You may wonder why I would start my first ever blog with a cupcake theme? I give all credit to Amy over at amybayliss.com. Check out her first challenge here. I have resisted blogging for years. I’ve been one of those “appreciaters”. You know the type, “I wouldn’t do it myself but I “appreciate” those who do.” And so I have been busy appreciating Amy’s blog and now she has started up this homemaker’s challenge. I thought this was a pretty cool idea, until I realised that to be really involved I actually had to have a blog. Hmm. Well, Amy, you have managed to do what my father-in-law and a few others have never managed to.. Never say never eh! I now have a blog!
Anyway, onto cupcakes. Amy has challenged us to create a cupcake that tells everyone about who we are. Well, my mind went wild. I imagined stuffing my children into a toy barrel and making my husband lie as the icing on the top..but I knew it wouldn’t happen – with four kids and a rather large husband – I’ll let you picture it! Then I got to really thinking. I saw the picture Amy had up of beautiful cupcakes, they looked great. Perfect even. And then I knew what I had to do. So here are the two pictures which sum up my approach to life, if I am honest.
The first is the pile of recipe books, with beautiful, perfect pictures and all the right instructions for the best, most delicious and PERFECT cupcakes. The pile of books I would read, imagining how great those cupcakes were going to be and spending hours planning what I would do with them and what little extras I could put on.
The second is the plate of microwave brownies I actually made for church lunch today with the ten minutes I had available!
That’s me! I love to spend hours reading blogs, books, listening to talks, doing Bible studies… researching and planning the best methods and strategies for living life PERFECTLY. I get all these plans for homeschooling, wifeing (I know that’s not a word!), mothering, special needs teaching strategies, being a great friend, Christian, Study group leader, pastor’s wife etc. But so often, when it comes time to put it into practice, I actually only have time and energy to make the microwave brownies I know.
I’m a work in progress, and every now and then I do get to branch out a bit and grow in some area (Hey, I’ve actually written nearly one whole blog post!) but in the meantime, those brownies were still pretty yummy!
(encourage me judges please. I have no idea what I am doing with regard to blogging rules so have a field day!)