I'm not much of a book reader but everyone once in a while a book comes along that I feel may be able to bring a change to my life or the life of my children so I review it. This was one of those times, a while back I received the chance to review a book called Drugs Make You Un-Smarter.This book was quite intriguing to me not only because of the title but because it was written by a young lady and her grandmother. I probably haven't shared before but I have been married before. My first husband is just like the man in this book and I can only hope that as my children get older that they can have the view of this young lady. She talks about memories from a very young age and I hope my children have accurate memories like her. At first I was a little thrown off by some of the writing in this book, it isn't your typical try to sound like a genius who knows everything book. It is the true account of a child and how she plans on becoming a better person then what she has been surrounded by. I have had my struggles as well, although never with drugs that has never even been a thought for me. After I read this book I had my oldest sit down and read it, he never told me what he thought of the book only that it was okay. I could see in his face though it has said something to him deep inside. See my oldest is very much like his father and every day I worry he will grow up like him. To know he is not him and he will make his own path gives me some hope. With constant school troubles and an attitude that no mother wants to deal with it gets tough sometimes. As I write this he is sitting here in a constant argument. The girl who helped write this book talks about how she use to wait for him and use to feel like she needed him. I was glad to hear she could realize now how he was responsible for destroying HIS life and she is reaching for the stars and not letting him ruin hers! Her grandma should be proud.
Most hard candies call for corn syrup, but since I was out and I have 3 children home I decided to experiment and make something fun! Here is what you need: 2 Cups of Sugar 2 Cups of Water 1 Package Sugar Free Jello A candy Thermometer Making candy is a pretty tricky process and trust me I messed up a batch or two getting this to work right.lol Put the sugar and water into the pot and turn on medium whisking well till the sugar is dissolved. Stirring pretty regularly to help the sugar from burning. As the sugar begin to boil turn the heat up to high. Watch your thermometer when the candy reaches 230 pour in the jello continuing to mix. Pour this mixture immediately into a cake pan that is lined with parchment paper of you can rub a little veggie oil in it. The candy will continue to cook as it melts anything over 230 you will be left with a burnt candy that tastes like licorice.lol After you candy is cooled completely turn it out onto a cookie sheet and break apart :O) I li