5 Things You Don’t Buy Anymore

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  1. Feminine Products – I don’t think that needs any explaining
  2. Cigarettes – I still vape but that is nicotine and a few other harmful chemicals rather than nicotine, tobacco, and many other carcinogens
  3. Cow’s Milk – I am happy with Almond milk and hate to think of all the mama-cows who have to go on milking day after dreaded day.
  4. Heating Oil – living in the south has some benefits!
  5. Camera Film – I can’t even imagine how much I spent on film and then developing the film, especially when my kids were little. I have since downloaded most of the albums but need a new scanner to do the rest. I was lugging around bins and bins of photo albums from one home to the next. Now everything is digital!

5 things Tuesday

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 Today I ask you to list five of your favourites.

I have so many “favorites” that come and go. So, for this list I will list my 5 favorite at this time in my life (that I can think of!):





Five Things

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Five For Tuesday – Books You Just Can’t Put Down – 2-22-2022

Since I’ve been listening to Audiobooks lately I will list my “books”, however they are digital. These are also books that I have read in the past few years. I’m sure I could look back and find so many others.

  1. Behind the Blue Elevator: https://christinebialczak.com/2021/03/26/book-review-behind-the-blue-elevator/
Behind the Blue Elevator

2. The Institute:

The Institute

3. The Butterfly Garden

The Butterfly Garden (The Collector, #1)

4. The Marriage Pact: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4125972953?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

The Marriage Pact

5. The Patience of a Dead Man: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3548706614?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

The Patience of a Dead Man by Michael        Clark

5 “Skills” You Have “Lost” In The Pandemic

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There are a bunch of things I don’t do anymore…Not necessarily skills but…I’m not sure I can come up with 5 though. Between the pandemic starting and now I have moved two times so everything is starting new in a new place.

  1. Putting on makeup – I put on makeup for my wedding and for my driver’s license. A few other random times but I fumbled with the eyeliner and couldn’t find any shadow…
  2. Remembering to shower – Yes, I am openly admitting this. It isn’t that I don’t want to bathe, but sometimes if I am home and casual all day I don’t even think about it. I change all of my clothing, including undergarments, every day no matter what so I’m not gross…
  3. Combing my hair – I wear it up most of the time. First, I was wearing it up because it was so darn hot here in Florida. Next, I was wearing it up so it wouldn’t fly in my face when I walk the dog. Finally, I wear it up so I’m not constantly moving it off my shoulders or out of my face, making it look limp and dull.
  4. Talking to people face to face – I don’t notice this much now since I am in a new town, I don’t really know people, but I got used to phone calls and texting rather than meeting up with people.
  5. ?

Five Things Tuesday 11th January

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I know I am a day late but I really wanted to add to this! Sort of like the Monday Peeve!

Today I ask you to name 5 things that you wish would disappear from the world in 2022. Here’s my list :

  1. COVID and all its derivatives
  2. Donald Trump and all of his cronies
  3. Inflation and unemployment: you can’t walk in to any establishment and ask for a job, then get one. Now it is the “initial interview” then the second interview with “the hiring manager”. Next is the interview with “the panel”…then you don’t get the job because they filled it already. What a waste of time!
  4. Spiders that can be seen by a person: Yes, they are good for the environment, they are harmless, they eat bugs…I can’t look at them and recently the nightmares have come back…
  5. New food variations: I am so tired of going to the store and you can no longer find a candy bar like the old days – now they have candy hidden in them or pretzels! I saw a Reese’s the other day with potato chips! Wtf! Put a reeses on top of a chip and bite…there you go, they don’t need to manufacture it! Chips! Are there any regular chip flavored chips? A good old Coca Cola….not vanilla or orange, not diet with energy…Normal stuff!

5 Sunday Breakfasts

Dr. Tanya hosts this prompt! https://saltedcaramel670.wordpress.com/2021/11/30/5-sunday-breakfasts/

What is better than staying in bed on Sunday morning? A fancy breakfast of course. While many of us are in a rush on weekday morning s, Sunday is when there is time and inclination for a long leisurely breakfasts or brunches What are your favourites? 

These are in no particular order since I have some real favorites, it just depends on the day…

  1. Waffles: Each nook cradling melted butter with Mrs. Butterworth Syrup (yes, I will do the real thing if it is available).
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2. Fried eggs with “Fake” American cheese slices melted on top. Yes, I like the fake stuff! You know – Land O Lakes slices, Kraft slices, welfare cheese…whatever you want to call it.

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3. Swiss Cheese Omelet

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4. Lucky Charms cereal

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5. Bacon, Egg, and Cheese on a Hard-roll

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Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day usually and is sometimes also lunch and dinner. Additionally, I do enjoy cold left-overs for breakfast too!

5 Things

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5 Things that you miss about your daily drive / commute to work.

  1. music – I listen to music sometimes when I am home, definitely in the car, but I don’t drive everyday so I do miss it.
  2. familiarity – I always liked “knowing” what to expect along my drive. That being said…
  3. new sights – I found it fun to see the new things people did to their homes or yards.
  4. quiet – sometimes I would be driving for so long before realizing that I hadn’t turned the music on. This was more common in the afternoons when I just needed to decompress.
  5. finding new routes – every so often I would turn down some random street to see if it got me to where I needed to go. Again, this was an after-work thing.

5 Exotic Fruits You Love

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I am not sure what is considered “exotic” per say but these are five of the less popular fruits I love…

  1. Kiwi – skin and all! The skin has all the fiber. If you use a potato brush to wash it off it takes off some of the fuzz that isn’t well attached. I will also eat them without the skin!

2. Star fruit – I was first introduced to star fruit while visiting Sanibel Island, Florida. The condo we were staying at had a star fruit tree right outside the front door. There was a picker to get them down, sort of like a basket that catches them. This was also one of the fruits that I used to bring for my students to try since it is a neat food.

3. Longan – These fruits are sort of like grapes with a giant pit. I first tried them at a flea market in Florida. Many of the vendors had them and you could sometimes haggle the price if you went to enough stands. The only problem with them is that they tend to carry these tiny little gnat type bugs so if you bring them home and don’t wash them there are these tiny bugs crawling around. It isn’t a big deal because you just wash them off. Also, you don’t eat the outside. Another issue I have with them is that if you get them too ripe, they get awfully mushy and don’t taste very good. Also at the flea market they have different “quality” Longans, some very expensive.

4. Dragon Fruit – This is a fruit that I really have to be in the mood for. My son used to love them. There are two varieties that I know of; one has a white center and one is pink. I also found these at the flea market. It is almost like it is full of tiny seeds.

5. Rambutan – This is also found in the flea markets and at the Asian markets. Again, I have to be in the mood.