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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Lost Cookies

A couple of weeks ago I bought some 'healthy' cookies at the grocery store.  I put healthy in quotes because even though they have more fiber and fruit than other cookies, I really don't believe that they are healthy.  I better option that regular cookies, yes, but healthy I don't think so.

I got them because sometimes I just gotta have a cookie.  They were also on sale and I had  a coupon.  When I got home with the cookies I had a hard time deciding where to put them.  I rarely buy cookies so we don't have a place in our kitchen for cookies.  I bake more often than buy cookies, but those are mostly for a reason.  Those are usually wrapped to take someplace or arranged on a nice plate.

I didn't want to leave the cookies out or in any place I might routinely see them.  I know myself well enough to know that if I saw the cookies I would eat them.  These were to be emergency cookies.  I found a place, put them away and promptly forgot about them.  Really.

Yesterday, I started jonesin' for a cookie.  Initially, I did not remember the hidden cookies and began looking for a distraction.  That worked for a bit, but I really, really wanted a cookie. So I began to look for a substitute.  Watermelon took the edge off initially but sometime later.  I.wanted.a.cookie! 

I remembered then the hidden healthy cookies.  The problem was I could not remember the hiding place.  I looked and looked and looked for those cookies.  They were not to be found.  Once I knew there were cookies in the house, I had to have one.  Several times during the course of the day, I looked for the cookies but to no avail. 

Finally, I asked 65MD if he'd seen the cookies. He had not.  I described the package and he said he'd be on the lookout for them, but he did not look for the cookies.  Apparently, he did not understand my great need for a cookie!!!

I kept going about my day and had the thought of the lost cookies rolling around in the back of my head.  I was hoping for a sudden realization of their whereabouts.  Thankfully, I remained in control of myself enough that I didn't pile in a bunch of other useless garbage to satisfy my craving.  I knew that only a cookie would do.

At supper time last night, I still had not found the cookies.  65MD and I decided to have a clean out the refrigerator supper.  It is where we eat leftovers from days before.  We get out all of the little containers of this & that, fill our plates, heat & eat.  As a part of that process, I opened the crisper drawer to see if anything was languishing in there.  Low & behold, behind the pineapple, were the COOKIES!!!!!

Immediately, I remembered putting them there, knowing they would be out of sight.  But not thinking about my feeble mind!  I had a nice dinner of a leftover chicken breast on a bed of salad greens from our garden.  Then I had two apple & oat cookies.  I put them back in the crisper drawer.  The only problem now is I know they are there!  Being forgetful can only help so much.


  1. I had such fun reading this post. Isn't it funny what our minds do? I'll have to say that was very creative.

  2. I thought I was the only one who fogot when I put things. I don't like cookies...they bring out the cookie monster hiding within me lol ha ha ha. Kind of like the Hulk lol.

  3. i love those little 100 calorie packs, or single serve packs of "junk" that way i'm limited. i bought a small containerof orange sherbert and had one serving and forgot it i found it today and told the kids y'all eat it before bed or i'm throwing it out. it'll haunt me in the middle ofm the night when my willpower is unconcious! lol (only semi-kiddin)

  4. LOL. Glad you found them!!! I can imagine your cooking-needing frustration when you KNOW they are there somewhere!! Ahhhh!!! :)