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?
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.
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.
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!
By the way...
Olive you for putting up with me!