The Replacement

Sometimes life changes and things get replaced around the house and no one ever takes into consideration the many years of faithful service the appliances have brought into your life let alone the joys and maybe even the sorrows too.

A good friend of mine informed that she will be buying a new stove for her kitchen. Sure, you’re thinking big deal or great, it’s about time she did. But have you ever thought about what that stove did for her in the past? I bet not! Or even your own stove that you own.

Well this little event got me thinking about my stove, and I will admit that it is a trusty friend in my household and a real lifesaver too. Though I will admit we have had our stressful moments together too, when (I hate to admit it) when I forgot something cooking on the stove top and then there is the smell of something burning or boiling over and I think something nasty and think “great, it’s ruined now”! I am sure you all know this feeling????

But, there are the great smells too, that smell of something wonderful cooking on the stove top and you can’t wait to eat it because it smells so good and the same hold true for the aroma of something yummy baking, roasting, grilling or whatever coming from the oven.

My oven and I have had some challenges through the years to put it nicely. Like the time the oven seemed to shrink because the turkey I bought was to big for the oven. That darn oven seemed to shrink in size over night and I didn’t even notice it. (my gosh I was a bit upset to say the least!!!)

Or there was the time the oven seemed to develop a nasty phase and whenever I popped something into the oven it burnt for whatever reason… Okay, maybe I wasn’t paying attention or was distracted, but I am sure to this day that it was the ovens fault! Or the time (some of you may have experienced this too??) you pop the dinner into the over to cook for your guests who are coming over and for some unexplainable reason the oven isn’t turned on when you check the food one hour later and wonder what has happened here????? A mystery beyond belief……

Then there’s the nasty trick that the oven tries… You pop the food in the oven and somehow the oven gets tooooooo hot and the food burns and bellows out smoke and has a smell of burn food… That is an OMG moment!!! Now what ?????

But through all those trying times with its ups and downs my stove has been a faithful companion in my life and I think we should all be appreciative of the appliance even when it is being replaced, because the old stove also has memories attached to it too and they can be many happy moments in our life and we never really take the time anymore to think about all those great times!

So, before you pop something into the oven or cook something on your stovetop remember those great times associated with your stove. Have a great time cooking !!!

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A Daily Dose of Problems & Worries

Who ever thought that there would be so many problems and worries when we get older?? Most of us never expected that, because when I look back at my childhood I only have carefree memories of playing with friends, doing all sorts of great things with my parents and going to school to prepare me for life…. I never had a worry in the world, and I am sure I am not speaking for myself here either.

Life was simply great as a kid for me!!!

Nowadays, so many people are confronted with mounting daily problems that they just don’t know where to look. The worst is they lose their jobs and have no income which makes them worry about “ How can I make ends meet?” And there is where both problems and worries collide with each other….. How sad

How can I pay my mortgage or rent?

How can I make my monthly car payment?

How can I pay my telephone bill?

How can I pay my electricity bill?

Will I have enough money left for buying groceries?

And that list could be endless if I kept writing, but I thought I would stop there. Those thoughts could really make one really worry and drive a person into the ruins; a state that no one may have dreamed of in their whole life…… How sad

We were brought up to follow our dreams and they would come true… but with problems and worries people tend to be more realistic and throw their dreams away. It is sort of like sitting in a bathtub and the water is going down the drain and you can’t find the stopper fast enough to stop the water from going down the drain…. How sad

Will there ever be a day without problems and worries where we can all sit back and enjoy life like it was one time before when the days were always sunny and life was so carefree…. I hope so and so never give up believing in yourself and somewhere behind that dark cloud will be the sunshine that you are looking for.

Take A Look At My Book

Yah, why not – take a look at my book. Reading is a great pastime for many and normally we read the book alone and enjoy every word that is written. Ok, that only holds true when you really enjoy the book and if the books not tooooooo interesting well; I just skim through it and that’s it and then it’s sent off into the world of used books that maybe someone else can enjoy????

But times are changing the days of relaxing on your sofa with a good book or Ereader( modern times) could be about to change when all your other friends have Ereader’s too. A little social reader network and you are all logged into one book reading together… now that’s what I call progress in the wrong direction!!!! When I read I like to read my book myself and not have 5 other people reading with me and this could be up setting too because we all read at different speeds, but then again when we all read the same book at the same time there must be a timer for each page and so everyone has say 2 minutes per page…. No day dreaming it’s……READING TIME!!!!

The days of lounging around are over!!!

Plus the great thing is you can add comments about what you just read and every one of your friends can join in too. This makes reading a whole new thing to do. You don’t just sit around with a dull book in your hand you can write your opinion or maybe even say that your thinking about making a cup of coffee too. This put a whole new spot light on the word “ READING”

But I do see some minor problems that could arise while one of your friends is the official book person and the rest are reading along with you. Now I am sure you have all experienced this at one time or another and don’t be embarrassed either…. But falling asleep on the sofa while reading.

Normally nothing to worry about; your laying on the sofa reading and you doze off for a bit. But now that you are in charge of the book that you and your friends are reading….. What happens???? They have to wait until you wake-up or what( this answer I don’t know)
There you are waiting patiently for your friend to wake back-up so you can read on. How could they do that, right when the book was just getting good… They fall asleep… some friend, if you ask me!! Call them up right-a-way to wake them up, so that you can carry on reading… cheeky if you ask me- falling asleep!

