Settlers of Catan and Frothy Lapses of Self Discipline

Foofy coffee with chocolate and frothed milk is generally not my style, but I discovered that I can taste a hint of chocolate when I drink it. In these trying times, tasting is a luxury.

Aww…. A heart.

Today, we were well enough to engage in boisterous verbal engagement in a game of Settlers of Catan.

Due to being locked down, we had ample opportunity to work out the finer points of the game and extracurricular activities such as village design.

Today, my Beloved took to preparing tortillas as well, something I cannot wait to taste down the road.

She made bean and rice burritos with lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese, and onions. The onions were good and I enjoyed the texture.

Man, I really will appreciate when I can taste again. This was one big burrito!

While I still am logging everything I eat in the Lose It application, I am directly focused on improving my health. If I have an urge to eat something, I eat it because my body may need it.

Because My Body Knows Best.

So far, these focuses have not been contradictory and I am losing weight.

Likely, these were momentary lapses in good self discipline, but hey, I am still under budget.


Well, have a beautiful day or night wherever you may be!

Author: The Storyteller

Benjamin Thiel is a husband, father, correctional professional and author of The Ongoing Tale at Brothers Campfire. His favorite quote is "Don't count the lions. It will make you afraid and slow you down."

43 thoughts on “Settlers of Catan and Frothy Lapses of Self Discipline”

  1. Looks delicious, both the drink and burritos! I’m glad you can taste the chocolate when you drink it! I have been praying that your sense of taste comes back, so that is an encouraging sign that prayers are being answered! God is good! That looks like a fun game. Never played that before. We bought our kids the Oregon Trail board game for Christmas & we all enjoy playing that. Praying you are all healed very soon! God bless you all!

  2. I want in on this homemade tortilla deal. I haven’t made tortillas in a while or had them in a while. So please invite me over soon. Good interesting awesome fun times bro thanks for sharing.

    Gia says, “interesting and funny, Uncle Ben.”

        1. I do. Many things are unlisted. Right now, all that is public is me talking to an owl. Everything else requires a link from my site. I may make a few more things public down the road.

  3. Glad, your sense of taste is returning. The smell and taste of good food is part of the pleasures one enjoys. Hope all returns to nromal soon. Allan

  4. We play a weekly game of Catan’s Cities and Knights (when we’re not in lockdown) with another couple. Toss in a few bottles of wine and snacks, and it’s a perfect evening!

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