Thursday, September 3, 2015

A Very Meh Day




Today has been one of those days in which one more or less wishes one had not gotten out of bed.  I did actually get up for a while, but felt so like a big blob that I retreated back to my snug little nest.  I failed to do any of my usual morning activities except for reading the newspaper and doing the crossword puzzle, neither of which could really be considered an activity.  Once back in bed, I didn’t even feel like reading my book.  And I had previously had such plans for the day!  My doing nothing made me feel even more oppressed. I attribute my state of blah to too many saltwater taffies yesterday.  They are such a terrible weakness with me.  Thank Heavens, they are not universally available.  Rachael and I purchased a bag recently, and each had two, or at most, three.  I carefully monitored her intake to see that she didn’t overdo it and encroach  into my share, and I was careful to give a non-piggy example of moderation, thinking that I could have more later.  The next day, I went to have another delightful sweetly tidbit or two, and there were none!  I was horrified. Had I actually gobbled up an entire bag of them without noticing?  Apparently so!  However, a few days later, serendipity!  I found them in a safe place while looking for a pen or some such thing.  A little gift from above! 

Speaking of which, years ago the dearest friend of my youth, knowing of my proclivity, brought me a bag of them when she came from Ireland to visit.  I carefully hid my gift from my greedy family, and with the thrill of her visit, more or less forgot about it.  Then, sad to say, she, not too long later, died.  Several years after that, I was rummaging about in my closet, and lo! There was the bag of saltwater taffy!  This time, it really was a gift from heaven, or at least from one in heaven. 

All this blather about candy and heaven, has perked me up immensely.  I am going to get up now, and face the day.  Yay!  Thank you, my Blog Friends, for cheering my up.  I might even cycle to the store and get some….. No, I guess I had better get some carrots, or something healthy!

6 comments:

Tootsie said...

Reading your post kind of jogged me out of my "meh" day!. thank you.

Laura said...

I have gone missing from the blog world for quite a while! Your taffy tale reminded me of the cotton candy I was cajoled into buying yesterday. I haven't had that much sugar in my system since I don't know when. We made up for it with carrots when we got home.

I. F. said...

Saltwater taffies are safe with me, unless they are the only candy in the house. Then I will eat even the weird flavors.

Marta said...

Joanna, You are looking good. You must be doing something right.

Dan and Julie in San Diego said...

Shriver's will ship to you. https://shrivers.com/product/salt-water-taffy-2-lb-special-gourmet-flavor-assortment/

Julie in San Diego

P. Joan Gavigan said...

It's been so long since you blogged (not that I am one to talk, LOL:)! Just wondering how you are doing!