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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

We used to be a bit of an ice-cream family. The hub would have a bowl of his fave for dessert more often than not; one kid would smother the occasional brownie with her fave and the other would indulge on a hot day. Me? Well, I could stay away from it for long periods of time but once I got a taste, I'd feel compelled to have some every day until I got tired of it.

So the unopened tubs of my favorite Ben&Jerry's in the freezer, which have been sitting there for over 8 months, are like ticking time bombs. I haven't had ice-cream since last October, but those tubs are a lurking danger.

But today I solved my problem. The kid is invited for a group dinner and soccer viewing party tomorrow, and I suggested she take the two pints of ice-cream over to share for dessert. And, contrary to typical teenage girl behavior, she actually agreed! So this time tomorrow the kitchen will be a safer place....
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    Great solution!
    2071 days ago
    Great solution. I think by now I would have thrown them in the trash to make sure I stay out, could not possibly eat them with a controlled portion, ice cream is my worse trigger.
    2071 days ago
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    Very smart!
    2071 days ago
    Bemused, you always manage to make me smile, very often to chuckle, and sometimes to laugh out loud. Your choice of words just tickles my funny bone, to use an expression my grandmother would use. "Ticking time bombs" and "lurking danger"--you're just so vivid!

    Whew. What a relief to get those dangerous items out of the house! I can't believe your amazing self-discipline! You did great!! Less than twenty-four hours from now, you can declare an all-clear!
    2071 days ago
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