And another slightly annoying thought is… what if I read at a time when you don’t want to read; then what??? Though it could be that since it’s “MY BOOK” you have to read when I want too … no questions asked!!!
My book – My times
Then again, I think reading is a private thing and when I read I like to enjoy the book and not be interrupted or if I fall asleep on the sofa… who cares – the fond memories of reading alone…. those were the days!!!

A very positive point about such a device is that when your guy or gal is reading and you want their attention… forget the “old fashioned” way of talking to each other… NO, write a note so it pops-up in the book that their reading and I am sure if you write the right thing you will get their undivided attention and maybe hear some comments that shouldn’t be repeated here… if you know what I mean????

There my guy is reading away at one of his “guy” magazines and I would like him to help me. Normally, if I say something to him while he is reading and he says “ after honey, you know I’m reading” As if he thinks I’m blind!!!!

I don’t need to aggravate myself anymore. I just log-onto his book and write my message so he can read it… problem solved – or???? But somehow I don’t really see the situation getting any better than if I said something. If anyone out there has tired one of these deceives do let me know how it works when it comes to getting your partner to do something… Thanks!

Unfortunately, I think I will stick to reading my book alone and only share it with friends when I have finished reading it. But whatever way you choose to read is up to you… the main thing is that you enjoy what you are reading.

Enjoy reading!!

My Health as a Woman

My health is good or at least I thought that until I started reading all the online articles in various newspapers from around the world which informed me about various symptoms and the cures.

Firstly, as a women we go through those monthly horror trips when we have our –as I like to put it “off days” (sounds better than mood swings or PMT) They made it sound as if every women in the world turned into an old hag and that all women are in bad moods- now that they informed me I can do something about it- I need to think now….
I never knew before reading that stuff that I had those problems but now that I do.. I feel that some things have to change – But what ???? I could see it now those bad mood hormones creeping up on me and saying “it’s time to be in a bad mood” – so I quickly stopped reading the article, because I know now that I am caught up in the monthly horror trip. OMG the thought of the monthly horror trip and I’m not prepared…. Help me I’m a women with problems !!!!

Then there was the article about lying about your age and if you do some jokers can take a peek at your brain and tell you exactly how old you are. Those guys are real party poopers!!
I don’t always want to tell everybody exactly how old I am and when someone gives me a nice complement saying you look younger than I say “Thank-you”. Why should I say – “well, if you want the truth; I’m over the hill and feel like s&%t and my brain is old and I am not sure if I remember what day it is today.” There you have it in a nut shell and makes me feel crappy!!!
I want to be young, so hey I knock a couple of years off my age and I feel great and I’m not hurting a soul. Plus, years ago everyone knew that women lied about their age and it was unthought-of to say how old you really were nor was it polite to ask that dangerous question “How old are you?” What’s happening to the fun of being a women ???

Now my next problem that I really didn’t know about was that I shouldn’t eat egg yolks. I love eggs and I am still around after eating lots of them – I better go to the doctors this afternoon and have my lungs x-rayed to see if they have turned yellow from all the eggs that I have eaten throughout the years.
It seems that anything that you enjoy eating or drinking is bad for you. Like years ago. First it was ok to drink a glass of red wine a day and then it wasn’t now it is ….. Does anyone really know what is going on???? But I can be happy there are still some veggies around that are good for you, or at least I hope so.
What can I eat????

I will have to make a visit to the grocery store after and with my magnify glass read all the fine print on the packages to see that I don’t ingest some substance that could cause something in my system.

OHHHH food – I love it and want to eat it!!!

Now that I have gotten all these problems off my chest I think I will go out in my bad mood and lie about my age, and buy some eggs and enjoy a good unhealthy omelet! Thank you internet for telling me all about those problems and I am still alive and HEALTHY…..

Schadensfreude

Schadenfreude is something that is seen everywhere around the world today. The word means that someone takes pleasure in the misfortune of someone else, being it a stranger, friend or family member.

Why have people gotten so that they enjoy the misfortune of others?

You see and read about this everyday and no one seems to notice until it has taken on a large scale or they are made aware of it through some internet platform. I see this almost every day on the street were someone is making fun of the other persons bad luck or situation and the one laughing at the person never really thinks about the damage – being it physical or mental that they are causing or inflicting on the other person.

Schadensfreude seems to have turned into a sort of game amongst younger people inflicting humiliation and mental pain on other people. The ones doing the mobbing feel cool and think “ wow, I’m great” – but have they ever thought about how they would react if they were the victim of schadensfreude? I bet not!!

Where is society going when that is what people do for fun all the time? A sad day for mankind and how people behave – It seems that respect and being polite to each other have been flushed down the toilet.

It seems to me the people who enjoy schadenfreude are the ones who have the real problem and don’t know how to deal with their problems, so they think “hey, I’ll make someone else’s life miserable or I will enjoy that they are having a bad time and can rub their nose in it.” What jerks those people are!

People should try to have a day were they could be nice to everyone and not be happy that the other person is having a bad time and maybe their lives would be better too because there isn’t any schadenfreude.