Posted in Friday Confessional

Friday Confessional ~ Derailed Diet Edition


I confess… 
I did not get my 6th wish posted until this morning (it was due up yesterday) because I was just too tired and brain dead by the time I got in front of my laptop.  Gave up trying to get all the pieces in place and went to bed.  So I posted it this morning and the 7th will go up later today.

I confess… 
I totally went off the rails last night as far as my eating healthy and counting/tracking all grams of any type going into my mouth.

My son and his wife and daughter came over for dinner and grilled up some bacon wrapped venison steaks and OMG were they delicious.  The venison, corn and small potato were not the problem.  My choo-choo jumped the track at the peanut butter cookies, white chocolate peppermint M&Ms (available exclusively at Target) and a few beers.

*hanging head in mock shame*

Yeah, not really all that upset with myself over it to be honest.

I confess… 
There is cinnamon, walnut iced coffee cake sitting on the kitchen counter calling my name.  I am resisting at the moment but it would be best if the cats grabbed it and hid it some place far from me.  I’m weak in the area of sweets, I admit this.

I confess… 
I just caved and had a small piece.  I just had to have it.  I’m placing all blame on the cats for not acting fast enough.  Okay not at all…but then they have no interest in coffee cake.  We need a dog.

I confess… 
It is after 10am and I am still in my jammies.  I haven’t had a shower either.  And the worst part? I really would be just fine with staying like this all day, complete with the smeared mascara on my face from yesterday because I also confess I didn’t bother to wash my face before bed.  Just do not feel like getting myself together and getting ready to face the day.  Some times I just LIKE being lazy.  Okay I love it.  However that isn’t an option today so I’ll be headed to pull myself together as soon as this post is finished.

Posted in Wine & Cheese

Wine & Cheese – 22nd Serving

Welcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Every week on Wednesday I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times.

I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs.

I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well.

I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal.

If you’d like to read the past editions of Wine & Cheese just click HERE for all of the past postings.

Sit back and join me now for the 22nd serving of some wine and cheese!

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Microwave Popcorn

While I admit I love the stuff, my all time favorite snack-crack, I have a few things to whine about.  For starters, there is either a bunch left unpopped, or it is a brick of charcoal in the middle.  There doesn’t seem to be a happy middle ground, it is one extreme or the other and all dictated by plus or  minus 10 lousy seconds on the timer.  And then there is the smell..the OH SO wonderful aroma that cannot be resisted.  One Diva pops some and pretty soon everyone has to make it because it is driving us all nuts, calling our name via our noses.  And of course the kernels that get stuck in gums and teeth.  There is  always that one that, long after brushing your teeth, when you are laying in bed, makes itself  known.  You cannot fall asleep because now you are using your tongue to play with it and try to loosen it, then a finger nail, and to no avail.  You cannot leave it alone no matter how hard you try, before you finally have to get up and go floss or tooth pick it out. Assuming of course that you can find these items when you need them.  But that is for a different Wednesday.


Common household dust.  What gives with this stuff?  Pledge, dust cloth, or one of those static charged fancy thingies in hand, I can clean my room to a nice, dust free shine only to be able to write my name on surfaces a few days later.  Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, cats or no cats, no matter where I have ever lived, I’m plagued by dust!

Line Plants

This one just bugs the snot out of me.  I see it all of the time when shopping at the grocery store.  You scout out the line that appears to have the least wait time, get in it behind someone that has a small number of  items, and next  thing you know they strike.  When they are up to the register, or one away from next, they wave in the air to someone across several check out lanes who shows up with a cart full and says “excuse me, I’m with them”.   Makes me want to take my cart and start bouncing it off their heels, none too gently!  Pick  a  line and get in it, like I did.  Don’t plant folks in different ones then all rush to the first one open, that is just wrong.


Coconut M&Ms are totally the coolest PMS fix of late for me.  I was skeptical to say the least but brave.  Heck I figured I recently tried goat, so why not a new kind of M&M?  OMG I was so glad I did.  Too bad they are limited edition, these are the best M&Ms yet!

Kindles are totally the coolest things going.  I used to get  a hard time in the marital residence for all of the books I  owned, and it was quite a lot I admit.  I love to read and some you just have to own.  Well thanks to my very wonderful children (LOVE YOU GUYS) I am now able to carry the entire collection of books in my purse, car, hand…wherever!  I LOVE my Kindle and highly recommend them.  In it’s case it  feels just like a book, so I still have the feeling of reading one, but better!

Foursquare Mayorships are a blast for me.  I  joined Foursquare unsure if I’d ever use it, and if anything I probably abuse it.  Case in point, I ‘check-in’ to my bed at night.  So does my sister to her bed, referred to as “The  Sandman’s Headquarters”.  Fun was stealing the Mayorship from her  last night.  This has  her a bit creeped out that I am now mayor of her bed. LOLOLOL!  She’ll have to steal it back I suppose.  At last check I was mayor of 16 locations around town!


Bathroom: where a journey of a thousand miles really begins. ~ from Daffynitions Twitter Feed

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Chocolate or Vanilla?

OMG there is NO hesitation here at all for me, CHOCOLATE! I LOVE chocolate, it is a definite vice in life for me…as is anything that involves chocolate.

M&Ms, plain, peanut or the best, almond, are YUMMY! I love to eat them one at a time, letting them melt slowly on my tongue.

Mounds bars, oh baby those are SO good. Not a huge fan of coconut but wrap it in DARK CHOCOLATE and I love it! Best, like the M&Ms, if served cold and eaten in small bites, savoring every bit!

Snow Caps, possibly the single best movie theater treat, in a king size box that costs damn near the price of the ticket, but hey, once in a while we all deserve to indulge ourselves, right?

PMS attack? Approach with EXTREME caution, bringing a chocolate brownie with dark chocolate icing, a scoop of vanilla (only good when paired with chocolate or pie) ice cream, drizzle DARK chocolate syrup over it and sprinkle on some pecans, place it in front of me with a spoon and retreat. I’ll allow you to live through the demon bitch from hell day that I have during my monthly PMS flair up for being wise enough to make such a splendid, decadent offering in order to be spared certain hell from me. There was a time (no longer applicable) when, if I was not PMSing, and you placed that in front of me, it might even result in you receiving sympathy sex.

Getting the idea I LOVE chocolate? Dark chocolate is tops.

Need my help? Offer me chocolate (beer or wine with it influences my decision).

Need forgiveness from me? Bring chocolate, we’ll share and make up.

Want to impress me? Chocolate is the means.

Want to thank me for helping out? Yep, chocolate.

Enough said.


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