A Bit Of A Fog

Today, it rained in the Hamptons. Which seems appropriate, because I feel like I’ve been in a bit of a fog over the past week.

You know that feeling? The feeling like things are happening around you and you’re trying to get a hold on them but no matter how you twist and stretch you just can’t keep your grip on a thing? That foggy-ish, hazy-ish, crazy-ish feeling? No?


Well, I do. And let me just say, thank goodness for family. Specifically, mine. Whether I’m freaking out about having to feed fourteen or making a terrified trip to the ER (don’t worry, everyone’s okay), I know my family is there to snap me out of the haze, to pull my feet firmly back to the ground and make everything, somehow, alright.

Aunt Lissie
Aunt Lissie’s t-shirt

See what I mean?

I guess that’s really what families are supposed to be all about – comfort, support, love… and large bottles of wine paired with uncannily appropriate t-shirts, when necessary.

I know that not all families work out like that. Since mine does, I guess I’d just like to say, thanks.

Thanks, family, for picking up your phones, for cooking me dinner, for coming to the rescue, for being my family. Keep it up, if you please.

And now, this week’s Private Chef Chronicles: Summering in the Hamptons (Part 4: A Week in Photographs):

melons at the farmstand
grilled heirloom tomatoes
blueberry peach crumbles
crostini with white bean dip and cherry tomatoes
marriage of s’more and cupcake
a highly anticipated union

lobster salad, for 9. (note: generally ill-advised. apparently lobster meat is not cheap)
banana cupcakes with chocolate and vanilla frosting
kitchen fruit bowl
vanilla pudding pies, Nilla wafer crust
blueberry muffins. wearing pink today.
my mid-morning snack. (it’s a fig.)
sugared apricot and almond torte (I adapted the recipe from another Molly)
looks even prettier (and, presumably, tastes even better) after it’s baked

So, there you have it. A confusing and crazy week, maybe, but not without some lessons learned: eat well, be grateful, and chill. Done, done, and… well, I’m working on it.

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6 Responses to A Bit Of A Fog

  1. Anonymous says:

    your foggy reflections are very dear- just as you are.

  2. molly says:

    thanks, MOM 🙂

  3. P-Mapes says:

    Awww, baby girl… I hope things are going a bit better soon. I don't know what's up, but I can tell, from the tone of your writing, that things are a little insane for you right about now. Know this: if anyone can handle it, do it, take it, learn from it and/or turn it around (or into a fabulous meal!) it's you. I'm thinking about you. If you need anything at all, you've got my digits and my email. And Teeny's. And Nadine's. And Steven's. And… well, you get the point. Seriously. If you need anything, call. Now go have some more of Aunt Lissie's wine 🙂

  4. Lis says:

    Thank GOODNESS for Molly!! love you, Sweet Girl!

  5. molly says:

    p-mapes: thanks lady 🙂 you're the best, I miss you!

    lissie: xoxox

  6. Anonymous says:

    You are so welcome.

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