So, just checking in with you…
Has everyone here absorbed and accepted the news yet? That we will have a President Trump for at least the next four years?
At my work, there are happy and satisfied people and then there are sad and dejected people, and because this is New Jersey, a blue state, there are more of the latter than the first.
But ALL seemed stunned by the results. ALL seemed to think there would be a second President Clinton.
And because this is a school, politics is not discussed openly. And my job for the last couple of days seems to have evolved into a counselor…
I listened to the happy ones, who wanted to gloat…
And I listened to the depressed ones, who wanted to unload…
To the happy ones, I said congratulations…
To the depressed ones (and I made sure I spent extra time listening to them), I said it’s okay… It will be okay… (One person even recorded me saying that so she can play it at home when she needs it; she said she found the way I said it very reassuring and calming… LOL)
As for myself, I remain optimistic and hopeful…
I think it’s easy for me because I’m not overly partisan to begin with. I’ve voted for both sides on different occasions.
I happen to think that many, if not most, things in politics are not totally black and white. Few things in politics are so clear-cut that no side can claim their policy is the only right path forward.
So, if you want to gloat or unload here at Fiesta Friday today, the floor is yours… It’s good for the soul to talk…
We just need to be respectful of one another. If President Obama and President-elect Trump can do it (How about that meeting they had, huh? Was that amazing or what?!), so can we…
Chocolate Ginger Pumpkin Bread Wreath
from Hannah @ Domestic Gothesss
“Surfing Hannah’s blog is very inspiring, for the recipes she shares and for the beautiful photos she takes. Her wreath must be delicious, even though it is too beautiful to cut into pieces!” — Margy
Shortcut Pork Ramen with Vaguely Vietnamese Pork
from Mollie @ The Frugal Hausfrau
“Mollie never ceases to amaze me, she always manages to make a dish that stops me in my tracks, this is one I have to make.” — Suzanne
Pumpkin Kale Pasta Carbonara
from Andrea @ Cooking with a Wallflower
“I am being honest. Being 100% Italian, I am always skeptical when I see traditional recipes reinterpreted by non-Italian. But this interpretation of pasta alla carbonara made my mouth really water!” — Margy
Rustic Sourdough Loaf
from Ginger @ Ginger & Bread
“There is nothing like good homemade bread and this loaf is so lovely, rustic and delicious.” — Suzanne
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Elaine @ foodbod says
Happy Friday! Your position is now like ours with Brexit: what’s done is done, now we have to see what unfolds and hope that we will be pleasantly surprised ??
That’s exactly how I feel. We can only move forward. I’m hoping for the best for EVERYONE! ?
Elaine @ foodbod says
Me too x x
Btw, Elaine, did you get email notification of the post?
Elaine @ foodbod says
Yes! I did this week 🙂 seems to be back to normal now
Yay!! Thanks! ?
Ok Elaine, now I’m having problems leaving comments on your blog and Nadia’s. They just disappeared, prob went to the spam folder.
Hannah Hossack-Lodge says
Thank you for featuring my pumpkin bread wreath!
You’re welcome, it’s the most beautiful bread I’ve ever seen! ??
Dad Whats 4 Dinner says
I am not sure what is worse, the protesters or the gloaters. I do not understand the protesters though. I didn’t see a lot of angry republicans rioting after President Obama was elected twice. They did what all good Americans should do. Use the ballot box to make changes and in 4 years or 8 the same will be said of President Trump if he does not do a good job. That is our system and it is what we have to work with here in America. Angie as always the voice of calm! Food makes everything better anyway. Happy FF!
Emotions are raw still right now, Quinn, so let’s wait and see. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and peaceful protests can be a powerful tool to bring about changes, the key word being PEACEFUL. I agree with you 100% though that the best way to bring changes is through the ballot box. I hope people, especially the young ones, would understand ???
Dad Whats 4 Dinner says
Yes, PEACEFUL protests are always welcome no matter what the cause. That is why it’s the First amendment to the constitution. Differing opinions are always welcome but riots are not, especially on Veterans Day. Hopefully people will remember the Veterans today who fought to give them the right to protest and burn the flag!!
I saw that on TV and I kept sighing. I didn’t realize I was doing it loud enough for my daughter to hear, and she started being concerned ? It is an offensive sight, you’re right. But just look at them, they’re a bunch of kids! As I watched, I was thinking…forgive them, for they know not what they do…though I don’t know where that came from ? I don’t think I’m that religious to begin with ?
Right on, Dad what’s 4 dinner. I agree with your sentiment. But I’m sorry to say that people have short attention spans these days.
I’ve shared the linky everywhere I could and am now going to get a closer look at the featured recipes! They all look wonderful:)
Thanks, Monika! I’m so glad you enjoy Fiesta Friday! ?
