Thursday, May 28, 2009


I have been told that I should put on weight, that I'm too thin. I weigh about 100lbs. I thought about that last week as I happened to be picking a few things up at the little grocery store in my neighbourhood.

One of my favourite deserts to eat are chocolate eclairs. I love them, I really do. I even had to have them during my last two pregnancies.

As I was walking around the little store, I ventured into the bakery department which it very good by the way and there in clear view were several boxes of chocolate eclairs. Not just one but six in a box for $3.99. How could I refuse such an offer? I couldn't and I didn't. I checked out and got to my car. Now the big mistake that I made was that I had only bought a few things so I found no real need to put the bags in the trunk,instead I put them right beside me on the seat on the passenger side.

Out of the blue I heard a voice within me saying "you should try one, you really should." Well I live about two minutes away, infact I could walk to the store or at least bike it, so I thought "you're right,if I ate one now, there's still enough for everyone after dinner".

Before I was out of the parking lot I had the first one in my hand. That first bite was heaven. The combination of that shu'pastry,chocolate and the custard,cream filling.....oooohhhh, aaahh! The filling oozing out the sides and on to my hands, I was glad to have been the only one on the road, so I carefully stuffed the last part in my mouth so I could have my hands free to drive. As I looked down at the box of eclairs, I did what any good GPS would do, I recalculated my math and saw that there were five left and there are only four of us. Well there might be an argument over who had that fifth one and I couldn't have that, so I decided to eat that one too.

Didn't take long to finish that one either. It was so good good, even better than the first one.

"Wow ! is it that time already?" I said seeing the yellow school lights flashing. I was going rather slow anyways so I could finish that second eclair. Thankfully the children hadn't come out of school but I thought well if I see my son, Colin I 'd have to give him a ride home and he would see the eclairs and would want to eat his now and not wait until dinner. He might wish he hadn't eaten his when he sees us eating ours, so I ate his, really really fast.

Three eclairs in that box and I knew I couldn't and wouldn't feel good about eating what was going to be mine after dinner, so I ate that one too.

As I drove by the school there were still no children out yet. I stopped at the fourway stop, turned left and headed on my way home.

Two eclaires left out of is that going to work when there are four of us? By the time I got home which is less than half a city block my cheeks resembled that of a chip monk. I parked my car in the driveway, got out of the car and placed the evidence in the trashcan which sits behind the house. I decided that this was a good time to do some tire inspection while I enjoyed the last of the eclairs bought less than five minutes earlier.

Nothing better than a chocolate eclair and watching my best friend Oprah.

I was still 100lbs at the end of the day. Sorry to all those who can't look at food without putting on a pound or two I do have a good reason and one which you wouldn't want...ever!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


I have the worst time choosing names. I mean I can sit for hours and hours trying to figure out what password name I could use. The sleepless nights, tossing and turning, just waiting for that perfect cute name that separates me from all of the others in hyperspace. The name everyone wishes they had first thought of because it just is brilliant.
My husband just hesitates to ask me "honey, what do you want your password to be?" There I'll be pacing up and down, pondering this huge question. (I'm a blonde, by the way, so now it all falls into place for everyone.)
"What about?... No", I'll decide before I let it flow from my lips. I'm glad I'm not a Dr. or someone who has to make decisions on the spot, cause I just can't.
Today as my husband was helping me set this up my two dogs started to bark at the door and it happened to be my mother in-law. I'm glad she came as she was the third member of the "what do we call Meg's blog" committee.
So where did I get the name from? Yesterday, a group of us were talking in a gardening class and the subject of dandelions came up. Seemingly they arrived from England which made sense to me because I was born and raised in Scotland and I recalled that when I was a little girl we were told that if we picked the dandelions we would wet the bed. I wonder if I ever did?


Well here I am, i'm going to be a blogger, no not jogger or a clogger....a blogger, I said blogger. for crying out load. I'm not really sure where this blogging thing will take me as I 'm not into texting or twittering. I did sign up to twitter and personally I just don't get it. Bless those who "tweet" but I find it a waste of time. It is spooky because you have people "following you".

Facebook I do but it don't enjoy it, because once you start you just have to check to see if someone has written on your wall. You can't pass the computer without checking.

Now I do have a cell phone and my husband has a cell phone but I don't like cell phones either. Don't get me wrong there is a place for them but not when you can't go for a nice walk or out to dinner and one of you or both are always checking thier cell phone, just incase someone calls. Why would you want to talk with anyone else but the person your with. I think they are too intrusive and we need to put them in their places.

I miss opening up the news paper in the mornings, instead, you just stretch out and grab your cell phone that is plugged in by the side of the bed.

As the song goes" it's a new dawn , it's a new day, it's a new world, and I'm feeling good".

Hurray, I've finally done it!

Well here you go people. This is my new blog. I hope you enjoy yourself. Come back often...