Day 3: Boxed Brownies


(This is a part of 31 days to Focus and Refresh a blog series my mom, sister and I are hosting as we spend 31 minutes a day improving our hearts, homes, and habits in the month of October.We would love your company!)

This Morning:

Initially I thought this month would be an exercise in focus;
a way to practice diligence and give up multitasking non-stop;
to free my mind so I could accomplish other things besides blog reading and facebook.
But I think there might be more.

It’s a pause to listen.
To reevaluate.
To envision.
And to build dreams.

It’s a time to ask God for a focus and repurpose my life in this season.

I need to be seeking Him as I prayerfully consider my vision as a mother, a wife, a homemaker, and a dreamer and how best to build each role to bring Him glory.

‘Now’ with a veil of funny:

Today my 31 minutes was used in a way I hadn’t considered.

I made boxed brownies for my husband.


Drove to the store. Picked out a box. Whipped them up in 5 minutes and baked them.

I asked him this afternoon if there was any special dessert he would like me to make and he requested boxed brownies and ice cream.

It’s not that I can’t make brownies. He just prefers the ones from a box with the flaky crust on top.

So there you have it.

31 minutes spent loving my husband.

Don’t judge. ;)

Oh. And I made him red meat.

I think he knows I love him.

Even though his socks aren’t matched, the baby wouldn’t sleep for me so he had to put him to bed, and his wife is tired tired.


‘Now’ with some ‘real’ piled on mercilessly:

Somehow even on these days without the internet the time just gets away from me.

I run a couple miles here.

Fold a few piles of laundry.

Sit through a nap.

Make dinner.

Make lunch.

Make breakfast.

Try to build patience as I wait for the child to sleep. Fail.

Read some pages in a book.
Get inspired to be poetic or thoughtful or whateverful. Right now I’m not. Then I was. It’s amazing how much my attitude depends on the circumstances.

I go back and forth between serenely resting the the still of internetlessness…and then I go careening off into crank-land at the slightest provocation when the babe decides sleeping is not for him.

It may be time to reevaluate that as well. Hmmm.


And nope, this is not a recipe. Maybe a recipe on how to love your husband. Maybe a recipe for disaster. Whichever. Definitely not a brownie recipe. Sorry to disappoint.

Maybe there will be more creative things in my future. Lol. For now you’ll just have to go to my family’s blogs if you’re looking for all things pinnable.


How have your days of focus been treating you? Any revelations?

4 thoughts on “Day 3: Boxed Brownies

    1. Lol. :) i’ve made some that tasted alright to me, but maybe I’m not as discerning when it comes to brownies :) i have a recipe on pinterest that is rather lovely…i think it’s titled ‘decadent brownies’…but the man says they’re too chocolatey. :) so boxed it is. :)


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