typing hurts, and other stories

A co-worker's husband has a role in Julie And Julia! He's one of the chefs that Julia stands next to at cooking class in Paris. It was fun to hear about that today and I'm totally jealous. I've tried to convince each of my boys to attend the culinary school at which he works to no avail. Alas, I do believe Youngest will disappoint me too.
And, speaking of Youngest: K and I are going to take him out for a celebratory shake tomorrow after his last day of class. That would be the class which we were somewhat disappointed with but also the class in which he realized how much he likes working with packaging. I'd also mention that he totally got the hang of navigating mass transit, on his own, and became comfortable traveling in the city. If nothing else, I'm very pleased that he has achieved this level of independence.
I messed up at work today which mortified me, of course, but this time I tried hard to be a little easier on myself and, though he let me know he was aggravated by my mistake, my boss was pretty good about it all.
I took a detour on my way to the office the past couple of mornings and I'm hoping to get some pictures of it tomorrow to show you.
K is beside me reading me the foreword to Mastering The Art Of French Cooking. I see many wonderful dinners in my future - once it cools off a bit...but for now, it hurts my finger to type.

Comments

Mulberry Girls said…
First of all you are human mistakes happen!! Second are you going to the shake shack someone just told me about it want to try it. Congrats to youngest, I still remember the great joy I felt while mastering ny alone. A real grownup! Have K kiss your poor finger.
bunny said…
Just remember, there are sometimes mistakes at work, but there are never mistakes in the kitchen! ;) I highly suggest you also read My Life in France to accompany the book--a main part of the book is Julia describing her time writing Mastering the Art. It was a very frustrating experience for her in many ways and shows you that we are all very, very human. Hope your finger is better soon--in the meantime, apply some vodka!
Anonymous said…
I'm waiting for a guest today. ABout to land in Napoli in 15 minutes. Can't say no more.
Meanwhile stop typing, you should have someone type for you!
Paola
Miz S said…
By my count that's twice that you've messed up at work enough to mention it. I'd say that's a damn good track record.
Badger said…
Working with packaging? Wha...? Like, product packaging? I am intrigued.
There is a renowned culinary school near us at a community college! I tried to get daughter to enroll, but no luck there, either. Still looking for someone to cook for me.
RW said…
I once thought about going to culinary school - it is a hard life - but I am inspired by those who do it.

One of my biggest fears is making a mistake at work and then not being there to make amends - like now when I am on holidays...
As a self-avowed EATER I also dream of my sons attending culinary institute someday...I have a shot with Mr. T maybe...
Be gentle on yourself. Screw ups happen.
The secret to French Cooking? I will tell you - use the best fresh ingredients and do what you might assume is as little as possible to them. Cook with patience. Add lots of butter (or olive oil if you are on a diet!) and some fresh herbs et voila! So far my favorite French creations take a good hour in the cook time. (But it's totally worth it.)
Mary said…
That poor finger!

And you have me and J totally into Julia Childs at the moment!
Lisa Stone said…
I would be jealous too!