A Spontaneous Post (or not)

I can drink coffee, sing the ABC’s, towel dry a rain soaked dog, help dress one of my two children, and with my third hand flip pancakes, but I break a sweat if I try to read two books at the same time.  Obviously not simultaneously reading two books at the same time, you understand.  I can juggle two magazines if one of them is complete fluff like Better Homes & Gardens (no offense BH&G) but I would rather read one thing at a time.  It is just how I roll.

When I started blogging, I about went into conniptions when I learned how to subscribe to blogs and the number that I started following breached my semi-comfort level of two.  I do not follow a whole lot of blogs because I actually want to read them and usually comment on them.  And it causes me great angst if I have a lot of unread posts sitting there waiting for me.  All this reading and commenting takes time, as you are well aware.


Quite often I find a blog that amuses me or peaks my interest.  I comment on it but don’t follow it hoping I will find my way back.  Sometimes the writers of these blogs come visit mine and leave a comment or join my happy little band of followers (you are happy, right?).  This is awesome because I can easily find them again and it does not cause me follower-stress.  Plus I love getting comments and new followers, but that kinda goes without saying.  So I was quite happy to rediscover an amazing looking peanut butter fudge brownie recipe the other day when this link showed up in my site stats under the referrer section.  True to form I had commented on this particular blog post back in August and then promptly forgot about it.

Shoes August 24, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Oh my! I had plans to go grocery shopping and clean the house today but perhaps I should drop all those bothersome plans and make these instead. I get a sugar rush just looking at the pictures you posted!!

Well, you see I did not drop all those bothersome plans and go off and make these delicious looking treats because I am not very good at being spontaneous.  I want to be and I am envious of those that are but it is just not me.  So in the spirit of wanting to be spontaneous I am going to plan to be spontaneous (shhh, I can hear you mocking me!) and make sure I have all the ingredients when I go to the store today.  That way when I have an hour to kill and feel up to baking with the boys I will be all ready to spontaneously bust out with some peanut butter fudge brownies.  Only you will know that it is not true spontaneity but I trust you won’t tell anybody.

Spontaneous note to self

Since I have now written this post and included the link to said recipe there is little fear of me losing it again.  On the second thought it may have been easier to just print the recipe and put it on my kitchen counter.  Had I done that you would not have had this lovely blathering post of mine to read and I would not have had the enjoyment and satisfaction of writing such a post.  So I guess it is a win-win for all of us.  Plus you too now have this fantastic looking recipe to try for yourself during a moment of spontaneity (planned or otherwise.)

About Shoes

I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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10 Responses to A Spontaneous Post (or not)

  1. Jodi Stone says:

    I am gluten and peanut butter free so unfortunately I won’t be making these. 😦 I will tell you however that besides my awesome google reader for keeping track of blogs, there are a couple of other blogs that I want to keep tabs on but may not want to subscribe to. What I did was add them to my blog roll, but I keep them private, so when I go into my dashboard they are listed, but the people who read my blog don’t see them. Sneaky, I know. But it works for me.

  2. shoes says:

    I have not tried google reader. My WP blogs are fairly easy to manage, although the emails get overwhelming. The rest of them I use my RSS feed for but I tend to forget to check that often. I don’t have a blog roll but I like your sneaky idea there. Also I just started using Twitter as of yesterday and have no idea what I am doing. It is all fun and games until I lose my mind over all the information swirling around! 🙂

  3. Kathleen says:

    Love it. This is the perfect post for me to come see after you’ve commented on my blog. Hopefully I can come up with another crafty post that will get your attention sometime in the future (traumatic swimsuit shopping or otherwise). Happy Friday.

    • shoes says:

      Hehehe – I found your blog fairly recently (I don’t remember where) and have enjoyed lurking there. I am sure I will be back soon! I really need to find a way to manage all this blog reading. My blogging friend Jodi and my husband both use Google Reader and love it. It has to be better then what I am currently doing so perhaps I will give that a try. But now that you have commented I have a virtual breadcrumb trail to find my way back to you. 🙂

  4. Hetterbell says:

    Happy Baking! I hope it’ll be fun. 🙂

  5. Nancy says:

    Great post! Gonna have to try that recipe!

  6. Barbara @ Just Another Manic Mommy says:

    I can totally relate!!!

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