Today we celebrate the birthdays of Charles Dickens and Sinclair Lewis. They are both acclaimed authors, and I know the plots of many of the books they wrote, but I can’t say I have ever read one of their novels from start to finish. I am not proud of that.
What books have you not read that you wish you had read? What makes it hard to read the books?
I just saw an ad for the new movie Peter Rabbit, opening in a couple of weeks. It looks really mean and violent. Beatrix Potter must be turning over in her grave.
What cinematic travesty has set your teeth on edge?
Life Rule #62. Never grocery shop when you are hungry. I suppose for my purposes we should add “or before breakfast”. I stopped for ONE thing. ONE!
What life rule do you have trouble with?
I was just thinking the other day how sad it is that our ancestors went thousands and thousands of years without the joy of a long hot shower.
If you went back in time, what wouldn’t you want to do without?
Husband and I are on the road today, driving to Newell, SD to get two lambs from the butcher shop. It is five hours round trip. It is a long way to go for groceries, but I really need the day off. and will enjoy the drive.
What is the farthest you ever traveled to buy something?
The news is in. DNA scientists have tested the Yeti “relics” – samples that believers have kept over the centuries. All turned out to be some type of bear DNA (and one dog). So I’m thinking that Yetis are busted.
What’s your favorite mythical creature?
It’s Cookie Central at our house this week. We started with the fussy ones: Frosted Sugar and Shortbread Cookie Sticks – to get them out of the way. They require frosting and sprinkles so take more time than others. Twelve more kinds to go. I even got YA onboard today!
When do you start your holiday baking (if you indulge)?