Archive for June, 2014

Family Tuesday

June 30, 2014

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This was up at a friend’s house and I really liked it.  Today I got to spend some time with my parents. The USS Slater (a warship of some kind) was traveling up the Hudson River to Albany. We made plans to go see it but it was going quickly and we missed it at our planned location. No worries! We drove North and kept driving until we found new places to see it.

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It was really cool!  A few years ago, we watched a bridge travel down the river.  When I saw the article about a ship from World War II traveling up river, I knew it was something we could do.

Monday is Mine! 6/16/14

June 16, 2014

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I started this post this morning but weekday morning job got in the way.  Yet I still feel like today was my day, all mine. I worked for a bunch of hours but I was still able to check on the things I wanted to and come home to my life.

I used to always take work home with me.  I’d be upset over things that happened or try to figure out why someone said something or was rude, but today wasn’t one of those days.  It wasn’t until I started writing this blog that I even remembered that there were some crazy things that happened today.  That is HUGE for me!

So thank you Monday for being mine today.  Let’s hope I can bring this feeling to other days this week!

How did you make Monday yours today?

Sunday Song – 6/15/14

June 15, 2014

Currently my favorite song is Pharrell – Happy.  I’ve gotta say that even when I’m in a funk, all I do is turn on that song and start clapping along. I love that it always makes me want to get up and dance!

Some of the lyrics of the verses are a little bit nonsense (like sentences missing words), but he gets the idea across. Don’t try to bring me down. My outlook on life is Happy and that’s how it’s going to stay!

Now I just need to remember to turn it on more often and get up and dance… The other day at work I actually turned it on. One of the individuals there was upset because she hurt her knee awhile ago. We turned it on and started singing, clapping and dancing around to try to make her smile. She refused but it did make my workday so much easier to get through – my mood was instantly lifted!

What’s your Sunday Song?

Strawberry Oat Bars

June 15, 2014

This sounds delicious! Jess has done it again, finding a recipe I really want to try!

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Strawberry Oat Bars

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¼ Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tsp. Cinnamon
  • ½ Tsp. Baking Soda
  • ¼ Tsp. Salt
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ Cup (1 stick) Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1  Tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 2 Cups Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats, divided
  • 1 Cup Strawberry Jam

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 9-inch-square baking dish with cooking spray.

2. Sift together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in large bowl.

3. Cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla and extract until smooth. Add flour mixture to butter mixture; mix until combined. Stir in 1 and 3/4 cups oats. Spread 2/3 of batter on bottom of prepared baking dish. Spread strawberry jam over the batter with back of spoon.

4. Add remaining 1/4 cup oats to remaining batter. Crumble over top of strawberry jam. Bake 30 minutes, or until golden. Cool, then cut into bars.

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