Weekend Plans Post: The Many Joys Of Carbs
After a Lenten fast of carbs for 46 days, the first meal with bread in it felt like a sunburst in my belly. I woke up at the crack of dawn and went downstairs to cut a mini-boule of french bread and sprinkled cheese on it then put it under the broiler. I whipped up an egg for the microwave egg cooker and, when the cheese was browning, I put pre-cooked jalapeño bacon on top of the cheese to sizzle while the egg cooked. Then I made myself a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich on french bread for breakfast.
It tasted luminous. The warmth of the food added to the (mild) spice of the bacon started at the middle of my tongue and radiated out to the tips of my toes.
That sandwich alone made giving up carbs worth it.
The buffet three hours later was very good as well… but, man, that sandwich.
I’ll start eating healthy again… next week, maybe.
It’s good that I’m back on carbs, though, because this weekend is NUTS. One of the counter-kids asked me to go to her school musical and I, like an idiot, said I’d go. So I’m going to be the 40ish year old guy at the high school musical (other kids who work at the diner said they’d sit with me, so I won’t be alone or anything, so it’s not THAT creepy… I hope). Friday night is going to be a small intimate game night with a core team of co-workers to celebrate some small victories and homecoming after being sent out to site for a week. Saturday is game night with the regular gaming group. And Sunday we have friends coming down from Denver to enjoy a meal with us.
And that’s just the social stuff! This is also the weekend that we need to move the winter stuff to the back of the closet and the summer stuff to the front! And the usual litany of chores and errands!
But when I went climbing on Tuesday, I found myself saying “I could go again… hey, I could go again… hey, I could go higher this time… hey, I could go again…” and I climbed more than twice the routes I did from the gym visit before just because I had so much gas in my tank.
As such, if I’m going to be doing stuff every day this weekend, I’m glad it’s the first weekend where I’m back on carbs.
So… what’s on your docket?
(Featured image is “Energy” by Maria Eklind. Used under a creative commons license.)