words for wednesday – #$%& January 4, 2012 by Nancy “#$%&” me- last night after dinner I am surrounded by fine belgian chocolates, 12 dozen homemade cookies from cookie exchange, cakes, candies and my friend’s daughter even made homemade Madelaines last night and I, very inconveniently, have sworn off all this stuff for the month of January. I reached for a few apricots. Not quite the same. How long will I last at this rate? I might substitute smoking or compulsive gambling just to get through it.