February 19, 2010

Would You Like Cheese with That?

It's kind of crazy here, lots of work, madness with the kiddies, and life.

In 8 years I won't have children in my home. That phase of my life will be over, and I have been wondering lately... what will it be like?

Last night we found the boys didn't have Scouts, everyone was caught up on homework and... I looked at my husband during dinner and said, "Let's go see a movie!" Just the two of us. We don't need sitters anymore and everyone can get themselves packed up for the morning and into bed.

Love that.

So we saw "It's Complicated" and laughed ourselves silly in parts.

As for this crazy path I took in changing my life, I'm still having residual effects I never expected.

I am down below my marathon weight now, down 7 lbs.

But the big thing is I absolutely NEVER have sugar highs and lows. I just get hungry, but there is no scrambling for food. I literally have no cravings for sugar.

But I recently craved cheese and nearly killed for it, which is ironic as this is what Ringo had predicted. When he found out about my experiment the following conversation ensued:

Ringo: What? You're taking all that out of your diet? That includes... cheese?

Me: Yup.

Ringo: You are going to make us so miserable.

Me: No, I'm not!

Ringo: You're going to become a monster!

Me: *gasp* No I'm not!

Ringo: Yes, you are going to get nasty about cheese. I'm going to ask to go to the mall, OK? And you're going to say, "NO!!! You can't go to the mall because I can't eat CHEESE!"

Me: It's not true!

Ringo: Yes. You watch.

And it hasn't, except for the other night the kids asked for breakfast for dinner as their Dad had a meeting. I had a half dozen eggs ready to be scrambled when Bones shouted, "And Mom! Can we have cheese eggs?"

I broke out the cheddar cheese, unwrapped it, got the grater out and... had to fight this overwhelming urge to just take a huge bite out of the middle of the brick.

I almost went insane for cheese.

I just didn't take it out on the kids.

And everyone thought it would be the chocolate that got the best of me... but Ringo knew... it would be the cheese!

Posted by Boudicca at February 19, 2010 10:18 PM

And I have this incredible new recipe for pimiento cheese with bacon in it. You're not gonna try it when you're home???

Posted by: Angus of Iona at February 19, 2010 10:56 PM

Hell yes! I just need to get a good whole grain bread!!

I'm suddenly craving pimento cheese. Bad. Holy crap...

Posted by: Bou at February 19, 2010 11:16 PM

Ah yes, pimento cheese sandwich and Guinness... Meal of the Gods!!! BTW, we will be rug-rat free in 5 years!!!!

Posted by: P'cola Titan at February 20, 2010 12:25 AM

Then in 5 more years you will have grand-rug rats. That will be the end of kidding the hub about 50.

Posted by: dick at February 20, 2010 09:12 PM