I got home from work on Friday to find that my tasty little peanut buttery friends had been returned! They were sitting on my front porch just waiting for me. When I looked inside the bag I also discovered that they had brought two extra bags of chocolate peanut butter goodness with them. Now normally I might have been thrown off by this – I mean I wasn’t expecting company, I hadn’t cleaned or tidied up or anything. But, given the joyful reunion, I didn’t let this bother me. Instead, I wasted no time getting acquainted and reacquainted.
I’ve discovered that blogging is actually harder than it seems. At first glance you think, “I can write whatever I want, sort of like a journal.” But then there are several realities that begin to sink in:
I’ve been kicking around the idea of starting a blog for a couple of weeks now, but I’ve had a hard time finding that magical reason that would push me over the edge so that I couldn’t help but start one. Enter – this weekend.
So this weekend I took a trip down to California for my first ever trip to the magical kingdom that is Compton. (What other “magical kingdom” could I possibly be talking about?) Ok, ok, I went to Disneyland. It’s a true story that I’ve never been before, and yes, the trip was magical, but I’m going to have to save all that for another post.
It was on this magical journey to the land of the giant, delectable turkey legs (as if that’s not the first thing you think when you think of Disneyland) that I was encouraged by my fellow turkey leg devouring trip mates to start a blog. Now I wasn’t wholly convinced that this was for me until today, the day after the trip.
You see, as I was unpacking my suitcase I discovered I was missing a very important item – a partially eaten bag of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups that I purchased the day after Easter. It didn’t take me long to guess which turkey-legger had them, and a quick phone call confirmed it. But then I heard the words that stopped me in my tracks, “You start a blog, and I’ll return the chocolates.”
How could this be? What did my chocolates ever do to deserve being separated from me in such a fashion? It was at that point that I could only see one way out. So, in an attempt to save my little chocholatey friends from being devoured at the hands and mouth of a merciless stranger, I give to the world . . . MY BLOG!
Enjoy the blog everyone! And to my chocolates I say, come home soon!