Guided by prompts from WDC blogging challenges... and of course, life
This is a collection of writings prompted by WDC blogging challenges from "Journalistic Intentions" , "Blogging Circle of Friends " , "30-Day Blogging Challenge" and, well, life.
November 8, 2021 - Day 3288
Prompt: Prompt: November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month. Write a story, poem, or something about peanut butter.
I remember back in high school, what seems like forever ago now, I was on the Student Council and March rolled around. We decided to celebrate National Peanut Month by giving a talk about what peanuts are, how they're grown, and the benefits of eating peanuts and peanut butter. I was the one who was given the opportunity to wear the large peanut costume and host the talk. Being a huge peanut was fun. But anyway, the student council members were allowed to visit a peanut farm to see how it is all done, from planting to peanut butter production. It was awesome and we were able to taste raw peanuts, roasted peanuts, and the fresh peanut butter. I wouldn't advise eating peanuts raw, but if you had to they're edible - sort of. I was shocked at how simple the production of peanut butter is. You just take roasted peanuts and grind them up until they are the consistency of a paste. Super easy, right? Well it takes a whole heck of a lot of roasted peanuts to make even a little bit of peanut butter! You know, back then people really didn't consider peanut allergies like they do now days. Had they, I bet that fieldtrip would have never happened.
Did you know peanuts grow underground and prefer drier, sandy soil? They're like nodules that grow on the roots of the plants.
I also find it interesting that while peanut butter originated in Canada, the US is the largest exporter and consumer of the delicious creaminess.
Want more fun/interesting facts about peanuts and peanut butter? Follow this link: Peanutty Facts
Have a Nutty Day!
8 November 2021
Prompt: What would you have to start doing now so that in 10 years you feel like you just had the best decade of your life?
Were I in a state where medical use of cannabis were legal, I would get a prescription for it and I would discontinue taking many of my daily medications. Other than that, I'd go visit my grandmother, parents, in-laws, and daughters more often. Finances allowing, I would also travel around the world visiting friends and making new ones. I'd play every disc golf course I came across, visit every zoo and botanical gardens, take tours of museums and observatories. Stay up late, sleep in, read as much as I could, go camping and fishing and walking among nature. And as I do now, I would continue to be grateful for every day God allows me to live and for everything I am blessed to experience. I'd live, love, laugh, and learn. What better life could there be?