Land of Make Believe

I wanted to stay up and do something before bed. I am NOT adjusting to the time change at all, and I am not a fan of staring at the ceiling until God knows what time. So, I thought I’d try something more constructive.

Earlier this evening I had dinner with a couple of friends. I put the food police on mute. We celebrated my four years of sobriety, and a very dear friend’s belated birthday. There was sushi, and dumplings, soup, salad, honey walnut shrimp… oh man… it seemed like a bottomless buffet. It was so good. Then we headed down the street for dessert!

Honestly, I have no shame. It felt good to eat a meal and literally SAVOR every bite. I kid you not. Maybe cutting down isn’t all about suffering. Maybe it helps you appreciate things more when you do splurge. When enjoyed in moderation, some foods are… well… heavenly.

Anyway, I recycled an old image—trying to create something fantasy-like. When I thought of make believe, I thought of my step counter. So far I’m only reaching half of my goal. I’m not mad at myself though. I just wish I had been wiser about setting my goal. So… I decided that this first week of stepping is my “test run,” to get a sense of what the average is. THEN I’ll set my goal. Plus it’s been stormy here all week… kind of raining on my parade.

Then, thinking of fantasy made me think of the virus. You know which one I’m talking about. It feels like the twilight zone around here. First I think the world is WAY over-reacting, and then I wonder if I’m one of those birds with my head in the sand, refusing to accept that this oddity is going on. I mean, I am kind of out-numbered here. I don’t know. Regardless, everything is closing up, shutting down… coming to a slow halt. The restaurant wasn’t that busy but the super markets are all packed.

Anyway, that’s all for now. I think the sleepy bug has crept in. For anyone out there who has been negatively affected by this thing (minus the bathroom tissue dilemma), you’re in my prayers tonight.

God bless. Stay safe and remember to wash those hands.

Oh, and apparently drinking lots of water (no ice) helps keep the germs at bay.


  1. I’m glad you got to enjoy a delicious dinner with your friends. I was going to mention that I found it really hard to reach 10,000 steps a day, at least consistently. I found myself walking laps around my living room at 10:30 at night to reach my goal and finally said, “Oh screw it!” πŸ™‚ Xx

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    1. Haha!! I was actually going to mention the laps around the house lol!! This house isn’t that big and it’s not an open floorplan so it was tough but I did do a few circles. I’m thinking about a little step platform so I can just step up and down on it when I feel like I want to eat but know I’m not hungry. How’s your denial of all things chocolate going?

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  2. As usual, I LOVE EVERY WORD!!! Yes, congrats on 4 yrs–and every other victory you share to encourage the rest of us. This is the 2nd post I’ve read that mentioned toilet paper–is that going to be difficult to purchase now, too?? I have 30 rolls… Much love to you! ❀

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    1. Thanks Z. Apparently TP was the first thing people started stockpiling. I tried to go to Trader Joe’s today to get healthy bread and the bread shelves were empty. One pack of bagels but it had added sugar so I left it there haha. I just turned around and walked out. Thanks again for always encouraging me!! 😘❀


    2. I guess we gotta laugh! πŸ™‚ I’m going to the store tomorrow, see if there’s any TP left…if so, I’ll get some πŸ™‚ Maybe I should get chocolate bars too….I love the Special Dark (Hershey’s) And that’s a segue to telling you that I checked out the step-counter items on Amazon…assuming I don’t go broke buying TP, I’ll order one–so thanks again! Much love ❀

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    3. Haha! Well TP comes first I suppose. They do sell that on Amazon too. My friend ordered some. She gets the delivery in April! Crazy. I just got home from the store myself and eating healthy is may be moving to “is there any good food left?” It’s insane out there. Be safe and good luck!


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