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Thursday, April 03, 2008


I think we made a mistake in Wal-Mart recently – other than the one about spending too much money. We bought a large bag of assorted chewy candy – mostly of the tootsie roll type. Our excuse was that they would be “for the grandchildren”.

The mistake and problem lies in the fact that we are here with the candy more than the gruntmonkeys are. We keep our treats for them in the pantry and in a large Tupperware container. To further describe the problem would be to say that every time I come close to the pantry, these delightful chewy treats seem to be calling out to me.

I have tried to reason with this tempting feeling by saying OK, I’ll just take one but that doesn’t work very well and I take several “because they are small” – not good. Then there is the after the fact reality of having to chew on carrots to get the evidence out of my teeth. God is good to provide wonderful things like this but is there such an organization as “tootsie rolls anonymous”?

The Spice and I are leaving tomorrow to sail on a cruise Saturday and writing from this computer will be very quiet to nonexistent. But I will fill you in on the entire cruise in minute detail ad nauseam when we return. ec


Blogger Brenda said...

A cruise! How wonderful! Please, please take a camera! Have fun!

4/03/2008 10:08:00 PM  
Blogger ancient one said...

You and Spice have fun, fun, fun!!!
We'll be waiting to hear all about it!!

4/03/2008 10:41:00 PM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

EC, you enjoy those Tootsie Rolls ... and the cruise too.

4/03/2008 11:04:00 PM  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi Mr. Eddie ~~ I hope you and your wife have a wonderful holiday and we will see you on your return.
You will have to lay off those
Tootsie rolls ~~ not good for teeth, weight and sugar. Take care, Best
regards, Merle.

4/04/2008 09:26:00 AM  
Blogger Kila said...

Well, if it leads to you eating carrots, it's all good. ;)

4/05/2008 12:16:00 AM  
Blogger JunieRose2005 said...

WOW! A cruise!

We have NEVER gone on a cruise!!

Enjoy! Also- DON'T give up your tootsie rolls! Life is too short!


4/08/2008 05:09:00 PM  
Blogger mreddie said...

brenda - We did take a camera - now to find out how to post the photos.

ancient one - We got back last night and I posted the first episode tonight.

AC - Still trying to cut down on the Tootsie rolls and we just got back from a great cruise.

merle - Thanks and I am cutting back on the tootsie rolls.

kila - OK, more carrots and less tootsie rolls. :)

junierose - This was our second cruise but the other one was a 3-day one and back in the 80s. This one was 7 days and great! ec

4/13/2008 11:51:00 PM  

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