Sadhna Grover says
Hi Angie, thanks for the party dear.
You’re welcome! Enjoy, Sadhna! Have a great weekend ?
You mirror my thoughts exactly Angie, remaining positive is so important now. You have put things into perspective, it was such a pleasure hosting with Margy last week. Thanks for your words of wisdom and yep, if Obama and Trump can sit down together in a civil manner hope springs eternal.
Hear, hear Suzanne! I just hope our little voices of reason can reach a few people and hopefully we can start healing the wounds. We have to do our part, how little it may be. Thanks, Suzanne! ??
Great attitude to have! I wish more people could see things this way! Not ONE person has mentioned the election at my job. I love that it is not the daily focus- I feel pretty lucky!
Now- let’s party with food! That’s my favorite topic! ?
Happy Fiesta Friday and Happy Blogging!
Sometimes people are afraid to talk about politics, which is understandable. It’s a touchy subject. And that’s okay, too. And yes, food is the best topic, lol. Definitely brings people together, yay!! ??
Jasmine S. says
Great post, Angie! Like you, I have voted both ways in the past, depending on the candidate and the issues at the time. I agree with just remaining positive and optimistic! I think the world needs a little more empathy right now, on both sides.
Empathy, yes! That’s the word I was looking for! I’m trying my best to show it to both sides. Someone has to be in the middle, Jasmine, and we’re it! Thanks, hon, it’s like you can read my mind! ?
Christina Nifong says
What a lovely post. Thanks for writing. I feel much the same way but have taken the stance of not saying much of anything political. Your words made me feel that writing can perhaps be healing…
Aaw…thank you, Christina ? I just thought it’d be good for people to talk about their feelings. And to try to understand where the other person is coming from. We need to start listening to one another. And if I have to be the one in the middle, I’m glad to do it. And yes, I do recommend writing as a form of therapy. Of course, I’m not a therapist. I just play one on Fiesta Friday ?
Christina Nifong says
I think the whole world is stunned and everyone is now has a (slightly nervous) wait to see what happens and hope for the best! With Brexit the world does seem a little bit stranger at the moment but no one knows!
Great features and I know I am ready for some foodie fun, we all have to eat and it might as well be delicious 🙂 Thank you for another Happy FF!
Even my Republican friends and relatives are telling me that they, too, are anxious to see what Trump will do, lol. You know what they say…Life is unpredictable with so many ups and downs and I think it’s best to plan for the worst but hope for the best ? At least we have food! ?
Oh absolutely 🙂
Aww Angie, that says a lot about you in the fact that a co-worker would record your voice to make her feel better. Maybe I should get a recording of your voice for my husband because even though we are Canadian, he was so upset that he vowed not to go to the State for the next 4 years! I was hoping the “glad ceiling” would be broken that night for all women, but I guess we will have to wait. I’m hoping to see that in my lifetime. Anyways, let’s just all hope for the best:)
Oh your poor husband! Apparently this election has affected so many people abroad! Personally I would love to see a mom elected president myself, Lily. I stopped saying a woman since my male friends started calling me sexist (well what do you know, after getting away with it for centuries, men can now also recognize sexism ?) But nobody is against moms, haha ?
I love you Angie. You are so eloquent with your words and you can make anyone feel better. I think you should run for president!
Lol, Lily, you’re too funny ? Thanks, though, that’s so sweet of you ? ❤️?❤️
Matt @ RoughEats says
I must say, Brexit didn’t surprise me but I was still not fully prepared for Trump on Tuesday. Fiesta Friday is a great distraction from it all, and indulge in food instead!
I have another friend abroad who also predicted Brexit! I, on the other hand, kept losing a bet. I’m a very bad political predictor! But food? I’m much better at it ??
Absorbed, lamented, and finally accepted the news. I wrote in my choice with a clean conscience. Hopefully things will simmer down soon and we can focus on making a difference in our personal spheres of influence. What a week! -Julia
We’re the lucky ones to be able to accept and move on pretty quickly. I hope and pray that those who are the most affected will find their peace soon. This is the week everybody will remember for a long time. Or maybe the week everybody tries to forget.
Laura @ Feast Wisely says
It’s been interesting for me Angie to watch the Brexit and US election from here in Australia – only time will now tell on both whether the decision of the people was the right one…..
For regular folks, that’s about the only thing we can do at this time, wait and see. I try to remain positive for my own sake and offer free hugs whenever they’re wanted and accepted ?
First of all, I came late to the party today so thanks for the feature, all! It really made my day. Last week my stepmom was hospitalized with seizures related to last year’s stroke and then there was the election, so this it was a perfect cheering up when I stopped by to link and saw the featue!!
