Monday, August 2, 2010

The Mid-Afternoon Snack... or Not!

I haven't been around for about a week... the house has been a bustling place, as we're getting ready for my brother, sister-in-law, and their little one to move into the guest house for a while. I've also been contemplating in the back of my mind what to write about in regards to the mid-afternoon snack issue. I realized that I don't really like to cook in the afternoon. I'm usually quite busy with something, possibly stressed out, and hitting a wall because of the 3 o'clock slump (some may call it "getting hit by the tired stick"). So what is my typical mid-afternoon snack? Something with serotonin-inducing carbs and fat in it; something (oh no) packaged!

So there you have it, I'm not perfect! Ha, like you didn't know that. But on a more serious note, realizing my lack for creativity in the afternoon cooking club scene gets me to thinking about my many flaws. Now I am not one who encourages people to make a list of their imperfections because the confidence I've gained in life has been a result of doing exercises just the opposite. BUT, I'm a vain human and it's really good for me to (every once in a while) think about the things I'm not good at. It helps in my constant journey of trying to stay humble before the King. Here ya go:

I have really terrible hand-eye coordination.

Though I claim to be a non-picky eater, I can't stand brussel sprouts or spicy peppers and am very high maintenance about peanut butter.

Emotionally, I am a mess without the healing power of Jesus (really in every aspect I'm a mess without him, but I've needed him in special ways with this department).

Putting myself "out there" with friends is sometimes scary; I'm afraid of a lack of reciprocation.

I'm not a very good driver and...

I had to take Algebra I twice in high school!

Ok, I'm not writing this list for reassurance... I know my validity lies in Christ alone. I'm simply reminding you all that though what you often see from me is a neatly packaged and articulate piece of writing, I am not perfect, have never been, and will never be.

Amen? Amen!

So NEXT TIME I'll share a really fun dinner idea with you. For real!


Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

I'm just going to be really honest with you. We've eliminated most of the packaged (read: YUMMY) snacks around here. I've resorted to eating semi-sweet choco chips for a little pick-me-up. Is that sad? I know I *should* eat an apple or something, but I'm still craving something processed.

Here's to beating the afternoon slump!

Christine said...

Oh my gosh, not lame at all. Before a test I pop some chocolate to give me some extra energy, hehe. Trader Joe's has the best organic chocolate, in my opinion!