Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Mmmmm Chocolate!!!

As the holidays approach I am ever so aware that eating right is going to be a problem. I won’t use the “D” word or say “I think I’m getting fat.” However, I happen to be the victim of a dryer which continues to shrink my pants. No they don’t go in a normal size and come out Barbie size. It is much more evil than that; it does it little by little. Perhaps, I should look at myself as a bear and putting on extra fat to stay warm in the winter, but I really don’t see it that way at all.

I LIKE chocolate. What woman doesn’t right, ok at least us sane women like chocolate. I am fortunate, or I suppose unfortunate to have married a man whom loves chocolate as well. So, the whole not eating chocolate thing is even more difficult.

Have you ever noticed that when a woman goes to grocery store, she spends $100 and might have enough for three meals and snacks a day for a week maybe two. But, if a guy goes to the grocery store, he spends $150 and all you have is bread, peanut butter, chips, ice cream, cookies, soda, cake, steak and trail mix. This is the world I currently live in. The cake and ice cream call me as I reach for an apple. So, I gave the Kellogg’s Chocolate Delight a try. Not bad, it gives you that little taste of chocolate you need to kill the craving while the hubby indulges in his bowl of ice cream. And since it is cold out, if you warm the milk a little, it is very good.

Today’s Song: Jaded by Aerosmith

Monday, October 27, 2008

God Speaks through Chocolate

We all know the story of the burning bush right…well in this day and age, if a bush spoke, I would think I was going crazy. However, I believe that God sends us “burning bush” messages everyday, but we often don’t hear or see them.

So, I was feeling crabby yesterday. I hated the outfit I was wearing and feeling less than fabulous. It was definitely a chocolate kind of day. So, I said a prayer and opened two Dove Promises…..mmmmmm, chocolate definitely helps. I read the first wrapper and it says “In order to truly live life, not all must be planned.” Ah, hello, it might as well have said, “Keli, stop planning everything. I got it covered. Love, God.” Then the next one said, “Realize that you don’t always have to be perfect.” Again….HELLO. So, I open one more and it said, “Now is the time to act on your dreams in order to make them happen.” I had to look around the car and make sure God wasn’t sitting next me.

Yes, Dove Promises all have helpful life messages, but what are the odds of getting three in a row that speak directly to your mood at that current moment, of course I changed my outlook on the day right then.

So, believe whatever you want, but I’m sticking with God sends the messages we need all the time, and yesterday he chose to talk to me through chocolate.

Today's Song: Sway by the Pussycat Dolls

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

News Flash

Although I am not perfected…..scratch that…although I am completely flawed at times, does not mean that EVERYTHING is my fault. Even though I am an only child and happen to be accustom to getting my way, does not mean that I expect it or that when I disagree with you that I am acting like a spoiled brat. Yes, I can be that as well, but not ALL the time. When you say evil things to me or call me names, I know you do it out of fear and that’s why I don’t say it back. You are afraid. Of what I don’t know and I will continue not to know unless you decide to tell me………… SO……I’ waiting.

You say that I hold a grudge and that that is wrong. This is true. But, while you are judging me, realize it takes a LOT to get me this angry and when it happens repeatedly, of course I’m holding on to it. So, give me space and I’ll snap out of it, but when you have to say you are sorry so often, the word holds less power for me. I’m not God and my forgiveness does not come as easily as his……after all I’m not perfect. I am a work in progress.