You would think the fact that I write sweet romance, Valentine’s Day would be on my radar. But it’s not. At least not today – until a little voice reprimanded me. Yup. Nothing quite like being lectured by my own personal, pint-sized, walking, talking little calendar. I was a bad grandma this morning because I didn’t greet her with a, “Good morning, sweetie pie. Happy Valentine’s Day!”
I was almost bad in a couple of more ways. After visiting with my mother, I thought – it’s late. It’s Valentine’s Day. I should just grab a pizza. Totally NOT low carb. I was really on the fence about it for a few minutes, but decided nope. I had something at home that was quick – and a whole lot lower carb than my favorite pizza.
But I was getting really hungry by that point. About half an ounce of cheese and a small bag of low carb tortilla chips wasn’t quite enough food to last several hours. If you want to find out more about those chips, click this affiliate link. If you want to learn more about affiliate links, click here. Because, of course, the blue links will almost always be affiliate links. 🙂
I thought since I was passing on the pizza I really wanted, and since DQ was finally open again, and it is Valentine’s Day, I could get a snack size turtle Blizzard. But I talked myself out of that too. Instead, I ate a fairly low carb supper, followed by this sundae. I used Carb Smart vanilla ice cream, a couple tablespoons of Lily’s chocolate chips (mixed with a couple tablespoons of cream, and two teaspoons refined coconut oil), some sort of smashed pecans, and a little pink sea salt…
Looks yummy, doesn’t it? Trust me, it was. Though next time, I’ll probably use one tablespoon of the chocolate chips and thin it down a bit more. Don’t get me wrong. I love chocolate. But unless it’s like a brownie or a slice of Texas sheet cake (both with tons of walnuts!), I tend to side with those who believe there is such a thing as too much chocolate.
Being the one year anniversary of the day I was admitted to the hospital, it was a great reminder that the best way I could celebrate this Valentine’s Day is to remember that sugar and high glycemic carbs tend to feed cancer. And, since I intend to never get cancer again, it’s time to stop giving myself permission to eat foods that could harm me, in more ways than one.
And now, I think it’s time to watch one of my favorite movies – Notting Hill. I tried to watch Love and Monsters last night with Ms. Motor Mouth (who said she wanted to watch the movie on my computer, but was more interested in figuring out what she could get away with playing with in my office – which is basically nothing, l0l), I missed a lot of the movie. Now, I’m in the mood for a little Hugh Grant. I love Hugh Grant.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
I also love Kurt Browning, and this particular skating routine. No, not Brickhouse – which I do love as well. This one just seems more appropriate for mushy holidays. 🙂