Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Gwensday Brain Dump, post-crud version

The bitch is back, bitches! I wouldn't call myself quite 100% following my recent intestinal distress, but I'm damn close. Yesterday I was able to eat without fear of what might happen next. I had hoped to go for a walk, as we got a wee dose of spring, but I settled for some screened porch time. Today is a great day to stay inside: rain, dropping temperatures, maybe snow, and probably the dirtiest of all dirty words, "wintry mix."

I did leave my house this morning, however, mainly to give my car a shower. It wasn't enough but it helped a little. I also made it to the grocery store for a few necessities. You know, like these:

I'm not a huge peanut butter fan, but what is it about the PB eggs that make them irresistible? They're somehow better than regular old Reese's cups (not that there's anything wrong with those, either). So I took the opportunity to springify (Not a word? I don't care.) my candy dish.

Basically just another reason to show off my kick-ass candy dish, courtesy of my friend Mimi.
On the left, Hershey miniatures and mini Cadbury caramel eggs.
Welcome back, whatever weight I lost during the illness.

For the first time, I'm watching The Voice and American Idol at the same time. It's weird. I haven't watched Idol in years but the combo of JLo, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. has me intrigued. Here's a question: when did they start going all Hunger Games on the eliminated contestants?

It's Daylight Savings Time for most of us, and I know people generally have strong opinions one way or the other about that. DST always reminds me of college. Those first days when the sun was out later and it actually felt like spring and everyone was outside and happy... Anyway, the good thing about being sick during DST was that my sleep was so messed up I didn't miss that lost hour and adjusting hasn't been an issue this time around.

I know that last week I said I'd do Gwensday updates on my Lenten challenges, but the crud put a temporary kink in those. I'm not giving up though, so next week I'll have some results.


  1. Easter is my favorite candy holiday!!! And filling candy dishes is a decoration! Those little pastel m and m's with the cute little ducks, etc. on them!!! And the Cadbury candy!! Anyway, glad you are almost 100%!
    Love, Steph's Momma

  2. That candy dish is the bomb. I'm glad you're feeling better. I'm stocked up on Cadbury Mini Eggs. No giving that up for Lent.

  3. Peanut butter eggs...nothing better! We keep ours in the freezer...and they are delicious.

  4. i love easter and hate it because i don't eat chocolate :( and that is a badass candy dish!!

    thanks for linking up :)

    Vodka and Soda

  5. I love holidays, a great excuse to buy candy :)



  6. I stopped watching American Idol, just wasn't a big fan of any of the contestants.. but I've been watching The Voice.

  7. That candy dish is awesome!! And candy is always a necessity in my book. :)

  8. I'm glad to hear you are recovering, and I hope by tomorrow you are 100% there. Call me weird, but I will only eat Reeces cups in cup form, I don't do eggs or trees. i will inhale every single one of those Cadbury caramel eggs! YUM! Now that is an egg I can get behind. I've been watching The Voice, and a lot of their picks I've been all WTF????

    I seriously need one of those candy dishes. Amazeballs <3

  9. PB eggs are better than every other PB anything.

    I'm so glad you're feeling better, having just been there, YIKES.

    I am in love with Harry Connick.

  10. I love me some reese's, in any shape or form ;). Visiting from Kathy's blog.

  11. Glad you are almost all the way better-- -that kinda sickness is the WORST!! Loving your candy dish, that is seriously awesome!!

  12. The eggs must have a better PB to chocolate ratio. I agree, they are MUCH better than regular old cups. I love your candy dish! It's so funny that people have so many thoughts about DST. Like it's the first year that it's ever happened. Ha! That ecard is so my husband!


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