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I so wanted to do better with this list. I have enjoyed Emily Freeman’s post in which she shares about those things learned during the month. In an effort to do better, I even started a draft the beginning of March so I would have an ongoing list.

Epic fail!

I opened my draft just now and only had two things listed there. Seriously.

1) Lent is a most unbelievable journey. I gave up bread in order to be more focused on Christ, The Bread of Life. So I failed once and ate a roll without even thinking about it. But here is what I did learn … sometimes it takes a failure to find success. Seriously. I have not had bread since “the roll”. I have become more focused, more intentional even, as I became aware how easily I can fail.

2) I always knew I loved plays. But this month, Dan and I enjoyed two! We went to the Burlington Community Playhouse and saw Dirty Rotten Scoundrel. We loved it. And then last night, we went to Covenant Christian Academy and greatly enjoyed “Little Women”. Go on their site as you may still be able to get tickets. You won’t regret it!



Like I said, my list was limited. But the other night, my husband and I got to talking about the importance of Easter candy. We were deep in thought about our Peeps and jelly beans as these are sitting on our counter along with some others …


OK, so it was not an overly deep conversation but it was fun!

3) And so here are some interesting facts I learned about those delectable candies ….

  • Each season, Americans buy more than 700 million of these marshmallow Peeps shaped like chicks.
  • In 1953, when they made their appearance, it took 27 hours to create one. Today it happens in 6 minutes. (interesting to note, it probably take 6 seconds to be consumed!)
  • Yellow Peeps are the most popular, of course!
  • Americans consume 16 billion jellybeans at Easter.
  • Jelly beans were first made in Boston by William Schrafft, who urged people to send them to soldiers fighting in the Civil War. They did not become an Easter tradition until the 1930’s.
  • Americans spend more money on candy at Easter than at Halloween.
  • Chocolate bunnies should be eaten ears first, according to 76% of Americans.

Well I warned you. What did you learn this month 🙂



I am linking with Emily Freeman for What We Learned.