Despite the Rumors, I Did NOT Join a Convent

As if they would take me!

So, when those of you who know me well stop laughing, I will explain.

If you didn’t notice Not Pretending (to be sane) has been silent, no worries. Consider it a little vacation for your brain.

If you did notice a disturbance in the Force, please accept SeeNoStormTroopersmy humble apology. If it makes you feel any better, I have missed y’all. So much so, that I am writing a post when I should be doing chores. Today is my only ‘day off ‘ this week. The rest of this week, through the week-end, I am working at our local Quilter’s Guild’s annual Quilt Faire.

This is a HUGE to-do for us quilter’s. And a lot of work to get it together every year. Because it is the most elegant and fun Quilt Faire EVER!  People keep telling us that and we, of course, believe them.

So… If I’m not actually working at the venue, I am home baking goodies to sell at our Country Store. A good thing I’m giving them away, since I shouldn’t eat them myself. To further prevent the ‘taste testing’ I may decide needs to be done, I baked a sugar-free cake for us to enjoy. I hope it’s big enough.

If I don’t make it to the grocery store today, it will be the only thing in the house to eat. Unless we want freezer-burned pot-pies or ‘Kid’s Cuisine’s’ that our granddaughter’s won’t even eat.

I am not even dressed yet and it’s embarrassingly close to lunchtime. However, that is not yours to worry about. In fact, if you have made it this far into possibly the most boring-est post ever, I commend you 😉

Those are my excuses reasons for not adhering to my Post A Day commitment. But, in the words of our former state Governor –

“I’ll Be Back.”


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Withdrawal is My Excuse

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June 12th, 2011: Day 24

For the past 24 days I have had a scapegoat to blame all my difficulties, mistakes, sins, dumb ideas, and evil thoughts on. Best of all – it probably is the cause of  those things, to some degree, so I’m not lying .

According to the The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary, the definition of a withdrawal symptom is:

withdrawal symptom:  Any of a group of physical and psychological symptoms occurring in an individual deprived of an accustomed dose of an addicting agent.

Read the definition again.

Get it?  ANY!

This is a huge relief to me especially since the weirdest things have been happening to my mind and body. Like sudden onset dementia- I could not remember my best friends name yesterday which was a bit embarrassing because I was introducing her to someone at the time.

Having an excuse for them is OK. But what I really wanted to know is when are they going to stop?  So, I started going to medical websites to research this topic and I discovered a couple things.

The Mayo Clinic told me:

Just 20 minutes after your last cigarette, your heart rate goes down. Twelve hours later, levels of carbon monoxide, a toxic gas, in your blood return to normal. Your lung function improves and your circulation starts to get better within three months.

Cool. My body has already started healing from all those years of abuse. I hope it can forgive me.

The Kaiser Permanente told me:

The withdrawal symptoms are worst during the first week or so, but they may last a few weeks. For some people, the first couple of months can be hard.

Since mine are lasting over 3-weeks, I must be one of  “some people”. Looks like I’m going to need an excuse for myself a bit longer…