Sunday, January 15, 2006

Well, I realize that it is Sunday and I did my "feeling lucky" search yesterday, but I did a few more today.  Here are the words and the results.

Peace   Peace Corps    

Love   The Love Calculator      

Uh, yeah...Ray and I have a 13% chance of making our relationship last.  Well, that's probably better odd than some people gave us.   (edit addtion:  I just had a thought, so I went back to the love calculator and entered our first and middle names only.  We now have a 97% chance of making our relationship work, if we drop our last names, lol.)

Your Heart Is Blue


Love is a doing word for you. You know it's love when you treat each other well.
You are a giving lover, but you don't give too much. You expect something in return.

Your flirting style: Friendly

Your lucky first date: Lunch at an outdoor cafe

Your dream lover: Is both generous and selfish

What you bring to relationships: Loyalty

Here is a copy of my daily OM from Friday.  I thought is was a good one.  It seems like I let my feelings flow a lot lately, lol.  

January 13, 2006
Letting Your Feelings Flow


How wonderful it feels to give in and let tears flow when we are overwhelmed with emotions, whether we are happy or sad. Tears come from the soul, from our well of feelings rising from deep down. When we give in to the prickling behind our eyes and the lump in our throat to let teardrops fall from our eyes, we allow our feelings to surface so they can be set free.

Proud parents shed tears of pride in a child's accomplishments, a baby's first step, birthdays, and graduations. Long lost friends fall into each other's arms, tears rolling down their cheeks when they reunite after years of separation. Tears may flow from us when we are witness to a commitment being made at a wedding or even while we are watching a love story. Tears of relief may spring forth from our eyes when we hear that a loved one has survived an ordeal, and tears may fall when we bow our head in sorrow over a loss or death. Tears born from heartache can flow like they'll never cease, whether our tears are for a love that is over, a friendship lost, or an opportunity missed. We shed tears because of disappointment in ourselves, tragedy in the world, pain, and illness. Tears of anger can burn with emotion as they fall down our faces. Tears offer us a physical release of our feelings.

Shedding tears can sometimes make us feel better, although it can feel like the tears will never end once the floodgates are open. There is no shame in letting tears flow freely and frequently. Tears are as natural to us as is breathing. There is beauty in allowing yourself to be vulnerable enough to shed tears. Open up, release your tears, and let your feelings flow.

I am still on my low carb "lifestyle", but I do want to share another recipe with you.  This one came from the Kraft web site.

Chocolate Covered OREO Cookie Cake
1 pkg. (2-layer size) devil's food chocolate cake mix

4 squares BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate

1/4 cup butter, cut up 1 pkg.

(8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened

1/2 cup sugar

2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping

12 OREO Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, coarsely crushed

PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Prepare and bake cake mix as directed on package in 2 (9-inch) round cake pans. Cool in pans 5 min. Invert onto wire rack; remove pans. Cool completely.

MELT chocolate in small microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 to 2 min. or until chocolate is melted, stirring after 30 sec. Blend in butter. Set aside to slightly thicken, about 5 min.

BEAT cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Gently stir in whipped topping and crushed cookies. Place 1 of the cake layers on serving plate, top-side down. Spread top of layer evenly with cream cheese mixture. Top with remaining cake layer, top-side up. Spoon glaze over top of cake.

Size It Up
Enjoy a serving of this indulgent cake on occasion, but keep portion size in mind. One cake makes enough for 16 servings.
Family Fun
This great tasting cake looks like a giant OREO.

Have a wonderful day!


~Jill Marie


sugarsweet056 said...

Hi gurl...the entry on tears was very good! Loved the cake. I, too saw it at Kraft. But not on my diet :0(. Maybe someday I'll be able to have a sliver!
You take care, God Bless.

am4039 said...

Thank you so much for looking at my journal.  I just started reading yours. Thank you also for telling me how to put pictures on line.  That is my next step.  Hopefully I will do it soon. I tend to put things off.  Thanks again, and I'll keep reading.