It Was a Dark and Stormy Night…


Even though I am enmeshed in the throes of my heaviest teaching load ever, I just agreed to take a small part in a colleague’s theatrical production. We had the table read on Sunday. The play is The Devils, by John Whiting. It’s a somber piece, sort of like “The Crucible,” but the victim is a Catholic priest who is not living up to his vow of chastity. Alas, I play a young widow who helps lead our hero down the primrose path. My character is only in the first scene, which should make for a light rehearsal schedule. It’s kind of the perfect project for this insane semester.

Oh, and in spite of the directive on my water bottle, I am also trying to cut back on my sugar intake this month. I know it’s not good for me, but nothing perks me up better than a handful of M&Ms. Or an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. Or a spoonful of banana pudding…oooh, do you see how bad I am? I am like those people who try to quit smoking, and all they can talk and think about are cigarettes. My friend Siobhan and I have birthdays close together, and we were going to give ourselves the gift of health this year – no treats. She’s doing awesome! I’m failing miserably. I guess I’m just too weak to go cold turkey. I’m not giving up, though. I want the gift of health! I just need to modify the challenge a little – start a little slower. I think what I’ll do is try for two treatless days a week. See, and that’s an alliteration, so it will help me remember. Let’s do this!

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1 Response to It Was a Dark and Stormy Night…

  1. Congrats in your part in the play.

    You can give yourself the gift of health and it doesn’t have to be that hard. Instead of thinking that you have to give up treats, think that you have to change your treats. There are many sweets you can have that are pretty healthy. I, personally, can’t eat sugar in any form, except whole fruit. So, I’ve learned to adapt. I have a major sweet tooth and I make my sweets using only fruit to sweeten. So, it’s possible to still have treats – treats with a nutritional value. 😄

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