Sweet As Sugar

by Sherry Riter in Birthday,Family,Holiday,Sherry

Ever since I was born, I think I have craved sugar. When I was diagnosed with diabetes, I still craved sugar and actually revolted against changing my diet for quite a while. I would eat “like usual” which caused me to pass out when I pigged out on sugar. Not a good thing to do!

Just for the record, it is a heavenly sleep when you overdose on sugar.

As you are well aware or maybe not, Monday, January 17th is my birthday and it is almost over. However, it was a fantastic morning and evening. The middle of the day that was spent while I was working wasn’t so great, but I’m thankful that I have employment which pays the bills.

Anyway, I always try to be nice, kind and sweet. I attribute a whole bunch of it to all the sugar I’ve consumed over my lifetime. I’ve been sugared which is like being pickled, but in a better way. Now I eat healthier and avoid excess sugar, fried foods and carbohydrates, so obviously it is my sugared past that has made me sweeter.

However, my daughter knows how much I love the granular stuff and that when it is coursing through my veins, I have a supreme high. Really, it does COURSE THROUGH MY VEINS. Most of the time she deprives me of the sweet white stuff that isn’t good for me, but since today is my birthday, Alyssa wanted me to splurge…

So she brought home…

Pecan Bars

Pecan Bars



Belgian Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake

Belgian Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake

and Eclairs


I couldn’t believe it and felt that my eyes were fooling me. It was surely too good to be true.

Was I dreaming?

No, the visions of heavenliness was for real and then she said the magic words…

“Eat some of each one.”

Sounds like music even now that I’m just writing about it!

So I did eat a bite of each yummy dessert and a few extra bites of the cheesecake.

While I was eating, it hit me that I’m like the top of this dessert…

Very white, sweet and fluffy like the whipped cream with a cherry on top!

Yes, I’ve had a great day and too much sugar since I’m now comparing myself to whipped cream. The day and the sugar has been lovely. I was remembered by my family, real life friends, lots of Twitter friends, emails, hundreds of Facebook friends who wrote posts and notes AND my BlogFrog community gave me a virtual online party during a live chat. ! I feel so cared for today!

From the very bottom of my heart, I want to say THANK YOU to everyone for caring, remembering and loving me. Well, not everyone loves me, but you know what I’m trying to say…But if you do love me, I love you too and that’s not just the sugar talking.

Can I have more sugar tomorrow so that I can feel this euphoric?


The Redhead Riter


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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 Mama P January 18, 2011 at 4:38 am

Those deserts look absolutely delicious!Your daughter is awesome! I am glad you had a great birthday Red!

ps, save some of those sweets for me, I'm on my way lol be there in a few.. (years)


2 TJ January 18, 2011 at 6:17 am

I guess all that sop chocolate I fed you growing up tainted your body!!!! I can see the chocolate all over your wee face, and your hands. Those big home made biscuits pinched off in tiny pieces and plunged into the chocolate and down the hatch,lol. Guess those cokes did not help either,or all those milk shakes you had with dad. If I could go back you would of eaten more fruit,lol{like peaches} lol I love you



3 Adriana Iris January 18, 2011 at 9:21 am

Happy Bday!!!
Diabetes runs in my family I am sure you are aware and the kid brother I lost in December had complications with diabetes…
I pray one day we find a solution…


4 Home In The Hollow January 18, 2011 at 11:30 am

WOW! It sounds as if you REALLY enjoyed yourself. Just remember: sugar is sweet, but as sweet as you!…:)JP


5 Leslie January 18, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Now this is a post I could definitely sink my teeth into! What a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday. I was a sugar kid as well… I was the one that put tablespoons of sugar on top of Frosted Flakes. I'm sure Tony the Tiger would agree that the sugary milk on the bottom of the bowl was the best milk on earth. 🙂


6 Danielle-Marie January 18, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Poor thing. But I'm glad you indulged a little on your birthday! I had gestational diabetes in both my pregnancies and my father was diagnosed as a Type 2 diabetic a few years ago. So I'm pretty much guaranteed to be right where you are in a few years.


7 Kristi January 18, 2011 at 6:54 pm

Yummm. And, yes, you need to come off the sugar high slowly so you do need plenty of sweet attention all week long. The older I get, the more I think it should not be a birth-day we celebrate, but a birth-week! Enjoy it!


8 PJ January 18, 2011 at 7:06 pm

Hey Gal! At least you have th sense to eat right the majority of the time! I still haven't learned that trick. I don't know whether it's because I don't like to cook, ergo I don't want to expend the effort of trying new things, or the fact I have never been very good at recipes. I'll see something I want to fix, but never have the ingredients, and by the time I get them, I'm not in the mood anymore, so I fall back on the old faithful chicken and dumplings spaghetti, baked ribs with onions and bell peppers. and so on. Corn on the cob and baked potatoes are my staples! LOL! I eat this stuff then go to Curves the next day to exercise the weight and sugar off! LoL!
God Bless! and Yes, I'm one of them who love you! Again, Happy Birthday for yesterday!



9 bluecottonmemory January 19, 2011 at 2:28 am

Sugar just makes me irritable and sleepy! But, so yum! I made tiramisu for Christmas but it didn't look as good as what you had:) I want that recipe!

Sorry I missed your chat – I had a 9 a.m. appointment – but I was sending happy thoughts your way! And, I kept the secret! LOL

Hope your joyfulness continues through the rest of the week, the month and just oozes throughout the year:)


10 Rachel Murphy January 19, 2011 at 2:39 am

Sorry it's late but Happy Birthday. So glad you had such an amazing day!


11 Sapperette January 19, 2011 at 8:27 am

How wonderful 🙂 I am glad I found your blog! I hope you come out of your sugar coma sweetly 😉 Happy Belated Birthday!


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