Around this time last year, I sat down at the kitchen table one morning to a bagel and shmear for breakfast. I felt queasy and didn’t know why. Then the fog began to clear and I remembered there was a fun size Butterfinger sitting in my stomach. It was eight o’clock in the morning and I hadn’t had coffee. Did I really eat a Butterfinger for breakfast?
Oh yes, I did. You can read about it here.
It’s funny how one little incident can affect our lives. For me, that seemingly insignificant breakfast of Butterfingers ended up inspiring me to start a blog and become a more disciplined person.
So here I am one year later, blogging and eating Butterfingers (…and Snickers…and M&Ms). Isn’t life good?
In all seriousness, it has been a great year, and a challenging one. I can say that I did meet my goal of running a half marathon and am quite surprised and happy about that! However, I am still way behind in reading through the Bible by the end of the year. (Good thing there’s grace!).
And if you will let me get introspective for a minute, I think I have become a more disciplined person. Or at least proved to myself that I can set a goal and reach it. On the other hand, I think that through entering the blogging community I have been able to accept myself for who I am: a candy loving, Christ following, germophobic, clean freak, wife, and mother of two. I think I’ve learned there’s a lot of us out there. We’re all striving to be more, to do more…and to accept ourselves the way we are. It isn’t easy balancing those things all while raising kids and trying be a loving and supportive wife. So, thanks for taking the journey with me.
And in the newfound tradition of Halloween epiphanies, I have learned this year that my son doesn’t like Butterfingers. It pains me to share this with you, but it happened.
Before going to be tonight, I let them “trick-or-treat” out of our candy bowl since we didn’t get much candy at the Harvest Festival (not that they were complaining–I was). Anyway, I said they could choose just one to eat before bed. Landon chose a Snickers and woofed it down. Jacob chose a Butterfinger. Wise choice, I thought. But then, after nibbling a few bites on it, he handed it back to me. Can this be my son? Good thing he likes candy corn, or I’d really be concerned.
On the bright side, I guess I don’t have to worry about him wanting to eat Butterfingers for breakfast.
On that note, Happy Halloween!
7 thoughts on “One year of blogging, thirty years of Butterfingers, and a Happy Halloween”
It’s nice to be able to look back over a year’s journey to mark all the progress you’ve made in one or more areas, isn’t it? I look forward to my one year blogging anniversary!
Keep pushing on the Bible, making time for God. He’ll make more than enough time for those other things to get handled. Trust me! Good luck to you in your second year of progress!
Happy one year anniversary! I hope you and the family had a great Halloween! (We did, but it was too cold)
Oh my gosh, they are so adorable. Have fun when they get older! I can tell they’ll be on the receiving end of a lot of giggling girl phone calls one day. 🙂
And congrats on a year of blogging. Crazy a Butterfinger could be so inspirational. I don’t think I will read through the entire Bible this year, either. The heart is willing! I’ll keep pressing on.
Might be a good think your kid doesn’t like Butterfingers. Then you don’t have to share! 😉
Happy blogging anniversary to one of my dearest friends and favorite writers 🙂 Thanks for making me laugh and sometimes ponder the deeper things in life through reading your blog!
First of all I want to say wonderful blog! I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you don’t mind. I was interested to know how you center yourself and clear your thoughts prior to writing. I have had difficulty clearing my thoughts in getting my ideas out. I truly do enjoy writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are usually wasted just trying to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or hints? Cheers!
Hey there!! Thanks for stopping by! I’ve been so bad at blogging lately…long gaps of silence. But I think I am back, and will hopefully keep up! So anyway, as to your question, I don’t know if I’m the best person to ask, but I just start writing. Whatever comes out. Sometimes you can get all the “blah” stuff out that way, and as you are writing you will think of something profound or creative or a way to say what you are trying to say that sounds much better than what you were saying! Haha, does that make sense? Just write it all down. And if you have to erase half a page once things finally start flowing, so be it. You’ve got your start! Anyway, that’s what works for me! Good luck in the blogging world!