A series of anecdotes with or without any connection to the running of a restaurant.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Smelling of roses...





















This morning was my first day back at the gym since before Christmas.

Actually, it was exactly December 22nd, so the receptionist blurted out very loud!

A fraud! That's how I felt.

I got changed and quietly slid into the pool.

"Hello, Cream! Happy New Year!" One of the regulars screamed. She never misses a thing.

Actually, it's Merry Christmas!" I bubbled under water.

"And what's your excuse, then?"

Before I could begin to embroider a feeble reason for my absence, an old dear floating behind me, came to my rescue:

"You haven't been in since you slipped on the ice and hurt yourself, have you?"
Mon Ange Gardien!

I looked back at the younger woman and smirked:
"See, there you are! That's my excuse!"

Some people seem to land in s... and come up smelling of roses.
The drawing shows that I have reluctantly started back on my salad diet!


Rabbit...Rabbit...Rabbit...

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18 Comments:

Blogger Caroline said...

Hey you've got an angel in your garden!

That must be why you are eating leaves...

Okay languages never were my best thing...

7/3/07 6:27 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

I'm sure lots of people would love angels in their gardens, Caro!
It is "guardian angel"...:0)

7/3/07 6:41 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

Love the drawing, so bright. I could just turn around and hug little angels that save me like that.

7/3/07 6:43 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Oh I've started on a diet too. I've lost 3 little bitty pounds in 4 weeks. I was hoping to have lost it all by now. Oh well, slow and steady wins the race.

7/3/07 9:52 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

Christine, you are right. Not many people come to my rescue like that.

Very good, Mary! The slow way is the only way to lose weight and keep it off!
I am eating lots of fruit I get already cut from the supermarket. Too lazy to do it myself.

7/3/07 10:08 PM  
Blogger Hayden said...

congrats and encouraging words (fill in the blank).

I can't diet. The minute I think I'm on a diet I feel depressed and deprived and I begin gaining weight.

So I'm not on a diet. I'm just "fixing" the way I eat. Tonite it's stewed bison, onions and shitake on a huge bed of warmed chopped napa cabbage.

It's slow - but 15 pounds down since Dec 10, despite the enormous stress of the last month!

8/3/07 2:08 AM  
Blogger lettuce said...

Well done getting back into it. I've not been swimming for months.... no yoga for even longer.... cycled twice since Christmas....pretty feeble, huh?

8/3/07 8:08 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

Hayden, stewed bison! Wow! Sounds amazing!
When I am stressed, I eat and drink a lot. But my new diet is good. Lots of fruit for breakfast, a good meal anytime between 1pm and 3pm and then lots of fruit again in the evening. Mind you I only started last week.

Lettie, you've done yoga! I could do with that to calm me down a bit. But it would have to be fat-free yoga!

8/3/07 11:11 AM  
Blogger Edvard Moonke said...

I'm the complete opposite, I land on the rose bush and come up smelling of sh*t! ;-)

8/3/07 12:59 PM  
Blogger LDahl said...

Cream, I love it that you are posting these drawings.... I'm so glad you are back again.

8/3/07 5:00 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

Marcos, that's called manure actuellement!

L, thanks. I have been enjoying my WAcom tablet...

8/3/07 5:20 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Oh I get it the Garden's Guardian Angel...

8/3/07 6:20 PM  
Blogger Hayden said...

(re: bison - it's leaner than chicken and it's grass-raised, so I get to feel indulged while taking care of myself.)

8/3/07 11:56 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

I wonder why I have a mental picture in my mind of Dances with Wolves...

9/3/07 9:56 AM  
Blogger Dizzy said...

Welcome back too.

Cut fruit from the shops.... Cream, that IS bad....

In your picture, what is that showing under his belt?!

9/3/07 11:09 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

I wondered if someone would ask: his belly!
Yes, cut fruit from the shop.
I find that if I make my own there is always too much. A £1 pack is just enough. And I also lazy...

10/3/07 11:30 AM  
Blogger My Marrakech said...

Oh bravo! Getting fit! a little salad here and there - very good, very good.

11/3/07 9:49 AM  
Blogger Homo Escapeons said...

Well like it or not Atkins won the latest diet test..but actually moderate helpings and increased excercise are the key elements ..a mindnumbing simple equation that my brain seems to completely reject...and of course ingesting enough H2O to convince your body that you don't have to sock away some fat for a rainy day is also essential...
I seem to have the right genes for tight jeans.

Go For It!

13/3/07 5:23 AM  

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