Temptation Tuesday: I Want to Bake Cookies and Cry, aka PMS Strikes Again

Chocolate chips, recently metled, so warm they explode gooey goodness into your mouth with each bite.

Via Nestle Tollhouse website


I’ve been sick in bed with the stomach flu, unable to keep anything down, and yet warm, gooey chocolate chips sound so good to me right now. So does crying while I bake and eat them.

And that’s how I know I’m being attacked by PMS again.


From an acupuncture for PMS site, found it years ago, don’t remember the source.


I was supposed to go to Portland today, supposed to see Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond speak, two of my favorite authors. I just got back from visiting my family and I really needed the inspiration, needed a reason to keep writing. But I got sick, and driving 2 hours (or 4 with all the bathroom stops I’d make) is no longer viable.

So now I sit here online, searching for another kind of inspiration. And I found it, in this BlogHer post about Presidential cookies, which then led me to this Nestle Tollhouse page with an “easy” recipe.

Michelle Obama’s cookie recipe (http://www.familycircle.com/recipes/desserts/cookies/presidential-cookie-recipes/?rb=Y#page=1)


Even though I’m sick, I might still make them. There’s something comforting about the smell of cookies, well cooking. I also really want some cookie dough in my freezer, there to peel a bite off anytime I want, anytime the PMS or depression monster hits me. (I also use Cyclease and did a review of it. It’s no chocolate, but it does help.)

Via Family Circle cookie competition. I think they’re Laura Bush’s.


But UGH, just looking at these pictures is making me want to lose my cookies (pun intended) before I even eat the cookies. I guess temptation will have to wait another day.



About Queerie Bradshaw

Lauren Marie Fleming is a writer, speaker and motivator known for her intimate, informative and often hilarious look at sex, relationships and body-image. Lauren runs the critically-acclaimed QueerieBradshaw.com blog, writes for major news sources including VICE, Nerve, Huffington Post and Curve, and is the author of her memoir Losing It: My Life as a Sex Blogger. In 2013, Lauren founded Frisky Feminist Press (FriskyFeminist.com) as a way to enhance conversations about sexuality through educational guides, online classes and entertaining publications. A law school graduate, Lauren has spoken all over the United States and is internationally recognized for her dynamic, engaging style. In everything she does, Lauren’s goal is to educate, remove stigmas and encourage people to achieve their desires.
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