Library Book Sales

I went to my favorite library book sale Friday evening with my cousins. My other cousin gave us a few free tickets for the early bird sale. We usually go Saturday morning, bright and early, but we were very happy to use those $10.00 tickets! I came home with my favorite TRADE Paperbacks, 14 of them, plus a half dozen regular paperbacks all for $18.00! I already had a bag of paperbacks given to me by my sister and a dozen I bought a flea markets, so I have a nice supply of books. On top of that, if I have the $10.00 saved at the end of this week I can return for the Bag and Box sale on Saturday. I love reading used books because I usually eat all my meals and even cook while I read, with the book propped up on my trusty BOOK CHAIR and I get food stains all over them. Okay so I’m an avid reader, what can I say?

Book in Chair

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THANK YOU!

Don’t forget to say THANK YOU! You ungrateful wretch!  Just a reminder that saying THANK YOU brings more good things to your door!

No Thank You’s…No Manners…

I’m 59 years old, and my daughter is 35, my son 25. I raised my kids to send thank you notes when they received a gift or were even handed something by someone as in a meal or opening a door for them, but other people my age and my children’s age do not do that. I just gave the mother that EMMA nameplate. True it was a month late, but does that mean they can’t say Thank You? I also gave her the baby shower gift a whole year late but that’s too unusual for a FRAKTUR birth announcement. I admit I farted around and didn’t finish it right away. I wasn’t even sure I like it with little monkey’s instead of bears in the illustrations, but it turned out nice enough. So there, I gave it 5 weeks ago and got no Thank You. Well I’ll tell you I am NOT giving that family any more gifts.

On Being Politically Correct…

My daughter often corrects me on Facebook when I post something that isn’t politically correct, usually associated with some news app. You see she’s a teacher and so is her husband and if they are NOT PC they can get in trouble with their jobs and my daughter always was that way anyway. I on the other hand tend to blurt out whatever thought is running through my head.  Sometimes I feel like SHE is my mommy.. and I’m a little freaking child..  UGH! Now being publicly corrected by my daughter sucks big wang  if you know what I mean in my own unpolitctally correct manner!

I don’t need to be corrected dammit! Let me express myself! I am a flawed human being! So what! So is everyone else!

I Breathe a Sigh of Relief

Christmas is over! Thank God! It’s so commercialized! I have  a Bah Humbug! feeling about it. I’d much rather just have a nice family meal and forget about gift giving! But then, it’s NICE to receive a gift if you really need something and can’t afford it, but why do I, with my limited funds have to buy a gift for someone who’s LOADED? Someone who can buy themselves whatever they want? I on the other hand NEED things, and not frivolous things but things like supplements, eye drops, soap, dry mouth wash etc? I need a good haircut too. So my cousin gave me $50.00 in a card and I’m getting that haircut and those personal care items! And I won’t feel guilty for getting them because my husband didn’t get a gift like that from his friends or relatives. I’m not sharing my money.. I feel greedy, but hell he goes out and buys FISH for his aquarium every time I turn around!

Gwladys Jones Welsh Cookies

4 Cups Flour

1 tsp Nutmeg

1/4 tsp baking soda

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp Salt

1 and 1/2 Cups Sugar

1 Cup Currants

2 Eggs beaten

1 tsp Vanilla

1/4 cup plus 2 TB Milk if needed

1 Cup Shortening

Sift dry ingredients- Except sugar,

Cut in shortening like making pie dough.
ADD:
Sugar and currents and mix.
THEN ADD:
Milk and eggs and vanilla, and form into a ball.
Roll dough 1/4″ thick.
Cook on moderate griddle until brown on both sides.
Coat with sugar before cooling on rack.
NOTE: This is a real Welsh Recipe from Great Grandpa Jones side of the family. Or maybe a family friend. I of course altered the recipe. I cream the sugar, eggs, and Crisco and then add the 1/4 cup milk and vanilla with an electric mixer. I add only 1 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp baking soda, this is the only ingredient change I made besides using raisins. Then I add to the flour mixture, and mix well . Then I toss the raisins or currants with a TB flour and add that last. If it’s too dry I add more milk. I like a wet dough because it sits in fridge overnight and will dry out a little.  Then I roll out between two 1/4″ think slats of wood on a pastry cloth, and cook on a griddle at 300-325 degrees approximately.

Hot, Steamy Sex…

Did THAT get your attention? Lets talk about SEX in a novel… It certainly adds interest and may make a young and horny reader want to initiate sex with their significant other right? Well I read 2 novels a week, and most of them have at least one sex scene. Most novels have quirky people in them because writers have to make their characters interesting don’t they? Or we will be bored out of our gourd and stop reading! Right? I know from experience Irish characters will have red hair and some version of green or maybe even blue eyes. German ones might be blonde haired and blue eyed but not always, as is the Nordic ones. But many times younger writers who still have some sort of sex drive will add a few steamy sex scenes. At my age (59) and with the typical assorted health problems (Pelvic Organ Prolapse) I just don’t feel sexy or want sex like I used to. Can you older women relate? Maybe your husband has health problems also, and he lost his desire, who knows…  All I know is the woman in these books have a much wilder sex life than I ever had even when I was young and horny myself.. (chuckle), but sometimes I skim over the sex scenes. Yes I’ve been there and done that probably or possibly, but I don’t go there and do that anymore.. Ugh! Yes of course it would be nice to have a sex drive ad have conventional sex again but in my case (POP) there are obstacles to that urge, if I had an urge..  ha ha. Anyway I just wanted to say that I will continue to read these books, even with their steamy sex scenes because the romantic  and relationship obstacles are interesting to read. I enjoy a good plot, but some writers keep writing the same plot and change the setting and the characters are all basically the same! BORING! Yes give me your quirky ones, I feel I am quirky also and I relate. WE all like to feel we are unique and a unique character is relateable is it not?

NOTE: Spellcheck assures me relateable is not a word and gives me no suitable word choice to correct it! Can’t they update the app? I get “Relate-able”!