Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Rumours :)

“To you, I’ll give the world 
to you, I’ll never be cold 
‘Cause I feel that when I’m with you, 
It’s alright, I know it’s right. 

And the songbirds are singing, 
Like they know the score, 
And I love you, I love you, I love you, 
Like never before.”

I might have already posted this, but it's fine :)

A Necklace I Might Buy...

It's from Kay Jewelers. I'm putting it up here to remind myself. haha. Anyway, I thought this picture from tumblr was pretty inspiring...


Anyway, I'm excited for thanksgiving and christmas and new year's and all that, but I kind of want it to be spring again. Winter is so gloomy and depressing.

Monday, November 14, 2011

This is...

One of the hardest things I've ever had to do. But I'm learning.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Stupid Papers...

I hate trying to come up with good topics for papers :/

Some Recipes I'm Going to Try...

I need to post them so I don't lose them or forget about them haha.

1. Chicken Dish
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water (or white wine)
  • 1 (.7 ounce) package dry Italian salad dressing mix (such as Good Seasons)
  • 1 pound boneless chicken pieces, cut into bite-size chunks
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese


  1. Whisk together the vinegar, olive oil, water, and Italian dressing mix in a bowl. Stir in the chicken; allow chicken to marinate while preparing the remaining ingredients.
  2. Heat the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion and bell pepper; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Remove the the chicken from the marinade using a slotted spoon, and transfer to the skillet; reserve the remaining marinade. Cook and stir the chicken until no longer pink in the center, 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add reserved marinade, then sprinkle cheese on top. Do not stir. Cover and simmer on low heat until cheese is melted and chicken is tender, about 20 minutes. Allow the dish to rest for a few minutes before serving.

2. Homemade House Dressing
  • 1 1/2 quarts olive oil
  • 1/3 cup garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup dried oregano
  • 1/3 cup dried basil
  • 1/4 cup pepper
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup onion powder
  • 1/4 cup Dijon-style mustard
  • 2 quarts red wine vinegar


  1. In a very large container, mix together the olive oil, garlic powder, oregano, basil, pepper, salt, onion powder, and Dijon-style mustard. Pour in the vinegar, and mix vigorously until well blended. Store tightly covered at room temperature.

3. Rosemary Roasted Turkey
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 1 (12 pound) whole turkey


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the olive oil, garlic, rosemary, basil, Italian seasoning, black pepper and salt. Set aside.
  3. Wash the turkey inside and out; pat dry. Remove any large fat deposits. Loosen the skin from the breast. This is done by slowly working your fingers between the breast and the skin. Work it loose to the end of the drumstick, being careful not to tear the skin.
  4. Using your hand, spread a generous amount of the rosemary mixture under the breast skin and down the thigh and leg. Rub the remainder of the rosemary mixture over the outside of the breast. Use toothpicks to seal skin over any exposed breast meat.
  5. Place the turkey on a rack in a roasting pan. Add about 1/4 inch of water to the bottom of the pan. Roast in the preheated oven 3 to 4 hours, or until the internal temperature of the bird reaches 180 degrees F (80 degrees C).

4. Chicken Enchilada Dip
  • 3 cooked, boneless chicken breast halves, shredded
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages light cream cheese, softened
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika


  1. In a bowl, mix the shredded chicken, light cream cheese, green onions, diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, garlic, and cilantro. Season with chili powder, cumin, oregano, and paprika. Cover, and chill at least 2 hours.

5. Quiche

1 dozen eggs
1 1/2 cup half & half
1/2 - 1 lb of cooked crumbled bacon
2 - 3 cups chopped frozen broccoli
2 - 3 cups sharp cheddar cheese
season salt
onion powder
garlic powder

Mix eggs and half & half. Add spices. I use a lot of onion powder. Add the remaining ingredients and put in a Pam sprayed casserole dish and bake at 350 for approximately 45 minutes or until the knife comes out clean. Do not overcook!

6. Almost Loaded Baked Potatoes

1 bag of frozen cauliflower, thawed
1 pack of bacon bits or 5 slices of cooked and crumbled bacon
8 oz of cream cheese softened
8 oz of cheddar

Chop the cauliflower into chunks and nuke for 10 minutes in a small casserole dish. Add everything and stir, then smooth out in the dish. Dust with paprika and a little butter if you like. A little pepper on top is good too. Bake at 350 until brown and bubbly, 25 to 40 min. Just keep an eye on it. I do spray the dish with Pam first.

7. Pizza Casserole

1-2 lbs. sausage (or hamburger)
1 green pepper, chopped
1 onion, chopped (if desired)
Pepperoni, cut up (if desired)
1 can pizza sauce
1 pkg. shredded mozzarella cheese

Brown meat and add chopped peppers and onions. Then add pepperoni and cook for a while. Drain and add pizza sauce. Place in casserole dish, cover with mozzarella, and bake 30 to 45 minutes.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Best Friends :)

We don’t have to try to think the same thoughts, we just have a way of knowing everything’s going to be okay. We laugh ‘til we cry, read each others minds, live with a smile. Make it all worthwhile.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Christina Perri!

"I hope that you see right through my walls.
I hope that you catch me, 'cause I'm already falling.

You put your arms around me
And I believe that it's easier for you to let me go.
You put your arms around me and I'm home."


Breakfast Club!! :)

Love this movie!


