March 16th – “It’s all about putting out the right kind of energy today — so be generous and kind, and project the type of person you want others to see you as.”

Hmm…I am generally not concerned with how others see me. In fact, I really don’t care at all. What are you trying to do to my self-esteem, horoscope!

The last time this subject was brought to my attention was at work, by someone whom I didn’t respect. I had bigger plans for myself than to care about what someone else thought. Not surprisingly, I ended up quitting that job.

Not giving a S*+# about how others see me is the one of the few things that have helped me get as far as I’ve gotten.  I don’t have time to get hung up on trying to impress others. It’s draining. At the end of the day, the only person I want to impress is myself.

Don’t get me wrong. I don’t walk around town being a jerk and stepping all over others to get what I want. If I meet someone I don’t like (or who doesn’t like me), I do my best to avoid contact. The world is big enough that I don’t have to interact with people I get negative vibes from.

That being said, today’s horoscope isn’t a complete dud. I can do “generous and kind,” without having to worry about how others see me. It makes me feel great, so why not?!

Today marks the first 6 months of my blog, so it’s an excellent time to be generous and kind.

Here are a few things I like about my followers (including bloggers and non-bloggers). YOU have inspired ME by your:

Creativity

Wisdom

Generosity

Humor

Kindness

Courage

Dedication

Passion

Friendship

Loyalty

Talent

Weirdness

Adventurous Spirit

Desire to speak and be heard

 

This list can be much longer, but I need to get back to work so I don’t get fired!

Thank you for reading and for being YOU!

THANK YOU READERS!!!

Thank you for reading my blog. It’s been an interesting 3 months and I would not have done it without YOU! There are millions of cat videos, life hack lists, and cookie recipes to look at and you still took time to check my blog out. I think that’s pretty awesome!

To celebrate, I wanted to share some photos from my morning walk around town with you.

This is for all the cat lovers!

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This is for all the food lovers!

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This is for all the book lovers!

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This is for all the art lovers!

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This is for all the life lovers!

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Thank you!

THANK YOU READERS!!!

Today I planned on making mug cakes to thank YOU. If you’re reading this, then, yes, I’m talking to YOU!

I had scheduled a microwave baking night with a friend, but she was swamped with work. Coincidentally, my zodiac did advise me to, “change some deadlines or renegotiate terms.” I should have taken that as a SURE SIGN that mug cakes weren’t going to happen!

Instead, I wrote a poem for you.

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Thank You Readers

Big thanks I give to all who read my work

Two months it’s been since I began this blog

On cats, on cakes, and sometimes my artwork

I share it all with you, even my jogs

Typos I’ve made on almost all the posts

But you don’t seem to mind that much at all

I’m glad because I like being your host

Of horoscope stories from big to small

Who knows what future tomorrow will hold

For now I will enjoy your company

And let the words in their slow calm unfold

Into a sonnet to accompany

The thanks I want to show to all of you

I appreciate you, and you, and you!

 

THANK YOU READERS!

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Today marks the first month of my blog! I wanted to take time to thank everyone who has supported me by reading, liking, and even following my blog. Over the past month, I’ve written more than I have in the last four years. I definitely would not have been able to keep the blog up if no one was reading, so THANK YOU! I appreciate you!

In your honor, I made an apple cake. I know that we can’t share this in real life, but I hope that you like the pictures.

The fruits were handpicked from my apple tree.

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The batter got thick and gooey like peanut butter.

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After two episodes of Portlandia, the cake was done!

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Apple Bundt Cake

2 ½ cup flour

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

1 cup butter, melted

4 eggs

1 ½ cup brown sugar

6 medium apples, chopped into small ½ inch cubes

 

Equipment Required:  1 large bundt pan

  1. Grease your bundt pan with butter or oil and preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients together except for the brown sugar.
  3. In a larger bowl, mix together butter, eggs, and brown sugar.
  4. Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet until just mixed.
  5. Fold apples into mixture.
  6. Pour into bundt pan and bake for about 50-60 minutes. Mine took 55 minutes, so make sure you check with a toothpick.

Click here for the original recipe.