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ImageI rid my house of it’s contents.  

I threw the chocolates away.

Every Christmas, my students bless me with the most thoughtful gifts.  And chocolates tend to take up a bulk of them.  I am so thankful that I work with families who are so giving.  But I struggle with chocolate. I like it. I love it.  I want some more of it.  My biggest problem is that I cannot just stop with one if there is a whole box of it sitting around.  

I tried though.  

I tried to just have one.  And then I even tried to freeze the box.  Thinking that frozen chocolate wouldn’t be appealing because I’d have to pull one piece out at a time.  No, I really just ended up eating it frozen.  Then it lacked flavor.  So my instincts said to try another piece.  Maybe that was just that one piece that lacked flavor.   So I threw that box out.  But within a few days, the same dilemma appeared with another box.  I had 4 boxes of chocolates hiding in the back of the cupboard.  So, I finally had to throw them all away.  

My house is empty of chocolate.  I’m ok. I survived.  I needed to clean house.  

I like chocolate and still will.  But I like to be in control of my life a lot more than I like this vice.  



About Katie Matheny

I am a teacher by day, and a wanna-be chef by night. I teach art and Spanish at a small school in Salem, Oregon to a fantastic group of soon-to-be world changers. I've loved cooking since I was a kid, and day dreamed while reading Betty Crocker's giant cookbooks. They were my picture books! I also work with a local non-profit that is doing some amazing things in Haiti. I have an amazing husband who I love to pieces. I love and serve Jesus, my King, and am striving to be a better example of who He is in myself. This is my life, in a few short words every-so-often. I hope you enjoy.

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