Remember when fat-free Newtons came out in 1993???

We were recently in a town about 20 miles North of Wichita called Newton.  I was in a weird mood (yes it does happen often, thank you for asking) and said, “Wouldn’t it be a hoot if I ate a Fig Newton here in Newton, Kansas?”  I was met with one of those, “I cannot believe you just said that” looks – and the subject was dropped…  temporarily.

Between shopping and talking and walking around, the subject of Fig Newtons was a million miles from my mind.  Then we walked into one of those mom and pop drug stores – you know the kind – they have everything and a few odd things that you would not expect to find.  Then my mind was jogged…  I spotted a package of – yes, Fig Newtons! 

When you’ve been married as long as I have, no words have to be spoken.  We just exchange glances and know what the other one is thinking.  This time I was met with an eye roll and a shrug.  Well, I didn’t take that as a “no” (exactly), so I walked over and grabbed a package and paid for them.  I noticed my husband had quickly moved to the other side of the store.  I wonder why he did not want to be seen with me?  Huh…

Maybe he was afraid I’d embarrass him.  LOL – who, ME??? 

I found a bench outside and tore the package open.  Drumroll…  I ate a Fig Newton…  in Newton, Kansas!  Yep – I did!!!  I was going to take a selfie, but I forgot the camera, so…

If nobody likes your selfie, what is the value of the self?  – Brandon Specktor

I only wanted one – I bought one of those single-serve packages that are kept close to the cash register because they weren’t sugar-free and I didn’t want to spike my blood sugar – just have a little fun.

 Dieting is wishful shrinking.  – Author Unknown

There’s no harm in a little innocent spontaneous behavior, is there???  The only thing that would have made that day better is if it had been Fig Newton Day.  Ah…  welp – maybe we can plan better next year.  We’ll see…  Wink!  😉









Today I’m thankful for runny eggs – and everything else that is the color yellow! I’m so crazy about yellow that I once bought a new pair of sneakers one half-size too small just because they had yellow in them! I enjoyed attending Wichita State University because their colors are black and yellow. Some people say black and gold but it is not gold – it’s yellow. I drove a 2004 Chevy Cavalier and guess what color it was? Yep – it was yellow!

Yellow depicts happiness and happy is what I want to be. The perfect background for yellow is a medium shade of blue. If it’s too dark it makes me sad, but if it is just the right shade it brings a smile to my face. The first sign that Spring is around the corner is when the Jonquils in our back yard begin to bloom. That gives me a sense of hope that Winter will not last forever. I sometimes think it will.

There are some beautiful yellow leaves blowing around in our back yard now. The red foliage is my favorite, but the harmony of the red and yellow leaves is very stunning.

There is one thing I do not like and that is the song about Yellow by Coldplay. Ugh… am I just getting old? Maybe.

I’ll continue to eat an egg in the morning for breakfast. I’ll dip my toast in the yolk and be thankful that God saw fit to make it yellow. Pair it with a cup of coffee and I’ll smile for sure! 🙂