“I want your character to reflect Me more and more. So endeavor to be loving and peaceful in your relationships with other people. When someone irritates or upsets you, try to see Me in that person. Remember that I created everyone in My own image. The most effective way to love people is to allow My Love to flow through you to them. My Spirit lives inside you, and you can ask Him to love others through you. To live peacefully, you need to forgive people quickly—including yourself.” —Jesus Today by Sarah Young, p. 142Blessings!
Today, we attend a wedding of a family friend, a dear friend.
“You don’t marry the person you can live with— you marry the person you can’t live without.” – unknown
“The groom always smiles proudly because he’s convinced he’s accomplished something quite wonderful. The bride smiles because she’s been able to convince him of it.” – Judith McNaught
Advice: Always hold hands when talking about finances or something difficult.
So excited for today, excited for them and their adventure.
This cake is for David, as he is a lover of cinnamon rolls…not WLS or Bariatric friendly!
3 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 cups powdered sugar
5 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Mix together the cake ingredients with add the melted butter at last of mixing.Pour into a greased 9×13 pan. Mix together the topping and drop over the top of the cake. Swirl into the cake with the back of a knife. Bake approximately 30 minutes or until cake is done.While cake is cooking, mix together glaze. When cake is done, pour glaze mixture over top while cake is still hot, and cool.Let cool…and serve.I needed to cut in the cinnamon mixture deeper into the batter. It is good, and David loved it. Super rich, and full of cinnamon roll flavor. Note: much better on day two.
I had gotten several quarts of Bing cherries at the store the other day, and I am the only one in the house that eats them. I can’t eat very many, so I needed to look for something to do with the majority of them. I came across several recipes from Michael Symon, and decided to try the Cherry Bourbon Sauce.
I first had to figure out how to get the pit out of the cherry first, because I don’t own a cherry picker. I know, most people don’t own one of those either. I discovered that you can use a large paper clip (opened up). It worked. It was messy, but it worked.And, yes my fingernails are still stained! So, the recipe called for the following: cup of bourbon, 1/4 red wine vineager, orange peel, juice from orange, salt and pepper. David had exactly one cup of Bourbon left…it was a sign…it was meant to be used for this recipe! Bring to boil the bourbon, vinegar, juice from the two oranges (and peels). Note: I added an additional 1/4 cup of vinegar, and cinnamon stick, and a bay leaf. Simmer for ten minutes or reduced by half, then add the cherries.Let cool, and place into jars. I partially filled two jars. One will be a gift (birthday), and the other to be served over chicken or pork…whatever I can come up with in the next couple of weeks. This will keep in the refrigerator for over a month, and can be served with cheese, or meat.
I am super excited to try this…with another post.
I needed this one…this week especially…
“Let’s see what today would be like if we decided to be impossible to offend. Nothing gets heavier over time than a chip on my shoulder.” – Beth Moore
“Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is His glory to overlook an offense.” – Proverbs 19:11
Mid Year Check Up -Just typing this bothers me…Mid year check up…MID YEAR! How are we already passed the first week of July? Has the year flown for y’all?
Going over some of the goals for my year, and I seriously need to get a handle on my weight gain, and wine intake. It’s been two years since my Gastric Sleeve Surgery, and while I have maintained over a hundred pound weight loss, I have gained back over 15 pounds from my lowest. I am not eating like I should, and not exercising— so here I am.
There are several other items that I need to get a handle on, and decided that I need to write them down to be more accountable.
#1: Take breaks from social media
I don’t know about you, but I have such a hard time stepping away from social media. As a blogger, I always feel like I have to be posting, so it’s difficult for me to make time for a digital detox. HOWEVER, my hope is that I’ll find some time this month to just unplug and live. Being online is fun, but I think we can all agree there comes a time when we need some separation from the internet. I like to blog for several days and pre-post them. This gives me the opportunity to disconnect without really being disconnected from my goal of posting daily on my blog.
#2: Spend more time at the beach
This goes back to goal #1 (disconnecting). Summertime is my favorite time to go to the beach. I live at on the some of the most beautiful beaches, yet it seems as those I hardly go. I need to make more of an effort to go, even if it is for just a hour or so.
#3: Exercise more
I need to get back into my morning habit of waking up and walking. I started out great about doing this every morning. I just need to do it again. And, that brings me to my routines in general…
#4: Update my routines
Routines will be changing soon with my morning commute becoming longer again. I am so excited about this. I will be able to think and plan out my day before I get to work. I plan to be pack my lunch for the next day, organize my items to take to work (gather them and place them where I can find them), and not be in a hurried, unorganized rush. At least this is my plan.
After my first week, I want to begin my exercise regimen again (goal #3). Getting up earlier, and kick starting my metabolism I believe really helped with my weight loss and overall health.
The afternoon commute is something I look forward to as well. Now I almost get home too quickly. It is as though I don’t have enough time to decompress before I got home so it was though I was even more anxious. I do like being able to just to sit in silence and talk to myself and God about my day. It will be good to be able to do this again. I have a lot rolled into this last goal, but it is really about being less cluttered and more organized.
Four items doesn’t seem like a lot, but truly are huge. At least they will make a huge impact on my everyday life. Do you evaluate your goals mid-year? How do you self check up?