Saturday, January 3, 2009


This is a picture of my recipe book. I got it for Christmas, and I'm already filling it with recipes! The best ones are the family recipes. My favorite is my great grandmother's bread, but I also have her peanut butter fudge recipe. It's amazing. I was already warned by my mom and aunt to never give it out. Apparently my great gram was very protective of it. When I look thru it I realize that most of the book is going to be baked goods!

I also got a crock pot for Christmas. It will hopefully help me balance out the baked goods. xD I started cooking a pot roast in it this morning. I can't wait for dinner! My mom found tons of crock pot recipes for me to use, so I am going to be keeping the resolution to eat more home made meals. Cooking and feeding people is a lot of fun. I think I'm going in the right direction by going to school for restaurant management. Only nine more months until I leave for NECI! I'm both terrified and excited, but now I'm almost sure that I'm making the right choice.

Where do your recipes come from? Does your family have any recipes handed down for generations? Other than family recipes, I actually get a lot from here. She writes books about a caterer who solves murders, how could she not include tons of recipes? I think I'm going to go and make that fudge now. =)

Friday, January 2, 2009

Smiles Are Contagious

I had some fun with my WTJ. After babysitting all day I was feeling exhausted and upset, because the little boy I babysit was so sad to leave. He made me laugh and smile when he was here, the way little kids can. Seeing him cry as he was leaving made my heart break. I pulled out my book and decided to get thru a few pages. I'm glad I did. My mood is up a bit now, and I'm ready to sit down with a good book until I fall asleep.

This last picture was one of my favorites. I'm going to find that message later, probably at school sometime when I'm in a bad moon and I need it most. Silly little things like that are good reminders. A good mood is contagious, but don't wait to catch it from someone else! =D

Thursday, January 1, 2009


Happy New Year! We went to Borders today (I think I'm set on books for a while!) and I found Llewellyn's Witche's Datebook 2009. I had the 2008 calendar, so I bought it. In it there is a poem that I really connected with. When I read it, it was (for lack of a better way of phrasing it) like deja vu. That is pretty much how it happened. There is still a lot I don't know, but I have learned so much the past few years. I hope 2009 continues to let me learn as much as I can. There is always more room in my head for information!


At first you weren't sure what path to take-
The left, the right, the summit or the pond-
Nor how to pour the ale or cut the cake,
But in good time you learned, and passed beyond.

Though other roads were wider, smooth and new,
An older Way rose up beneath your feet.
You followed it, and studied it, and grew
And spoke with fellow souls you chanced to meet.

So now you stand, outside of time and space,
To dedicate yourself among the Wise.
The trees lean down to listen in this place;
The Moon shines as your witness in the skies.

"I am a Witch!" You say the words, times three,
And what you say forevermore, shall be.

- Elizabeth Barrette

Wednesday, December 31, 2008


2009 is tomorrow! Can you believe it?

I made a Blessing Jar for myself yesterday. This was fun to do, I hope other people decide to make one too!

Now for the numerology of 2009-

2009 adds up to 11, which a lot of people wouldn't break down because 11 is a 'master number'. I prefer to break it down, sticking to the idea that the numbers 1-9 are the basis for numerology. So 2009 is a 2 year.

Everyone is going to interpret numbers differently, but the way I view it is that 2009 will be a year for teamwork. 2008 was a 1 year, a year for new beginnings and ideas. The 2 year is a way to make those new ideas possible. Collaborating to make a project successful is better than trying to run the show on your own, input will be more helpful. This is just a general idea for 2009.

A personal year is how the year applies to you. It is the month and day of your birth plus the year you want to know about. For me that is 12+14+2009. My personal year is a 1 for 2009. It seems appropriate, because that means new beginnings, leadership, and possibly travel. I am going to be taking more of a lead on my life soon. I am going to get my license, graduate high school, and go to college. The travel even applies, because the college I am going to is in the next state over. I have never lived anywhere else but the town I live in now, so that is definitely travel for me!

If you want to calculate your own personal year for 2009 I told you how above. A good place to find the meanings for the number (if you don't own a book on numerology or already have a favorite website) would be here.

Everyone have a great New Year!! =D

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Wreck This Journal Is Back!

I have been neglecting my WTJ for a while! xD I don't know if I just didn't feel like doing it, or if I had other things to do, but I dug it out of my bag today. It's such a fun book to work on, I can't believe I left it alone for so long. I gave one to my frined Amy and she immediately loved it. Amy is the most creative person I know; all she seems to do is draw. The doodles she can make in a minute are something I would have to work on for hours. The book was the perfect thing to give her.
Anyway, here are the pictures!

I've been collecting these stickers since I got the book. This is one of my favorite pages.

Mmm... Cucumber Melon. =) It doesn't mix well with the smell of paper and ink though!

Monday, December 29, 2008

2009 Is Almost Here!

I've had my two lazy days off, now I need to get to working on everything else that needs to be done! In reality it really isn't much. I have a 3 page paper I need to write about WWI and a scholarship to work on. Those are the only things I need to do. There's a ton of things that go into my want to do list,though. This list is long! Reading, sewing, watching a movie, blogging, etc. xD All the fun stuff.

2009 is only a few days away! There is so much I want/ plan to do. It's going to be a busy year. -Finish scholarships & FAFSA- Get my license- Graduate High School- Go to college- Learn to cook better food- Learn to sew- Make a quilt- Be HAPPY! =)

Later today or tomorrow I'm going to start looking into 2009 from a numerological point of view. Numerology was one of the first things I got interested in, and I have fun with it. I'll post about it when I'm done!