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Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Inherent Evils of Cookie Dough

There is an evil lurking in my kitchen..... Its fierce talons beckon to me. It's allure has entrapped me in its spell. It needs not call with sound, the very fibers of my being feel compelled to stay entrapped by its ghastly vice. This evil is none other than chocolate chip cookie dough. You may laugh, but its true. Chocolate chip cookie dough, innocent and inanimate as it may seem, even now, plots to destroy me one bite at a time.
I thought that if, perhaps, I blogged about its seductive ways, it would not yell so loudly from the storage container. If only I could maintain a heinous mental picture of that, like I do with Philbert, I would be a much happier individual.
Yesterday, I enjoyed a nice Nordic Hike with The Dolphin Goddess. She is the same age as I am, but substantially buffer. I always can expect that I will have to put some work into my workout when I am with her. Of course, I must put on that I am doing just fine. Perhaps a yawn, or maybe a seemingly bored smile or some such drivel will decoy her into thinking that I can keep up with her just fine. Little does she know that I am huffing and puffing and that I will later dramatically collapse on the couch as if I have preformed some superhuman feat when its all over.
As we hiked, commentary on Nordic Walking began to unfold. She confided that her husband is not keen on the activity. Deep in the forest, where no one was around to see, he did try it, but made her promise not to tell anybody. Come out of the closet, bloggers, there are other Nordic Walkers out there. Don't be ashamed. It is just a misunderstood sport. Maybe if we all band together, someday, someone will think its cool.
As you can see, I am not doing anything very productive right now other than to try and avoid eating any more cookie dough. Hmmm.............. Yesterday, a very happy thing happened to me and it didn't have anything to do with being a pioneer of a the New Nordic Hiking Craze. I'd been struggling with forgiving for a long time. Even though I'd made the mental decision to forgive, I still avoided this person as if they'd been sprayed by a skunk. Yesterday, I felt peaceful about the idea of hanging out with them some time. I feel a lot lighter even though I only lost 1lb this week.

Above Photos are more of my new cousin Baby Maxton


Heather said...

Good for you for forgiving. :) Not easy, but it's certainly how God wants us to live.

Funny, Kardelen and I were just talking tonight about having your eldest daughter's cookies! Perhaps we can persuade her to make some when you come?

We can always work out together afterwards!

Listen to me--your sister, the voice of temptation. Shame on me. :)

Foodie Girl said...

Baby is soooo adorable!

cmoursler said...

Letting go of the indwelling need to crease someone in the pie hole always makes me feel lighter.

Becky said...

Oh my goodness, that naughty chocolate chip cookie dough tempting you like that! Shame on that dough!

I know about forgiveness through experience (I am sure I am not the only one..lol). First, I had to relinquish the hurt to God and tell Him I forgive. That opened the door for the Lord to work. At first I felt stand-offish toward that person, but then the person sought me out. We have been talking ever since. I found that thinking on my own sin and wanting forgiveness for myself helped knock some humility into me. Hey, like I've got life down?

Well, that all said, do you think Nordic Walking is as hard as forgiveness?

baili said...

hello dear ,beautiful written, Baby is really very cute, God may keep u all in his blessings.Take care

Walking on Sunshine... said...

What an adorable baby!!! Glad you were able to forgive! Enjoy your day!

Mr. Stupid said...

Look, he's done it again. The Chocolate chip cookie dough has been on "Most wanted Doughs" several times. Just stay away from him... lol

The baby is just wonderful...:)

Have a nice day...:)

Friend of the Bear said...

Hi. Well done on doing your hiking. And losing a pound. Moving in the right direction! Glad you're feeling good.

Bearfriend xx

Cheyenne said...

I saw a Cathy comic once wherein she says, "Never tell chocolate your name...sigh." Lol. I don't like chocolate, it's the bleach that calls me!

Great blog. :)