Monday, March 27th 2006
Have I Mentioned My Stress?

Like, waaaay too much? No? Well here, then. For all you sweet people who email and ask how I am, here is the honest, ugly answer.

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I approach stress with lots of prayer and lots of chocolate. If things don’t change soon I will be GINORMOUS.

* I hate bananas, and will not be eating them

** The Weight Watchers thing is almost laughable, huh? An empty, token gesture in a Snarf Fest of Chocolate.

~hm

29 Comments on “Have I Mentioned My Stress?”

1
Diane
March 28th, 2006
12:26 am

Remember when some of the disciples tried to cast out some demons and the demons beat them up, stripped their clothes off them and threw them into the fire? Jesus told them that some demons could only be cast out by fasting and prayer.
Stay with me here, okay? Some of our modern “demons” can only be excercised by prayer and ingestion of epic amounts of chocolate. That is written down SOMEWHERE, I know, but I forget exactly where at the moment, LOL. :)

And yes, I know I used the words “excercise” and “chocolate” in the same sentence, but don’t call the Women’s Secret Police on me, it was unavoidable. ;)

Dr. Diane’s Rx for troubles, worries and problems: Pray, consume chocolate. Repeat as often as needed. :)

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Patrick B
March 28th, 2006
1:05 am

Chocolate

Someday doctors will realize that it is the only truly healthy food. Until then we shall bear with their foolishness until they see the light of day.

BTW If you can find it try “Blue Bunny No Sugar Added Rocky Road”. You will NOT miss the sugar amidst the chocolate icecream, fudge swirls, marshmallow swirls and chocolate covered peanuts. MMMMM And I am diabetic and I can eat it.

Oh and Murrays makes the most sinfully good sugar free chocolate chip pecan cookies ever. Pardon me but chocolate is calling and I must answer.

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Chaotic Mom
March 28th, 2006
5:17 am

Is it wierd that I don’t like chocolate, except maybe when Auntie Flo is coming around for a visit?

For my stress I like to snarf down something fattening and salty. Then I have the stress of the extra pounds. Then I snarf more. Oh, the miserable cycle.

Hmm… I might need to check into Weight Watchers after all… ;)

4
Jeana
March 28th, 2006
6:11 am

Death by chocoloate, hmm?

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Diane
March 28th, 2006
7:00 am

You’re in luck…it’s been all over the news….”Chocolate is G-O-O-D…for you and will add……………..years…………(did you think I was going to say pounds?????) to your life!
:) Diane

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Geekwif
March 28th, 2006
7:07 am

If that stuff was in my house it would mean my husband was stressed since I won’t touch the stuff. Those bananas look pretty tasty though. Yum.

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Stacey
March 28th, 2006
7:42 am

I’m sorry you’re under so much stress. You mention it here and there but never really go into it. In fact, I know you’ve said your having trouble with the kids and you’ve made some mistakes but it always seems like you’re so happy and making jokes. At least you cover pretty good. I’ll say a prayer that today will be great!!

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Corina Bowen
March 28th, 2006
7:46 am

