I wasn't actually going to post today.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
We have been amazingly productive this morning, so I didn't want to break the groove. However, I think I am learning something today. So I might as well write about it.
Not to mention that I have 20 minutes before the rice I made for lunch will be ready.
(CPQ, you will be interested to know it is white rice. Shocking, I know.)
As you know, we live in the south, where it is supposed to be warm.
I do not enjoy cold weather, with the exception of the permission it lends to drink myself into a hot java stupor. Which brings me to what I have learned...
I have had some major stomach issues for the last two weeks. Waking up feeling fine, but around lunch time feeling not-so-hot; kind of bloaty in the mid-section with awful stomach cramps.
Aren't ya glad you clicked over today?
I had decided my problem was oatmeal.
In the winter months my breakfast of choice is quite often a large bowl of oatmeal (not instant) with walnuts and some kind of dried fruit (apricots or Craisens, but most definitely NOT raisins. Coffeegal doesn't do raisins), but get to the point already...
I might need to mention that I also made a plethora of oatmeal-chocolate chip cookies two weeks in a row (I'm currently on a hunt for the perfect oatmeal cookie recipe), which I may or may not have eaten in copious quantities. I'll never tell.
Anyway, the short story is this (my twenty minutes is nearly up):
I have had a stomach ache, and I thought it was the oats.
Oh, that I wish it was...
This morning I refrained from the oats, and opted for toast with peanut butter...and half a pot of coffee.
Felt good. Things were fine.
Around 11:00 I brewed up the second pot of coffee.
Coffee was delicious.
My stomach hurts and feels all bloaty.
What have I learned this week?
I might have to give up coffee learn to live with a stomach ache.
(To see what others are learning this week head on over to Jo-Lynne's Musing of a Housewife.)