Stop the froth!

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Sasha in her frothy hat, Nikon coolpix 4500

I’ve been stressed out lately. Really, really stressed out.

In fact, I am like a lab experiment for myself of all the ways that stress can show up in my body. It’s fascinating and awful.

It’s also reasonable due to the fact that I’m getting married in about a week, but wow, is there a way to do this without wreaking such havoc on the body?

I discovered yesterday at the dentist that the reason two of my teeth chipped (see crumbling girl entry) was because I had been grinding them to bits. Grinding my teeth into dust!

My acupuncturist, Carol Fong, has been helping me with my digestion since I have been so nervous for the last few months I can barely digest my food.

It seems that instead of lashing out and being a complete Bridezilla bitch-athon, I have lashed inward, and as my acupuncturist says so sweetly, “Your body suffer.”

I mentioned this to my dear friend Sasha and she concurred by saying, “I know! I’ve been whipping myself into a frenzy lately, just whipping myself into a froth!” and I laughed so hard imagining her adorable head of curls whipped into the peak of a cappuccino.

She has been sending me priceless emails all week that say, “Stop the froth!” and this does two very important things for me:
1. Reminds me to laugh.
2. Reminds me to slow down.

And so, I implore all of you out there, I beg you, I plead with you, STOP THE FROTH! Please! and check out this web site because it is the best thing that happened to me all week. (Be sure to read the text that goes along with each individual recipe card)

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9 Comments

  1. josie

    I love your site… I check in often, and I haven’t posted up til now, but I had to tell you that the freaky weight watchers cards/comments made me laugh out loud. Thanks for sharing this. Best wishes for the upcoming nuptials- and I hope you will continue to heed your friends’ great advice- sending calm, peaceful thoughts your way. 🙂

  2. stef

    That weight watchers site was laugh out loud funny! I still can’t get over it! Thank you – I needed that too!!!
    Froth on!
    Many happy wishes to you!

  3. melissa

    Laugh and enjoy. You are wonderful and the wedding will be magical and perfect.
    I’ve said it a million times (uh, ok, twice), but your site is a joy and you radiate energy. You are the girl I would love to envy except instead this energy becomes an encouragement to be myself and create and love and be. There is a chance I’ve taken the Andrea-love too far, however, because I have some nasty teeth-grinding effects as well.
    Oh, and I think there’s a freudian slip on that entry. You say “I deplore all of you”. If you look it up, I think maybe you wanted to write “implore”. Or maybe not…

  4. anissa

    This is so great 🙂
    People actually make lots of money with froth:
    “Work is important to Froth Industries
    For over 100 years Froth Industries as employeed some of the finest workers for Froth manufaturing. Countless marvels have been invented and produced within the company. Listed here are the people who make Froth Industries the strength and power that it is today. Please click on an employee name to the left to find out more information about him/her.” http://www.froth.com
    I didn’t find you two listed there, though…how many people must be frothing in there every day 😉 My point, besides 😉 – turn the froth into creative superhero power!

  5. andrea

    As I take a moment to stop the froth, I read your comments and get so completely happy.
    Thank you so much for all of your kindness and inspiring words. I am always delighted and surprised to hear from you!
    I will carry all of this goodness with me while I go through this huge transition. What an enormous gift:::
    xo
    and bless you Melissa, for noticing that typo!
    eek!
    🙂

  6. fern

    Oh my..you are going to get me in trouble..I am a teacher’s aide in a grade 7/8 classroom,messing about on my laptop while the class is silently reading from their literature books…I needed to be entertained at this moment, so I checked out the weight watchers site for a little bit of smile time to ease this heavy , can’t I take a nap after lunch bubble of time..Unfortunately, I didn’t feel the gaffaw coming, followed quickly by a snorting laugh that I tried to hold back…snorting laughs aren’t meant to be kept in..you try it…. I got a glare from the classroom teacher that brought me back to earth… I felt like a naughty kid about to be sent to the principal….oooooo! I’m Tellllinnng!

  7. mary

    Wow ! Andrea sending you lots of love vibes for your upcoming wedding.
    I hope that the froth will allow you to enjoy the day!

  8. chasmyn

    I love reading your blog and seeing your photos and brilliant art. Recently we have been going through some rough spots, as my son just had another cardiac cathetarization and had quite a rough time in the hospital, not to mention we found out he would need more surgeries than we originally thought.My friend that introduced me to your site, Sara, bought me one of your beautiful superhero bracelets to remind me that we are al superheroes. It moved me to tears and still does, that she would do this. One thing I’ve learned in life is choose your battles, most of them aren’t worth it. I think from what I’ve read that you really get that, and I wanted to remind you to breathe, as well. Your wedding day will be perfect. How do I know? You’ll be marrying that beautiful soul I see in that amazing photo there, that makes me want to go and buy a Nikon Coolpix 4500. That’s all you’ll really need, because THAT is what you will take away from your wedding day in fond memories, saying your vows to that beautiful man. Everything else is secondary. Congratulations, I cannot wait to hear about your day on your blog!

  9. anissa

    Five more days – stay cool and shake off the froth!!!!!

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