Sweets For The Sweet

 Posted by at 1:00 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 152012

The nutritionists might not be willing to admit it, but you and I know that chocolate is the 6th major food group. I don’t know where I read it, but I came across a list someplace once that touted the benefits of chocolate, and they included a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and even cancer. If that’s true, I may live forever! Besides, it just tastes so darned good.

While we were staying at Three Flags, we stopped to visit the Russell Stover Candy Outlet Store in Wildwood. I thought I had died and gone to heaven! The place is huge, and it’s filled with candy! Row after row and rack after rack of candy. And all at outlet prices!

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Gift wrapped candy. Bulk candy.

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Even Jelly Bellies!

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They even have specially priced “bloopers,” which are candy that doesn’t pass their quality control process. It still tastes delicious, it just isn’t shaped perfectly or has some cosmetic flaw. But who cares when you can get a pound of chocolate covered caramel balls for $3.99? It still tastes delicious, and face it, if I eat enough of the stuff I may develop a cosmetic flaw or two myself.

Miss Terry was busy stuffing envelopes all day yesterday, and I knocked out over 4,000 words in my new Big Lake book.

During the afternoon, our friends Joe and Marcia Jones came by to say hello. They just pulled in today and will be here for a while, so we’re looking forward to seeing them again. However, Joe doesn’t do well in cold weather and it’s turned darned cold here in the last couple of days, so they may be headed back to Key West any minute now. I wonder if they’ll take me with them?

About 6 PM we both needed a break, and ran out to grab a quick bite to eat. We decided on Long John Silvers, because it was close, and it must have been 40 degrees in the place. They had the air conditioning blasting, customers were complaining, and even the kid working behind the counter was wearing a coat. What’s up with that?

Back at home I wrote some more, Terry stuffed some more envelopes, and we tried to ignore all of the terrible newscasts coming out of Connecticut. Not because we don’t care, but there is only a certain amount of tragedy one can absorb and not go insane. Our prayers go out to those affected by this terrible event.

Great news for readers; My friend Beverly Gray’s long waited latest book in the Black Knights of the Hudson series, Pershing’s Eagles, is now available on Kindle. I have read every book in the series and I love them!

And my dear friend and fulltime RVer Donna McNicol brought out her first contemporary romance novel today, Home Again. It’s available in the Kindle bookstore and on Smashwords for Nook readers. Congratulations Donna, I hope it’s a bestseller!

Thought For The Day – To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail.

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Nick Russell

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  2 Responses to “Sweets For The Sweet”

  1. 4,000 words! Wow, that’s a good day. I’m going to aim for 1500 this afternoon and if I really get rolling I might hit 2000. Looking forward to more Big Lake.

  2. I agree with you on chocolate!! It is such a lovely food!! Hey, seems like it stands to reason that if something like that makes you feel happy, it should also extend your life, one way or other!!

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