Not for a long time. I used to push back against almost everything and these days, I have learned to let go and not fight as much. I guess if you want to say my vehement hatred of 50 Shads of Gray, then that is where I was against the tide. Eff that book.
LOL I guess the last one I read was Bird by Bird, like our host! I don’t tend to read self-help texts. If I am wondering about something, I turn to forums to see if others have had similar issues but I find therapy in other ways.
Agree or disagree? Discuss. With civility please, because i think we have a good thing going in our very diverse (in geography, age, religion, political persuasion, ethnicity, marital status, upbringing, and cooking abilities) neighborhood here on This Side of the Pond.
I mean, I tolerate a lot of things but sometimes there are larger issues I tolerate and feel badly that I’m not doing anything to fix a problem. You have to look at all angles and then choose your battles. I know some people right now are “tolerating” the gay marriage thing and meanwhile, I’m over here like, thank God we’ve come into this century and allow people to be who they are. Because that’s not any of my damn business. But I tolerate liberal hippies trying to save slackers. Can I do anything on either front? No, not really. So I have to focus on me and what I can do to make a difference in my direct life. Maybe that is apathy but it’s smarter for my sanity.
Oddly enough, I have two random kitchen memories. One is the time my mother thought she was taking a sip of her tea but it was Dr. Pepper and she literally did a tv-like spit-take. She is not a soda person! The other is the time I leaned on a hot burner and had to be rushed to the hospital for major burns; I was three. Funny that my memories don’t necessarily include food. I cooked with my parents quite often.
Because I’m still working while my kids are out of school, they are a bit different. My mom was either home all the time or – once she went back to work – was home during summers because she taught. I honestly don’t recall any specific summer things; we did the same stuff we always did: pool, beach, backyard picnics. I think my kids are getting a different summer experience with camps and activities like we did on the fourth but they are no less exciting.
I think any song that has a Caribbean or Rasta beat is great for water listening. I’m not that picky, to be honest.