It’s Not All Mary Poppins

As the light fades

… the carb craves rise.

GOOD LORD. It’s turned winter. No, no snow, but it’s chilly out there.

Even as I type, I laugh at myself. In three months, 0 (Celcius, of course; 32F for you global hold-outs), even with a windchill of -4, will feel positively balmy. Today, however, today it feels chill.

doritosBut we went out, because I am a Good Caregiver. Good Caregivers ensure that their charges get Fresh Air and Sunshine every day. Our outing had nothing — nothing, I say! — to do with those Doritos I’ve been craving all week. It was merest coincidence that we were two-thirds of the way to the 7-Eleven when (in a rare burst of self-discipline where salty-fatty-crunchy carbs are concerned) virtue triumphed, and I turned around.

Turned around and returned home. Within six blocks of a salt-fatty-crunch-carb fix. Wow.

We meandered around the neighbourhood a bit, chatting about this and that before lapsing into companionable silence. Even Nissa was silent. Silent, and conscious. Wow. Never seen THAT before.

Then we returned home and I scarfted down a generous slab of the banana-walnut bread I baked early this morning. Damn you, carbs!

Thing is, though rife with carbs, banana bread is sweet and chewy, not salty and crunchy. Mmmm, salty crunch. 5000000 calories of banana bread, and I still want those Doritos.


October 23, 2009 - Posted by | food, random and odd | , , , , , , ,


  1. Half-way through reading that post, I went and got the crisps I managed to avoid opening before dinner tonight. 🙂 Woops.

    I think it’s funny that a Good Caregiver can turn the sunshine on when it’s overcast. I’ve heard of perfectionism, but surely this is taking it to a whole other level.

    Comment by Mwa | October 23, 2009 | Reply

  2. Mmmmm, I hear that! My weakness is plain ol’ Corn Chips…same thing I guess but I prefer mine without the cheesy dusting. Pure salty crunch for me. 😛

    Comment by Zayna | October 23, 2009 | Reply

  3. Yeah, I finally realized I should just give in to the crave because I’m likely to eat everything in the house and THEN give in to the crave otherwise.

    So, can you buy junk like that and eat it in front of the kiddies, or do you share? Personally, I’ve been known to eat in my pantry, so I’m not one to judge.

    Comment by Jill in Atlanta | October 23, 2009 | Reply

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