I thought that winter was over. (Stupid move on my part, because my car was iced over at least two days last week. I gave some thought to bringing out a teacup of hot water before I gave better thought to putting my key in my mouth to warm it up. But then it was 60 degrees out yesterday and all the snowdrifts melted except the gritty ones in the parking lot at work. And now it's freezing and rainy again today. Whoops, digression again?) Turns out, winter isn’t over. It’s still chilly, it’s still miserable outside, and I’m still at home watching movies.
Trouble is, when I’m home hanging out with Chris and watching tv, I tend to want to snack on everything I can get my hands on. Even when it’s a “healthy” snack like green beans, sugar-free Jell-O, a cup of excellent Lady Gray tea, chicken salad … eating these tasty healthy bits in mass quantities can still make my jeans tight.
(Note to self: Kerri, kettle corn is not the best snack. You don’t need to eat this stuff by the fistful to the point where you find pieces of popcorn stuck inside your shirt sleeve like hours later. Seriously. You are becoming a little piggy about this stuff. Lay off, okay?)
But I’m a snacker. I like snacks. And it’s a challenge to keep my hands busy so my mouth isn’t.
Years ago, my grandmother taught me how to crochet. With the yarn skimming across my knuckles and the crochet hook in my hand, I’m too busy concentrating on the stitches to think about … oh, say kettle corn. It’s an “old lady” habit, but it’s definitely a good way to keep me from snacking. (And now all my family members have handmade scarves.)
But I’m running out of yarn, and my wrist is still a bit on the mend from this tendonitis crap. Anyone out there have a good way to keep hands busy during the after work snacking hours?
(And if you were thinking "Photoshopping hats onto the cats," I've already beat you to the punch.)