Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Super Villian called... The Enabler

Caught Red-Handed
I'm gonna tell you a story... it's about a little girl.  A little girl with a curl in the middle of her forehead... Oh right... yeah... I've told you that one before.  *sigh*  Well... tonight, the girl with the curl won... or should I say this weekend the girl with the curl won... but it wasn't entirely her fault.  There WAS a super villain involved!

I'm not going to go into the boring details of nights spent telling stories and hanging out in the hot tub with friends and sharing a drink or two, or how I ended up having to pay for calories by doing burpees on the stage of one of my fav local joints... or about the doughnuts that magically appeared in my house after Mass on Sunday...  Nope!  Not going to talk about that AT ALL.

Right now, I'm going to talk about The Enabler.  That's right.  You heard me correctly.  THE ENABLER!  The enabler in our house is about 5'10".  He talks in a deep voice, and looks like a very kind and caring gentleman.  BUT... let me tell you folks... he is in DISGUISE!  He reads between the lines and looks for an open area to take advantage of an excuse-maker... like myself...

The Enabler sneaks up on you and then BAM!  He hits you with a cookie or a beer or a glass of wine or a big batch of gourmet garlic potatoes!  He hears a whisper in the wind and that's all it takes.  He's there.

Tonight, The Enabler heard a whisper in the wind (via the form of a text message)... "I'm craving a sweet treat."  What the small whisper was REALLY saying was... "Please tell me to drink a glass of water."  But did The Enabler do that????  Nooooooooo.  Of COURSE he didn't!  Nope!  The Enabler went right into the kitchen, pulled out our Kitchen Aide.  Threw in some butter and sugar and vanilla and a bunch of other yummy ingredients (no recipe... mind you... after all, he IS a professional and a REAL pro at this...) and do you know what he did???  HE made a batch of COOKIES!!!!!!

Those cookies came out of the oven, and within seconds, a cup of decaf coffee and a cookie still freshly hot and on the spatula just happened to show up RIGHT IN MY FACE!  I mean REALLY!  The GALL he must have to do that to me??!!!  Of course, the girl with the curl took over.  The cookie was scarfed down in seconds and another cookie followed in its wake.  I just don't know what I'm going to do with this evil villian that stalks my very home.  LOL

In all honesty... the cookies were very yummy.  Yes... I'm a bit disappointed about my weekend, but what I absolutely love about this health and fitness journey that I've been on since September is that it has really helped me to change so may aspects of my old lifestyle and form some great new habits.  Does this mean that I'm a COMPLETELY new person?  No... of course not.  It simply means that I have found a way to constantly get back on track when I fall off the wagon... because, I'm tellin' y'all... when you live with The Enabler... it's bound to happen!  That... and well... it's just called being human.  :)

1 comment:

  1. I wish I had an evil enabler like that around my house. So he can't read minds...he bakes!

    PS Two cookies will not make you unhealthy.