What is it about us humans that causes us to waste so much time?
Sitting around watching TV doing nothing.
Not spending time or talking with the ones we love and care about the most.
Losing moments that could have been.
For centuries Southerners have treasured their jars of molasses—the cooked-down sugar cane mixture that is thick, brown, sticky and sharp with tangy flavor. From the hills of Tennessee to the plains of Georgia, the syrup was a table condiment for drizzling on biscuits and pancakes, or stirring into desserts. Still a treat today, the strong, sweet flavor of molasses balances well with a team of spices in these soft, chewy cookies crusted with sugar. Makes 3 dozen.
- 3/4 cup shortening
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 cup sparkling sugar
1. Beat shortening at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Gradually add 1 cup granulated sugar, beating well. Add egg and molasses; beat well.
2. Combine flour and next 8 ingredients, stirring well. Add one-fourth of flour mixture at a time to shortening mixture, beating at low speed after each addition until blended. Cover and chill 1 hour.
3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls, and roll in sparkling sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
4. Bake at 375° for 9 to 11 minutes. (Tops will crack.) Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Found in one of my favorite recipe books
Life lessons aren’t always easy to learn, but they aren’t always hard either.
Some lessons can be really fun, or funny, but some can be serious.
So here’s a few that I’ve learned through my short-lived life.
- Antiseptics will make your lips very numb if applied.
- Yoga pants are amazing.
- So is yoga.
- Wearing extensions makes your hair seem to grow faster.
- To many salt & vinegar chips will burn your tongue.
- Sometimes life can be too much.
- Nothing good in life comes easy (which is how it should be).
- Drama is entirely unnecessary.
- Skin tight clothes are unflattering.
- Intro, and outro music on movies and TV shows are rarely the same volume as the show itself.
- Pistachios are amazing, chili pistachios are even more amazing.
- Love is not necessarily instantaneous.
- Lip gloss is unnecessary, chap stick however is.
- Eating healthy is a simple choice, but somehow one of the hardest choices in life.
- Laziness is a curse.
- Once you go Mac, you never go back.
- Being ‘un-mainstream’ is becoming to mainstream.
- Winters are cruel.
- Coffee is miraculous.
- Everything in life is entertaining if you look at it the right way.
The other day I was doing some decorating in my apartment.
I was working on putting rice into an old Champagne bottle,
I was only able to put a few grains in at a time which was a fairly tedious task.
While working on my project I had more than enough time to think.
Mainly about life, and how each of us are our own champagne bottles,
Each little experience in life is like one of those grains of rice.
Slowly but surely filling our lives with all types of experiences good, and bad.
Sometimes life seems to go by slowly,
but if it went by to quickly we would surely miss out on experiences,
and moments to ponder.
At what point do we lose ours?
And in what way is innocence considered lost?
Our we fully lost once we lose our innocence?
Or can we gain it back?
Is it bad to lose some of our innocence,
Isn’t that what makes us wiser and ready for the road ahead of us…
If it’s all about me,
I don’t want it.
I haven’t the ego
It would need.
I’d rather share what
Little I have
With anyone who
May ask it of me.
Nothing that I have
Is really mine to own.
I am merely here.
How does one know they’re with ‘The One’?
Is it the racing of your heart when you think of them?
Or the way it seems to stop when their in the room?
Could it be that when your with them everything is complete, and right with the world?
How about the way they seem to know you better than you even know yourself?
Would it be fair to say it could be all combined?
A look of love,
A gentle touch.
Takes but a moment of your time.
That’s all that is needed to make another feel wanted and loved.
To hold and care shows you know their there,
And worthy of your time.
Without daily care the spirit may grow faint.
And all but disappear right before your eyes.
Be tender and nurture the love you have before you,
Before you forget its existence.
Tender care, and love heals all,
So do not miss the call of the love that feels small and forgot.
My heart beats to the rhythm of the sun.
The warmth rushes through my veins.
Keeping my pulse at a steady rhythmic pace.
Energy flowing through me, as the warmth drifts over my soul,
Wakening something deep inside.
Reminding me of life outside winters snow.
Helping shake the mid winter blues.
I am feeling absolutely horrible at how lacking I have become in the posting department.
I’m needing to find a way to ‘awaken my inspiration’… But I’m in the middle of my winter blues.
I also think not making a daily post isn’t helping me at all. Along with the fact that I’m not writing in my inspiring notebook.
I’ve had my eye on these gel pens. Maybe those will help?
We’ll see what happens but I need to add some political/insightful/deep inspiring thinking time.
I have goals, that I need to carry out so I need to stop being lazy, tired, and unmotivated.
Must. Become. Inspired. Gah.