Thursday, October 29, 2009

And yes, I AM looking for pity. You better deliver

I am quite used to spending all winter coughing and sniffling and bowing my nose, but this? This is something worse. It started like a normal head cold, with a really bad headache and a stuffed up nose, now Its *just* a sore throat and an all over body ache. The worst of it is the absolute lack of energy I have.

I can't find the energy to do ANYTHING.

I want to hide in my bed with my nice mattress heater on, but, having three kids, I can't run off and hide in my room, you know? What I need is a heated blanket. I would LOVE to be able to curl up on the couch with a nice hot blankie instead of running to the tub three times a day for quick baths to warm up.

And no, I don't have a fever, or the flu, or the swine (oink) flu.

I'm just sick, adn need pity and a heated blankie.


Sunday, October 18, 2009

October 31st, Destroyer of Diets

Have you seen all the wee, tiny, delicious, individually wrapped chocolate bars in the stores lately?


October 31st. the day Most call Halloween, but I call The Destroyer of Diets is almost here. This year, I am lucky. Because of how the days work, Micah's payday falls on the Friday immediately before Halloween and I convinced him we should wait until then to purchase candy to give out to the ghouls and goblins who ring our bell.

Of course my REAL reason on waiting to buy candy is that this is the time of year where not even the best weight loss pills are going to help me.

I love, LOVE candy, but those miniature versions, they do something dark and dirty to me. It's like, "Hey! This chocolate bar is soooooo small, just one bite! It's not gonna hurt to have one" and I steal one from the boys bucket of candy. Then i take another and another, and ANOTHER.

I just cannot stay away from them. Tiny Kit Kats, Tiny Aero bars, Teeny Tiny Wonderbars! I both dread and look forward to Halloween SO much.

Monday, October 12, 2009


Today was Thanksgiving in Canada. I understand it is Columbus Day in the United States?

We had a veritable feast. Not just the usual fare, the turkey and the dressing with cranberry sauce, we had Greek foods and Japanese, we had spicy shrimp dips (I didn't try that one, I hate seafood). We had fresh home made rolls and for dessert, coconut cream pie, pumpkin, apple, chocolate pie and several different types of squares.

After just this one day of eating (which began at nine AM with crepes at my sister in laws) My belly is bursting at the seams, I need more than a fat burner, I need a miracle!

It's unfortunate that thanksgiving is followed by Halloween, which is followed by Christmas, becuase I have zero will power and can't say no to a second helping of dressing (with extra gravy) any more than I can say no to a miniature chocolate bar snuck from the kids Halloween buckets as they sleep!

By New Years Day I will be the size of a hippo!