Day 9 of A 'lil HooHaa's 20 Days of Chill!
Today's prompt is
Booze and Bongos
Oh my goodness, this prompt makes me feel old! I associate those words with a beach party in Brazil, probably following a carnival parade. Girls in skimpy bikinis - if any - long hair and pouty lips surrounded by hot guys with six-pack abs and passionate eyes. Samba is being played, and Caipirinhas are being slurped, everybody is rollicking.
So not my scene. If I was in that scene I'd probably be the DJ. Or the bartender.
Even though as a teenager I liked to attend our little private parties, I'm not your typical party girl. These days I'm more the party planner / facilitator. We have St. Patrick's Day, Birthday and Halloween parties at our house for which I go to great lengths to make sure everything is gonna be fabulous.
Well, depending of the definition of a good time.
The other day, actually it was "Three Kings Day", January 6, my son Colin was still enjoying his school break, therefore I was exceptionally off work, so I decided to bake a home made Three Kings Day Bread. I think this is something unique to Switzerland, so I am quickly gonna tell you about it:
In one of the eight rolls around the middle piece there is a tiny plastic king hiding. The person who *finds it, gets to be king for a day and wear a golden crown.
*finding, adult version = take a random piece, secretly hoping NOT to find the king
*finding, children's version = poking, prodding, knocking for clues on
That day was the perfect opportunity! My hubby at work, her hubby out for a walk with the dog, the boys playing peacefully, and the two of us enjoying some bubbly, some kings bread...
...and a good laugh:
Totally my idea of having a good time!
Now, all those cakes, steaks and glasses of wine made my body pay the price. My weight today is higher than when I was nine months pregnant.
This is bad, this is a disaster.
Things got tremendously out of control. I need to kill millions and millions of calories. Maybe I could go in for some liposuction and make somebody else pay for it?
Apologies. I got carried away. Too many friends are ranting about this press conference the Donald was holding, so I went ahead and created a BS Bingo template. Feel free to play!
From this Bozo let's go back to Booze and Bongos.
I have a plan.
I pledge to do without chocolate, cake and wine for the month of January. Actually, since I splurged on January 6 let's extend it to February 6. Plus I will work out. I started this Monday. For those who don't know me, this is huge! Pretty proud of myself.
I even made some healthy breakfast. Not a fan of the oats, though. If only Nutella wasn't so yummy...
It gets better. As this post goes live I'll be back at the gym. Wish me luck!
Providing I survive, I'll post again tomorrow, the prompt being "San Francisco", one of my favourite places, ever! Don't tell anyone, I haven't written a word yet. So far I had been doing nicely. Writing and scheduling ahead was wonderful. Made me feel so accomplished. Now I need to go day by day and hope for some quiet time during the weekend.
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