Bits And Pieces Of My Week
Monday, February 22, 2016
We went for a walk on Sunday afternoon. It was 56 degrees. I know I keep mentioning the temperature but that is just so unusual. Of course, last Sunday we had a wind chill of 30 below zero so I guess we should enjoy the warmth when we get it. My daughter brought her scooter and she had so much fun. Ten-year-old children are easy to please. She also likes appearing on my blog so here she is in all her glory.
The rest of my family is not so crazy about appearing here which is why you rarely see pictures of them. I think my daughter just likes the attention...She also has designated herself my official proofreader and critic. She regularly asks if I have a blog post that I need someone to check over. I must say, I appreciate having such an enthusiastic audience. Of course, I might have a larger enthusiastic audience if I told people in my real life that this blog exist but honestly, that isn't going to happen any time soon. That is probably because a lot of people already think I am a bit odd for reading so much and if I tell them that I also write about the books I read and post my thoughts online, well, then they will really think I am crazy. That or they just won't care, and I am not sure which would be worse.
But anyway, back to my week. This week I had the tragedy of discovering that chocolate contributes to the migraines I get. I had suspected so for a long time but had been living in denial. Wouldn't you? Ten weeks ago I quit eating chocolate and I didn't get a migraine for that whole time. This week I started eating chocolate again and promptly had the migraines return. That seems pretty definitive to me. Can we just have a moment of silence to mourn the end of a beautiful friendship? Chocolate and I have been in a close relationship for years. This is very sad. What do you replace chocolate with? I don't like most other candy. I do like caramel, that has possibilities, but it just won't be the same. I have already given up wheat because my doctor thought it would help control my migraines. What is going to be left? I am going to end up eating a diet of fruits and vegetables which will be very healthy but not too useful at soothing those hormonal cravings.
I went to visit an old friend this week and she baked me almond flour jam thumbprint cookies. That is a true friend. We have been friends for almost 20 years but about 7 years ago my family and I moved from being in the same town as her to being about an hour away. That hour makes such a difference. We do our best but I hadn't seen her in over six months. It was so nice to catch up and chat like mad and eat cookies. It is wonderful when friendships stand the test of time and distance. We don't see each other often but when we do it is as if no time has passed since the last time we were together.
My reading this week has not really been blog worthy. It has been a lot of rereading. I started the week with a bad cold and just kept pulling old, familiar books off the shelf. Right now I am rereading To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis. I mentioned it in my last post and immediately had the urge to read it again. It is so much fun. I did read Family Roundabout by Richmal Crompton and need to write a review of it. In fact, that is what this post was supposed to be but somehow I ended up babbling on about walks and migraines and chocolate.
Now I really want some chocolate. I guess I will go eat an orange. A chocolate orange would be better....