Monday, November 21, 2005

Emily, Shopping, and Chocolate

Emily and I had a great time over the weekend. She spent the night with me Friday night and we watched two episodes of "What Not To Wear" which we both LOVE. We then attempted to watch the third "Harry Potter," but turned it off at 10:30 so that we could get some sleep, but ended up talking until after midnight. Emily loves to snuggle and talk late into the night and this is the ultimate bonding time for us. Ater very little sleep, we dragged ourselves out of bed at 6:30 Saturday morning to go garage sale shopping. This is a once- or twice-a-year event for us and we usually score pretty big in the book department. Emily is the best shopper I've ever seen. So, after the junking, and the pancake breakfast, and the mall, I was absolutely worn out and took my darling niece home around 3:30. Later that night I was talking to my brother, Emily's dad, and he jokingly asked me if I was tired. I told him, oh yeah, I was worn out. He laughed and said, "We do this everyday, Ness." Dave and Dawn, and all parents: my hat's off to you. I don't know how you do it everyday.

Speaking of food, well, I was thinking of it anyway, I am reprinting something I received from Arcamax today on chocolate. I was so relieved to read this:

Chocolate is derived from cocoa beans. Bean = vegetable. Sugar is derived from either sugar CANE or sugar BEETS. Both are plants, which places them in the vegetable category. Thus, chocolate is a vegetable.

The problem: How to get 2 pounds of chocolate home from the store in a hot car. The solution: Eat it in the parking lot.

Diet tip: Eat a chocolate bar before each meal. It'll take the edge off your appetite, and you'll eat less.

Put "eat chocolate" at the top of your list of things to do today. That way, at least you'll get one thing done.

If not for chocolate, there would be no need for control top pantyhose. An entire garment industry would be devastated. You can't let that happen, can you?


Angela in Europe said...

I especially like the "chocolate is a vegetable" idea!

Nicole said...

I LOVE that show, and Harry Potter, and talking and snuggling into the night, and garage sales. How about next time I come and hang out with you?

Emily Merrell said...

OK all 3 of us can hang out! Maybe we'll accomplish more garage saling with 3 people.

Vanessa said...

Think Nicole has found a new friend!!