Saturday, July 28, 2012

Ready, steady...

I'm almost ready for next week, when my big computer project is being implemented.  I'm setting my alarm for 5:30 am on Monday morning.  I've stocked up on food supplies to make sure that I have plenty to grab for lunches and snacks.  It's going to be intense.

Among other things, I bought bottled peach yogurt smoothies.  Mmm, yummy.  Why should you care?  Because...

I haven't consumed dairy products since I was 23.  I had IBS and eliminating dairy really helped.  But since I brought wheat back online it got me to thinking.  I haven't had any regular tummy troubles in many years.  Maybe I could eat dairy now?  So I tried.  And I can.  Just recently I ate cheese for the first time in 16 years.  It's pretty freaking awesome.  (You may assume that I mean "being able to eat dairy products is awesome" or you may assume that I mean "cheese is awesome".  Both statements are true.)

So.  Now I am eating All The Things.  Except spicy things.  You can keep the spicy things.  I'll take the cake, ice cream, and macaroni and cheese.

I took myself out shopping today.  My main goal was to pick up a couple of bras.  Not my favourite activity, but a must-do once a year.  Boys, all imma say is you're lucky you don't have to deal with this.  What a pain up the arse.  I got lucky this year - I went to the store armed with a model number and size that fits me and it's still available!  That's the best possible scenario.  No need for the change room.  Just grab a few off the rack, pay, and run.  Trying on bras is even more frustrating and irritating than trying on jeans, if you can believe that.  Ladies, you know what I mean.

I had to walk through a sock sale to get to the lingerie department.  First I thought "I'm just going to walk straight through and not look right or left because oooh those are cute, hey how 'bout those?"  Then I had to look at every pair of socks in the department, because I'm a little sock-crazy.

I found some neat-o anklets made from recycled pop bottles.  They were being sold in 6-packs, original price $20, down to $9.  I couldn't choose between the pastel rainbow and the brights rainbow, so I got one of each.  Yup, that's a lot of socks.  But my philosophy is one can never have too many.

So anyway, wish me luck for next week!  :-)


10 comments:

DarcKnyt said...

Good luck! There wasn't a better choice for this responsibility, so they're in the good with you at the helm.

Socks rule. And so does cheese. Not to mention bacon. Did I mention bacon? Bacon rules.

Jenski said...

Good luck! Hopefully this computer project will soon be a distant memory...

Yay, for socks! And dairy! I'm not sure how I could go 23 years with no cheese.

Warped Mind of Ron said...

Yay!! Cheese is awesome, glad you get to work it back in the rotation. Now we just got to get you eating spicy and you will have it all.

Jameil said...

I had no idea you were previously cheeseless!!!! So glad you've returned!! Go show that project who's boss!

Lynn said...

I hate trying on bras, too. I was thinking of going to one of those bra fitters.

DarcsFalcon said...

Yay for you and the dairy! How awesome for you to be able to enjoy foods you've missed for so long. :)

You little sock monkey you! LOL You're so cute, Spark. :D We all have our quirks, right? Mine is pens.

Good luck on the project! I'll be saying a prayer for you that all goes well. *hugs*

LL Cool Joe said...

Good luck! I hope I'm not too late!

You know my wardrobe is fairly loud? Well strangely, I'm really boring when it comes to socks. Plain black or blue and that's it.

I couldn't live without cheese!

Granny Annie said...

My roots are in Arkansas so both socks and shoes are vile things to me. Barefoot is BEST!

Glad you have a happy tummy now and can enjoy food.

Feel tremendous empathy about the bras. I have finally found the right ones that I can just grab off the rack. The only problem is that they are under-wire and often that darn wire will poke through. I have developed the neatest trick. I place liquid fabric glue to the areas where the wire would poke through and leave it for 24 hours. The bras can then we worn and washed and the wire won't poke through.

Sparkling Red said...

DarcKnyt: Bacon is excellent.

Jenski: It's difficult for me to get used to eating cheese again. I had stopped thinking of it as food.

Ron: Sure, I'll start eating spicy food. Maybe next week, when I finally get that growth spurt, shoot up to 5'10", and start my career as an international supermodel. (i.e. unlikely.)

Jameil: The project is putting up a good fight.

Lynn: I've never had an official bra fitting. I'm sure it would be an interesting experience.

DarcsFalcon: Thanks for the prayers! I need them this week.

LL Cool Joe: Boring socks? What is all that about? I am flabbergasted.

Granny Annie: That's a neat trick. Underwire is so awfully pokey. I'm surprised that bra technology hasn't improved beyond barbaric construction in this advanced day and age.

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