So, I survived Easter. Not a speck of chocolate passed my lips. It was easier than I imagined it would be. I just tuned it out of my consciousness. (And it helps when your SuperMum makes a cake with you in mind). A few of you asked the reason I can't eat it, and the reason is Candida. A nasty advanced form of it that I usually try not to talk about, simply because I have no doubt my friends are bored silly, as it comes up again and again. Any time I sit down with friends and there's food involved in our gathering, it comes up. I get bored talking about it too.
So in a nutshell: no sugar, gluten, dairy, yeast or caffeine. I struggle with caffeine these days, but I'm getting there. The rest is possible. Most days.
So before you feel sorry for me just let me say it doesn't work that way. I feel so awful when I eat any of the above that it's just not worth it. But there are always days when it truly is a struggle. But my treat to myself is the not eating it. It's really the only way I can think about it.
So I was amused by something that came to mind over the last week. The older two discovered Buffy awhile back, and I've really enjoyed reliving that with them. But more recently we have been taken over by *Twilight* fever in our house. Between endless watching of the movie, to fighting over who gets to read the next book, it's been all-consuming. To the point where today I sent them out into the sunshine for a change and what do they do? They don baseball caps, find a big stick and a ball and set to playing baseball. Vampire style. They even cranked up the stereo and had that song from that scene on loop. For an hour. (Sorry. No links for either song or scene as they were all dreadful...)
It's very sweet.
But what came to mind as I watched the movie, yet again, was how I sympathised with poor Edward. There I was, the scent of chocolate filling the room... oh I was tormented. But then I considered how he struggles with his desire to kill and taste the blood of his beloved Bella, yet he loves her so completely. I felt better. Honestly...
(And if you haven't seen the movie, or read the book, then do. No matter what age you are.
If you've ever been in love.