Tuesday, November 4, 2008

8 years ago

I discovered Chocolate.

Wonderful, beautiful, sweet chocolate.

I feel sorry for any woman who hasn't discovered the healing that chocolate can bring. I feel sorry for any woman who hasn't discovered the healing that Gilmore Girls can bring too.

And put them both together, and you've ended the day in the most perfect way. Anger melts away. Darkness brightens up. Heavy heart is lifted. Everything in the world is better. The Earth is back on it's axis.

When we were growing up candies were few and far between. Halloween and Easter was when we saw the majority of candy in our home. At Christmas we got a book of Life Savers, and sometimes if we were lucky and went to the bank with our mom they would send out a piece of salt water taffy, but that was about it.

So when I became an adult I continued the tradition of self deprivation, unknowingly, to myself.

Until one day.

One blessed day.

I was visiting my little brother's family in Iowa and they had a bowl of M&M's. Wow. Strange. And it was an oddly awakening experience to me to see that they would just walk by and take a handful whenever they felt like it. It was then that I realized

I am an adult.

I could buy chocolate and put it in a bowl if I wanted to TOO!

As soon as I got home I started buying M&M's in large bags and putting them in bowls around my house. Wow. How liberating!

And ever since then I've had a love affair with chocolate.

It holds my hand every month when I start cramping. It brings a smile to my lips when I've had a rough day. It gives me energy when I am feeling worn out.

Chocolate and me, we are like this *crosses her fingers*. I will forever love chocolate. Dark, milk, white, you name it. I'm not picky.

I just have to be careful how much lovin' I give it because it's making me more to love.


Ginabear said...

OMG!! I am laughing sooo hard! I am not a huge huge fan of chocolate but I do like it. And since you love M&Ms sooo much, really you should try it with your other love...popcorn! I sooo agree with you too about GG, that show is my savior whenever I am feeling blue, especially when we watch it together on the phone, hahahaha! Shhh, did I say that out loud??

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha you are too funny! I totally agree on both accounts! I love chocolate and it is always there when I really need it to be. As is my GG. I love putting it in when I am feeling sad or am taking some sick time.


Brother D said...

You are too funny. I'm glad I had an influence on you. I never knew our M&M bowl gave you an epiphany.

After Halloween we put all the kids stash together in one bag. We let the kids have 3 pieces of candy per day, but Heather and I eat all we want (but the kids think we are only taking 3 a day too!) Like you said, there's more of me to love.

Anonymous said...

Ha, ha, ha, haaaaaaaaa.
Heee, heeee, heeee.

Luv ya,