29 February 2012


It's Leap Year!

I don't why I made this particular connection, but those who know me are just laughing and shaking their heads saying, what's new?  but anyway, I am thinking about this quote from the movie Footloose:

Ren: [addressing the town council, reading from his notes in the Bible] "From the oldest of times, people danced for a number of reasons. They danced in prayer... or so that their crops would be plentiful... or so their hunt would be good. And they danced to stay physically fit... and show their community spirit. And they danced to celebrate." And that is the dancing we're talking about. Aren't we told in Psalm 149 "Praise ye the Lord. Sing unto the Lord a new song. Let them praise His name in the dance"? And it was King David - King David, who we read about in Samuel - and what did David do? What did David do?
[paging frantically through Bible]
Ren: What *did* David do?
[audience laughs]
Ren: "David danced before the Lord with all his might... leaping and dancing before the Lord."
[smacks table in front of Reverend Moore]
Ren: *Leaping* and *dancing*.
[stands up straight]
Ren: Ecclesiastes assures us... that there is a time for every purpose under heaven. A time to laugh... and a time to weep. A time to mourn... and there is a time to dance. And there was a time for this law, but not anymore. See, this is our time to dance. It is our way of celebrating life. It's the way it was in the beginning. It's the way it's always been. It's the way it should be now. 

What leaps will you be making this year?  Are you leaping and dancing before the Lord?

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02 February 2012

3-2-1 Cake

Wanting a quick dessert?  This delightful 3-2-1 Mug Cake is for you!  3 tablespoons of the mix, 2 tablespoons of water and microwave 1 minute and you have dessert!  This comes out about the size of a cupcake, a perfectly controlled portion!

All you have to do is to mix an ANGEL food cake mix (must be angel food) and a cake mix of your choice of flavors (I had a yellow mix) and dump them into a large ziplock together and blend the two mixes well.    Here's where the 3-2-1 comes in.  In a large mug,

Put 3 tablespoons of the blended cake mix into the mug.
Stir in 2 tablespoons of water into the mix.
Microwave for 1 minute.

Remove from the microwave.  I sprinkled a small amount of chocolate chips on top and spread them around when they were soft.  This was so yummy!  Fresh cake in a minute.  Wait, is this a good thing?  

01 February 2012

A Month in Pictures

January 2012

 A great start to 2012.  Taking care of myself, my family and my school.  I am one lucky gal!