Thursday, January 24, 2008

Disgusting things in Wonderland

I really debated weather or not this was just too gross to post about (and I don't mean blow-out diaper gross) so if you have a weak stomach beware...

I am doing an 8 week program with my ward called "Feel Great in 8". I'll post more about it later, but it is basically a program that gets you exercising, eating right, studying the scriptures and praying. I was working on the "eating right" portion of the program this morning, and feeling rather proud of myself. I decided that a hardy bowl of (Old Fashioned) oatmeal with raisins would be just the thing to start off my day.

This is something I use to do all the time, but haven't done for a while. I was loving every bite, remembering why this had been my breakfast of choice for so long, and thinking about how I actually enjoyed it more than cold cereal. I had been eating in the natural light of the morning, but Flint walked through the kitchen and flipped on the light over the table, then ....eek! I stopped the spoon mid-way between the bowl and my mouth and stared at it in horror. "It couldn't be!" " Please tell me it is just a raisin!"

A closer view...

Sadly, I came to the conclusion that it was not a raisin. I was, in fact some sort of worm or caterpillar that had been living in either my bag of raisins or oatmeal. Who knows how many more of them there had been. I had been eating in the dark! Even if I hadn't actually eaten any, it/they had been living in my cereal leaving behind unseen evidence existence. My skin still crawls at the thought. I promptly took a couple pictures, then dumped the bowl, and then the bags of unused oatmeal and raisins. I guess the Costco size bags are just a bit too big for me to use in time.

Not actually "Wonderland", or is it?


Spencer, Erin and Anna said...

Oh man! I hate it when food goes's like throwing money in the trash.

Here's hoping you didn't actually ingest any of the creatures.

Michal said... that is disgusting! that's something i might expect in my oatmeal in south america, but in your own kitchen? yikes.
does feel great in 8 have any penalties for eating insects and parasites?
then again, if you eat oatmeal more often, you might be able to buy the costco size bags after all!

Allison said...

Parasites! Maybe it wouldn't be so bad to have one of those. I hear they are great for weight loss.

Rhonda said...

I strongly suspect the raisins - oatmeal seems to go more to the small flying invaders. You remember that my oatmeal lives in the freezer? And I always carefully inspect the raisins once they have been open a while...I suspect you will too.

Erika said...

Awesome!!! That is hilarious. My Grandma would say, "just eat around it."

scrap chair potato said...

That is so disgusting! I shivered when I saw the picture.
How did I not know you were blogging?? I hope you don't mind that I will add you to my list.

McD said...

What's the big deal? It is just like it was when you were a kid and your mom had to hide medicine in your food. What you don't know won't kill you. I wonder if you are one of those people that eat spiders when they are sleeping?

Mahina said...

i just about lost my dinner while reading this! i am so sorry! is this experience going to haunt you forever so you can never eat oatmeal again?? it might have for me!

i lost my feed to your blog right after i found you the first time! sorry i haven't been back, but i hope it works this time! did you change your blog address?

Martin said...

The smoking catapillar was a nice touch.
Whoo Are a-You!?

The recent cold snap here in NC has cut down on bugs, but once spring gets here I am sure we will feel infested.

Allison said...

Sorry Mahina,
I changed my blog address the day after I created in order to be a bit more anonymous.
And yes, I think it will be a while before I eat Oatmeal again; I may never enjoy Oatmeal with raisins again.

Michal said...

hellllloooooo. are you there? i am tired of pulling up your blog to see nasty caterpillars in oatmeal. time for a new post!:) just let the housework go and get your priorities straight!;)