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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Oreo Saturday

This past week orders, LOVE the 4th of July!
This is the first WEEKEND I didn't have Sugar Shack orders due since April. I have to say, it was a nice little break. AND we cleaned the house BEFORE the weekend, which I highly recommend. Nothing feels better then having a lazy, do what you want Saturday in an all ready clean house. No guilty conscience at the end of the day with that annoying little thought, "I should have done something productive today". You never know who my stop by, as my MIL says.
So we ran some errands, got lunch, stopped at Starbucks- ordered some secret menu drinks, andhit the commissary. We're girls. We like to dine, shop, and treat ourselves. We made it home for Harlow's nap time, and "electronics" time. 
Tonight we are headed to a friends house (Wud up Rayburn's?!) and I made Dessert (when am I not making sweets??). I just used what I had on hand (ok, so while at the the commissary I did buy a pkg of Oreos). Here's what I did:
Oreo Pie
•1 graham cracker crust (you could use the actual Oreo one, I just used what I 
•1 pkg Oreo & cream jello pudding (4oz)
•1 pkg vanilla pudding (4oz)
•2 3/4 cup COLD milk
•crunched up Oreos to mix in pudding (I think I used roughly 7-10)
•6-10 *filling removed* crushed Oreo cookies for topping
*ok, so I used a total of 1 1/2 rows of Oreos- you can decide which part will 
have more or do it up evenly.
Directions: Mix the puddings, milk, and crunched Oreos for a few minutes. Dump into pie 
shell. Add crushed *fillings removed* Oreocookies on top. Refrigerate for 3-4 
hours so it keeps its form when cut. 
I love desserts like that. Cool, fluffy, light, and OREOS!! I may be an adult, a mom, almost 30...but I'll take Oreo stuffed ANYTHING any DAY jumping up and down 
squealing like a kid! 
Speaking of Oreo, next time you see a "UDF"United Dairy Farmers" get their cookies n cream ice cream! I'm telling you...it's better then ANY store bought kind I've had (I've had TONS in my lifetime!) you can also order online. It is CJ's FAVORITE (and mine since a kid) when we go back (to my) home to Ohio. Made y'all hungry didn't I? 

Friday, July 5, 2013

Be that friend

I'm a pleaser. Middle child syndrome. Didn't want to get in trouble. Liked to be seen. When someone didn't like me, which all the way up to High School- it never was a problem, it crushed my heart. I'm not a fighter, I'm a lover. Can't we all just "be friends"? I wasn't truly apart of one "click". I talked to everyone. I still do that. I strike up a conversation where ever I am. Sometimes you are standing there longer then you thought you would be just off that one comment, but the moments you create in your life and theirs is a memory. I think to always be polite, keep the peace, make people happy. Guess that's the product of a divorced family. I let a lot of things brush off the shoulder, well after I've had my say and emotions about it. But the time frame between all of that is short. What can I do? Nothing. Ok, move on. Fight with my brother at noon, playing toys by 1. I just bounce back quick. Make people happy right? Doesn't always work. The feeling of someone hating you, or angry with you, just makes my skin crawl. The balloon deflated on the ground is a perfect example of how I feel when that happens. Doesn't happen often. But when it does, man..
The times I choose to do/say something selfish are not my fondest memories. I want to be that friend who never waivers. Sometimes I join the other side, and say what's on my mind to/about someone, usually after I've hit my max intake of CRAP. I'm not a garbage woman, so sometimes I feel I don't need to collect all your crap. The "nice" people in life get that a lot. People think it's ok to say whatever they want to you. Bring you down, knock you off the pedestal they seem to see you on. I'm sorry I'm a well adjusted person living a life I really love and that it bothers you. Is it weird when someone has good things happen to them, and that they are generally a good person?? NO! My gosh, be happy for the person-congratulate them for Pete's sake! And if you aren't happy with yours, don't you think this is the person to sit down and have a good conversation with? All right, I admit it. There was a rant in that paragraph. Blunt Love, I call it.

If you were that kid that joined in the banter of all that is cool in High School, I hope you stopped.

If you were that kid that joined in the banter of all that is cool in High School and is getting it retro pay, I feel for you. Just take a deep breath, and keep trying.

If you are the kid that received the banter of all that is cool in High School and are in HS, take a deep breath and remember you are a nice person. They don't matter in AHS (after high school). Walk away free.
That's why this phrase was created, "It's my Life". Because it is. You have to make all the right choices. You have to choose to walk away. You have to choose to keep your mouth shut. It all starts with you.  Do you want to be responsible for someone else's demise? Do you want to be the friend that stands up for someone? Do you want to be the friend that holds them after it? Living in the present does affects the future. Right now, choose to be that friend. Life, you only have one. Choose wisely.