Skip to main content

Total Sugar Breakdown

I had a total sugar breakdown yesterday at Walmart. I hadn't had sugar in the house for several weeks, other than one piece here and there. I completely lost what little sense I have. After I finished blogging I looked at my receipt and realized I was so caught up in my sugar high that the clerk did not take off the coupons I went in there to use. AM I insane or what? That will teach me to watch so lovingly as he loaded each sweet into my bags, lusting after each one. I should have been watching that he deducted my coupons.
Also after blogging I found the jelly beans and chocolate eggs, which I immediately tried for freshness and I'm proud to report that they are the ultimate in freshness. Of course it took three of the chocolate eggs to make sure. And several handfuls of the jelly beans. I love them all, even the black ones.

AND not a grandchild in sight so I can't say I bought the stuff for them. The little ones are in Wisconsin, though I must say the triplets would make quick work of all those snacks.

I think I lost my mind on that shopping trip. I - who NEVER make jam - yesterday bought enough frozen strawberries and the packets of stuff to make freezer jam. MORE SWEETS.

What kind of breakdown would you say I had?

Though I must say I love the red blouse and the silver necklace thingy.

Off here now to actually write on my story.

After learning this morning that I have to have a root canal and another crown which I intend to put off as long as I can, I must lose my self in the minds of my characters. They're surely having much more fun that I. At least I know little Daisy is.


  1. Sometimes I look at the contents of my basket and wonder what the cashier thinks...

  2. It must be all the Easter goodies. Reading this (and yesterday's post)has made me really hungry for Cadbury Creme Eggs - my favorites. Unless it's the Cadbury Caramel Eggs. Or jelly beans -especially the black ones. Gotta go find some sugar.

  3. I'm so sorry I've started a sugar craze. I made the strawberry jam today and ate half before I got it to the freezer. Not half but enough to make a small dent in it. Love that you all are making comments. Blessings...

  4. Malted balls are calling me! I could eat gallons of those. I walk by the bowl and just take a few, walk back by, take a few. Soon I don't even go through the walk but stand in front of the bowl enjoying my feast.

  5. Gail you sound like me -why pretend just go for the whole bowl - good to know we're in this sugar thing together.

  6. I am so sorry about the dental stuff coming up. I HATE the dentist! I didn't realize you have triplets in your family:) How fun!
    Enjoy that candy--especially the black jelly beans--:)

  7. You're making me crave sugar now... and I was doing good today! LOL! Thanks for the fun post! :)

  8. Funny mom!!! It's all on you, that I'm struggling to beat the sugar addiction I have as well! I broke down and had 3 very small girl scout cookies, but I'm still ahead because I have done so good all day. Thanks for sharing this crazy story!

  9. I don't like jelly beans, but I love, love, love cadbury eggs. I am a chocoholic! Don't put off the dental work, just go ahead and get it over with. I've had one root canal and was scared to death to have it done, I'd heard all the horror stories, but it wasn't that bad, except for the bill (that was very frightening!)

  10. Cadbury eggs. Love them. This year they have 12 miniature ones in a little egg carton. So, instead of eating three big ones, you can eat 12 little ones--like it makes any difference!


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

My Favorite Essay by Gladys Taber


From an essay by Gladys Taber
Family Circle  - September 1982

    I sat in the sun the other day while the dogs dug up the lawn and thought about work. I wasn’t working. I was just thinking about it. I have found that when I cannot possibly accomplish everything I am supposed to and feel an unbearable pressure---as all homemakers must---if I just stop, life goes better.
    I get a good book, make some spiced tea and sit down on my own corner of the sofa or in my favorite lawn chair. I let life settle in around me, and that is the only way I can express it. After 20 minutes or half an hour, I go back to the mechanics of living.  AND at days end I am just as far along as if I had not stopped to think.

Another of her thoughts: time for thinking is a gift one can give only to one’s self.

Hope you enjoy reading this as much as I have over the years. When I've had it with my life some days -  I have only to sit down with a glass of sweet tea and think of this essay an…


Ode to Old
When I am old- Really really old- And cannot see -
Red balls of rouge- Riding- High on my cheeks,
Black lines- Arching- Over my eyes, 
Gravy stains covering- Yellow flowers- On my good blue dress.
When I am old- And cannot see - Will you please do-  My grooming for me?

by: Barbara A. Whittington

Romance paperback now available - wrapping up those small holiday gifts....

NEW romance paperback makes a sweet gift for the reader in your life.

The publication of my paperback Dear Ann: Love Letters from Nam, which is a short story, is finally HERE. So happy. Just click the link below to go to Amazon and check it out. The story is told in letters between a young soldier in war-torn Vietnam and his bride back home in West Virginia. Priced at $5.99. I put a lot of hard work and considerable research into this story. It is a part of a much larger work - which may take the rest of my lifetime to finish or I may never. Thus, here's a portion of the story I still love! The letters make a good stand-alone story. I hope you'll enjoy reading it. If at all possible, please leave a review on Amazon. This paperback exists because of the many requests I had to turn this story into a tangible book. Dear Anne is filled with romance, and the emotion and angst that comes with war-time romance. Leaving a loved one behind to go fight in a war in a far away strange land…