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Books, installment two

Friday, February 01, 2013

There is never enough room in our home for our books. We have a lot of them, and yes, each and every one of the books has been read by one or more members of the family. We do actually send books away to other homes every few years, but our core library remains the same, with some judicious (HA!) additions.

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NUTRON3 2/2/2013 6:58AM

    Me too way too many but i love them all

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PATRICIAAK 2/1/2013 11:47PM

    When I downsized, I had to pass over 1000 books to others. It was hard to give up having a library at my home.

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ZENRYAKU 2/1/2013 8:03PM

    I think I know what you mean. We have covered the floor between our bookshelves. I think it will be easier to get some more shelves, but my partner is moving on some of his reference books.

I thought when I started BookCrossing (, that I would at least be able to confine the books to the shelves. But what has happened is that my family and friends now give me books to 'do that leave books around thing' :)

Books are starting to take over another room, so they are definitely on the decluttering list.

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

WOW! Books! My salvation (sort of) and addiction (absolutely). I love books. I do not remember a day in my life where books were not present. Ever. Well, maybe on river running trips. Books do not take well to water!!

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LADYABIGAIL627 2/4/2013 3:17PM

    Ahhh books, they have never let me down!

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PATRICIAAK 1/31/2013 8:22PM

    I remember the days, back when I was in school ,when I would borrow 6 books a week from the library. Books are friends.

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LAILATN 1/31/2013 2:54PM

    I am a passionate reader as well!

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SRBSRB26 1/31/2013 8:02AM

    Me too!

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NUTRON3 1/31/2013 7:47AM

    I so agree!

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JANIGURL 1/31/2013 7:38AM

    I love my books too ! Sometimes reading 3 or 4 at once :) Put your book in a big zip lock when you are on river running trips :) Take care and have fun !

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ELRIDDICK 1/31/2013 7:37AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Breakfast musings - potatoes

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Potatoes. We rarely had potatoes with our hot breakfasts while I was growing up. I have no idea why, as we had potatoes in the house, and used them for dinner several times a week.

But as an adult, I grew to rely on potatoes. They are inexpensive, easy to bake/roast/fry/boil. And the seasonings are simple, abundant, and reliable. So, on the weekends, we usually have potatoes with one breakfast. I prefer the roasted potatoes, as they are the easiest to fix for breakfast. I love hash browns, but cannot seem to duplicate the wonderful hash browns that I have experienced outside my home. I seem to lack an essential understanding about hash browns. Oh, well. That is why I will live to a ripe old age. I need to learn more stuff!

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PATRICIAAK 1/30/2013 5:34PM

    I like real potatoes (but not the instant)

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THINAGIN2 1/30/2013 5:12PM

    I like potatoes any way you can fix them! We are having mashed for dinner this evening.

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Breakfast musings - hot drinks

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Hot chocolate, coffee. We have hot chocolate sometimes for breakfast, but it is usually an occasional, late-night drink in the winter, now.

My father drank coffee, but none of the rest of us ever did. I remember opening my father’s Maxwell House coffee grounds can. I loved opening the new can because the smell of the coffee grounds was wonderful. I had the job of filling the coffee maker with the grounds and the water for dad’s morning breakfast. He got up early and turned on the coffee maker. He filled his thermos with that coffee and some crème (real cream on occasion, but usually half-n-half), and would take a cup filled with the same on his drive to work.

I do not think that dad ever had any hot chocolate. Mom did.

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NUTRON3 1/30/2013 8:24AM

    good memories

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PATRICIAAK 1/30/2013 12:13AM

    I, too, enjoy hot chocolate.

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Breakfast musings - dry cereal

Monday, January 28, 2013

Dry cereals: Rice Chex & Corn Chex, Shredded Wheat, Rice Krispies, and Cheerios. These were the standard cereals at my house as a child. We never had oatmeal, omelet’s, or other fancy stuff. Only cold cereal in the morning during the week, and cooked breakfast on the weekends. That was OK by me. I loved all these cereals and have them in my house today.

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BAMAJAM 1/29/2013 3:14PM

  Funny-- reading this only makes me think of corn flakes-- because that was the one and the only cereal that my dad ever bought for us! He was the grocery shopper, mom did not drive, so dad had all the "power" over all the purchases. Oh how delightful it was to spend the night at my friend's house, and in the morning I could have a different cereal from corn flakes! Wow...sometimes I could even have the choice from a "Post Ten" selection. Oh, the simple pleasures I missed! LOL
BTW---back in those days of history, the LARGE box of corn flakes was 24 cents!

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NUTRON3 1/29/2013 8:10AM

    Me too

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PATRICIAAK 1/28/2013 11:44PM

    it was a standard for us, too.

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1MYSTERY_LADY 1/28/2013 10:24PM

    I like dry cereal too. emoticon

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