Monday, September 27, 2010

Olives

On Saturday I went to Trader Joes to get a few groceries.

It is a wonderful store.

They have the best maple leaf cookies in the existence of purchased cookies. I kid you not. They are delicious. Crispy and just maple-y enough with this amazing creamy maple filling. See?


BUT.

I did not buy a box.

I resisted the siren pull of maple cookies even though it is almost October.

Instead I bought a jar of green olives.


What a poor, pathetic substitute for maple cookies.

I know you are dying to know why.

Aren't you?

What? You don't care? How can you say such a thing after all we've been through together.

I bought the olives because I went to the Cherokee Healer lady on Friday late afternoon.

Yea.

I have stories.

Lots of stories. None involving a sweat lodge or olives.

However, after she did the spirit thing and blew pollen on me and waved sweet grass all around me (I'm not making fun of this...it was totally amazing and I can't wait to tell you all about it) we did the 'sit in the chair and I will tell you what I read from your spirit guides' part of the visit.

And she told me this. "You have been eating some wheat flour haven't you?"

I jumped guiltily. How could she have known that I hid a box of maple cookies in my office and have been eating one every single day telling myself that, technically, the pure maple syrup counteracts the whole "never eat sugar and flour thing". Hey, don't judge me here. I've been under a lot of stress. So, yea. Denial. Not just a river in Egypt anymore.

How she knew I wasn't suppose to eat flour totally eludes me. But she knew. It was woo-woo scary.

So I made Mr. Jenny eat the rest of the maple cookies.

And on Saturday, even though I looked at the enticing boxes of maple cookies, I bought a jar of olives instead. Olives are good. Sure, they're not sugary and maple-flavored but they're pretty tasty.

I'm hoping this appeased my spirit guides in some small fashion.

And I'm still figuring out how to condense a 90 minute Cherokee Healing visit into a manageable post. It was pretty jaw dropping and amazing.

But for now...olives is all I've got!

Sigh...

And...

By the way...

Olive you for putting up with me!

Double sigh...

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48 comments:

La Petite Gallery said...

Jenny you are right I love those cookies. I spring for a box twice a year, Freeze them so I don't see them. HO HO HO! I dream of them at night and rade the freezer. LOL

yvonne

My name is PJ. said...

Why would you condense your healer visit to one post????!! Are you nutty? Well, okay, we know you're nutty, BUT....

...it's no less a story than those you tell on Tuesdays. I think you should do it in parts and fill a Mon, Wed and Fri with them.

Yes, that's what I think. Now, what do YOU think?! :)

J. Kwiatkowski said...

I'd rather have olives than cookies. Chop em up with some garlic and stir them together with olive oil. Spread on crusty ham and salami sandwiches, with a big slice of mozzarella. Melt it under the broiler. yummy.

5thsister said...

Olive tapenade for me! Love the stuff. I think it makes a mighty fine substitute for cookies. Oh, and I'd love to hear more about your visit to the healer!

Meri Wiley said...

Olive you too! Bring em' over and we can pig out! I can't wait to hear about your experience, so hurry up and write it.

Love ya'
Meri

Pondside said...

Mmmm - a sweet and salty post.
Now, if you want really great maple cookies, you'll just have to come up here (and not tell your Cherokee Healer).

Paula said...

And olive you for making me laugh this morning..again!!

Nancy's Notes said...

I love both! Okay Jenny, do tell! I can't wait!

Jackie said...

Why can't you eat wheat flour? Why can't I find those delicious maple cookies? I am from canada and I've only tasted one maple cookie that I liked :( As long as this cherokee healer isn't some kind of psychic or that kind of realm than I'm sure you'll be ok . Divination is forbidden to us catholic folk you know :D I don't even read horoscopes .

Kat said...

We don't have a single, solitary Trader Joe's in the entire state of Texas. Which stinks. Because those cookies look amazing! I love olives, but just not quite as much as cookies :) I can't wait to hear your story about your healing session. Thanks for the day brightener! And yes, olive you too! Kat

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Maple Cookies at TJ's ya say?? Oh no...another thing for me to try..that I really don't need.
Can't wait to hear about the healer experience!

ain't for city gals said...

I did resist the cookies the other day but didn't make it home without the pumpkin pie from Costco..sigh.

Cheryl said...

Jenny, dear one, you broke my heart with that picture of maple cookies. I love them too. I was hoping your healer was gonna tell ya that you could eat one a day as long as you followed up with some olives to counterbalance the maple.

Sigh.

I'm with PJ. I love healers and mystical woo-woo stuff. Would love to read about that on a weekly basis.

Jocelyn said...

Oh I am just drooling over the cookies and YUM OLIVES are awesome!!!

I need one of these healers...like right now!!!

I need to hear more!!!!

Have a great day.....wheat flour free!!!

Theresa said...

Olive you too:) And I would love to have those cookies, they look delicious!

Enjoy your day and I can't wait to hear about this session:)

HUGS!

Jeanie said...

I can't get past wanting to know how she knew you had eaten wheat flour.
Kudos to you for resisting the cookies.

Wanda..... said...

Maple Cookies and Olives...two of my husband's favorite things. He hasn't had Trader Joe's version of the cookie though.

Drama Queen said...

It was announced about two weeks ago that my town, Kansas City, would be getting two Trader Joe's...and I was like, "Huh? What's that?"

And I had the nerve to post that on Facebook, and then the Trader Joe Fan Club BLASTED me with 1,000,000 messages on how stupid I was to not know what a TJ was or how awesome it is...and I was like, "I get it! I get it! Enough!"

