Friday, November 13, 2009

Day Two: Improved By Chocolate

Okay, I have to admit that I'm already really glad that so many of you are doing this Slight Improvement Project with me... because today I did NOT feel like it. But knowing that you were working at it -- and would ask about my efforts -- kept me honest.

I woke up in a bad mood. So it kind of made sense that today was the day I'd work on being nice to people. Ugh.

But here's how I'm making it work: I'm feeding people chocolate.
Mmm, brownies...

Yeah, this looks a lot like the brownies, but it's actually a chocolate genoise... and that Nutella will soon be used to make a mousse. Yum!

These cupcakes are coming with me to a meeting I'm attending in a little while... don't really want to go, but thought food would make it better for everyone.

Not only am I fulfilling my obligation to doing something good three times, but I actually am feeling happier and more kindly toward the world.

Sidenote: That last phrase -- "kindly toward the world" -- immediately made me think of a saint in a medieval icon, with soft doe eyes and gentle hands lifted in blessing. That's not quite how I'm acting yet.

Jealous of the chocolate goodies? Want to tell me about your Day 2? Inspired to send me money? I'd like to hear all of that in the comments.


Sara said...

I sucked a fat one today. Have I written my paper? No. Contested my ticket? No.

I did, however, make an extra effort to be kind to this girl in my program that makes me want to staple her elbows together whenever she talks.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Hi there! I wanted to say thanks for stopping by my blog, and for your comment. :) It was really thoughtful and well-worded. I loved it. :)

One Sassy Girl said...

If my oven worked, I'd follow suit and get baking! Instead, I'm going to shower and drive into the city to see friends. Er... starting to improve my life tomorrow!!

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

I love your little project and I think brownies always make a bad day better! Hope you are having a better day now! Thanks for sharing with on my bad day! I too sometimes just eat string cheese (with no apple). So bad!

Kiki said...

Om nom nom!!

Side Street Style said...

Ooooh those cupcakes do look very good and good yummy food does always make meeting's easier :)


Anonymous said...

That first picture looks like meth, Christina. Poorly-made meth -- but meth nonetheless.