Fact #1: This man - this one right here....
he is actually my one true love! My statement about Coke being my true love was a little hard for some to understand. My post was written with a hint of sarcasm. Most people picked up on that but some didn't, so, just in case you think I love Coke more than him - I don't. Plus he bought be a Giraffe head today for Mother's Day how could I not love him!
Fact #2 - I wasn't being sarcastic or stretching the truth about my previous self.
aaah! It was nice having only one chin. The first photo was taken in 1994, the second was taken just before Christmas in 2011. I've changed a bit. It's ok. It's just time to change again.
Fact #3 - Yes, I'm a Mormon. Yes, if I choose to, I can drink caffeine. I think I was judged a bit by admitting my favorite drink was Coke. People, mostly people of my faith, can sometimes act a little funny, even a little self righteous, about the idea of other people drinking Coke. It's kind of silly. So, here's the facts. As Mormons, we do agree, by our own choice, to follow what we call the Word of Wisdom. It means that we don't drink coffee, tea or alcohol and we don't smoke. There are other things too but those three types of drinks have been specifically outlined as beverages we agree to go without. It does not state anything about caffeinated sodas. HOWEVER, before anyone bashes me, the purpose of the Word of Wisdom is for healthy living so in the spirit of it all, is Coke healthy? No. Neither is Sprite, or rootbeer, or Seirra Mist. But it is a personal choice. I've chosen to drink sodas - my favorite being Coke - in the past. I'm choosing not to drink it in the future.
Fact #4 - I did share a personal post about making a positive change for my health. It was ONE post. I lost a few readers with that post. I think they left because they thought I was starting a health blog. Not so. My blog is about the things I make. Hence the name "Then She MADE". So in addition to the crafty things I make I'm also trying to make a healthy body. You may see a post here and there about my progress but they will just be occasional. And, speaking of progress, I survived day 2! So far, it's not that bad. I do have to have ice in my water or I have a hard time but that's just a small hiccup.
Fact #5 - I have AWESOME readers. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your words of encouragement, your personal stories and your faith in me. I don't know you personally but I felt your love and friendship in the comments and emails I received and I really, truly appreciate that.
And, just for fun. I'll leave you with one of my favorite pics of me and my truest, one true love....
I hope you all have a great weekend. Mine will be filled with crafty goodness. I'm making curtains and a little Easter project. See you on Monday.