Sunday, February 21, 2010

Yesterday & the Camino

I'll be watching the race today and doing as little as possible other than crocheting and napping.  That is until about 8:00 PM when I will be working, and I'm not at all happy about it.  Don't get me started.

We only stayed at the casino maybe an hour yesterday, and most of that time we were drinking coffee and just walking around.  We stopped at the beef jerky place on the way home and got our Jalapeno Jerky.  YUM.  It did not disappoint.  Barnaby also got a bag of chocolate covered macadamia nuts and some hot & spicy peanuts.  I wanted to get some of those pink peanut patties and some peanut brittle, but I didn't.  That place makes all kinds of candy and nuts besides the beef jerky.  It's a smorgasbord of sugar-laden, fat-ass inducing, junk food.  I'm glad it's 75 miles away.

We went to dinner at an Italian restaurant near our house at 4:30 in the afternoon because we are 85 years old, and then we stopped and picked up a few groceries before coming home.  I got a book in the mail that I had ordered and read all but the last 20 pages or so before turning out the light at a little after 1:30 AM.

I've read two books lately by people who have taken the Camino el Santiago el Compostela pilgrimage in Spain.  I read Shirley MacLaine's book back in 2001 about her pilgrimage there but had forgotten about it.  I just happened to stumble upon another one while browsing around Amazon and decided to order it.  It was just okay, but I ordered two more the night I finished that one, hungry for more.  The last one has yet to arrive but should be here Monday or Tuesday.

I'd love to do something adventurous like that, but I've pretty much ruled this one out as just too arduous.  Not that I'm looking for a walk in the park (okay, maybe I am), but the more I read about it, the more I just think it's not for me.  Maybe it would have been 20 years ago when I was younger and had a stronger body.  Oh, how I wish I'd gone to Spain as a pilgrim for one month instead of to Boise, Idaho for six back then!  But that's a whole nuther story I like to pretend never happened.  It's still interesting to read about other people's experiences while on that month-long trek on the Camino el Santiago el Compostela and their spiritual journey along the way.  And it's fun to say that big long name too.

You can find these books on Amazon by doing a search in books for “Camino el Santiago.”  Here are the three books I've read and the one I'm about to start:

Shirley 

I’ve read all of Shirley’s books and enjoyed them, but she got downright weird and stupid towards the end of this one.  I’m pretty sure she made up this part for some reason.  I’m all for reading about weird stuff and even believing some of it, but this was just dumb.  I read it when it first came out in the Spring of 2001.

Kerry 

I didn’t really relate to most of this girl’s story.  She’s too much younger than I am.  I wanted details that she didn’t give.  I read this book last week.

Christmas

This is the best one so far.  She was my age when she went to Spain six years ago.  (Close enough…she had just turned 50 and I’m 49.)  I’m currently reading this one and will finish today.

I'm Off Then

I’m waiting for this one to arrive this week.  A man wrote this one.  Might be interesting to hear a man’s point of view this time.

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I may do some product reviews this week.  There are a few things I’ve tried recently that I can share my opinion on.

Right now, I’m off to the race.  Bye.

5 comments:

  1. Just when are you finding all this time to read, with all your hooking. Do you sleep? I don't. But, lately if I'm up reading it's the trash mags or installation manuals on tubs....Still in a very pissie mood this afternoon.

    Your treat stop on the way home sound yum. I would have bought it all.

    It's really nap time here. Up since 4am writing scathing emails. Monday am. should be interesting. While I pack, Scooter is off tanning, so go figure. This is why I need away.

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzz,
    Happy Sunday
    Kate - The Garden Bell - <3 <3 <3

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  2. no wonder your mostly quiet. Your reading. Something I can't seem to find the time for other than my Bible. And I miss it so much.

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  3. Hi Pammy! I just can't seem to find a balance between EVERYTHING I want to do lately! Between crochet, housework, errands, time with family, the Olympic events I don't want to miss, Dear Son and school, blogging... I'm TRYING to fit in READING a BOOK! I LOVE to read, but I was bored with a couple of books I've most recently started. Then Dear Daughter told me to go back to the (Twilight) New Moon book I never finished ("It was SO GOOD!"), so I'm back to THAT again! I'd LOVE to finish just about ANY book now! ~tina

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  4. No time for reading sorry Pammy Sue! My fingers are too busy!
    I'm pleased you are enjoying your books so much. Thanks for popping over and your lovely comments!
    Hugs and Love Suex

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  5. Huh....I've never heard of this Spain pilgrimage thingy....Why not?

    Big Daddy was at the race yesterday. He said it was kind of cold and they got sprinkled on but he had fun. I think it was a hard day for him. He got up real early to leave in Chuck's sports car which Art said was terribly uncomfortable for the 2 hour ride. Big Daddy had dark circles under his eyes when he got home about 7 pm.

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