Brownies for a New Year


| 12/29/2009 3:36:07 PM


Tags: 2010, Brownies, Money management,

A photo of Nancy KraayenhofI cannot believe the year 2010 will begin in a few short days. I accept as truth that I have some resolutions to make; some changes that could definitely make me a better person if I take them to heart and make them a reality.

Seems everyone promises to spend their hard earned dollars more wisely in the future. I would like you to consider the following scene:

Imagine it is Wednesday. A day I have come to know and love as “homemade brownie day.” I want brownies; I love brownies and, doggone it, I work hard and I deserve to eat brownies one day a week.

Brownies ready to eat.I stop at the store and pick up the ingredients necessary to bake my brownies from scratch. But before I get home, I begin eating because I am so hungry for brownies and simply cannot help myself. I knock back a couple of eggs; chew up some butter and sugar and wolf down a load of flour and cocoa.

Yuck!

I pull into the driveway completely disgusted with myself. I try to hide the evidence, but it’s all over my face and the front of my coat. And the worst part: Eating the brownies was not nearly as satisfying as I had dreamed. It was, in fact, anything but enjoyable. The ingredients for my scratch brownies are gone, and now I feel ashamed and embarrassed.

hank will_2
1/12/2010 1:54:35 PM

Hey Nancy -- I prefer batter to the individual ingredients :) Seriously though, your words resonate nicely. We have so many perceived wants and needs blasted at us from every direction, it's nice to know that you can actually say baloney, think it through and spend when and where you like. Thanks, Hank


vickie
1/5/2010 1:51:06 PM

Nancy what a good post-a good reminder at this time of year. vickie


robyn dolan
12/30/2009 12:35:48 PM

Something we all need to be constantly reminded of. By the way, I'll need directions so I can join you for brownies on Wednesday...(just kidding).


cindy murphy
12/30/2009 11:06:46 AM

Hi, Nancy. What a neat analogy - one I think I'll use to teach my teenage daughter, who blows her babysitting money as quickly as she earns it, that it's better to save for something she really wants. 'Course, she always has her fingers in the batter unable to wait until the brownies bake, so it might fall on deaf ears! Enjoy your day. ~ Cindy





mother earth news fair

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

Feb. 17-18, 2018
Belton, Texas

More than 150 workshops, great deals from more than 200 exhibitors, off-stage demos, inspirational keynotes, and great food!

LEARN MORE