We have now returned to Ordinary Time. For those of you unfamiliar with the Catholic Liturgical Calendar, Ordinary Time refers to all that time in which priests root for the Packers. (I mean, wear green and gold.) Actually it means we’re not really doing anything special (Christmas, Easter, Pentecost) or preparing for anything special (Advent) … Continue reading Ordinary Time
By uncouth, of course, I mean unrefined. When we started “giving up sugar” I basically considered anything sweet except fruit to be the sugar we needed to give up. I’ve still been avoiding it all in large part, but I have come to make a few distinctions. Raw honey is yummy. When we were all … Continue reading An Aside: On Uncouth Sweeteners
(Still haven't gotten to Halloween yet. Where am I in real life? Busy.) It feels to us now like we’re going through withdrawal. Now, I don’t know if we were sugar addicts, or if we are just cranky people whose occasional sugar habit was masking this fact with spurts of joy. For at the moment, … Continue reading Day 10. This. Sucks.
Today is actually Day 9, and I’m trying to remember what happened yesterday, and just what kind of day it was. So you can guess what kind of day today has been. I have not slipped back off the wagon. I still feel a lot calmer, generally, than I did two weeks ago. But I’ll … Continue reading Day 8
Well, the school week has started (or did on Day 5) and that always leaves me a little breathless and behind. Why did no one tell me that when my kid started Kindergarten, I would have homework again? Seriously. Last week I actually dreamt I had to get a book report done for the pediatrician. … Continue reading Days 5, 6, and 7: About Days running together, and falling off the wagon.
Today was not as hard as I thought it would be, although there have been definitely challenging moments. Right now, for instance, I am fantasizing about mixing straight cocoa powder with butter for an after dinner snack. No sugar in that, right? Ugh. Today I did notice that I felt a little more lively and … Continue reading Day 2
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