Love this movie. And Spicoli.


In a world of my own all the flowers would have very extra special powers. They would sit and talk to me for hours. When I’m lonely in a world of my own.

Gifs I got from Tumblr...

Haha :)

More Pics and Quotes to Lighten the Mood :)

"I feel the dream in me expire, and there's no one left to blame it on. I hear you label me a liar, 'cause I can't seem to get this through. You say it's over, I can sigh again.... Why try to stay sober when I'm dying?" -Seether

"When I was younger, I saw my daddy cry and curse at the wind. He broke his own heart and I watched as he tried to reassemble it. And my momma swore that she would never let herself forget. And that was the day that I promised, I'd never sing of love if it does not exist.... And I've always lived like this, keeping a comfortable distance. And up until now I had sworn to myself that I'm content with loneliness, because none of it was ever worth the risk. But you are the only exception.... And I'm on my way to believing." -Paramore

"Love yourself, accept yourself, forgive yourself, and be good to yourself, because without you the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things." -Leo Buscaglia

"What is laid down, ordered, factual is never enough to embrace the whole truth: life always spills over the rim of every cup." -Boris Pasternak

"Andrew Largeman: 'Fuck, this hurts so much.'
Sam: 'I know it hurts. That's life. If nothing else, it's life. It's real, and sometimes it fuckin' hurts, but it's sort of all we have.'" -Garden State

"One good thing about music: when it hits you, you feel no pain. So hit me with music, brutalize me with music." -Bob Marley

"When you don't want to feel, death can seem like a dream. But seeing death, really seeing it, makes dreaming about it fucking ridiculous." -Girl, Interrupted

"This was unexpected, my soul's connection to you. You stole my loneliness. No one knows that I was wishing for you, a thief, to enter my house of autonomy, that I had locked my doors but my windows were open, hoping, but not believing, you would enter." -Douglas Copland

"You know it's never fifty-fifty in a marriage. It's always seventy-thirty, or sixty-forty. Someone falls in love first. Someone puts someone else up on a pedestal. Someone works very hard to keep things rolling smoothly; someone else sails along for the ride." -Jodi Picoult

"A cynical young person is almost the saddest sight to see because it means that he or she has gone from knowing nothing to believing in nothing." -Maya Angelou

"An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered." -G. K. Chesterton

"Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you've got about a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of, babies: God damn it, you've got to be kind." -Kurt Vonnegut

"You can't have a better tomorrow if you're thinking about yesterday all the time." -Charles Kettering

"Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared." -Buddha

"Someone you haven't even met yet is wondering what it'd be like to know someone like you."

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -Mark Twain

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that when one part of your life starts going okay, another falls spectacularly to pieces." -Bridget Jones's Diary

"I like being on my own. I think relationships are messy and people's feelings get hurt. Who needs it? We're young, we live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world - might as well have fun while we can and save the serious stuff for later." -500 Days of Summer

"Every story has an end. But in life, every ending is just a new beginning." -Uptown Girls

"Your light is seen, your heart is known, your soul is cherished by more people than you might imagine. If you knew how many others have been touched in wonderful ways by you, you would be astonished. If you knew how many people feel so much for you, you would be shocked. You are far more wonderful than you think you are. Rest with that. Rest easy with that. Breathe again. You are doing fine. More than fine. Better than fine. You're doin' great. So relax. And love yourself today." -Neale Donald Walsch

"I hope the days come easy and the moments pass slow, and each road leads you where you wanna go. And if you're faced with a choice and you have to choose, I hope you choose the one that means the most to you. And if one door opens to another door closed, I hope you keep on walking 'til you find the window. If it's cold outside, show the world the warmth of your smile. But more than anything... my wish for you is that this life becomes all that you want it to. Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small, you never need to carry more than you can hold. And while you're out there getting where you're getting to, I hope you know somebody loves you." -Rascal Flatts

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." -Leo Buscaglia

"When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares." -Henri Nouwen

"Instead of telling our young people to plan ahead, we should tell them to plan to be surprised." -Dan In Real Life

"I see my path, but I don't know where it leads. Not knowing where I'm going is what inspires me to travel it." -Rosalia De Castro


I have been feeling very lonely lately for some reason. Not in a relationship way, just in general. Like I feel like in growing up, we are alone in most things we do, even if we are surrounded by people who love us. Everyone is out for themselves in the end.

I also feel like I lack feeling most of the time. Like, if something really amazing happened right now, I would probably just be like, "That's cool." In the same way, if something really terrible happened, I would probably cry, but I would actually be feeling sort of indifferent about it (depending on what it was). I'm not sure what's going on :/

I also think I have seasonal depression. I always start to get really depressed in the fall because I know winter is coming and the next few months will take forever. Christmas doesn't even excite me anymore. I worry about bad weather, I don't want to work or go to school, I just want to lay around all day. I feel lonely and unmotivated. And there are less opportunities in the winter, there is nothing fun to do. In the spring and summer, I feel so much happier and have much more motivation to get things done. My worries seem much easier to deal with in the summer, too.

I do believe people go through stages of depression, and most of the time, it will fix itself without medication. I would never subject myself to taking antidepressants. However, seasonal depression is treated with light boxes. I might give the light box treatment a try just to see if it works. I go through this every year, though, so if the light box doesn't help, I'll just have to wait until spring to feel normal again. :)