Part of the fun of doing a month of open-ended prompts is that I have absolutely no idea what will come to mind when I sit down to sketch, paint, and post. For today’s prompt of saturated, we ended up here, mostly because I turned down a doughnut this morning and I’ve been thinking about it every since. But, as ever, it all fits, since saturated can mean with water, and the coffee is certainly saturated in that. Also the pink doughnut is saturated in color, and no doubt filled with saturated fat which is why I turned it down in the first place. But I miss it like it an unrequited love. I adore doughnuts, but as we approach spring, my wardrobe would adore me more if I’m able to avoid them. The weather was dangerously warmer today already, making it one of the last days I can add a light sweater to hide my winter indiscretions. I kept thinking I had a bit more time, but I always think like that, and time just always creeps up on me.
I grabbed a pair of jeans today and had to return them to the closet as they wouldn’t button quite right. I don’t ever weigh myself, as clothes are perfectly capable of telling you all of the bad news you’d never want to hear. I was talking to my mother on the phone the other day and my niece, who’s on a diet, was there and asking in the background if my mother had a scale. My mother’s response was simply, “No, I quit that years ago.” I have to agree. Live is too short to be weighed by the numbers. I’m fine with just cutting back a bit until my pants button properly. And diets always come with way too many restrictions that sort of suck the life out of eating. As you know, I’m not a fan of lots of rules. I like to live life with a sense of direction and purpose that guides itself without trying to be something its not. I’m a guy who loves dessert, and I’m not going to let anything stop me from enjoying it. That said, I’ll just have to throttle back on other things appropriately in order to make room for it.
To me, life is just a game of trying to work in all the things you love with all of the other little required things. Although Philippe and I are generally hermits, we have quite a lovely weekend of plans ahead. Tonight, in just a few minutes actually so I have to finish this post, we’re heading to hear a jazz group called The Hot Sardines, We only recently discovered them and decided to go based on just a couple songs we heard, so it should be a lovely and surprising night. Tomorrow we’re headed to a play, in the afternoon as we do still like spending our evenings at home. But that’s two eventful things in less than 24 hours so it’s a bit of a record for us. I hope that each of you have a wonderful weekend ahead and enjoy all the little treats you can sneak in amidst the necessary bits in life. And if you get a moment to really indulge yourself, I highly recommend a little taste of coffee and doughnuts.
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