I like crazy, childlike, candy bar-filled cakes with gooey caramel, chocolate-covered nuts, marshmallows, and the like.

When I woke up, the morning was pretty. The sun was shining. I was thinking about going out for a bit, but the sun has since disappeared behind a sky filling with clouds. I’ll just stay here nice and warm for now hoping for a return visit from the sun. The furnace company just called. The part is in, and someone will be here this afternoon. My furnace still comes on, but the poor thing sounds as if it is in horrific pain. Henry barked at the noise when it first started but doesn’t care about it any more. I do. I wince when I hear it.

When I was a kid, our house had radiators. When the furnace came on, I could hear the gurgling of the water through the pipes of the radiator. It was almost a comforting sound, and I sometimes fell asleep as the radiator on the wall at the foot of my bed hissed and steamed. If I felt cold, I used to sit in front of that radiator to get warm. I now have the sound of forced hot air, not in anyway as interesting as water coursing through the pipes.

My meals have been hit or miss. Last night I ordered in for the first time in a while. My money jar had plenty, mostly $1’s. I ordered a hot sub and French fries. For tonight I have chicken defrosted. I have no idea what I want to do with it. There are just too many possibilities. It’s a quandary.

When I was a rich kid with a nickel, I often bought a bar of candy, a single bar of candy with my whole nickel. I usually tried to buy long lasting candy like a Sugar Daddy. I got to lick the caramel, chew it and stretch it. My favorite candy for a long time was a Milky Way, a frozen Milky Way. One corner store a few blocks from my house kept some bars in the freezer. It was worth the walk. I used to like a Bit-o-Honey Bar. It had neat packaging with individual slots on wax paper so the pieces wouldn’t stick together, and it had an unfamiliar taste. Later, I learned it was honey. I think I’d still like Bit-o-Honey.

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4 Comments on “I like crazy, childlike, candy bar-filled cakes with gooey caramel, chocolate-covered nuts, marshmallows, and the like.”

  1. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    This morning was cold, 29°, but the sun was shining brightly. Today the temperature might get to 53°. By Thursday we will be back into the mid 60s.

    When it comes to candy, I’m a chocoholic. If it’s chocolate I will not turn it down. I’ve had other sweets such as, Sugar Daddy, Bit-O’-Honey or Payday, but there’s nothing that can beat a Milky Way with Snickers coming in a close second. I’ll have mine at room temperature please. Unfortunately, I’m a “Nosher”, Yiddish for a snacker. I would give up lunch for an assortment of M&Ms, Pretzels, cookies and a candy bar for desert. In the last 10 months I have managed to keep my weight down after my gastrointestinal incident last February. However, I have crept up 5 lbs. which I attribute to working at home and snacking throughout the day. Today, I came to into the office to get out of everyone’s hair at home and to keep me away from the pantry. 🙂

    Meals at my house are interesting. My spouse is eating very low carb, my 23 year old son is a vegetarian and my 26 year old daughter and I are on a “seafood” diet, we see food and then want to eat it. 🙂

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      Today is chilly, in the 40’s. That’s a nice winter’s day around here. I’m waiting for the repair guy to come. I’ll feel better when’s finished.

      I do love chocolate as well. I remember in Ghana we had two candy company choices. One was Cadbury and the other was Ghana Tree. We chose Cadbury but only as a special treat. I love the fruit and nuts bar. I like a variety of candy. At Halloween I always buy what I like and most times Milky Ways are part of them. I used to like Forever Yours which became Milky Way Dark.

      My brother is a vegetarian. My mother always made a special dish for him and he could the vegetables. The rest of us were never picky.

  2. Christer. Says:

    We got even more snow today and now it’s very windy as well. I don’t like winter. The roads could have been worse though.

    I used to buy something called punch pralines, a bit expensive and didn’t last for long but the taste in the mouth stayed until I brushed my teeth 🙂 Otherwise it was hard candy for me, mostly fruit tasting but also salt licorice and to take two, one licorice and one straw berry at the same time was almost best 🙂

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      You have had far more snow than I have had so far this winter. Not that I wish you’d get more snow, but I’m hoping it stays on your side of the world. We’ve had a few cold days and nights but not as cold as usual.

      I love good foods, and you got a sweet extra, the taste staying with you. I like red licorice, not the black stuff.

      Enjoy your day.

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