A new year. How are your resolutions coming along? I know. I am sorry, to all of you who cussed my name at the Ashley Macs Strawberry cake post. It was low, considering so many of you are on "diets" (quoting with my fingers and said in sissy speak). But the cake really good. I swear. Nancy, of North Carolina, who asked the question about shipping the strawberry cake, I am awaiting an answer to your question and will let you know as soon as I find out. I do know that they ship brownies at the moment. I know they were working up to the cake. I will be in touch, Nancy. I want you to try it.
As for me? Many, many years ago I "resoluted" not to "resolute". However, last night I resolved myself to a detox of sorts. Detox never sounds fun. And I am here to tell you that it is not. I am detoxing myself of carbs. Complex Carbs, people. CARBS. No. I am not touchy.....That is what I, as a vegetarian, pretty much live on. So now...I am resolved to eat a head of lettuce for two weeks. Not really. But I have promised to myself to just eat fresh vegetables and fruit (nothing canned or fried-of course that'd make a carb.). I am also limiting some nuts and cheese thrown in for protein. I have given myself a challenge of two weeks. I lived through day one without killing off any of the family members, as they soaked their crescent rolls in some delectable sauce in front of my nose. They obviously like to live on the edge. While I await for my system to begin it's "flush" mode, my only thought is that I would like to take their heads and flush....
Sorry. I got sidetracked.
I kid. I really am NOT going to go postal.
Before you ask, no. A resounding no. I am NOT on a diet. The word diet is not in my vocabulary. I would rather not here any comments on how you think it might should be. There is a reason diets start with the word Die. It's just not meant to be. It's unrealistic. Moderation is the term I like to use. It's a good term. It's friendly. It's livable. But I am doing the detox thing, as a bit of an experiment to myself.
In the meantime, I am thinking back to my delicious supper last night. The last time I had carbs. It was wonderful. Not so much the carbs, as good as they were, but the company. The company was the best part. Big Daddy, the kids and I met our friends, the Sanchezzzzzzezzz as well as another dear high school classmate that Big Daddy, Freddy and I went to school with, Robert S. and his beautiful wife and son.
(Notice how fullfilled I look after sharing a basket of chips and cheesedip with friends....)
We have made a pledge to make it a monthly date to get together. Life is short. Enjoy the folks around you, ya know. I guess that is something I learned a long time ago and continue to carry with me into each new year. Live, laugh, love as they say. That is my resolution, if there ever was one.
I do want to make mention, that the supper would have been much better had the always effervescent sister of the great Zinnia Warrior Princess, Zannyha, made our supper, but you take what you can get. Zinnia will do. (I big gigantic puffy heart you, Zinnia).
Speaking of siblings....and highly talented Sanchez', while I am on the subject, I do want to make mention once again of my friend Fabian Sanchez. Fabian and his also effervescent dance partner of Dancing with the Stars, Marlee Matlin have just kicked off the new tour of DWTS. Meaning, it just started. It will make a stop in a city near you. I highly recommend going. There are alot of the show's stars from the current season to seasons past. But I will not lie, Fabian and Marlee, in my opinion, are the show stealer's. DO, check them out. And as my friend, Travis, mentioned in a recent comment on my blog.....the new Dancing with the Stars season will start the second week of March. It will be interesting to see what stars are chosen....and what dancers they get paired with. Tune in.
And also tune into my next post.......
1. Will the family continue to eat french fries with stupid smirks on their faces.
2. Will Leigh cave in to the fresh loaf of sour dough bread in the pantry.
3. When will the system begin flushing?
Dun! dun! dunnnnnnn!
.....ok, you're right. TMI. This is what happens when kids and the husband hone in on my computer usage and I am left to type up a post after midnight....and when one is not given carbs. I promise my future post for the week will not have anything to do with cycles of any sort. Or threat to my family. Tomorrow is a new day...and I know that by then my carb withdrawls will most certainly will have subsided.
But I do have some fun post this week. They include fluffing. Waffle irons. And out with the new in with the old. Hmm?
Lastly, a HUGE congratulations to my friend, J of Musings from Left Field who became "officially" engaged over the New Year. Congratulations.
Have a great week, y'all! And if you see me eyeing anything made of flour, rice or potatoes- hit me upside the head with a hot baking potato. I hear that helps.
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