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Have I Mentioned My Stress?
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Like, waaaay too much? No? Well here, then. For all you sweet people who email and ask how I am, here is the honest, ugly answer.


I approach stress with lots of prayer and lots of chocolate. If things don't change soon I will be GINORMOUS.

* I hate bananas, and will not be eating them

** The Weight Watchers thing is almost laughable, huh? An empty, token gesture in a Snarf Fest of Chocolate.

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Diane Said:

Remember when some of the disciples tried to cast out some demons and the demons beat them up, stripped their clothes off them and threw them into the fire? Jesus told them that some demons could only be cast out by fasting and prayer.
Stay with me here, okay? Some of our modern "demons" can only be excercised by prayer and ingestion of epic amounts of chocolate. That is written down SOMEWHERE, I know, but I forget exactly where at the moment, LOL. :)

And yes, I know I used the words "excercise" and "chocolate" in the same sentence, but don't call the Women's Secret Police on me, it was unavoidable. ;)

Dr. Diane's Rx for troubles, worries and problems: Pray, consume chocolate. Repeat as often as needed. :)

on Mar 28, 2006 12:26:17 AM
Patrick B Said:


Someday doctors will realize that it is the only truly healthy food. Until then we shall bear with their foolishness until they see the light of day.

BTW If you can find it try "Blue Bunny No Sugar Added Rocky Road". You will NOT miss the sugar amidst the chocolate icecream, fudge swirls, marshmallow swirls and chocolate covered peanuts. MMMMM And I am diabetic and I can eat it.

Oh and Murrays makes the most sinfully good sugar free chocolate chip pecan cookies ever. Pardon me but chocolate is calling and I must answer.

on Mar 28, 2006 1:05:49 AM
Chaotic Mom Said:

Is it wierd that I don't like chocolate, except maybe when Auntie Flo is coming around for a visit?

For my stress I like to snarf down something fattening and salty. Then I have the stress of the extra pounds. Then I snarf more. Oh, the miserable cycle.

Hmm... I might need to check into Weight Watchers after all... ;)

on Mar 28, 2006 5:17:11 AM
Jeana Said:

Death by chocoloate, hmm?

on Mar 28, 2006 6:11:48 AM
Diane Said:

You're in luck...it's been all over the news...."Chocolate is G-O-O-D...for you and will add.................years............(did you think I was going to say pounds?????) to your life!

:) Diane

on Mar 28, 2006 7:00:17 AM
Geekwif Said:

If that stuff was in my house it would mean my husband was stressed since I won't touch the stuff. Those bananas look pretty tasty though. Yum.

on Mar 28, 2006 7:07:41 AM
Stacey Said:

I'm sorry you're under so much stress. You mention it here and there but never really go into it. In fact, I know you've said your having trouble with the kids and you've made some mistakes but it always seems like you're so happy and making jokes. At least you cover pretty good. I'll say a prayer that today will be great!!

on Mar 28, 2006 7:42:35 AM
Corina Bowen Said:

Some how I just knew you were being bad!! :-) I had to come over and check on ya!
~~~~Caught in the act of Chocolate! hehe
I guess I really shouldn't say too much since I ate that wonderful rich chocolate brownie yesterday!!

on Mar 28, 2006 7:46:23 AM
peach Said:

Kelsey, you know if you follow all that chocolate up with a diet Coke, it will cancel out all the calories : ) Or, if you eat enough of the Weight Watchers at a time -- you'll create your own personal Drano system. Either way, nothing will be hangin' on your hips.

Seriously though,I'll be praying for your stress to be minimized and left at the foot of the Cross. May Jesus be enough.

on Mar 28, 2006 8:02:39 AM
Christy Said:

Wow - I can understand. I feel for you, girl. And what is it about those "low-cal" choco treats that make us think it's okay to eat the whole blooming box? I have the same trouble. But for me, it's gummy bears. The master colony of bears have come up with a vast conspiracy for my downfall involving the 6# bags they sell at Costco. Their plan is working marvelously.

On a more positive note....your counters & tiling are GORGEOUS!!

on Mar 28, 2006 8:13:58 AM
Carol Said:

Bless your heart. And the sugar in all of that actually decreases your body's natual ability to handle stress - it's hard on the adrenal glands. The prayer part works, though. Foods rich in vitamin C are also good.

Still praying for you, Kelsey.

on Mar 28, 2006 8:35:47 AM
Heather Said:

My mouth is watering. I really want some chocolate now, and I thought you were such a good influence!!!

on Mar 28, 2006 8:53:59 AM
Owlhaven Said:

Hope the chocolate helps!
Mary, fellow chocolate-medicater

on Mar 28, 2006 9:28:24 AM
Heth Said:

At first glance, your counter top created an optical illusion and I thought that you had dumped a couple of bags of cocolate chips all over the counter and that all those treats were sitting on top of a thick layer of morsels. How disappointing to see that it was just your beautiful countertop.

Praying for you Kelsey.

on Mar 28, 2006 9:42:20 AM
momrn2 Said:

Sorry to hear things are so stressful right now. I'll be praying for you. (and go ahead and have a bit of that chocolate.. It's what I call "comfort food")

on Mar 28, 2006 10:01:04 AM
GiBee Said:

Woa! Hold the press -- WHO.IS.PATRICK.B.??? Honey ... don't you know you can't say CHOCOLATE and SUGAR FREE in the same sentence in the presence of a lady??? In fact, if it's sugar free, it is NOT chocolate... Maybe for a man, but not for a chick! Good grief... you almost gave me a heart attack!

And, when did Crunch start making those yummy cookie-looking "Stix?" Are they as good as they look?

I'm so with ya babe ... go for the chocolate. GOOOO. And worry tomorrow about the waist line.

Sigh. Of for my own fix.

on Mar 28, 2006 10:31:26 AM
Stephanie Said:

Ahhhh....chocolate. Stressful situations or not chocolate is wonderful:) I love those Dibs(I only bought them once because they are way to addictive:). I hope everything gets better for you real soon.
Praying for you:)

on Mar 28, 2006 10:33:18 AM
Muley Said:

This looks like a crime scene photo. All that's missing is the yellow chalk outline around the cookie packages.

on Mar 28, 2006 12:00:03 PM
Heather I. Said:

I'm there with you on the stress -- my kids are all out of school this week for spring break. And it's COLD and RAINY outside. :(

At least you've got your mom and sister there with you to enjoy the chocolate together!

on Mar 28, 2006 12:43:50 PM
chelle Said:

Oh My! Those things would never survive a day at our house, so I never buy it!! (I let my husband go out and buy snacks!! Then I do not feel guilty!! hehe!)

on Mar 28, 2006 1:52:48 PM
Damselfly Said:

What? No Easter candy in that stash? This is a fabulous time of year to buy candy for those chocolate binges because people can assume you're buying it for the children's baskets, or for other people as gifts. Five boxes of Dove eggs for me? Heavens, no, it's for the little boxes I make up for my *family*.

on Mar 28, 2006 2:04:51 PM
flipflop Said:

Life feels like a roller coaster. I hope the vitamin C helps.

on Mar 28, 2006 2:24:44 PM
Kate Said:

and throw some bananas in there for good measure, i see!

on Mar 28, 2006 2:55:19 PM
Ficklechick Said:

If you melt the chocolate chips and then dip the bananas in that, they're not so bad!

on Mar 28, 2006 3:18:32 PM
Lauren Said:

Well, why didn't you say you had chocolate. I'm hopping a plane in the morning... I'm sure I'll be of more help to you in person.

on Mar 28, 2006 8:50:36 PM