Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thursday Morning Love Affair

Anybody ever see the stage play (or the movie) called "Same Time Next Year"? It's about a guy and a gal who meet at the same location on the same date every year to carry on an illicit love affair. Although they marry others, have children, change jobs, etc etc, they continue to meet at this motel every year. So, let's get this straight: you're happily married yet run into the arms of this other person every (insert date)? Huh? I never could figure that one out.
Then I realized that I do the same thing every Thursday! (Without the great sex, that is!)
I'm quite happily in a long-term healthy food relationship where I partake of lots of cholesterol-fighting oatmeal, low fat/low sugar, veggies and fruit etc etc. And Wednesday nights you'll find me at my TOPS support group getting weighed in and taking an active part in encouraging others to eat healthy.
Yet, (almost) every Thursday morning I carry on this illicit love affair with not just one but TWO others. These are the ones I meet:

Mr Med Decaf with 2 milk .... and Mr 12 Grain Bagel, toasted with butter AND low fat strawberry cream cheese.

Why, I've even been known to invite this fellow back to the office with me for a little "elevensies"! Naughty, naughty girl, Sandy!

It's been going on so long that I've dubbed Thursday "Sandy's Day to Cheat". Sometimes I don't even cheat all day! And the other 6 days of the week, I'm a pretty good girl who goes to the gymn, enjoys a daily salad, and keeps red meat at bay. And I'm feeling really good and losing weight.
But this Thursday early-morning rendevouz satisfies a latent desire in me --- and I don't even need a cigarette afterwards!

And so, I ask you to please forgive me for my weakness! And I beg you not to judge me. Because in spite of being in a happy relationship, I don't want to give up my lascivious liaison with Tim every Thursday morning.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Every Canadian cheats with Tim at some point or another. Tim is our National Ho!

aliceinparis said...

Yay, you won! I'll try to get it out this week:)

Suburban Princess said...

Awww enjoy your Tims! I refuse to go there - our local one serves coffee with a side of attitude - one drive thru girl actually called me a bitch! I get my coffee at McDs or I make it at home.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Even we you are cheating it still sounds healthy to me. I think you are doing wonderfully and deserve a reward. My problem is not only Thursdays, but Sunday through Saturday as well. Have a happy Thursday and ENJOY!

Vonlipi said...

We all need a little indulgence in our life!

I had a scoop of Laura Secord mint and chocolate swirl ice cream last night and it was heavenly!

Gail said...

I realize that it was not the point of this post, but I absolutely love that movie!

I think it is great that a relationship, immoral or not, could last so very long. It was not about the sex but the tolerence, the understanding and the real feelings of two people.

Maureen said...

Ahhhh guilty pleasures....

Clarissa Draper said...

Ugh, if there's one thing I miss about Canada it's the TH coffee and bagels. Oh and the Ice Caps and the roll up the rim... I could go on forever. I'm so jealous.


Tracy said...

Hi - I saw a link to your blog on my sister's blog (Old Fashioned Baby) and when I saw the Tim Horton's cup I had to see what it was about! Although I live in Texas I have a Canadian friend who sends me a "tin" of Tim Horton's every once in a while. I LOVE it! If there was a TH shop I'd stop in every day! Another funny coincidence, I notice that your blog name is "newfie-girl". I was born in Newfoundland. It truly IS a small world!

Eva Gallant said...

I tend to cheat with Russell Stover, or Ghiradelli.

Nezzy said...

A girls just gotta give herself a little 'wiggle' room. My cheat day is Sunday of all days but I'll throw caution to the wind and Dr. Whitecoat and enjoy that cupcake (feel free to insert anything containing chocolate here).

I figure ya can always jump back on the 'healthy' wagon Monday,

God bless ya girl.

Mickey (Michel) Johnson said...

...sounds like the best kind of affair to have...mine is chocolat!

Garden of Egan said...

That looks super delicious!
I've never heard of Tim, but if I knew him I'm sure I would love him.

From the Kitchen said...

I can't wait for the movie!! = )

When we were in Canada the last time, we discovered Tim Horton's. I might even be considered your rival. I'm the once-a-year gal, however.


ethelmaepotter! said...

Oh, that bagel looks devine!!!! And great sex is highly overrated...I'd much rather have that bagel. Or chocolate chip cookies. Or a nice, juicy steak. Or even meatloaf.

I don't like meatloaf, but it's bound to be better than great sex.

By the way, I vaguely remember that movie, and I believe they met some time in February.