According to the folks over at Real Simple who did a survey with their Facebook fans a few years ago, 57% of you are calling mom on the regular, but the real surprise was that 6% stay in contact with their mothers via email only, and 6% actually waited to get a call first. It was also interesting to see that 3% hardly made any contact at all, however, this crew talked for a long period of time to make up for all that neglect.
My 34 year old son who shall remain nameless, (he always swears I'll embarrass him-lol) will call, but his preferred method to reach me is by text because he refuses to use voicemail, the antiquated way of leaving a message.
He knows me pretty well, because anyone who leaves a voicemail may get a return call about a week or so later.
I think he's also figured out that it's best for him to reach out and touch most of the time in order to avoid me calling his cell phone at 3am in the morning just to chat, and to have a really long conversation. (lol) It's a win-win in my opinion.
This story about a family during the Great Depression was released in 1939, and the author didn't think his "run of the mill book" would do very well in bookstores. But not only did The Grapes of Wrath win a Pulitzer Prize for Literature, but it was turned into a hit movie with Henry Fonda in 1940, and was one of the main reasons that John Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962.
Are you a foodie? The Atlanta Wine and Food Festival will celebrate this year from May 31 - June 3, and there will be lots of familiar chefs there with plenty of entertaining events.
Did you know that alligators have about 80 teeth, and have been known to devour lots of stuff, but they don't eat from November through March. In comparison, mosquitoes have about 47 sharp edges, allowing them to bite through our skin. These edges are not like ours in the traditional sense because our precious blood doesn't need to be actually chewed.
LOSE WEIGHT DOING THIS
I'm always looking for miracle ways to lose weight, so it was thrilling to find that the Mayo Clinic says we can burn 11 calories per hour just by chewing gum. It also stops craving for the food we really probably shouldn't be eating.
Siriously Delicious is a fun cookbook from Carson Daly's wife, Siri, and I love the catchy title of her book. This recipe is so simple to make, and you can also find other versions online.
Just in case you are still looking for gift ideas, there are lots of specials on flowers at Food Lion, Kroger, Lidl, Aldis, Walmart, Harris Teeter and more. Many restaurants are also offering discounts and a few freebies. Check around for deals in your neck of the woods.