judge me if you must…

Offense #1: eating two ok, five chocolate chip cookies today. YES I said 5 and no they aren’t small. This is what happens when a chocoholic is put on a very low sweet diet and then makes cookies for her hard working husband. Who isn’t home to help stop her. My bad for making them- but I promised the wee E- and I don’t go back on promises to her if I can help it! Oh, but the cookies are soooo good. I put them all in the freezer, which you might think will help me tomorrow. It won’t. I *LOOOOVE* frozen or near frozen chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. uh oh.

Wish me luck tomorrow…

The funny thing is that I probably have 3lbs of chocolate in this house- but it doesn’t tempt me. No, in it’s raw state I can resist so long as it’s not one of “those” days. Ok, moving on-

Offense #2: Having SCARY stacks of work to do and instead settling in for the last (gulp) 4 hours to read chapters 4-end of “Bitter is the new Black”. Do I love Jen? Oh yes. Can I wait for my flight to St. Paul when I read her next book? Hardly. www.jennsylvania.com and her style is so NOT for everyone- but I love her truly. Her memoirs will be cherished on my bookshelf.

So WHY did I read her book tonight? Because I found it while cleaning up some stuff in search of my class project which needs finishing but is buried somewhere. Oh- and I was already 75 pages in (last week- when still sick I started it). so I figured “one or two chapters wouldn’t hurt”. However- like the cookies mentioned above- when I bite into a good book I’m gone. So I wonder how it’s 1030pm now, and yet the dishes are undone and NONE of my “after the girls fall asleep” tasks have been completed. huh. weird.

Confession #1 (of the hour): I’m an old lady who can not be productive past 10pm*. I blame my children. Of course- I wouldn’t have it any other way. But sometimes my super-human power to work late into night (after spending hours reading instead of working) would REALLY be fabulous. Ah well, I have other super powers, and I’ll use them tomorrow…

*I can read a book or zone out on TV or movies. but can’t “do” anything. body quits at 10pm.

15 thoughts on “judge me if you must…”

  1. Guess I must be an ‘old lady’ too! I can’t scrap at night. My creativity is at it’s highest first thing in the morning. Guess that’s because I’m a morning person and by the time supper is over with my brain doesn’t work as well. lol

    Like you, give me a good book and I am so gone. Just one more chapter…ya right! I read 7 books in May (6 were Sophie Kinsella’s – thanks May!) and just finished her Gate Crashers book. (have another on order from the library too lol) I HAVE to read. I’m not happy unless I have a good book to read & I always have one on the go. I no sooner finish one book & am on the prowl through my bookcase to find a new one to start. (right now I have a basket of 9 new books waiting to be read) Yard sales are so great for my reading addiction.

    Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies….oh…no…I would have eaten 5 too. (at least that’s probably what I’d admit too) lol

  2. OH yummmers ! I had these cookies somewhere and they were fabulous! Would you mind sharing your recipe? …since I KNOW it’s been taste tasted for yumminess 🙂

    I’ve got quite a few books reserved at the library now, sure wish something would become available! I’m the same way, extremely hard to put down a good book! Lots of things go by the wayside!

    Don’t feel too bad about not getting things done, you can probably justify this time as your “refueling” time…need to put back in what you put out (of sorts).

    Now, time for coffee!

  3. May I don’t think there is one of us who can say no to a fresh out of the oven chocolate chip cookie I can leave them alone while in a cookie jar but out of the oven I am in trouble. . . My honey has no idea that he is missing a few cookies from is batch! I have never tired frozen cookies but I’m thinking I might like them that way to. I’ll have to give it shot!

    I’ll have to give this author a shot I have not read any of her books and I do love a good book and I am more then willing to read instead of all the house work it will be there anyway nobody else is going to do it!

    Have a good day!

  4. May I don’t think there is one of us who can say no to a fresh out of the oven chocolate chip cookie I can leave them alone while in a cookie jar but out of the oven I am in trouble. . . My honey has no idea that he is missing a few cookies from is batch! I have never tired frozen cookies but I’m thinking I might like them that way to. I’ll have to give it shot!

    I’ll have to give this author a shot I have not read any of her books and I do love a good book and I am more then willing to read instead of all the house work it will be there anyway nobody else is going to do it!

    Have a good day!

  5. Your not alone may – make brownies and have to eat at least 3 before there totally cool – its a sickness but a normal one at that.

    Im going to have to check out the book – i love to read and once I start a book ive been known not to put it down till 1 am.

    Have a good day

  6. umm. i think i’m going to *need* that recipe. it’s looks amazing.

    i’m all about the frozen cookies too. i have some chocolate chip walnut cookies from ikeda’s waiting in there for me right now. :]

    & & i think i’m making a trip to barnes and noble tonight, and i might have to try that book. i’ve been slacking on my summer reading so far, which is sad because i really do enjoy it.

    i hope you’re getting caught up and having a little time to get excited about your trip!

  7. I am so wanting some cookies right now! And I would never judge a woman and her cookie consumption!

  8. I’m the same May, always have been, I can’t do all that much past 10:00– I was never one of those students who crammed into the wee hours, I was always an early to bed, early to rise person. But, so far it hasn’t made me wealthy or wise LOL (OK on the health part).

    I would have done the same thing with those cookies. I’m a cookie monster. I go through ups and downs with chocolate luckily-I don’t HAVE to have it every day-which is a blessing, but when I do, watch out!!

    Have a great day getting caught up on your “To Do” list.

  9. oh, a girl after my own heart, frozen chocolate is my weakness. I put candy bars i the freezer, too. yum.

    I am also an offender of shutting down after 10pm. I will zone out to tv or a movie, but actually doing a load of laundry or dishes, or even crafting…forget it. I’m glad to see I’m not alone.
    Amy

  10. PS. try adding butterscotch chips in with the chocolate for your oatmeal cookies. to die for!
    Amy

  11. Those cookies look delicious! And I am with Connie…who can pass on a good book and cookies?! I would have been in the same boat as you!!! (and dare I admit that when I finally got around to reading Twilight by Stephenie Meyer that I didn’t go to sleep until 3 AM for 3 nights since I couldn’t stop at reading just the first…I picked up the 2nd and 3rd books the next day! :)) Good cookies and good books are some of the highlights of life that MUST be enjoyed 😀

  12. you are definitely a girl after my own heart..a good book is divine – but a good book and fresh baked cookies – now that is a slice of heaven – YUMMY!!!

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