Going For the Gold…

Okay…years of training…have led…Bertha…to the Olympic Village…that’s right…she’s about to participate in the little known…three-day event…Olympic Free Book Toss

Now…for those of you who may not have heard of this sport…don’t feel bad…it’s only been around for a short time…the rules are simple…beginning at midnight August 1st…Wednesday morning and continuing until midnight Friday night…August 3rd…Bertha…will be tossing a free Kindle copy of…Bertha-Size Your Life! to any and everyone who simply clicks the…Buy Now With One Click…button on her Amazon site…

As you might imagine…Bertha…has undergone extensive training to ensure that she can continue to toss thousands of free books for the entire 72 hour period…without so much as a potty break…you should see the definition of her upper arms…so…feel free to click that button…and share it with your friends…

Bertha is up for the challenge…and…she wants to bring home the GOLD…and…unlike other Olympians…she is participating for both…the United States…and…the United Kingdom…and will toss books in both directions at the same time…not sure how she does that…but…she is…Bertha…after all…

Jane

Dont’ forget the dates…August 1st through August 3rd…

That Seventies Kitchen…

For some reason there were several pictures circulating on Facebook this weekend…of…cooking utensils from days gone by…they would have a caption saying something like…click ‘like’ if you remember this…‘share’ if you ever used it…

Well…except that I didn’t want to totally clog up the feed and possibly make Facebook explode…I should have shared them all…but the kicker was…of course I remember it…I used it this morning

When I got married in 1976…a Corningware set was a great gift…and most brides got a couple of them…I’m sure I did…because for years I had not only the original Cornflower Blue…but also Spice O’ Life…inspired by the golds and avocado greens of the day…in efforts to down-size…I kept the Cornflower Blue…it’s now called…Vintage

Being a new bride…it was somewhat requisite to attend…Tupperware Parties…or at least order from the book that was being passed around at work…and…yes…36 years later…several of those pieces are still in use…measuring cups and spoons in those seventies colors…a red plate to take my lunch to school…a few odd sized storage containers…think pasta and cereal…and…finally…a salt shaker…it having lost its mate to a tragic accident involving a hot stove several years back

Now…all of this made me think…I got my flatware…used daily…when I graduated from high school in 1972…along with some basic avocado green Club Aluminum cookware…which I still have but rarely use…a copper clad Revere Ware cookware set came along as a wedding gift…and I still use it to this day…don’t think I will ever wear it out…

So…is my kitchen totally stuck in the seventies…no…not at all…I’ve added to my collection over the years…as need demanded…but…I never felt the need to replace my old faithful’s…they worked…I knew I could depend on them…maybe they relied on me as well…if inanimate objects do that…I’m not sure…but…there is something comforting about…picking up the same pot…that I’ve picked up for 36 years…and sitting it on a new stove…that just feels like home…

Jane