30 Day Challenge: Day 5

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Day 5:

Spin.

Do I spin? Yes, I spin. In circles? Sometimes. The spin I am referring to is the revolving, rotating and the turning over and over, around and around, thoughts, pictures and decisions that have mirrored and shaped me in designated ways. I am a designated driver, driving my life with seriousness to exactness, yet desiring and longing for a gentle pellucidity to existence; however my frail humanity interferes daily with the quest to live this simple life of challenged humility. A challenge with in a challenge: To do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with God. It is a rotating of position, a turning from temptation, and a revolving to destination.

Today was my cardio day. I went to spin class early this morning due to the business of compacting so many things into a Friday, it is the only time I can go. I have so much respect for those determined to make a difference and to see a difference in their health. These many lives in one large mirrored room, share a morning anonymously together and yet, though we don’t know each other’s names, we know we experience a cheering on of one another, under our breath,  pain, and exhaustion.

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Mars Bars Squares

It is seemingly wrong to think these tasty little treats were floating through my mind as I was running tonight. Why on earth, after desiring to get back into the routine of things, since routine has been anything but present, did these fantastic, unrealistically good and party favored squares invade my concentration? Seriously, three word:. Mars-Bars-Squares. I am not making these any time soon, because they are just too dangerous. However, I am going to share this recipe and as I type, I will pretend I am baking them and that is all I can do this evening. Pretend.

Mars Bars Squares

From : Company’s Coming

Ingredients:
4 Mars Candy Bars
½ cup Butter
3 cups Special K Cereal
1 ½ cups semi sweet chocolate chips
¼ cup Butter

How To Play:
Heat and stir candy bar pieces and first amount of butter in a large saucepan on low until smooth. Remove from heat.
Add cereal. Stir until coated. Press evenly in greased 9×9 inch pan.
Heat chips and second amount of butter in small saucepan on lowest heat, stirring often, until chips are melted. Spread evenly over cereal mixture in pan. Chill. Cuts into 36 squares or 4 really large ones…

Enjoy.