Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Just a bite!

Historical Photo:
Marylin Monroe shopping, fans in the 1950's following her around. 

Okay, it's today:
Can you just take a bite?  I mean if you see something you think you would like, can you just have a taste and STOP?

Sherry has the most will power of anyone I know. She can take a bite of something I have ordered, and be satisfied. I always say, “Honey I will order you one!”  No, is always her answer.

We had friends in GITMO, I once heard the wife tell Sherry one night, “Sherry you can take a ½ gallon of Ice cream out of the refer and take a bite or a small cup, I can’t. I have eaten the whole half gallon and didn’t mean to.”  I am actually more along that line. LOL

Neither Sherry nor I are really over weight.  I am about 157.  She stays around the 136 range.  We both tell each other: I want to lose about 5-10 pounds and I will be happy. (we sorta lie)  I say to my ownself, “YOU LIE! You don’t want to, or you would!”  Probably true.

I also tell myself I am going to bed before midnight, but I am usually up until 1:30 the latest 3 AM.  I then read for 15-20 minutes.  The light is usually still on when I go to bed, Sherry is sleep reading. Most times she will stir when I go to bed and I get a kiss, and she will start reading again.

My girl can set a schedule and stick with it. Tonight she is brewing some ‘sleepy time tea.” She started this a few days ago. I don’t mind, I like tea. Not as much as coffee, but I understand TEA is good for you (For what? Right now I have no idea, but I will drink it).  AND besides she just read off the carton to me, ‘this tea has been cherished since the days of the ancient Egyptians as an antidote to life’s complications!'

Now I feel much better. If 'em Pharoah's liked it, it must be good!  I added some local honey. This is great!

Life is great. I cannot think of anyone in the entire world I would rather grow old with than my Sherry.  I hope she feels the same (she tells me she does), since she very ‘seldom lies,’ I believe her!

Tomorrow imma try to write about something worth reading. Maybe I will talk about the full moon, or like the one tonight that I have referred to as: a moon that 'is holding water’.

Nite Shipslog

PS: Little known facts about the USA, from Cousin Tony: The inventor of the Ouija board lived and died in Baltimore; his tombstone stands as a reflection of his achievement.
Since I do not remember ever seeing a Ouija board, I had to find that tombstone.

Elijah Bond’s name is on the reverse side.
*******1954 Packard Clipper**********


Chatty Crone said...

Of course Sherry feels the same way.

So what are you saying here - you have a hard time to go to sleep? Is that why she is making tea?

I have a hard tome with self control myself.



i agree a cup of hot tea is good for the soul right before bedtime. you two are so great for one another.

Mevely317 said...

Wish I could figure a way to get Tom to drink Sleepy-Time tea. Of late, I stumble into bed about 9. When 'something' wakes me about 2 ... I discover him still sitting in the living room with those stupid headphones on, staring at the TV ... wide awake.

Unfortunate, but I'm like your friend's wife at GITMO. I'm fine not touching certain foods, but if I take a taste, all bets are off!

Paula said...

My elderly neighbor ( I wasn't elderly then) used to tell me it isn't going to rain the moon is holding water. Thank you for the prayers, my platelets are still stable.

Lisa said...

Not me. I will actually refuse a bite of something I like if I can’t eat the whole thing. In fact, give me a box of Krispy Kreme doughtnuts and I will show you how to not only eat the whole doughnut, but how to eat the whole dozen!. Ice cream is one of those things I will just take out of the freezer for “just one bite”. Then somehow it all just disappears.
Ive thought about turning to tea but I love me coffee. Tea looks fun to enjoy with all the flavors and health benifits they now offer.

Headed to work

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I have little will power and usually eat as much or as little as I want to. There are times though that just one bite is all that is needed. I love my coffee but also love tea at times too. Lately I've been drinking a brew called Lemon Lift, which is just perfect these days I've not been feeling good. I like honey in my tea too.

Dar said...

I have never had willpower, but lately, I'm doing pretty good avoiding the bad carbs and sugar....I slip sometimes but try to get right back on track the next meal. It ain't easy tho. I'm drinking lemon ginger tea right now....but I also prefer coffee. Just not at night. I stay up past 2 as it is.
love n' hugs from up north where we have another snow/ice storm rolling in.

salemslot9 said...

I remember my favorite Uncle Harry
would take a bite of his wife's dessert
he would say "I'm tapering off" :D

sometimes if my John has french fries
I'll have one
I'm trying to taper off too!