The Mind-Fields of Birmingham
Yes, I know that the correct spelling of the word would be minefields … but this battle is in my mind. 🙂
Hey there ….. this is a Quick post …. cuz the real thought for the day is coming later. Princess Sophia arrived and derailed my writing opportunity, in fact she is still here making things a touch difficult to think past ….babbaa ….. daaaddaaa … and the crackers and juice that fly randomly from her high chair. The dogs are in heaven, because after each of her expressions of emotion there is a new spray of goodies on the floor for them to sample. Honestly, I think she is tired but she just doesn’t want to give into it … she keeps talking to herself the way girls do at a sleep over trying to stay awake.
She was my grocery store buddy again today. I find that she is a VERY useful distraction from all the bakery smells, rotisserie chicken smells, and then there is this fried stuff … all ready and waiting for a quick-pick-up-lunch meal … I had a OptiFast Peanut Butter Bar. 🙂 Yeah, I know I am good … actually what I am is smart …. I got my plan and my distractions ready for each outing.
Aside from the obvious food smells are the lovely food items in the pictures opening my rant today …. fantastic baked goods all boxed up and ready to go. Lovely crusty breads baked fresh … the aroma, an olfactory delight, still lingering in the air … tempting, wooing a good girl to stray. Of course they have the cheese right by one of the exits … the really YUMMY stuff …. working their hypnotic charms on innocent shoppers who happen to pass by. This is where Princess Sophia comes in handy … she will jabber away, and cause all manner of people to come by and say … awe and talk baby talk … just enough time to escape the wretched spell casting stare of the prepackaged goods.
You speed your buggy by the mind-fields (cuz these MIND-fields will blow up on you just as fast as land mines will) in a controlled frenzy (I mean a girls gotta to maintain her dignity), only to then collide with the fresh fruits and veggies … come on now … LEAVE ME ALONE already … that stuff always makes me hungry. All the bright fresh colors … just make ya wanna take a bite. *SIGH* … Anyway …. I have discovered that there is NO way to constantly avoid being around food. Heck all you have to do is step outside your favorite clothing store and there will be a delectable eatery somewhere near by piping their wears into the night air …. Makes a girl Mad!!
I find that You gotta have a strategy for avoiding temptation BEFORE you leave … otherwise you will go mad … and become a rip-the-walls-down-crazy kind woman … I’m just sayin’. Maybe you don’t have problems like that, but I look like a demon possessed person if I don’t have my bars … my bricks (prepped shakes in a box) … broths or something. I don’t personally like behaving like a mad woman … so I shoot for the distractions and being prepared. Sophie girl is a VERY good distraction.
Cheers and Chow Baby For now …. happy eating …. for those of you who can …. S 🙂