Wednesday, January 12, 2011
There oughta be a law
Seriously, there oughta be a law -
-against fruit going out of season. My clementine fetish is growing and deepening daily. Today at work, the peelings from the 3 clemmies I've had were in the trashcan next to my desk, filling my office with the most delightful fruity, fresh citrus aroma. Everyone who entered noticed the wonderful essence hanging in the air. Today's clementines are perfect, seed free and practically peel themselves. But in a couple weeks, they'll start to have seeds, lots of pith on the hard to peel fruit, and we'll know they will soon be but a happy memory. I experience this painful fruit separation far too often - the cherries, the many berries, and of course - peaches. Why can't fantastic fruit be a constant. I know...then we wouldn't appreciate it while it's here.
-requiring at least one 3-day weekend per month. Bring on the January 3-day, Dr. King. 2 more days until 3-day bliss. And no, I don't wish my life away waiting for weekends. I just love 'em when they're here.
-against a lousy quarter of an avocado having 3 points. I could eat the whole thing in the blink of an eye. It's okay, though, because with fruit costing no points in WW Points Plus, I've discovered mashing a 1/4 avocado with a little lime juice for a yummy dressing on an otherwise zero point salad!
-requiring that no Kindle edition of a book can cost more than the paperback version. It makes my feeble mind go into hyperspace when the Kindle edition is $12.99 and the paperback is 9.99. I suspect this is a function of my advancing years and techno-boobism. Somehow an actual book I can hold seems like it should cost more than a virtual one? I know - I'm old.
-against toxic people who wreak havoc in others' lives and
-requiring that MY definition of toxic people is THE definition. And be assured I could supply some examples of such folks. They seem to be crawling out of the woodwork in the last week.
For example (but not limited to): the nut bar I encountered in the Swiss Farm drive thru last Friday.
There. I feel better.
Still loving Points Plus. How does Biz get that trademark in the circle thing to add after she writes Points Plus? Tis a mystery. And a technological wonder.
I realize I'm in the honeymoon phase of this new endeavor, but I've also had moments of wanting something that would use up half a day's points in one fell swoop. Example - I had coffee with a friend today at a little cafe that had these huge amazing looking cookies, and I seriously considered having one. I mean seriously. But in thinking it through, I knew: 1) that one would never be enough, 2) that it would essentially break open the floodgates and I'd spend the rest of the day/evening eating more junk - "to get it out of my system and get back on track tomorrow," and 3) that I did not want to have to confess it on my blog tomorrow. Thinking it through enabled me to say no to myself. Today. And guess where I learned that trick of thinking it through? The same place I learn just about everything I need to a day at a time...AA.