Nice proverb

To get ready for upcoming chemotherapy, my alternative medicine doctor has suggested that I give up sugars. Her point is that sugars feed the cancer. Why would I want to give that snotty damien bastard something to help him grow?

Because this sounds very logical and makes loads of sense, I have given up sugar. Now, for many of you who know me well, you know that there is no one better at scavenging chocolate candy snacks in the afternoon at work. When I was in Cleveland, sometime after lunch, I would wander around the office, pilfer a Baby Ruth, a Hershey’s kiss, a Nestle’s Crunch, or other small sugary treat, chit chat with other consultants to learn what they were doing and then return to my office to graze for a few moments in the afternoon.

And, I had similar routines when I was in the Woodlands, and in Chicago. I’m sure folks would have to look far and wide to find someone who did a better job of snagging snacks than I. Ok, well, I fess up.

That was then; this is now. This is a way of giving you a bit of background. Years ago, I saw a poster on the wall of a church school room. The poster was bright yellow and showed several lemons nestled beside a pitcher of lemonade. The poster’s proverb read: “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”

Well, since I have had to give up sugars, and since we are currently painting the master bedroom of the ranch house, Patti suggested we choose “Moroccan brown” for one wall of the bedroom. I didn’t really have strong feelings either way, but after we bought Moroccan brown and applied it to the wall, it looked exactly like warm, rich chocolate … on the wall.

Ok, so maybe I can’t have chocolate any more, but I can sure sleep next to it each night. We’re making lemonade out of lemons.