Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sunday Stories

Addictions - I was just sitting here thinking about addictions. And not necessarily drugs or alcohol. I myself have never tried drugs while my younger sister tried everything under the sun. To this day she smokes like a chimney while I smoked for one week at the age of thirteen and gave it up, cold turkey.

I have addictions. McDonald's hazelnut ice coffee and sweet tea are two I have to have on a regular basis. Not every day, but at least a couple, okay few times a week. What's wrong with that? It's not like I inject them into my veins or anything. I don't inhale them into my lungs. Maybe they do show up on my hips but darn it, it's my addiction and to my knowledge no one has ever died drinking sweet tea. LOL I'm weak when it comes to them.

Another addiction I have is good ice cream. Don't give me that plain vanilla or chocolate crap. I want ice cream with lots of nuts, chocolate chunks, marshmallows and other goodies in it. Heavenly Hash is one of my favorites. I don't buy ice cream often but when I do it has to be the best.

I'm addicted to sci-fi Saturdays. Is that even an addiction? Saturday is the only day I have control of the remote so I turn it on the sci-fi channel from the time I get up until I go to bed at night. My hubby doesn't like sci-fi and whines about it all day. Do you suppose that's why I watch it? Half the time I don't even pay any attention to what's on because I'm working on the computer. But I won't let him change the channel because it's my day. I think I have a mean streak in me:)

As you can see my addictions are harmless enough. Are you addicted to anything? Come on, fess up! I won't tell anyone.


Nancy Bristow said...

Debbie...Of course we all have addictions:) I try to keep all of mine to a moderate degree because whether one drinks or not, smokes or not, over eats or not, there are no guarantees for a long and healthy life because one obstains. I hold myself responsible for all of my addictions.

I have a major sweet tooth but I choose to hold it in check (not obstain completely) because I don't want my blood sugar to bounce over into diabetes territory, which unfortunately is all to easy as I age.

Heavenly Hash also happens to be one of my addictions *grin* but I indulge only rarely. Another is Dove Bars, which I happened to have had one tonight.

Rarely drink but I've been a smoker for years...cutting back as I can...a very difficult addiction to break. I was raised in an era where it was a normal activity... not one I promote or recommend to others but there it is....

My absolute biggest addiction is much so that it scares me sometimes. Never mind that they are plenty of readers who share my addiction but I do ask myself why it is that I like the escape from reality so much. *grin*

The good news is that I keep my book budget within my means and I don't believe in credit card debt.

What you've mentioned and I've mentioned is only the tip of the ice berg when it comes to addictions...there's also exercising, shopping, gambling, collecting God knows how many others. I guess it's a matter of choosing your poison and hoping to keep it under some kind of control.

By the way, how do you feel about homemade ice cream? (Another wonderful memory from years gone by:)....Nancy:)

P.S. Would it be out of the question to give husband his own TV?

Debbie Wallace said...

Home made ice cream! Yeah, I remember my mom making some a couple times and really enjoyed it.

We have two TVs but hubby doesn't like watching in the bedroom. I don't watch it in there much, either. I think families should spend time together in the evenings so I just watch whatever he wants. Except on Saturdays:)

I know what you mean about the smoking thing. My hubby is a lot older than me and also grew up during a time that smoking and drinking socially was done by everyone. Unfortunately he got throat cancer twice and lost his voice because of it. I've lost my mom, dad and step-mother due to smoking heavily.

I wish I had more dicipline because I over eat and it shows. It's the only thing in my life I can't seem to control. And I'm borderline diabetic. Oh well, can't blame anyone but myself.