I love this fall weather not only for the change and beauty of the weather, but for the food and snacks associated with this time of year. Take for instance, we have two major holidays to which you dress up, play the role of someone else and receive candy….and the other holiday encourages you to indulge in home cooked meal and have parties to bring people together. Seriously, the only time I will encourage and promote being anyone but your normal self. It is good to bust out of our boxes and get the creative juices a flowing!
Boots, sweaters, costumes, football, family and get-togethers! Transitional changes in the weather, in yourself is you are open to it, and probably being OK with adding a few pounds to the hips from all the goodies….oh they tempt me so badly! Why must I have a sweet tooth!? WHHHHYYYYY?
Transitional seasons can make someone feel so alive. Out with the old and in with the new. Clean out your house and make room for new growth and development figuratively and literally speaking. A time to examine your heart and the house you keep. What a great opportunity for growth and preparation for a second chance?! Personally, I am trying to focus on listening more. I need to balance and find quiet moments whether I can find them for five or ten minutes vs. longer extended periods of time is irrelevant. I just need to find them.
Tonight I found the Caramel Corn just staring at me. It was just sitting on the table.
I was minding my own business, yet that tricky little something else got me…..the inner dialog between me and Mr. CC went something like this:
CC: “How YOU doin’?” (eye brow raising)
CatMan: “Um…seriously? Since when does Caramel Corn talk?”
CC: “Look how incredibly good I look! ummmhmmm….I am so yummy you just want to take a handful of me and you know….*wink*” (yes a wink…)
CatMan: “Yeah I am trying to get into shape and you REAAAALLY aren’t helping my cause…so good bye!”
CC: “What? Wait, wait, wait….just take the lid off and look me in the eyes….I think we are a match and I want you to handle my goods…if you know what I mean…just one whiff…”
By this point, I was very inquisitive as to why the Mr. Caramel corn was “talking dirty” to me at the kitchen table…it was very puzzling. Not to mention disturbing! BUT maybe he was just taking advantage of my brief moment of weakness. The CatMan is ONLY human you know…OK so here is how the rest of this went down….
CC: “Come on! I might be a little sticky…BUT I will do you well…I taste so good…just open the lid and smell my sweetness…OH I will never disappoint you CatMan, if you allow me to show you.”
CatMan: “Maybe just a little whiff will be enough…I am not having any Caramel this late at night…”
(opening the lid I was totally sucked in and it was all over from there!!!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rqDkDhkJKQ
CC: “Yes, yes….go on…touch me!”
CatMan: “Nope not doing it! Sorry…..well maybe just one but that’s it….(like I said this is all internal…I am NOT that crazy…)…I can afford just one piece and I will be good….ugh…I am so weak…stupid Caramel Corn…” (I reached my hand in and pulled out a ball of goodness, we made eye contact and I just got weak in the knees…)
CC: “Try a taste. Just a bite is all…”
CatMan: (staring this little ball down) ‘Just one’ “ohhhh…you are so good Caramel Corn…” as I chomp myself to a 400 calorie mistake…(I put that piece in my mouth and how satisfying!)
CC: “See how do I taste? Good, huh? I told you I would never disappoint you…you kind of like me don’t you?”
What was happening on the inside of my mouth as I just couldn’t resist anymore. Literally the inside of my mouth was doing this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFz2WkVAk38
Then it was ALL OVER….Mr. Caramel Corn won….and my only response?
CatMan: “Mr. Caramel Corn, you were right about one thing…you are VERY good….Bastard….”
ALL I could do is shake my head in discussed…well there is alway tomorrow right?
So what’s this evening’s observation? Caramel Corn is good. sigh…just not very good for my hips! Darn it!