Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Job update, Chocolate fever

So good news first: my job starts on Monday. YAY! I really wanted one more season as a field archaeologist. I really, really enjoy it. In a few months, I am going to start looking around for a non-seasonal job with benefits, but no rush, because I will be employed till the new year.

That's a stress off my shoulders!

Last night I had a bit of a chocolate binge! Months ago, before we went paleo or made any radical changes to our diet, Chris bought us a chocolate making lesson at a local chocolate shop on Groupon. This place, the Chocolate Gecko, is AMAZING. Handmade, delicious and unique chocolates.

It was BYOB, too :D

So we shared a bottle of wine and made chocolate for two hours, hehe. Then, at the end of class, we got to eat what we made.... I ate five pieces of alcohol filled chocolate. OHHHH. Wow. They were amazing.

I had a little bit of a sugar/alcohol freakout later in the night. I did *not* feel good. I have felt this feeling two or three times since going paleo (eg. on the wine trail over-indulgence!). It is SO immediate. My head swims and my stomach does flip-flops!

One glass of wine, I am fine.

One piece of chocolate, also fine.

Limit those treats to once every two weeks... I don't notice ill effects at all!

But over-indulge? Crazy. Remembering how I feel at these times will keep me from over-indulging in the future, haha.

Chris made us a lovely coconut-milk, thai basil stir fry with bok choy after the wine and chocolate and it kind of brought me back to earth (and was just about the tastiest dinner we have made!).

I don't regret the lovely date night I had with my guy at all :) It was silly and fun and we had some really nice conversations with the chocolate shop owner. It was worth the headache afterwards!!!


  1. Sounds really fun and REALLY good!!

    It's amazing how quickly we can feel it once we stray a bit with some over indulgence. Some things, like pizza, I have learned are not worth the sick feeelings. But some chocolate & wine...maybe!!

    Congrats on the job!

  2. Sounds like so much fun! Congrats on the sounds so interesting... much more interesting than sitting in a cubicle all day...that's for sure!