“Life is good when you have a good sandwich.”

The day is warm at 41°. We’re socked in by light grey clouds, but it won’t rain. Both dogs love this weather. They stay out a while. Henry is always first to come inside the house. When Nala doesn’t follow, I call for her. I am always a bit suspicious when she stays out. What is she up to now?

Yesterday I was busy a good part of the day. We, Nala and I, went to the dump. I did three loads of laundry, watered the plants,, swept the hall and kitchen and changed my bed. In the late afternoon I fell asleep sitting up on the couch. It was all the laundry hauling.

Last night I watch movies on my computer. My favorite was Five Million Miles to Earth released in 1968. I’d seen it before but not in a long time. I had hunted to find the complete movie and finally struck gold at Internet Archives.

My house is quiet without TV. Right now my fingers hitting the keys is the only sound. Henry’s barking earlier warned of an intruder. I checked and saw a patron at my little library. Henry had done his job well. My little library is on my to-do list for today as I have some books to add, and it needs rearranging.

When I was a kid, my books were all in my bedroom. I used to organize them by series. All the Trixie Belden were together. Donna Parker was beside Trixie. Both were Whitman published books with those glossy, illustrated cardboard covers. I still have many of them. The spines of a few have cracked because of multiple readings and time. They were mostly released in the 50’s. My Nancy Drews took up half a shelf. The Bobbsey Twins took up the other half. Black Beauty, Zorro, Little Women, Heidi and Robinson Crusoe were a few of the other books, the classics. I have an Annette book.

My dance card has sparse entries this week. Uke practice, a lesson and a concert are the only items, but I’ll have to pick and choose two as my finger objects to all that activity and tightens and swells. It is not a pretty sight.

The other night I had a peanut butter and marshmallow sandwich. I was hungry but not hungry enough to cook. I loved that sandwich. As I was eating, my memory drawer popped open at the familiar taste. When I was a kid, I would make Saltine sandwiches with PB on one side and Marshmallow Fluff on the other. It was the best snack. I need Saltines.

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4 Comments on ““Life is good when you have a good sandwich.””

  1. Birgit Says:

    I don’t think I would miss TV but every room has a radio. Our radio programs are getting worse because of political influence and they don’t get the money they need but thanks to internet we have a lot more available programs so it’s a matter of choice now.

    I was on a visit the last few days and among other things we talked about old children’s books and what to do with them now. The 5 year old of that family loves Pippi Longstocking which is still great when you have a modern translation and not the old books we read. Especially old girl’s books are so outdated nowadays that you can just dump them though it’s sad to dump books we loved back then. I still have my favorite books and occasionally I read one of these books again but it’s an bygone world now. A modern desirable world back then, a world full of gender prejustices from a present-day perspective. I will dump them some time but not yet.

    What’s an Annette book?

    • katry Says:

      I love watching movies and have a variety of programs for watching. Those I miss. I also like to know what is happening in the world. I only listen to the radio in the car.

      My Bobbsey Twins and Nancy Drew books have been revised to reflect this, a far different time. In both series a Black woman is one of the main characters. Their wordage has been changed completely from Black speech which was difficult to understand. None of my grands are big readers. I can’t entrust my childhood to them. I’ll let my sisters decide the best place for those books once I am gone.

      The book has Annette Funicello as the main character. She was the most popular Mouseketeer of the 1950s Mickey Mouse Club cast.

  2. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    Today the high was 74° under mostly cloudy skies. Tonight another cold front is coming and will bring lots of rain beginning tomorrow morning. Thankfully, the temperature will be well below freezing.

    I would not like to live without TV. Although I have a bazillion number of cable Channels, that I rarely watch. My latest go to channel via cable TV is YouTube. I find lots of interesting stuff to watch. I could easily watch TV on my iPad since I have the Spectrum app.

    I remember when TVs were expensive devices but are now commodities. One can buy 55” TVs for less than $500. Some of them are over 85” in size. No one repairs TVs any more because they are cheap.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      74° is summer around these parts. We’re thrilled at 50° and think is a heatwave.

      I am watching TV on my various devices. It is inconvenient but I’m surviving. I love YouTube and watch it all the time. I watch my subscriptions, movies and TV programs. I have the Xfinity Stream app to watch all my TV stations.

      If I don’t hear back from my student who offered the TV, I’ll start hunting for a new one. They are cheap enough.

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