So y'all I'm feeling kind of cranky because I don't have anything to write about because all I'm doing is shoveling snow again ThankYouMrGlobalWarmingAlGore and doing our TAXES and I'm all, "Why don't I just open up my veins, you bloodsuckers?" and SH is all, "But it's a privilege to give all our hard-earned money to those crooks!" and I'm all, "Sometimes I cannot believe you and I are even the same species."
Isn't this a gorgeous shot? My friends Janet and Marty from the Peace Corps just took a trip to Mexico and agreed to let me share some of their photos.
And then another part of the reason I'm cranky is because I have not had dessert* since last Wednesday.** Or mostly have not had dessert. I was going to give up sugar entirely, which of necessity includes dessert but not the sugar in my coffee because I have stopped consuming artificial sweetener to see if that makes a difference in my headaches and no way am I giving up sugar and caffeine in one fell swoop.
Then I realized that stopping desserts entirely makes me completely obsessed with them to the point that I start all this disordered eating like nibbling the edges off the Pop-Tart but then throwing away the rest of the Pop-Tart which is WASTEFUL and My People Do Not Waste so there you have me torn between throwing away food (bad) and breaking my Lenten thingy (also bad) and my head is whipping from side to side as I try to decide which is the lesser of the two bads and I get a headache just thinking about it.
And that was just on Thursday. Day Two.
So I decided that surely there must be a non-food (as in, Lent<>diet) thing I could do. You know - just to give me some slack in the dessert area. Not that I want to not give up dessert. But just so it's not so dire that it's all I think about. Not that I'm obsessive or anything.
But I am.
So I decided to give up facebook.***
Which has been a challenge. And is causing me great suffering and withdrawal.
The only thing that is making it less difficult is that the person whose updates are the most interesting and funny - my friend Jeff Abbott, the internationally best-selling author - is also giving up FB for Lent. Well, that's not what he said. He just said he was devoting his social networking time for the next 40 days to a special writing project. But he's Episcopalian, so maybe they don't really do Lent. Whatever. Point is, without his updates to read, it's not like FB is that entertaining anyhow.
Well rats. Does that mean it doesn't count?
* Note: Doughnuts do not count as dessert because they are a BREAKFAST FOOD.
** I almost spelled it "Wendsday," which is how it should be spelled and is how my optometrist - or her clerk - spelled it at her new office. I saw the sign as I went in and debated whether to say something because although inside, I am That Woman, I don't want to be That Woman. You know, that bitchy lady who is always correcting people. She's rude and obnoxious and nobody likes her. At the same time, my eye doc probably does not want a misspelled sign. So I discreetly pointed it out to the desk folks. Very discreetly. Because I also make many a spelling mistake myself. Thank goodness for spellcheck is what I say.
*** I actually thought about giving up the internet altogether and then I laughed. Ha! Good one!