Monday, January 24, 2005

1/24 Mmm-mmm good

I'm eating a bowl of vegetarian chili for lunch. Delicious. Yesterday I made a big pot of it, and after I ate it for dinner, froze individual containers so I could bring them to work for lunches. Chili is one of those dishes that tastes better the second and third day. But since it's frozen I won't be forced to eat it on a daily basis.

Yesterday was one of those days I cherish. I could have stayed in my pajamas all day if I'd wanted. I did laundry, cooked, watched shows I'd recorded and started sorting receipts for my taxes. No pressure at all. And--no surprise--my stomach didn't bother me much at all. I love stress-free days.

Okay, not entirely stress free. I was sitting in my chair watching TV and I heard a car alarm go off. I'm on the second floor and the cars are parked in the basement, but it was loud and clear. Of course it sounded exactly like mine. So, thankful that I hadn't stayed in pajamas, I went downstairs and fortunately it wasn't my car. In fact, the alarm had stopped. That was the extent of my exercise yesterday.

Tomorrow I will be able to have coffee again. I'm in anticipatory hell! I want it now. The doc said two weeks without caffeine, and not even decaf coffee. I did "cheat" twice. I had a cup of decaf at the annual Staff Meeting the Saturday before last. And this Saturday I had a decaf skinny latte at Starbucks. I figure the latter has more milk in it than coffee, so that wasn't a big deal. Other than that, I've behaved, and I've had no alcohol or chocolate either.

Tomorrow I'll have a Starbucks coffee with chocolate syrup and vodka in it. Yeah!


Anonymous said...

Poor coffee deprived Jer. :) Do you like chocolate raspberry coffee?


Jer said...

LOL. No, Gin, actually I just like plain old coffee. Black.

Anonymous said...

I love chocolate raspberry, especially the odor when it's brewing! The stuff came very close to shutting down our local Post Office last week when I went in to ship some of the freshly ground beans to a friend. All three clerks had to stop what they were doing to come smell the package. Then they threatened to abandon their posts for a coffeebreak.

Jer said...

Yeah, I can see that, Gin. Sometimes the smell is even better than the taste.

I'm disappointed though. I stopped at Starbucks and got a decaf coffee (just plain) and now I'm at my office. Took the first sip and it's burnt. Too bad I didn't taste it while there. Must have been the bottom of the pot. I'll try to go back later and see if I can get a free cup.