Gary and I have been trying to master the art of making pies.
Our first pie was the Strawberry Cheesecake pie. Relatively easy.
Then we moved on to fruit pies. In order, Blueberry:
Not pictured: Cherry. I think we were too intent on cooing and eating it.
Bumbleberry (Peach, blueberry and raspberry):
See how Gary is smiling in those last two photos? That's because the pies are finished. Believe me, there were no smiles while these pies were being made. Each pie provoked an epic fight. The tears are baked right in. You can taste the hatred!
It seems we've been fighting every weekend, and it started when we embarked on the pie project. However, the last two weekends there have been no pies, but still, we find something to fight over.
The pie fights were straightforward. Any creative endeavor in this house just can't be split between two people without one person being the boss and the other being belittled. Then after we split the duties between Pastry Cutting Boss (Gary) and Rolling Boss (me), there were fewer fights.
This past two weeks we have fought about a) NOT making pie and b) NOT doing anything at all. Gary wants to continue relaxing on the weekends and I am so bored, people, I think that's why we've been fighting, just out of sheer boredom.
When I consider retirement it looms before me like a long, long weekend. I need to get this resolved in the next few months.