Temptation during the Storm
Sunday, January 27, 2013
It has been a steadily stressful day today. There is a massive storm system slowly making its way over our region and there has been lots of flash flooding, howling winds, tornadoes, and it seems there is more to come. 90,000 homes are without power. Storm surges are hitting as we have an unusually high tide as well.
Now all this is bad for so many people, and nothing else is being reported about on my TV as the danger is not yet past. However, I am safe, dry, warm, i have power, I have food, I don't need to go anywhere for the next day or two, so all this extra stress is really mostly caused by concerns I have for other people. I have lots of friends around who may be affected...and cannot get out to them right now. Some have contacted me via Facebook, thankfully.
The temptation is this: I want to eat sugary things.
How obvious that sugar is my comfort food. I am resisting digging in to a bag of sweets. I thought by blogging about it I might stick to that resolve. Another thing I tried was I made a big pot of healthful stew, full of vegetables and spare on lean meat. It kept my hands busy and wound up being a comfort to eat as well.
I hope the storm has passed over us all tomorrow. It is a large system, the residue of a Cyclone that formed thousands of kilometres north of us then became a major rain depression. It isn't a cyclone here but conditions for fast and destructive tornadoes is still ideal....
Anyway, from a Spark point of view, I plan to avoid the sugary snacks tonight
I hope you are doing well too!