Monday, January 10, 2011
Weekly Wordzzle - it's baaacckkk!
After a brief holiday hiatius the Wordzzle is back! I know you are as excited as I am. My stories today are pretty mundane, but I'm just getting back into the swing of things. Cut me some slack! Oh, yes, that last was directed at my own self.
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The mini (research, insane, clarity, toy mouse, lottery)
Glancing down at the cheeseburger, I grimaced, and then indulged in one of my favorite fantasies about a toy mouse coming to life & eating the cheese & then biting the ankles of the waitress who forgot to tell the kitchen to leave it off. Don’t get me wrong – I love cheese (I’m not insane) – but it’s always the first thing to go when I’m trying to cut calories. Sigh. I’m not sure why I care – I had done a lot of research this morning into different methods of losing weight and compared them to my habits and strengths and weaknesses. My conclusion was that I had a better chance of winning the lottery than losing weight on any of these. After wolfing down the cheeseburger, I headed back to the office where I had a moment of clarity and went to www.weightwatchers.com. Not a diet, they say. A lifestyle change. Well, we’ll see, won’t we? Just in case though, I’m buying a lottery ticket too.
The 10-worder (celebrate, doctor, shipping, choice, stake, time flies when you're having fun, secrets, disaster, back down, clouds)
I walked down the hallway to my doctor’s office. It looked to me like all of the doors were hiding secrets – secrets of pain and uncertainty. Or maybe that was just me. I waited forever for my examination. Grimly, I kept thinking, “time flies when you’re having fun.” Yeah right – this experience was the opposite of fun for me. When they finally called my name I glumly headed back to the inner sanctum.
An hour and a half later I skipped back down that hallway, ready to celebrate. No more dark clouds. No more wondering if I would have to make a choice between different treatment plans. I know I was grinning like a loon, but given what had been at stake and the positive news I’d just received, I just couldn’t help it. Disaster averted.
When I got home I busied myself shipping off my good news to the world wide web and then just let myself briefly travel back down the path of despair so I could fully appreciate my good fortune. And then I offered up a prayer of thanksgiving, and a prayer of hope for the ones who weren’t as lucky.