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Happy Birthday to Martin Luther King Jr.


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“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.  =)


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Today is National Cranky Co-Workers Day, National Black Cat Day, and National Potato Day!

I suggest that the cranky co-workers have some french fries and get a hug from a black cat.

Apparently, we are to “Celebrate the day by letting your co-workers be as cranky as they want! Don’t try to cheer them up at all, and let them wallow in their normal crankiness! Celebrate who they are and that there is really no way you can ultimately change them.”  This is per the holiday site.

Really!?  I still like my idea of the french fries and cats.




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Silly Sayings Day

Well, today is Friday, October 13th.  I don’t really like this date, but I discovered it is also Silly Sayings Holiday.  I am good with this date now!  It makes this Friday the 13th a little different.

So…one of my favorite sayings is: I must be a Queen…it says so on my pantyhose!

But, when I am frustrated….Dadburnit…comes out of my mouth or Jiminy Cricket.  Sometimes I curse (okay – a lot), and I can say that I have been trying not to as much lately.


What sayings do you say that you consider silly?

Blessings – today and always!


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National Read A Book Day

Today is National Read A Book Day.  Go grab a book, any book and read today!

Carmen always goes back to the Harry Potter series when she wants to read something.  I like to pick new books to read for leisure.  That is on hold right now due to my college classes and homework.

Share with me what you are reading today.