Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Much Munching

Last week I decided to halt the carbfest I'd been enjoying and lost ten pounds in four days. In a weak moment yesterday afternoon, I broke the seal on that box of Russell Stover truffles sitting on the computer station since April, and indulged myself, in spite of the fact that indoor temperatures resulting from this inane power-saving project of mine this summer had morphed the normally creamy delights into something nearly unrecognizable to the palate.

Having caved this much, and being disappointed in the results, I called Charles and reversed my earlier decision on whether or not I'd like him to bring dinner home from town, suggesting he buy the daily special at a fast food restaurant. The last time I was in town, I'd noticed that offering on their flashy, scrolling sign. This was the day to succumb to the lure of the inviting signage. Now I know the Monday special is a slim cow wafer buried in much bun and cardboard spikes which were probably French fries before they made the cooling trip home and got plated.

Determined to get something good out of being bad, I asked Son 3 to pop me a bowl of corn while I was knitting. Burned popcorn smells awful -- nothing like the aroma wafting through the house the night before, when I'd managed to resist snarfing a single morsel. I ate the browned corn.

This ill foray into junk food land cost me two pounds. Eggs and salad have never sounded better.


On a more positive note, Albert and Willie have been munching lagoon fare for a couple of weeks now, and when it became apparent they weren't going to be able to put a dent in that pasture, Charles and Son 3 led Florence and carried Elemeno to the lagoon to help the boys. These many days later, the men spent an hour capturing and collaring Nancy and Nellie, so they've joined the others in their summer projectland. I like having them nearer to the house, especially since the girls had disappeared in the towering CowNot pasture weeds.

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink,
or whatsoever ye do,
do all to the glory of God.
I Corinthians 10:31


Red Deere said...

Sounds like you have quite the HerdNot.

Why don't you put pictures of the HerdNot on your sidebar?

As far as eating junk food goes,"Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might;..." Ecc 9:10

Lacey said...

Cold french fries are a bitter disappointment.

What a flurry of blogging lately! Didn't realize I'd missed so much. Your peas sound good.

Dylan's comments are cute. :)

Lacey said...

I love the new layout! All the pics are great. I can't believe how cute and funny the goats are. SOO cute!!! "YachtNot" -- clever and fun to say. :)

kandi said...

I finally am able to read your blog!! And I have to say it is throughly enjoyable!!

Love the pictures too.