Ostomy Memories of Jellybeans

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HenryM

I HAVE DECIDED TO LIVE FOREVER OR DIE TRYING.  My mission each day, getting out of bed, is to return to that bed in the evening in at least as good shape as when I had left it.  In America, this is not as easy these days as perhaps it once was.  Every day, there’s another mass shooting.  They occur everywhere:  in schools, churches, banks, in public places and private places, and the weapon of choice of the murderers is one that turns a human body into a bloody pulp.  A GOP politician recently told us what he’s going to do about it:  “nothing.”  Then there are accidents, car accidents, mishaps around the house, chances thoughtlessly taken.  Destruction by natural phenomena seems to be getting worse with global warming:  tornados, hurricanes, floods, droughts, whatever.  Then there’s that ever-possible bugaboo that all of us have experienced firsthand:  disease.  It was supposed to kill me but then, by chance, I survived.  None of us survive life, of course.  But we do our best to enjoy the time we have and not be fatalistic.  I was watching a movie yesterday and snacking on jellybeans.  These aren’t good for me, I thought.  I ate a couple more.  But, damn, they’re good.  

Justbreathe

Turns out that sugar is the root of all evil and all these years I've avoided money!

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crappycolondiaries

Starburst jellybeans = the best

Wildflower 81

I've been keen on cinnamon toast for breakfast and I've swiped a few of my daughter's Reese's peanut butter eggs .... whatever works to get calories in, right??

crappycolondiaries
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If you like Reese's... the chocolate PB shake at Steak 'n Shake has the most calories out of all their shakes. Happy Hour (2-4 here) it's 1/2 off. I think you should definitely get one today.

 
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HenryM
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Jelly Belly

crappycolondiaries
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Is that the one that comes with a chart so you can tell what the flavors are?

Wildflower 81
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Hubs and daughter actually whipped together some homemade chocolate malts last night after our gas station pizza....and they used Ovaltine malt powder so I got a few extra vitamins in too! "More Ovaltine please!"

crappycolondiaries
Reply to Wildflower 81

I remember that commercial.

Wildflower 81
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I think I remember it most from "A Christmas Story"

AlexT

Henry, if you really want to enjoy life....Sweettart Jelly Beans. You can thank me later.

crappycolondiaries
Reply to Wildflower 81

After one of my appointments at CC, we went over to the house where that movie was filmed. They were doing tours. It's actually for sale. We went in the gift shop, and they were training a Belgian Malinois to search for what I didn't ask, but it's usually drugs/explosives/guns. My husband was like, "Don't you dare go over there; that dog is working right now." It took all the self-control I had.

Wildflower 81

I'd have been hard-pressed not to go say hi to the doggie myself.... It's all I can do to stay away from the pups that are out and about with clearly marked "service dog" harnesses in place.

crappycolondiaries
Reply to Wildflower 81

If you had been with me versus my husband, I think we'd have had to go meet the dog. LOL

Wildflower 81
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I must be some kind of Nazi because I don't particularly care for jelly beans....

crappycolondiaries
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I only like the Starburst ones &zwj

TerryLT
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You are like me. Our local police service does this yearly 'community engagement' thing at the local mall, where they bring their canine team and set up demonstrations for the public to watch. The dogs are beautiful and so well trained, of course. We watch them being put through their paces, including demonstrations of the dogs tackling someone and taking them down. They look so intimidating and vicious! When the demonstrations are over, they invite people to come up and meet the pups, which we, of course, always do. They are sweet and friendly, and our favorite, Bear, a gorgeous Czechoslovakian shepherd, loves his belly rubs and gives great kisses. I just want to take them all home.

Terry

crappycolondiaries
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Terry, I thought we could be friends the first time we talked about dogs. My daughter and I were at the mall at Christmas to watch some of her friends in a performance and there was a trainer/handler there with his girlfriend and one retired police dog (long-haired GS) and an off-duty Belgian Malinois named Thor that I fell in love with. He showed us how he checks for explosives, then I asked if the dog would just go with me or be loyal to his handler because Thor always looked back at the handler for approval. The guy handed me the leash and Thor looked between me and him and he told me the command to give him and then Thor just walked away with me. I had to circle back for my daughter; otherwise, I'm not sure how far I would have gotten with him haha. The retired GS had been a Cleveland city police dog and was really close to the handler's girlfriend, so I was asking random stuff like would he attack me if you gave him a command right now, and then I asked if he would attack the girlfriend with the same command, and he was like, I really don't know because of the bond they have. It's all so interesting to me.

Lyra

I love Jelly Belly jelly beans, but I don't like the other kinds. I love the popcorn ones and usually buy them in the little bags. I couldn't find any little bags this year, so I bought a larger one with all different flavors. Well, for me, eating a big bunch of them was a nightmare. I was so sick that night with cramps, and I hadn't been that sick in a long time. I still eat them, but in a moderate amount. It seems I have to do that with almost every food or I get sick. That is what I hate about being an ostomate and having ulcerative colitis. I can't change what is happening in our world, but I can change how I eat. I just pray that everything will come out all right, literally, both for me and the world.

Audrey Warren

An old post seems inappropriate, to me. Was excited to see Henry's face  but let down that it was an old one.

kittybou
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Better than gummy bears????

Perish the thought!!!!

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