And I thought I had put the nightmare of TJ's behind me, and now here you go and bring it back to the forefront with your saliva-inducing photo of maple cookies.

Looks like I'll be joining the TJ Fan Club one of these days!

PeggyR said...

We have been to Trader Joes, I actually like Mustard Seed better. LOL about the olives and the cookies, I would have bought both!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh my those cookies look awesome! Now I want some. Of course I am a huge green olive fan and love them. Can't wait for this story of your visit to the healer.

Donna said...

Love Trader Joe's and am going to try those cookies...ha! But love olives too. If I think really healthy though, I drink green tea!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

1. I wish we had a Trader Joe's near.
2. I loathe olives. I am rethinking this friendship of ours.
3. I can't wait to hear how this last visit went.
4. I will try to forget about the olive issue.

Lourie said...

I just ate my breakfast and now I am hungry again. Those cookies sound extremely dangerous. haha.

Tina said...

you traded a for a maple cookie for an olive? no no no no and no! ;)

Cheryl D. said...

Okay, my sympathies are totally with you! When I'm a stress case, which is ALWAYS, I need my sweets! I just can't live without them. Can you eat chocolate? There's no wheat in chocolate!

Tina said...

I hate olives. HATE.THEM. But I'm looking forward to hearing all about your hoo-doo-voodo healing stuff!

Terra said...

Perhaps you should do a series on your healer and your olives. Maybe we could all eat olives while reading the series...maybe we should win a box of maple cookies for keeping up, maybe just maybe you should just write it and hope we read it, because some of us don't care how you write it we just want to read it.

Ames said...

You're too funny! You know...olives are great in martinis. You should have a few and then you could really share :D ~Ames

Sue said...

Can't wait to hear about this visit and the spirit guides, etc. My husband would eat that up, as he is really into all things native American lately. (And I'm into them too, if they work!)

Trader Joe's, by the way, is my favorite store....And I approve your eschewal of the maple leaf cookies. The hubster would have to eat those olives, though. I only like black ones.

=)

smatlock said...

I confess, I ate those cookies to save Mrs. Jenny from consuming flour. If any of you would like to be saved, you can send the cookies here -- that's just the kind of guy I am.

Mr. Jenny

JDaniel4's Mom said...

You will have to tell Mr. Jenny that my husband and JDaniel take care of the cookies at my house.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Honestly, I can't wait to hear about it...and I still can't quite wrap my brain around the fact that you went.

I do belive if I had to give up flour and sugar, life might not be worth living. I do love olives...but I love baked sweets even more.

Allie said...

Okay, I am thinking. We could make this work ... we could spend summers and fall in Ohio and winters and early spring in Arizona. Steve and Vandy could do their thing, pampering us and such and we could do our things and play and plant and go to cool healers and cook and learn yoga and play some more!!! Good idea huh?

Jo said...

oh that was so double sigh worthy .... and actually kinda funny ... but i cant wait to hear about your healing experience ... i am a firm believer in non-traditional healing .... i mean it did exist before traditional healing ... at least in some parts of the world ...

Bonnie said...

Oh Boy those maple cookies look YU U MMY! I like olives too, at least they satisfy the salty cravings.

I can't wait to hear more about your visit with the healer.

Judie said...

I LOVE black olives! At holidays, we would dive into the black olive bowl and stick one on each finger! Yum!

I like those maple leaf cookies, too, but I had rather have olives.

Brenda said...

Olives or cookies I would still come back!

Holly said...

I have not had the maple cookies - and I will not - because I have ZERO willpower.

I so want to hear about the healer woman...and then I am coming to AZ to do it...how amazing.

Mumsy said...

I do hope you post about your visit to the healer, would love to hear about it.

I like green olives on occasion but I prefer the black ones. The cookies I will leave to someone else, I am not much on eating cookies.

Hugs

Genie said...

You had better behave yourself, gal, because the Cherokee healer lady definitely has your number bigtime!

Genie

Cherie said...

You are so funny! I am intrigued with the Cherokee Healing but i would be sooooo in trouble - I love cookies and not olives so much!

Chatty Crone said...

I love olives myself and Trader Joe's. How come you can't have wheat - that is huge. sandie

Donna B said...

Love green olives, despite the salt, never tried the cookies...thankfully, the only thing I like maple on is french toast and pancakes. I WANT TO HEAR ABOUT THE HEALER!! Very cool!

Shay said...

I love green olives. Super yummy. Perhaps a visit to the Trader is in order. Hmmmmmmmmm

Willoughby said...

I would have to choose the cookies over the olives. And then I would choose black olives over green olives. But that's just me.

I can't wait to hear about the healer! Sounds really interesting!

Amy said...

Good for you for passing the cookies by! And shame on you for not sending me the leftovers to dispose of properly. I am your go to girl for that type of thing.
Can't wait to hear about your experience with the Cherokee healer. Amazing that she knew you were cheating. I love things like that.

Aunt lodi said...

Jenny you are a lot better woman than I am. I could not have passed up the Maple Leaf cookies & passed on the Olives. We get ML cookies at an Amish Bulk Food Store and occasionally at Aldi. I bet Trader Joes are really good. So wish we had a TJ closer. Hopefully I will get to go to the one in StLouis this fall.
I really want to hear about your visit to the Cherokee healer.
Are those cookies seasonal or do they have them all year??

KK said...

I'll eat those cookies for you!