What’s Eating Aunt Debbie?

There’s so much on my mind lately. My brain gets so bogged down with thoughts and ideas, problems and solutions, and then there’s my pain and mobility issues…I barely get anything constructive done.

I’ve been working on my cookbook. My German Grandmother’s recipes are giving me a headache! Some of them list only the ingredients but not the process. Some are just simply confusing because what she calls one thing, upon research I found are called something else! I haven’t made all of her recipes myself; I will include only the ones I have made before. I’m giving myself until the end of July to get them all typed out. Maybe halfway through I can get my volunteers to start testing recipes. I’m starting some of the testing myself this month. I’m hoping by Christmas I can have it done but no promises because these things take time.

I’m disgusted and full of so much anger towards Putin. He needs to be taken out, if you know what I mean. Surely, they have some Special Ops team that can get that job done. And thanks to the aid of Tucker (the fucker) Carlson, the misinformation about the war on Ukraine has flowed into the US. It makes me sick. Just sick. As if we need more misinformation in this country! What Putin is doing is WRONG. He is a murderous war criminal. The pointless death and destruction…brings tears to my eyes.

I’ve missed blogging – but I just haven’t had the time to sit down and write or when I have the time to write, nothing comes to me. What the hell do you write when you can’t think of anything to write? So, here I sit. Just typing whatever comes to me. Is that stupid?

Thankfully, Winter is about ready to leave us behind. I’m truly tired of having to wash my hands in the bathtub. Hmmm…I bet you’re wondering about that statement, yes? Well, the plumbing in this old house is about as stupid as the electrical wiring. I’ll have to tell you about that in another post! The plumbing…well, during the winter it takes about 40 seconds for the water at the kitchen sink to get warm. It’s about 5 feet from the water heater, which makes no sense at all. The bathroom sink takes about 50-55 seconds to get warm. That sink is about 30 feet from the water heater. I try to remember to turn on the water before I do my business, so I don’t have to stand there waiting for the water to warm up before I can wash my hands but sometimes I forget. Most of the time I forget. So I wash my hands in the bathtub, which is about 6 feet from the sink and about the same distance as the sink from the water heater. Do you want to take a guess at how long it takes the water to warm up in the bathtub? It takes a whole 15 seconds, which is why I end up washing my hands in the bathtub. I have no patience and I’m sure as hell not going to wash my hands in ice cold water! Snort!

I’m looking forward to the Spring but I’m always disappointed. It seems to always rain and then we’re left with about 2 weeks of exceptionally beautiful Spring weather before it gets too damn hot to live! Ugh. Summer comes too fast.

Well, back to work I go. Or a nap. Ha! Take care of yourselves!

Signing off!

2 thoughts on “What’s Eating Aunt Debbie?

  1. I’m so looking forward to your cookbook my friend. Oh…I also found the red chilie recipe for the pork butt for tamales. Let me know if you still need it? I have tons of recipes hand written in a huge plastic recipe box that only my mom can decipher. I’m trying to put together some recipe books for my boys to pass on some foods that I’ve made for them since they were kids.
    I’m with you on Putin that asshole needs to be taken out. But as I’ve found through history I think many governments could have taken out other despotic dictators (Castro.) But somehow this particular prick is way worse than Castro ever was. He needs the Mussolini treatment of you know what I mean? 🔪🔪🔪🪓🪓🪓⚔️⚔️⚔️

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    • Oh yes, I’d love the recipe for the red sauce!!

      You should see the mess of a ton of recipes I have! Some hand written, some typed, some cut from magazines…I threw a shit ton of recipes in the trash that I have never tried, nor will I ever try. I still have a mess.

      My grandmother’s recipes are hard to decipher. Many of mine, I need to write out “properly” for a cookbook. So much work! I have got to stay motivated! It’s so hard!!

      I’m sure your boys will appreciate your recipes!!

      Yes, I know what you mean! 😉

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