Well, I have fallen behind on my goal of posting every day, but I can give you a summary of DF 22 and 23. DF22 was not one of my better days... I spent most of the day in bed, sleeping. I think it was a combination of exhaustion from my road trip and a reaction to the alcohol I drank (ONE glass!) on date night.
It's becoming clear I should just avoid all alcohol. That means cutting out my twice annual margarita with friends at the American Library Association conferences, LOL! Although, this year I did have a cocktail on my birthday and on Valentine's Day as well, bringing my annual total, counting this weekend's hard cider, up to 4 drinks. I have a one-drink limit when I do imbibe. I have too many extended family members suffering from alcoholism to want to flirt much with that disaster. Also, I take several medications and do not want to end up like Karen Ann Quinlan. As I mentioned, wine tends to give me a headache, even white wine, even just one glass, so I never drink it.
After emerging from my semi-comatose state, I seriously wasn't feeling the urge to cook. DC graciously took us out to eat. We had Italian, where it's fairly easy for me to find one or two naturally dairy-free menu items that agree with me. Both of us had about half of our food boxed up, since we couldn't finish it all.
Which was a good thing, since on DF23, I still had not done much shopping, leaving us with not a lot of options for vittles. So, we ended up just eating our leftovers from the day before. BORING. But tasty, nonetheless.
I must confess, I did eat a large bowl (to finish off the carton) of soy-based Purely Decadent frozen dessert, in the Pecan Praline flavor. After having tried this flavor twice, I cannot recommend it. There is a fairly prominent soy taste as well as a somewhat unpleasant oily texture, which gets worse as the stuff melts. My recommendation: skip it.
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