Holding Back The Furies

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Beneath the Super Strings

This is still my favorite thing I have ever written!

He sighs and lays his head back in wonder
Somewhere within my perfect sky
Paisley diamonds bathe him
Shades of maroon
Kissed my turquoise night
They keep him safe and here with me
As I fold my arms around him
"Where are you off to, Little Brother?"
I whisper beneath the super strings
And how can there be faster than the light
Beyond the universe we see?
Then he smiles and says to me,
"Sometimes, I just let my mind go
Exploring everything
Searching for what is out there
What all is waiting for me"
Why can't I find the words to say?
I cannot tell him what tomorrow brings
How can I see past this paisley sky
And tell him everything he needs
Is woven into the Super Strings
Where it travels faster than the light
Far beyond everything we could ever dream

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Attempting Walmart

I tried to go into Walmart. The girls were so tired and I needed to get stuff to make cupcakes for Izzy's birthday tomorrow. 

Run in. 
Get what I need. 
Get out. 

While looking for what I needed, I heard a baby crying for his mother. It was such a heartbreaking cry. Then I heard his mother scream back, in the most "I hate you" tone you can imagine, "SHUT UP!"
Yes, I yelled back at her across the isles, "Are you serious? Is that really how you respond to your crying child?"
I was done. I was so disgusted by this woman. I grabbed my kids and left. I didn't buy anything. I'll never go back to Walmart. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Granola Breakfast Bars

I posted on Facebook a couple of times about how I've been making breakfast bars and how they are a big hit in my house. My girls just love them! I was asked to share the recipe. It's a super easy recipe that my three year old found in my Good Housekeeping Brownies! Cookbook.
We've been eating these for breakfast and even snacks for the past week. I've been playing around with the fruits used. I just pulled a batch out of the oven that I made with dried apricots. So far my favorite is cranberries. I really love these not only because I love knowing what's in them but also because one bar is just 4 Weight Watchers Points Plus! Its a Win-Win for me! :)

Granola Breakfast Bars

2 cups old-fashioned oats, uncooked
1 cup all-purpose flour (I prefer to use organic flour)
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup dark seedless raisins*
1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
3/4 teaspoon salt (I generally use kosher salt in all my baking)
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup honey
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract (buy the real stuff not the imitation. You won't be sorry)

*I actually haven't made these with raisins. I've used craisins, blueberry craisins, and dried apricots. My next batch will be with dried apple pieces. Husband hates raisins so I don't generally buy them

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 13" by 9" baking pan (cookie sheet). Line pan with foil, extending foil over the rim; grease the foil.
2. In a large bowl, with a wooden spoon, mix oats, flour, brown sugar, raisins (or other dried fruit), wheat germ, salt, and cinnamon until combined. Add oil, honey, egg, and vanilla and stir until completely blended. With a wet hand, pat oat mixture into prepared pan.
3. Bake until pale golden brown around the edges, 30-35 minutes. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
4. When cool, lift foil, with pastry, from pan; peel foil away from sides. Cut lengthwise into 4 strips, then cut rack strip crosswise into 6 pieces.

If you want to make these a little bigger and cut into 15 pieces instead of 24 then each piece will be 7 Weight Watchers Points Plus.

So that's it! They're really easy and really delicious and great for when you're on the go with the kids. I hope you enjoy.

Friday, January 11, 2013


We're 11 days into the New Year and I had no clue what kind of Resolution to make. I think I finally have it figured out.
My New Year's Resolution is to be more sociable with my friends.
I feel like I've become quite a hermit. It's effecting not only me but my kids as well.
What am I hiding from?
Have you seen me lately?
Because I've been hiding away everyday in my apartment.
Just to let you know, I look amazing!
I'm going to be 30 this year and I want to be done with hiding from everyone.
So if you haven't heard from me in a while, expect a call. We're going to get together. We're going to go do something. I don't care if we just go walk laps around the mall. We're going to spend some time together, if you're down for it.


Rebekah Scott