amsterdam pushing through only to find a few days later that most of their tops had been chewed off. Deer. Why me and not everyone else, so I doused them with some God awful smelling concoction I dreamt up, hopefully it'll work and we'll see blooms. This weekend was in the 70's so I planted my Morning Glory and Moonflower seeds and envisioned all the other things I'm going to do, I switched my clothes then the temperature dropped 30 degrees and Max and I walked in a cold bleak rain this morning, the heat went back on. My face took on the pasty gray pallor that comes with bleak rainy days and my hair looked like crap no matter what I did. My perfect job is no longer perfect, reorganization, shake it up. Some of my favorite people are gone and the new hires are robots, everybody's miserable. I bought tickets to the ballet and accepted an invitation to a stupid party. Thinking of planning a trip and dreaming of far away places.

Kept cooking, as usual

 Stuffed Cabbage

Salt Cod from my Portuguese Cookbook

Pate Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Mashed Potatoes and Mushrooms

 Fillet Mignon with roasted Cauliflower

Vegetable Lasagna with Arugula and Prosciutto Salad

Watched all 5 seasons of Breaking Bad in a month and a week. Started watching Peaky Blinders all the while wondering what Cillian Murphy will look like when he gets old. Watched Gone Girl and wondered why it got such good reviews, it was just as bad as the book. Read all of your blogs which made me laugh, smile and cry.

Spent time staring at this

and wishing April away.