Friday, January 14, 2011

"Let my People Go"

I don't recall where I first heard the expression, "Let my people go."  Maybe it was in the Ten Commandment movie, or in the scriptures, or in some southern slavery movie.  But for some reason, that expression has been in my mind all morning.

I've contemplated just what that could mean in my life.  Does it mean letting go of the people in our past?  Or does it refer to present day people, or is it me crying out for some calmness and order in my life.

Over the past year, I have become too addicted to the computer.  Maybe that's what this means.  The computer has a hold on me, that I need to break away from.  Just like in one of those horror movie's when an inanimate object springs to life, and clutches the person and eats them alive!  That's it!  It is the computer screaming, "Let my people go."  I need  to run as fast as I can away from the clutches of my two computers.

You know, I think I need to be on a computer diet, along with the food diet, exercise diet, reading diet, and diet until your butt falls off diet.  I need to be put in time out, and while I'm there, could someone please put Dr. McSteamy in time out with me?  That would help me stay put much longer.

Oh, and while I am punishing myself, by limiting my computer addiction...could some kind person include some chocolate and Cafe Rio for me and McSteamy?

Seriously though, there are people in my life that I never want to let go of.  And there is one or two along the way, that I could place my foot in the center of their behind ,and kick them to the curb!  There are very few people I dislike.  Usually, they are people who have been unkind to me and to others, and to them I say, "LET MY PEOPLE GO!"  Start being  a caring, compassionate adult.  Put others first.  Stop thinking YOU are the center of the universe.  Those of you who love me, and know me, know to whom this message is directed.

Ok, so to end this rambling blog I have decided to limit the number of times I check my e-mails and Facebook each day.  Once in the morning, and once in the evening.  The time I waste on the computer can be spent preparing to be a Nun:)  What a life that would be. Wear the same clothes everyday, no makeup or hair worries, no man to please.  Sounds pretty good doesn't it!  Of course I am kidding.  My newly found time will be spent scrapbooking, reading the scriptutres, reading for fun, and taking care of myself.  And yes, that includes the work till your butt falls off diet!!!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Just how many calories can possibily be in a Vanilla Wafer?

Don't you just hate this time of year? Everyone is going on a diet, everyone is going to get healthy, everyone is going to get skinny, everyone is going to do these things.... but ME! It isn't that I don't have a desire to do these things. It isn't a lack of motivation or information. It's just that I haven't found a "plan" yet, that totally works for me.'''

I considered a cereal diet ( until you look at the sugars, carbs, and calories. How about a Doctor Oz drink I ventured. But I cannot, and will not drink a drink of green slim made from raw kale and collard greens. My stomach doesn't even recognize these foods until way into the afternoon.

So i decided to look for something I like, that is plain, and yet full filling ( for a treat.) I looked thoughtfully into my pantry and found lots of cans, boxes, and nicks nacks out the patty whack!
Suddenly my eyes fell upon a box of vanilla wafers. How bad could a little cookie, with no frosting be? Surely it had to be 5 calories! I carefully began to inspect the box, avoiding the product information as long as possible. I noticed the box said, Reduced Fat Vanilla Wafers.

I was feeling pretty pumped by now. I anticipated a large cereal bowl filled to the rim with the tiny little plain cookies. Then I read the dreaded label. I could eat 8 tiny boring cookies for 120 calories, and 2 grams of fat. Eight cookies...are you kidding me! The are the size of a quarter, no frosty or candy, plain as a board.

How can I stick to eight morsels a day, when in the pantry right next to them are chocolate fiber bars, chocolate chips, nuts, chips, crackers? "There must be a better way," I scream to myself. If I scream out loud my family might think I have lost it....again!

Well, I'll tell you what I am going to do. I am going to take my eight cookies for the night, and enjoy them one at a time. Maybe I'll lick the cookie, then suck on it, and chew it oh so slowly. By the time I do this 8 times, I won't be interested in that jar of Very Vanilla Frosting with chocolate chips that taste so good. OOPS, my secret is out! Happy dieting.