A Snack In The Face

All that talk about Pez and SpaghettiO’s yesterday got me thinking about a website I know, Hometown Favorites. There you can buy (or even just browse for a nostalgic calorie-free walk down memory lane) hard to find products such as candy cigarettes, gums like Teaberry and Black Jack, Nik-L-Nip Wax bottles, sodas, Betty Crocker frosting…in a box! Remember that? There is also a link to vintage toys. The site opens to the “candy” page and across the top, on either side of the title are links for the Hard-To-Find-Grocer and The Grand Gift Emporium. On both those links, look for the box that says Back To Crossroads Market and then you can click on any of the storefronts to take you elsewhere. It took me a few to figure that out because they’ve redesigned the page since I was last there.

Note to self, speaking of snacks, don’t gorge on mini pretzels while watching Project Runway before going to bed. I woke up to a bloody nose (most likely all that salt) but I had the hungry horrors after a light dinner of delicious homemade pea soup. Since the beginning of the new year, I’ve been trying to control my eating again and only just finally got back to dedicated exercising (since I was down for the count with that cold, that, oddly, is hanging on for dear life even as I write this) but last night I caved and ate half a bag of caramel corn and then dug into the pretzels.

Tomorrow morning, both of us are going to have a an official weigh in to see just how grotesquely out of shape we’ve both become and with any luck, come Monday morning, barring a torrential downpour or a blizzard, we plan to be back into our 4-mile walking regime. Oh…tadah! Still at it!

I’m beginning to wonder just how reliable weather .com is. New Year’s weekend wasn’t a washout like it was predicted and I heard on the radio that it was going to be near 50 degrees on Sunday. Seems like the only time the forecast on that site is accurate is when we have a camping weekend and, of course, you know what that forecast is.

Well, have a great weekend, and finally, after a prolonged wait and a false start last week, McGinty Chronicles returns on Monday.

See you then!


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