We had a BBQ, probably the last one of the summer. My hubby was the cook( BBQ is the only thing that man can cook!) and the flames shot up so high that I thought he was going to singe his eyebrows off! I went for a swim beforehand and then worked up a good appetite for the food. It generated so much smoke that I’m sure all the neighbours were hungry and jealous, and we smelled like a campfire.Seeing the flames like that also reminded me of our fire 20 YRS ago,too. Not fun.
Here are some of the goodies on the grill. We also had corn on the cob in the husks( which smelled like weed while cooking!) for the 15 YR old who’s a vegetarian. Buddy was standing by patiently, waiting, hoping for my hubby to drop a hotdog like he usually does and he wasn’t disappointed; his persistence paid off: he dropped a hamburger, which is even better! He was one very happy little Dachshund, that’s for sure, and my fine furried friend enjoyed *his* BBQ,too! We also joke if he eats hotdogs that he’s a “cannibal.”
Here’s some of the cooked food, ready to eat.(I love peeling the blistered skins off the hotdogs!) It looks like enough to feed an army, which the number of people in our house practically is. I also kept getting bitten by blackflies; they were eating me alive,and yesterday I got stung by a wasp,too. Bugs are the only bad thing about summer and if it weren’t for them then summer would be perfect. I still can’t believe there’s just one more week of summer left and then it’s back to school. I wish it could be summer all YR long.
My throat’s also been “scratchy”, hoarse, sore, and feels like there’s a huge wad of “hork” stuck in there for awhile lately as well and I wonder if it’s just my allergies, or maybe I inhale too deeply when I smoke weed and it’s like smoke inhalation or irritation or something….or could it perhaps be an allergic reaction to the wasp sting I got(even though it was my arm) and my throat’s swelling up? Whatever it is, it’s really annoying!
A higher court in France has just temporarily over-turned the recent ban on burkinis ( the modest swimsuit for Muslim women as seen in the photo here, which resembles a diving wetsuit and only the face, hands,and feet are visible) in French beaches as it was unconstitutional and violated religious rights and freedoms and I agree. It discriminated against Muslims and is a form of religious discrimination and persecution. Who cares what they wear at the beach or if they prefer to be modest and cover up and show less skin; let them wear what they want, and I personally much prefer that than to seeing someone in a string bikini or thong bikini half-naked!
There are laws in France that everything has to be secular with no outward signs of religion(it’s the same in Quebec,too), which is an obvious attack and suppression of religion, trying to squash it as well as people’s religious expression, and forces their beliefs “underground”, also creating division and an “us VS them” society, marginalizing the Muslim population in particular as they are the ones more commonly singled out and targeted, and then France wonders why there is more extremism and terror attacks there than in the rest of Europe yet their attack on religion and discrimination against religious groups and minorities and not accepting them into French society is the root of the problem.
With the ban on burkinis police were even patrolling beaches and forcing Muslim women to strip down to less clothing or fining them if not, which is shameful, humiliating,and demeaning, and how backwards society has gone from the past; before you might be fined if you wore too little on the beach in public, went topless or something else publically indecent, but now it’s illegal to cover up and you have to show more skin! I swear, the world has gone crazy! I liken this to the beginning of the persecution of Jews in WWII; what next, forcing Muslims to wear a patch of the crescent and star on their arms and Christians and Jews having to shelter and hide Muslims in their attics from the authorities? Where does it end?
This is also what happens to your cake that you were supposed to save for Sunday dessert when you’re tasked with putting groceries away right after you just smoked weed. It was delicious by the way; banana, chocolate chip,and cream. OMG, I could have eaten the entire thing actually, plus I also had 2 chocolate puddings. The other day I got the “Munchies” so bad I ate 6 Nanaimo bars! I had a “revelation” as well at the moment of death that it’s a smooth transition,too, that final breath, sort of like a sigh, or a breeze carried off in the wind, or like when you dive under water and your breathing changes with ease, without struggle or fear.That’s nice to know!
My cousin with cancer is deteriorating now as well so it likely won’t be too long now, and my hubby and the 15 YR old were hassling me listening to The Pogues that it’s “redneck” music….but it’s not country(I’d rather cut my ears off than listen to redneck country music!); it’s Irish music and they weren’t playing the “fiddle”, it was the violin! They can just be sooo uncultured!
While I was asleep one of the kids (I later found out it was the 13 YR old who has this odd obsession with US President Obama) had placed photos of Obama over all of the Jesus pictures in our house as a joke, so someone must have been very busy, and as it turns out we have 30 Jesus pictures( she counted). At first I actually thought it was the 21 YR old who had done it since he’s known as a prankster and he was the one that taped a cigarette in Jesus’ Hand on one of our Sacred Heart of Jesus pictures,but it ended up to be the 13 YR old, and it was kind of funny, but it would have been even better if she had done it on April Fool’s Day.Now she has to take them all down though,too….
My hubby also left the door open as he usually does and I told him to shut as because Buddy might run out onto the street and he said, “Good!” and “*I* was here FIRST!” and then right after he hurt himself on something, so it was like God getting “back” at him for being mean and I just love watching karma in action! The 15 YR old likes to mock me too and always jeers about my “fake Prada sunglasses” and my family is always making fun of me, hassling me,and making me the butt of their jokes,insults, and ridicule and then they wonder why I think they suck?
THIS also came with our hydro(electricity) bill but I guess that’s what happens when you do at least 2 loads of laundry a day and run the pool pump and A/C and my mother’s horrified and embarrassed and told me NOT to post it for all of the world to see and that she “doesn’t want everyone knowing our business” etc. and I told her too bad; it’s my blog and I’ll post what I like, and she over-reacts about everything, and then she said that *I* “under-react” and that I’ll get a bunch of hate messages from all the enviro-freaks. Really? We DO pay for the electricity that we use, which IS metered, and our most recent bill was almost 700$.I actually thought it kind of funny that we use so much more than the average. We’ve never been “average” in anything!
My mother was being snarky to me over something else as well and when I told her she “has attitude” she goes, “You HAVE to, if you want to try and survive living in this house!” and I told her she can leave then and she told *me* to leave instead,and oh, I only wish I could but I have no $$$$ and nowhere to go, and then she was telling the 15 YR old to pick up papers off the front porch but to NOT put them in the garbage can as it had no bag….but not to put them in the garbage can inside in the kitchen either, so then I said, “You tell her you want her to pick them up but WHERE is she supposed to put them?” and then she snarks, “I don’t care! She can shove it up her ass!” WTF? Seriously, what is wrong with her? What’s her problem,anyway? Why is she such a bitch?