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New Year Plan

For the past two years, I have blogged everyday.  It was a Passion Planner goal, and I was successful at it.  I have gained 241 new followers (began with 7 in January 2017)…thank you.  Crazy for me to think that so many of you actually want to read my crazy writing.

Thank you again!

Most days I love blogging, and coming up with new things to post about.  Most of the time I blog one to two days for the week ahead.  Or I post about things that have been completed or done in the past (like trips or travel).  I am bothered by instant blogging as I don’t think I can do that with my schedule and anxiety.

I am taking a class again this semester towards my AA.  Only one class a semester and if I only do two classes in 2019 I will be okay with that.

What I keep coming back to is that I am enough – right now.  That work, taking classes or stressing over any of those things will not make me a better person.  If I stress over the event itself how does that benefit anyone especially me.

In Oprah’s January 2019 magazine issue, Kacey Musgraves is quoted “Not every pebble is a boulder.  It’s a good reminder, because I can easily sweat the small stuff.”  -as her best piece of advice.

That statement is so true for me.  I sweat the small stuff now, so I don’t need to add any.  But how do I do that?  I have to remind myself daily that I am ENOUGH.  That brings me back to the blog.  I am not sure I will be able to maintain blogging every day.  It is a hope, but not realistic for me.  I will do my best…

I come back to this: MY word for 2019—ENOUGH.  I am enough at work, at school, blogging, as a Mom, friend, wife.  In all things I am enough.

Happy New Year, and many blessings to you and your families.

 

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Goal

Hitting 200 followers before my goal of December 31, 2018. Guys! Thank you so very much!! I am overwhelmed and amazed that y’all want to read what I write. 💗

Thank you, I am truly humbled.

Continued blessings.

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Just forgot…

to blog on Friday…

Yep…completely got away from me…and I thought I had prepared enough for the week.  Apparently not.  So this is for Friday.

Soon-forgotten

So…blessings for those who forget, and for those who don’t.

 

 

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2018 Goals

I have decided to continue blogging daily.  I never really thought I would be able to do it every day in 2017 but I did.  I had help from family, and lots of encouragement from friends.  I pre-scheduled most of my posts throughout the week and as I would have time to write on the weekend.

I have also decided that this is the year for me to conquer six college classes, and to continue to my goal weight.  It will be busy starting back to work on today (and Carmen goes back to LSU).  Planning will be the key for homework, meals, and exercise.  My Passion Planner is ready to help, I just have to use it.

Apparently, it can take 18-254 days to form a habit.  Hoping that I can kick into gear and accomplished another 20-30 pounds down this year.  Really not wanting it to take forever, but healthy habits would be a good thing. Regain is thing.  I know that I am not perfect, and can’t do everything. But wanting to be better than where I am.

So goals:

Blog daily–again!

Classes – take 6 this year, and increase my gpa.  Will be okay with “C’s” but…

Weight – get back on track and lose 20-30 – hit goal weight!

Walk – Four 5k’s (beat my time of 54:35)!

Meal plan – plan to succeed—right?

Stay organized, and not become overwhelmed.  Anxiety will not control me this year!

What are you goals for the year?  How are you planning on succeeding?

Blessings for today, and for 2018!

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2017

Thank you for this amazing year…2017.  365 days.  365 posts.  Goal met!  Some of them were not much more than a sentence, but it was a post.  Thank you for the follows, comments, and likes.  Thank you for reading.  Lots of items to improve upon, but wouldn’t change a thing.

Blessings for today and always.

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Thanksgiving

“Thanksgiving is a very important holiday. Ours was the first country in the world to make a national holiday to give thanks.” – Linus

“What if, today, we were grateful for everything?” – Charlie Brown

gallery-1447355901-wdy-quotes-10There are so many things I am thankful for this year.  We are healthy, have a home, have food to eat (more than enough).  We have family here at the moment.  We have friends that we enjoy and care about like family.  We have jobs.  Really no complaints.  I miss my Mom, but I always do at this time of year especially.

I am thankful for you.  Thank you for reading, liking, and commenting on my blog.  I appreciate you.  Thank you.

Continued blessings – especially today!

Jerry Ann

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National Bundt Day

In honor of National Bundt Day…a re-post of my Nutella Marbled Bundt Cake from September, 2010.

Nutella Marbled Bundt Cake

I had this yellow cake mix, and wanted to make some sort of marbled cake with it.  I love my Mom’s bundt pan. So…

I used about 1 cup of Nutella, mixed together with an egg.  
Used 3 eggs, 1 stick butter, and 1/3 cup water per the cake mix instructions.

I used 1 egg and about 1 cup of Nutella, mixed.
I also added about 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to the Nutella mix.
I added 1 teaspoon of almond extract and about 2/3 cups of mayonnaise, yes mayonnaise!
My Mom used to use it–swore that it made the cake moist.  And, I believed her.  I mixed together the cake mix and mayo.  Took about 1/3 of the mix and mixed it with the Nutella and egg mixture.
Sprayed the pan, and coated it with flour.  (I always use too much flour.)
Pour the yellow mix in.  Drop the pan onto the counter several times to
make sure that it is even (and to release any air bubbles).  Spoon over the Nutella mix.
Take a knife and slice into the yellow mix (this should make your swirl).
Add the remaining batter. Drop pan again making sure all bubbles come to the top.
Follow the directions for a bundt pan on the cake mix (38-43 minutes) at 375 degrees
in the middle part of your oven.  Remove when done (use a cake tester).
Cool on a cooling rack for about 10 minutes.
Invert onto a plate.  Once cake is completely cooled, sprinkle some powdered sugar on top.
Not really swirled – all of the chocolate mix went to the bottom (or top) it was too heavy.
I will have to lighten this part up next time (although my family says NO).
It is really moist!  I sound surprised! ha.  It really is though.
You don’t have wait 3 days for this one to be really moist.
My family raved about it so much, David had seconds.  So much for this being for the entire week.  =)
Enjoy!