Some how I just knew you were being bad!! :-) I had to come over and check on ya!
~~~~Caught in the act of Chocolate! hehe
I guess I really shouldn’t say too much since I ate that wonderful rich chocolate brownie yesterday!!

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peach
March 28th, 2006
8:02 am

Kelsey, you know if you follow all that chocolate up with a diet Coke, it will cancel out all the calories : ) Or, if you eat enough of the Weight Watchers at a time — you’ll create your own personal Drano system. Either way, nothing will be hangin’ on your hips.

Seriously though,I’ll be praying for your stress to be minimized and left at the foot of the Cross. May Jesus be enough.

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Christy
March 28th, 2006
8:13 am

Wow – I can understand. I feel for you, girl. And what is it about those “low-cal” choco treats that make us think it’s okay to eat the whole blooming box? I have the same trouble. But for me, it’s gummy bears. The master colony of bears have come up with a vast conspiracy for my downfall involving the 6# bags they sell at Costco. Their plan is working marvelously.

On a more positive note….your counters & tiling are GORGEOUS!!

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Carol
March 28th, 2006
8:35 am

Bless your heart. And the sugar in all of that actually decreases your body’s natual ability to handle stress – it’s hard on the adrenal glands. The prayer part works, though. Foods rich in vitamin C are also good.

Still praying for you, Kelsey.

12
Heather
March 28th, 2006
8:53 am

My mouth is watering. I really want some chocolate now, and I thought you were such a good influence!!!

13
Owlhaven
March 28th, 2006
9:28 am

Hope the chocolate helps!
Hugs
Mary, fellow chocolate-medicater

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Heth
March 28th, 2006
9:42 am

At first glance, your counter top created an optical illusion and I thought that you had dumped a couple of bags of cocolate chips all over the counter and that all those treats were sitting on top of a thick layer of morsels. How disappointing to see that it was just your beautiful countertop.

Praying for you Kelsey.

15
momrn2
March 28th, 2006
10:01 am

Sorry to hear things are so stressful right now. I’ll be praying for you. (and go ahead and have a bit of that chocolate.. It’s what I call “comfort food”)

16
GiBee
March 28th, 2006
10:31 am

Woa! Hold the press — WHO.IS.PATRICK.B.??? Honey … don’t you know you can’t say CHOCOLATE and SUGAR FREE in the same sentence in the presence of a lady??? In fact, if it’s sugar free, it is NOT chocolate… Maybe for a man, but not for a chick! Good grief… you almost gave me a heart attack!

And, when did Crunch start making those yummy cookie-looking “Stix?” Are they as good as they look?

I’m so with ya babe … go for the chocolate. GOOOO. And worry tomorrow about the waist line.

Sigh. Of for my own fix.

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Stephanie
March 28th, 2006
10:33 am

Ahhhh….chocolate. Stressful situations or not chocolate is wonderful:) I love those Dibs(I only bought them once because they are way to addictive:). I hope everything gets better for you real soon.
Praying for you:)

18
Muley
March 28th, 2006
12:00 pm

This looks like a crime scene photo. All that’s missing is the yellow chalk outline around the cookie packages.

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Heather I.
March 28th, 2006
12:43 pm

I’m there with you on the stress — my kids are all out of school this week for spring break. And it’s COLD and RAINY outside. :(

At least you’ve got your mom and sister there with you to enjoy the chocolate together!

20
chelle
March 28th, 2006
1:52 pm

Oh My! Those things would never survive a day at our house, so I never buy it!! (I let my husband go out and buy snacks!! Then I do not feel guilty!! hehe!)

21
Damselfly
March 28th, 2006
2:04 pm

What? No Easter candy in that stash? This is a fabulous time of year to buy candy for those chocolate binges because people can assume you’re buying it for the children’s baskets, or for other people as gifts. Five boxes of Dove eggs for me? Heavens, no, it’s for the little boxes I make up for my *family*.

22
flipflop
March 28th, 2006
2:24 pm

Life feels like a roller coaster. I hope the vitamin C helps.

23
Kate
March 28th, 2006
2:55 pm

mmmmmm
and throw some bananas in there for good measure, i see!

24
Ficklechick
March 28th, 2006
3:18 pm

If you melt the chocolate chips and then dip the bananas in that, they’re not so bad!

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Lauren
March 28th, 2006
8:50 pm

Well, why didn’t you say you had chocolate. I’m hopping a plane in the morning… I’m sure I’ll be of more help to you in person.

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Faith
March 28th, 2006
9:49 pm

So sorry your stressed. Praying for you! I think chocolate is just the thing, BTW. ;D

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Cindy
March 29th, 2006
12:12 pm

The one thing my husband keeps in the house is chocolate. The milk jug might be empty, the cereal boxes empty, and the freezer shelves bare–but there is chocolate. He knows that that is the key to both my sanity and his. Good man!

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Blond Girl
March 29th, 2006
11:10 pm

Thank God for Chocolate! Geekwif doesn’t understand. I tell you… M&M’s may have saved my employement status more than once….

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Jeana's mama
April 1st, 2006
8:41 am

kelsey, jeana forwarded your e-mail to me, and i am praying for you and yours. It’s a trying situation, and I am torn between prayer and chocolate, and prayer and chocolate ;)
Realistically, Carol is right in the long term, but chocolate is about sezing the moment!
!

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