I’ve not liked some of our presidential choices before, I’ve been worried in the past. I’ve never been scared. I am now. I think it’s important for us, as individuals, to stand up when our government doesn’t. Whether it’s lending a hand that’s needed, giving a kind word or leading by example and speaking out when something’s not right. Make America Kind Again.
Your poor stepmom! I hope she’ll get well soon. I was happy to feature your ramen, looks absolutely deeleeshish! Btw, I had trouble getting images off your post. Did you not file them as JPG?
Now, the election. I was stunned by the result. But I’ve accepted it and will continue to be hopeful that better days are ahead for our country. I pray that our new president will do the right thing and so far I’m seeing reassuring signs. I’m with you, Mollie, that above anything else, we need to be kind to one another. ❤️❤️❤️
Thanks for the well wished! Weird about the pics – they are jpg, but I noticed just recently that the photos in wordpress are acting differently when they’re clicked on. Maybe it’s something they’re doing. When stumped, blame it on wp!
I was reassured that he plans to keep some key parts of Obamacare. I still have a hard time wrapping my head around everything. I wish I could hear you say everything will be allright! 🙂
Did you watch SNL cold open? Heartbreaking ? But I felt better after crying. So, I recommend crying, lol. Keep faith, Mollie. This too shall pass. Hugs ?
SNL has been AMAZING this election year. It will be an interesting ride, if nothing else. 🙂 Hugs to you, too! 🙂
We’re scared too here in Canada. Let’s all just hope for the best:)
I haven’t been able to watch the news after Tuesday. I guess I’m taking a breather from it all. Time to shed the woes and move on. Sometimes discussing these outcomes is the best way to move forward, but unfortunately with it comes animosity and hostility. Have a great weekend. 🙂
Aaw…I wish people can listen to one another without any hostility, even if they disagree. Listening, btw, is an underrated virtue, isn’t it? Maybe it’s easy for me to hear differing opinions since my own circle of friends and family is made up of many different backgrounds and political preferences. I’m used to it. I’m offering myself as a sounding board to all, haha… I can take it ??
People talk about balanced opinions but there’s no such thing these days. there are exceptions and you seem to be one of them, Angie. I will say, though, that I don’t feel as compassionate about violence. I make my children responsible for their actions as I’m sure you do (Or did, now they’re making their children responsible for their actions 🙂 ) Violence is never acceptable.
Violence is never, EVER acceptable!! Period, no ifs ands or buts. And about balanced opinions, I feel sometimes that people have stopped trying altogether these days. It’s become my way or the highway. What about giving a chance? Anyway, I try to do my part, however small it may be. I should have been a diplomat they way I sometimes have to bridge the gap between 2 friends or family members, lol. Hey, it takes real skill, you know ??
Yes, it does. (you got it).
Thanks for writing about it. I’m still trying to figure out how to think about it. It’s upsetting, but I do feel like the feelings are less severe for me, slightly, after 4 days. Still not accepting or optimistic, but realizing at least that living in a progressive state and city is a big blessing for which I’m grateful.
Aaw…I understand how you feel. We all handle disappointment differently. For some, it takes a while to accept and that’s ok! I find it helpful to take quiet moments each day to reflect. Love and hugs to you, Dave ??
Thanks for your wise words, Angie! After the media frenzy of the past weeks and months it’s good to hear not all hell has broken loose 😉
Thank you for the feature – it’s great being back again! Let’s just hope the healing powers of chocolate will do their work …
I know what just happened here is no laughing matter but I feel the need to move on, if nothing else for my own sake as well as my family’s. So, yes, chocolate to the rescue!! ?? Great to have you back! ??
You are so right! Making another ice cream cake as we speak … See you on Friday, I hope!
Yay, ice cream!! Thanks, Ginger! ??
Emmi @ Emmi's Cookin' says
First of all, thank you for hosting this wonderful party!
I’d like to say that now we have to come together in the world!
We have now to wait and see what’s going on, especially here in Europe too. Next year we have elections here in Germany and we have a big fear that now could happen here the same.
I think that the result of the election in the United States should be a sign for the rest of the other politicians in the world to change a little bit and to hear what is really going on in the own country. It’s time for it I think.
I wish you all in the United States a great weekend and please stay together 😉
Thanks, Emmi? I couldn’t agree with you more. There’s definitely a need for people to come together. And I think it’s incumbent upon those who are in the leadership position to lead the way.
Emmi, I know it Trump was a shock to all the world, just like Brexit. I hope we ARE a wake-up! I love that you talk about the world because it’s no longer each country alone. 🙂
Emmi @ Emmi's Cookin' says
Thank you, Mollie! 😉
Angie, you make some really cool stuff 🙂
Thank you so much, Sammy and Sufi! ?