Erica Lucke Dean

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candy coma

So much for burning myself out on chocolate.  I woke up this morning and the first thing I did was to roll out of bed and stumble into the kitchen for a funsize Snickers bar.  I knew I was in trouble…there was still a lot of candy left…and we were out of milk!

I started to rationalize with myself that if I ate a few Snickers it would be ok, because they were chocked full of peanuts.  And peanuts are full of protein.  And as we all know, protein is the building blocks of life!

Ok yes, I was stretching things just a bit. 

But I was hungry, and not in the mood to make an omelet.  Not even using my fancy omelet pan.  So I grabbed a few little Snickers and promptly hid the evidence.  Then I put all of the unopened candy bags on the highest shelf in the cupboard so we will have candy for Halloween, and I tucked the opened bags into the freezer for safe keeping. 

Funny thing about chocolate…it tastes even better straight from the freezer…and it just doesn’t seem to be “out of sight” enough to be “out of mind” when the freezer is right there in the kitchen for me to see all day long. 

So fourteen or so hours later, I have eaten myself into a candy coma. 

I did manage to get quite a bit accomplished.  I slipcovered the ninja kitty’s favorite chair to cover the claw marks and cleaned the house for Saturday night’s party.  I don’t know how I did this, but I did.  And now I’m ready for bed.  Not so much because I’m tired, even though I am.  I need to go to bed so I can get away from the candy for a few hours, at least. 

Tomorrow is another day, and I’m sure I will struggle with the bowl of chocolate yet again…if I’m lucky it will be gone before lunch so I will be forced to eat a salad.

Or not…it is the candy season after all.

Until the next time…I’ll be making last minute preparations for the party.

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