yes! you heard correctly … no thank-you, i don’t want a drink …

well, i never thought that i’d see the day … i would rather not have a drink at this point in time than suffer from the digestive rebellion that my body throws my way if i do pick up a glass filled with liquid bliss. but, that day has come! you see, it seems that this wonderful meal modification plan that panda and i are on has tweaked my system a bit. no longer does a refreshing mojito sound appealing when i think about the digestive vengeance that my body reeks (pun not intended but quite appropriate) on me and the extended amount of time that i spend on the think tank awaiting release from my body’s temper tantrum.

it has only been a week of our meal modification plan (yes, i truly hate the word “diet”). we are conscientious of what we eat and our exercise during the week and have allowed ourselves food and movement freedom during the weekend (seriously – let’s be realistic. i’m not one to change my life in extremes; i enjoy eating, cooking and sleeping far too much to become an overbearing health freak!). i am definitely seeing some improvements, but i simply was not prepared for the unexpected side effect of my body violently disliking the reintroduction of alcoholic beverages into the mix.
on saturday, i indulged in a new-found favorite – raspberry ale (i swear, it tastes like raspberry soda … lynne, i think we found a winner for you!) and an interesting and complex chocolate stout. you see, we had some time on our hands since shortstack isn’t here and indulged ourselves with a browsing trip to one of our favorite stores, Tamura’s Fine Wine & Liquors. when we have shortstack with us, it’s a bit difficult to take our time exploring the aisles of fun and exciting alcohol indulgence, so we spent a nice part of saturday morning walking through previously zipped-through aisles finding some fun new liquid treats to try. and try i did! and payment from that exciting tasty adventure was demanded not that long after indulgence. best i can tell, my body has been taking advantage of the meal modification plan and really taking care of itself … i’m not sure how great an idea this is if, every time i enjoy myself a tasty beverage, i have to suffer painful and malodorous consequences. oh well … for now, we’re continuing with our meal modification plan and hoping that the big-picture benefits will outweigh the indulgent consequences.
as for the blissful bits of our life that i love to share … i have some awesomely cute pix that i am wanting to post, but i have to find all the tech hardware that is necessary to – you know – download said pix from the handy-dandy camera onto the ever-present and running laptop. sooner or later i’ll get to it … in the meantime, there’s an unbelievably precious pic of shortstack with our favorite kinder teacher, mrs. riddick … if i figure out how to link it, i’ll get it up here for y’all to enjoy …
update … ooooh! i think i got the pic where i want it … let’s find out, shall we?

now … if that picture don’t make you smile, nothing will!
enjoy your day!

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