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!

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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”!

 

I’m Not a Big Griever…

I’m not a big griever and I feel bad about that! My two sisters still grieve for our mother who passed on 3 years ago Dec. 6th of 2014.  My one sister claims she breaks down bawling from time to time when she misses mom. My other said she’s still grieving.. and I image she cries too, she always was the most sensitive sister.  I don’t get depressed, I don’t really cry about it. I did feel very saddened at the time of her death and was a little depressed for a few months and yes I cried a little and had to get used to her being gone when I go to visit. I always talk about mom with dad. I think it’s important to keep her memory alive.  I just accept what happened and live in the present moment! I admit on occasion I feel sad and miss mom, but not to the extent two of my sisters do. Is there something wrong with me? The same thing happened when my grandparents died and my aunts and uncles died. I just didn’t feel overwhelming sadness like I suppose I should. I’ve always had the ability to live in the present moment and what happened in the past just stays there most of the time. I know how really bad we will all feel when dad passes on someday. We have gotten much closer to him after mom died.

Perfectly Imperfect

Our bodies are very flawed as you know. One side of our body is not exactly like the other side. One nostril may be bigger than the other, one eye might be another color.  One eye may be bigger and or higher. One breast may be bigger than the other and usually is!

For instance I shower and put on deodorant everyday, yet if I did some sweaty heavy cleaning I notice the left armpit will stink and the other won’t. My left ear produces much more wax than the right which hardly produces any. My left breast is smaller than my right.  I have a small dimple in my right cheek but not in my left and my smile is not balanced out. One foot is 1/2 size larger than the other!

I’ve seen lots of flaws in other people. Some are more attractive than me, some less, and I consider myself rather plain to look at. I know I’m not the only imperfect human specimen out there in the world and it makes me feel better knowing we are all perfectly imperfect!

“You have High Cholesterol!”

I was recently diagnosed with high cholesterol last month. My triglycerides were 320 and considering 150 is normal something has to be done.  I wasn’t going to take the cholesterol meds and opted to change my diet first before trying any medication, but I wasn’t good at following the diet, so a week later I went to my patient portal and messaged a request for the medicine. Especially after considering heart blockages are the norm in dad’s family and bypass surgery has been done on dad’s 4 siblings. Dad has gotten away without the surgery. He takes his cholesterol meds and downs 2 TB of flax meal mixed with some 1/2 and 1/2 everyday! Doesn’t that sound horribly throat clogging? I suppose I should do the same with the flax meal it seems to have helped him a lot but it gives horrible gas! Ugh! So I need to cook a Mediterranean diet for my husband’s Chronic Kidney Disease, and I eat the same food usually, so that helps too I hope. I go back for blood tests in December to see if this helps.