Monday, November 29, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Sometimes you have to be strong for yourself. You have to know that you are a good person and good friend. What is meant will end up good if what is not won’t. Relationships are worth fighting for but sometimes you can’t be the only one fighting. At times, people need to fight for you. If they don’t, you must move on and realize what you gave them was more than they were willing to give you. Hopefully, people realize great things when they come around and don’t lose something real. Always fight, until you can’t fight anymore, and be fought for -Anonymous.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Crisp autumn weather..
and grateful feelings...
I'm so thankful for the life I have been given.I am so blessed. This Thanksgiving was a full of changes and firsts for me. It was the first day that I spent Thanksgiving away from my family.The first Thanksgiving without "him". The first not spending the day cooking. It was definitely a strange feeling waking up today,but it turned out to be the most wonderful day. I have so much to be thankful for and today is a day to stop and remember what really matters in life. I'm thankful for my family. I'm thankful for a wonderful grandad.I'm thankful for the two most amazing best friends a girl could have.I'm thankful for the Englert's for adopting me today and being so loving to me. I'm thankful for new and old friendships.I'm thankful for love and the one's who love me.I'm thankful that hard work pays off. I'm thankful for the opportunity to pursue what I want in life. I'm thankful for my little weenie marleigh may.... And so MUCH more!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Beethoven - Love Letters of Great Men
Good morning, on July 7
Though still in bed, my thoughts go out to you, my Immortal Beloved, now and then joyfully, then sadly, waiting to learn whether or not fate will hear us - I can live only wholly with you or not at all - Yes, I am resolved to wander so long away from you until I can fly to your arms and say that I am really at home with you, and can send my soul enwrapped in you into the land of spirits - Yes, unhappily it must be so - You will be the more contained since you know my fidelity to you. No one else can ever possess my heart - never - never - Oh God, why must one be parted from one whom one so loves. And yet my life in V is now a wretched life - Your love makes me at once the happiest and the unhappiest of men - At my age I need a steady, quiet life - can that be so in our connection? My angel, I have just been told that the mailcoach goes every day - therefore I must close at once so that you may receive the letter at once - Be calm, only by a calm consideration of our existence can we achieve our purpose to live together - Be calm - love me - today - yesterday - what tearful longings for you - you - you - my life - my all - farewell. Oh continue to love me - never misjudge the most faithful heart of your beloved.ever thine
Monday, November 22, 2010
Yields ~24 cookies
1-1/2 cup all purpose flour ( can change out)
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup butter (room temperature)
1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg
24 Hershey's pumpkin spice kisses
1. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease baking sheets or line with parchment/aluminum foil.
2. In a large bowl, sift together dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt). Set aside. In another bowl, beat butter, sugars, and vanilla extract until well combined. Add egg and beat batter until smooth. Gradually add dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Do not over-beat batter.
3. Put dough in refrigerator for about half an hour. Roll batter into 1 inch balls and place on baking sheet. Bake cookies for about 8-10 minutes, or until they are a light golden brown color. Remove from oven and transfer to cooling rack. While the cookies are baking, it is best to unwrap the kisses and set them aside.
4. Within 1-2 minutes, take unwrapped kisses and gently push into center of cookie. Let sit for at least 5 minutes & then enjoy!
"Have you ever wondered what marks our time here? If one life can really make an impact on the world... or if the choices we make matter? I believe they do. And I believe that one man can change many lives. For better... or worse.-OTH"
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
I found this great blog who has inspired me to take on the same challenge, every week I'll dedicate an entire post to quotes..
words that really matter,
words to remember & live by.
"Life is about not knowing, having to change,
taking the moment and making the best of it,
without knowing what's going to happen next.
- Gilda Radner
"So just live, have s times and make mistakes,
but never second guess where you've been, where you are,
and most of all where you're going."
-Sex and the City.
This quote captures exactly where I am at in life
Friday, November 19, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Sometimes I forget that I'm allowed to dream big no matter how old I get..
"We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers.
They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening.
Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them;
nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine
and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true "
Saturday, November 13, 2010
But we're gunna start by drinking old cheap bottles of wine
Sit talking up all night
Saying things we haven't for a while, a while yeah
We're smiling but we're close to tears
Even after all these years
We just now got the feeling that we're meeting
For the first time"
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
“so, i’ve been thinking about this whole being happy thing, and i feel like people get lost when they think of happiness as a destination. we’re always thinking that someday we’ll be happy - we’ll get that car or that job or that person in our lives that’ll fix everything - but happiness is a mood, and it’s a condition…not a destination. it’s like being tired or hungry. it’s not permanent. it comes and goes, and that’s okay. and i feel like if people thought of it that way, they’d find happiness more often.”
Wake up call,right!!I am one of those people that for the most part looked at happiness as a destination."I'll finally feel happy when I am finished with nursing school or that one person can make me feel happy all the time." But all those thoughts are lies.Maybe if I can start to understand that happiness is not permanent,and it doesn't depend solely on a job or a person then maybe happiness will finally be a stable part of my life.