#AugustBreak2016 Sweetness

Filed under: August Break — Meredith @ 5:15 pm August 5, 2016

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#AugustBreak2016 Handwriting

Filed under: August Break — Meredith @ 8:00 pm August 3, 2016

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#AugustBreak2016 Leaf

Filed under: August Break — Meredith @ 10:00 am August 2, 2016

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#AugustBreak2016 Morning Light

Filed under: August Break — Meredith @ 12:30 pm August 1, 2016

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#SeptemberBreak2015 Smile

Filed under: August Break — Meredith @ 6:00 pm September 30, 2015

I’m known for my smile. I smile a lot, even when I don’t feel like it. Sometimes smiling makes me feel better, so I’ll fake one until it feels real.

I am late to the party for  Susannah Conway’s August Break 2015, but I intend to follow the prompts through September. I’ll tag them #SeptemberBreak2015 — because I’m not quite ready to return to my self-directed schedules just yet. Additionally, I’ll be writing my responses as my camera lens has decided to malfunction after 4.5+ years of use. *Unless, of course, I find an old favorite to share.

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#SeptemberBreak2015 Listening

Filed under: August Break — Meredith @ 10:00 am September 29, 2015

I’m listening for cues. I’m listening to the quiet thoughts on the inside. I’m listening to the meaning in others’ words. I’m listening carefully to everything.

I am late to the party for  Susannah Conway’s August Break 2015, but I intend to follow the prompts through September. I’ll tag them #SeptemberBreak2015 — because I’m not quite ready to return to my self-directed schedules just yet. Additionally, I’ll be writing my responses as my camera lens has decided to malfunction after 4.5+ years of use. *Unless, of course, I find an old favorite to share.

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#SeptemberBreak2015 In My Bag

Filed under: August Break — Meredith @ 10:00 am September 28, 2015

Whenever I leave for work, I always have my bag. I carry more than just my wallet. I have a brush and comb to keep my hair detangled. I have my planner, notebook, and pencil case to write my lists and page and keep up with my schedule. I stash snacks because I know I’ll get hungry. I keep a supply of tylenol, aspirin, ibuprofen, and ginseng for those “just in case” situations. I have chapstick and lotion because growing old comes with changing skin. I pack my bag for convenience and emergencies, and that’s how I like it.

I am late to the party for  Susannah Conway’s August Break 2015, but I intend to follow the prompts through September. I’ll tag them #SeptemberBreak2015 — because I’m not quite ready to return to my self-directed schedules just yet. Additionally, I’ll be writing my responses as my camera lens has decided to malfunction after 4.5+ years of use. *Unless, of course, I find an old favorite to share.

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#SeptemberBreak2015 Favorite Recipe

Filed under: August Break — Meredith @ 10:00 am September 27, 2015

My chocolate chip cookie recipe is rather simple, being based off an old copy of a Better Homes and Gardens cookbook (likely circa the 1970s). Ready? Here we go:

2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup of room temperature butter
1/2 cup oil or shortening
1 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsps pure vanilla extract
1 12-oz bag of chocolate chips (preferably semi-sweet)

Whisk together dry ingredients and set aside. (Pro-tip: add 1 tsp baking powder for extra fluff, especially if using a gluten free flour mixture.) Cream together butter and brown sugar. Add oil and granulated sugar, and cream together. Beat in one egg at a time. Add the vanilla. Mix in the dry ingredients slowly until fully combine. Stir in the chocolate chips. Chill for 5-10 minutes in the fridge while preheating the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a cookie sheet (and line with parchment paper if you’re so inclined). Form cookie dough balls and place about an inch apart. Baking for 8-10 minutes until golden brown, gooey, and delicious. Let cool on the baking sheet for a minute before transferring to a wire rack. Let cool for a minute or two — or risk burnt fingers and taste buds. Eat straight or with a beverage of your choosing.

I am late to the party for  Susannah Conway’s August Break 2015, but I intend to follow the prompts through September. I’ll tag them #SeptemberBreak2015 — because I’m not quite ready to return to my self-directed schedules just yet. Additionally, I’ll be writing my responses as my camera lens has decided to malfunction after 4.5+ years of use. *Unless, of course, I find an old favorite to share.

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#SeptemberBreak2015 Door

Filed under: August Break — Meredith @ 10:00 am September 26, 2015

A door has opened over the last two months. Behind this door lies a new path for me to follow. I don’t know where it’s leading me to just yet, but I’ve found my voice once again. The light is shining through with hope and encouragement.

I am late to the party for  Susannah Conway’s August Break 2015, but I intend to follow the prompts through September. I’ll tag them #SeptemberBreak2015 — because I’m not quite ready to return to my self-directed schedules just yet. Additionally, I’ll be writing my responses as my camera lens has decided to malfunction after 4.5+ years of use. *Unless, of course, I find an old favorite to share.

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#SeptemberBreak2015 Green

Filed under: August Break — Meredith @ 10:00 am September 25, 2015

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I am late to the party for  Susannah Conway’s August Break 2015, but I intend to follow the prompts through September. I’ll tag them #SeptemberBreak2015 — because I’m not quite ready to return to my self-directed schedules just yet. Additionally, I’ll be writing my responses as my camera lens has decided to malfunction after 4.5+ years of use. *Unless, of course, I find an old favorite to share.

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