I finished Salt Wars and would highly recommend it. There is no plot, no heroes, no drama. Well, there is the drama of how salt affects our bodies. I loved it. Maybe you need a plot.
After Salt Wars, I read a bit of fluff from my box of books sent me by an internet friend, who, by the way, is a "laugher," too.
Now, the book I am reading is The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys, from a free spot last year. This book has a whole 950 pages of text and reference pages beyond--another 300 pages, I think. At page 55 I am in love with the writing style of Doris Kearns Goodwin. She brings alive the slums of the Irish and the Boston Commons. It is amazing how a child with a different temperament from most children can affect history 150 years later. This book certainly is holding my attention.
Today, I feel only a smidgen better, not enough to really feel it. I have a puny little cough that I only need to clear my throat.
The slaw last week was a bust. Day 1--bought it, Day 3--mixed it and ate some and loved it, Day 4--it was very vinegary, Day 5--it choked me and I coughed and choked through the meal. Tommy said he would not eat any more when I offered him the small helping left. He said it was too vinegary, too. So, that was thrown out. Too bad. It was well within the date until the end. I have no idea what happened.
Today, we went to the food giveaway. All was salad things--two bags of slaw, two packages of romaine for a total of 4 heads, two boxes of baby spinach, about 4 other bags of green stuff. Then--21 tomatoes total with two thrown away. Those were in what friend gave us since she does not like tomatoes all that much, and not raw. We got two 8 oz packages of snow/snap peas, five potatoes and two onions, one (1) croissant, two other things that are round like bagels but with no hole and some cinnamon and sugar on top, not sure what they are called.
There was no meat, one semi-sweet, and no cleaning products. But, that is okay. Next week, we may get 7 bread products or five sweets!
We took all her spinach and ours, plus other salads to a grocery store and gave them away to a woman and her daughter in the parking lot, asking her to share with others in family or neighbors. I think we gave away about 14 fresh salad and green things. So, it is shared and maybe will not go to waste. None of the salad items are out of date on the bag or box. We check to see how long they might last.
Today, I had to go pick up papers at my doctor in Homewood. Well, that is right near Cookie Fix, so of course, I had my fix--a chocolate cookie. What else would I choose? Tommy told me it was chocolate cookie with a chocolate kiss on the top. So, I leaned to him puckered up and gave him a kiss which he leaned to receive when he saw me being silly. He said it was a salty kiss. I have no idea why people put salt on chocolate since it adds nothing for me.
There is a new chocolate shop in Homewood, Chocolate America, two doors down from Cookie Fix, I think. I looked this shop up on the internet. It is the same guy who had an art gallery with chocolate. I have been there and would love some of his art, too. So, I am good. The chocolate is from chocolatiers all over the US and out of this world delicious.
I took about two pounds of carrots from last week, four potatoes, and two packages of snow peas, sprinkled them with olive oil and Concord powder for roasting potatoes, and three bscb in a bag in the oven bag. I meant to put an onion, but I forgot. This will last us at least 3 days and was all free.
Friend gave us her tomatoes and snow peas. I think I have so many tomatoes that I may blanch some and freeze them to use in cooking. Or I will blanch them and cook with them, maybe in Spanish rice.
Monday morning early, I called my doctor's nurse and asked for two refills, both for 90 days each. Sure enough, that afternoon, I was notified they were ready, so I picked them up. Later, I looked at both bottles. One only had two tablets, yes, 2 pills. I talked to the nurse, and she was puzzled, saying they would never write a prescription for two pills since that was only a one-day supply. So, I called the pharmacy and talked to pharmacist. She was equally puzzled, saying they would not even fill a prescription for two pills. I laughed when she asked me if I were sure. There were 2 pills in the bottle, 2 on the label, and 2 on the paper with the prescription, AND, they only charged me 4 cents.
There was no mention that they were short on the pill. They usually say so and just give you what they have on hand. I asked if I could get the other 178 pills today. They agreed and I picked it up. BUUUT, there were only 144 pills with a note on the bottle that this was a short amount. Once again, no one mentioned this, which they usually do. I will never leave a window until I have ripped open the paper bag and looked to see how many pills I received! I have gotten less pills, but I always am told that this is happening. I have never been surprised before!
What are you reading?
How do you feel about salt on your chocolate? I do not like this trend.