Okay. I’m catching up from yesterday. First, Kieran’s stuff about sugar replacements etc.
I’m pretty good about sugar. I can go through stretches, usually caused by anxiety, where I turn to sugar (though god knows I’m anxious right now and I’m not eating sugar) but my drug of choice has always been starches. Breads, etc. Yes, I know they turn to sugar in the blood stream, but that’s what I crave in hard times. My sister, for some reason, always craved salt and fats. Anyway, I’m going to seriously think about stevia. I think I can break free from honey in my herb tea (I drink green tea black … or green). Unfortunately I just started adding splenda to coffee instead of drinking it black — gotta reverse that.
And I’ve often substituted Pellegrino with lime. Flavored seltzer waters sound like the way to go.
I didn’t know that Blake was a recovering alcoholic. God bless him. My favorite people in the world are recovering alcoholics. Besides which, he did wonderful work.
As for the quilt and panels. I’ve always loved working with panels. They’re just … fun. These are two books that I particularly love, though I tend to buy books and then make up my own patterns.
So I’m in my office for the long haul. At least I get to start the day with sex. (For my characters that is). Life is hard with a 25 year old around. You can’t really let loose.