Random Thoughts

What I’ve been watching 8/19/2019

Netflix is the main viewing for me, I have Hulu also.

  1. When Calls the Heart,  Netflix-  Several seasons are available for viewing.  This is about a wealthy woman who leaves the comforts of her father’s money to go teach on the frontier in a small town.  Great show, my husband even likes it.
  2. The Daughter- Netflix, I have watched before but I guess had forgotten.  Anyway, this is a good show that doesn’t end well.  Lot’s of twists and turns as one family discovers a twisted secret.
  3. The staged killer- Another Netflix show, this one about a stalker who comes back to force his love to love him back or else.  Pretty good, mostly predictable.
  4. Handmaid Tale- Catching up as each episode is released on Wednesday night.  Hulu is the way to watch this one.
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Desserts/Goodies, Random Thoughts, Recipes

Pound Cake Recipe

Hazelnut creamer Pound Cake

  • 3 sticks butter, room temp
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 eggs, room temp
  • 1 cup creamer, your favorite flavor

Combine butter and sugar in a mixer and mix until light and fluffy.                                  Add eggs one at a time, beating well in between.                                                                        Add flour and creamer, alternating to help mix it all together.

Grease a bundt pan or tube pan well.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Pour batter into the pan and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes.  Take out of the oven, cool, and turn onto cake pan!   Enjoy!    This cake is sweet enough you don’t need a glaze, but of course, if needed add glaze!

 

 

Random Thoughts

Stupidity at it’s finest

Within 24 hours of the mass shooting in El Paso Texas, a gunman wearing body armor goes into a Wal-mart to try out his 2nd amendment right to bear arms.  This is so stupid of him, and to be honest this is what makes people who have guns for protection look crazy!  A gun owner who was in Wal-mart at the same time, was able to detain him until police arrived and I consider this person a hero!

I hope this idiot loses his 2nd amendment right to bear arms.  Taking advantage of people who are already on edge and feeling threatened is no way to test your rights.  Why do you feel the need to wear body armor in a Wal-mart?  Why do you feel the need to carry a rifle?  You may have the right to do this, but this was just a stupid idea.  It is stupid for anyone right now to boost their rights and flaunt them in the public.  This is not what is needed right now.  Show some discernment.

As a gun owner, I personally carry to make sure that I can protect myself if someone tries to kill me.  I have done enough research to know that you can’t depend on the cops to be there immediately.  In fact, the average response time for police is 11 minutes.

11 minutes. 

Think about that.  How long could you defend yourself from someone trying to kill you?  I wouldn’t last a minute.  I will say that in my home, I have a safe room in my home with deadbolts and strengthened doors to hide in if the need arises.  I would never kill someone until I know for sure they are there to kill me.  If I get in my safe room, and they are breaking into that room, it is safe to assume their only purpose is to hurt me.

 

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Andrea Gibson

“The trauma said, ‘Don’t write these poems.
Nobody wants to hear you cry about the grief inside your bones.” 
― Andrea Gibson, The Madness Vase

I have just discovered Andrea Gibson today.  I have listened to some of her poetry on youtube and I honestly can’t get through one without crying.  I may be emotional, but honestly, her words hit so deep in my heart.  I am going to try and share the videos here for your enjoyment.  If I am not able to, I beg you to look her up.

I know nothing of her as of yet, but I can gather a few facts from her poetry and I will try to do that.

  • 1.  She has loved someone
  • 2.  She has lost someone she loved
  • 3.  She wants to love others

Without knowing anything else about her, we can all relate to this.  Who hasn’t loved before, or lost someone special, and hopefully loving others is something we all acquire!

The day you died because you wanted to

Angels of the get-through

Prism

 

 

 

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Are you like a Volcano?

Do you hold your anger inside until you suddenly explode one day?  Spewing lava onto anyone and everyone around you?  If you are, then you need to get this under control.  No one wants to be near a volcano, and certainly not live near one.  Volcanos are unpredictable and can cause serious damage out of nowhere.  They can be peaceful and quiet, however, it’s the eruption that really hurts.

If issues cause you to be angry, deal with them right then.  Never let it build up until something small causes a huge eruption.  People would much rather deal with small things, than have to deal with an explosion.  Words that are held in, usually cause more damage than words that are expressed little bits at a time.

I express my anger pretty much as the need arises.  I will admit, I may not express everything that bothers me, but if something causes me to not be able to rest at night, I will bring it up.

I call it being a tea kettle.  Releasing small bits of anger throughout the day, like a tea kettle releases steam.  I would never want to be unpredictable like a volcano.  Everyone that knows me, generally accepts that I will let you know if you’ve hurt my feelings.

I am blunt and very direct, and if I haven’t offended you yet, just wait.  I will.

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Rainbow

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https://open.spotify.com/search/results/rainbow

Lyrics
When it rain it pours but you didn’t even notice
It ain’t rainin’ anymore, it’s hard to breathe when all we know is
The struggle of staying above, the rising water line
Well the sky is finally open, the rain and wind stopped blowin’
But you’re stuck out in the same old storm again
You hold tight to your umbrella, darlin’ I’m just tryin’ to tell ya
That there’s always been a rainbow hangin’ over your head
If you could see what I see, you’d be blinded by the colours
Yellow, red and orange and green, and at least a million others
So tie up your bow, take off your coat and take a look around
‘Cause the sky is finally open, the rain and wind stopped blown’
But you’re stuck out in the same old storm again
You hold tight to your umbrella, darlin’ I’m just tryin’ to tell ya
That there’s always been a rainbow hangin’ over your head
Oh tie up your bow, take off your coat and take a look around
Everything is alright now
‘Cause the sky is finally open, the rain and wind stopped blowin’
But you’re stuck out in the same old storm again
Let go of your umbrella, darlin’ I’m just tryin’ to tell ya
That there’s always been a rainbow hangin’ over your head
Yeah there’s always been a rainbow hangin’ over your head
It all be alright