First off, I am beyond moved by all of your comments on yesterday’s post about my mom. I was really only feeling awful for my friend’s loss and felt compelled to share my experience. I cried reading the comments. I wanted to send all of you guys an individual email, but realize I don’t have 28 hours to my day.
But moving on….(yes, we all need to eventually)….
I know, the wise and mentally healthy thing to do would be to think about all the stuff I’m good at. Well, I’m leave that to Ameena’s post. My post is all about stuff I absolutely suck at!
I think its important to understand your weaknesses and accept them. This does not mean that you should not try to improve upon the things you are not good at. It’s just that if you focus your day on improving your deficiencies, you take away from time to shine. In some ways you become pretty good at many things, but not great at any one. Does that make sense? no? Oh well….Heres the list:
1) Whispering: or in any way talking or laughing quietly. I’m loud. Obnoxiously so.
2) Math: simply can’t….unless is calories of miles…..but sadly, that from a very disordered past. Any other sort of math function simply doesn’t register. Don’t ask me to do your taxes
3) Making Money: I guess the good news is I’m good at budgeting, so I’m not homeless.
4) Penmanship. My handwriting hasn’t improved since second grade. (Susan, I’m dying to type out my letters to you because I don’t want reading my letters to be like trying to translate hieroglyphics).
5) Being subtle shocking, I know
6) All things technology: This is why I’m kind of in love with the iphone. Its so simple, even I get it.
7) Being a Comedien. It’s not being in front of people, I’m normally okay with that… and it’s not that I’m not funny. I mean, I think I have humorous ideas…the big issue for me it that I have TERRIBLE timing. Wanna see? Okay.. Knock Knock…. Who’s there you say? It’s GRAVITY BITCH! Get it? The door opened onto a cliff. See? My timing was all off and I killed the joke.
8 ) Being a “healthy” blogger: Let’s see, I dont drink spinach, I don’t run marathons, I’m not vegan, I don’t have a thousand and two comments about my oatmeal, I drink diet coke, and don’t own a dslr camera.
Did I miss anything?
There. I feel better now that I’ve sufficiently knocked myself down a peg or two. Besides, you guys are the awesome ones. Stopping by here to read me. You rock.
So what do you suck at?
But guess what I AM good at? Gaining pounds, as in, pound cake!
- 1 stick Butter, Softened
- 1 cup Sugar (or sweetener of choice)
- 2 Eggs
- 1 and 1/2 cups Flour (or for a gluten free version, coconut flour works well!)
- 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/3 cup milk of choice
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 container (6 oz) plain, nonfat Greek Yogurt (or your favorite flavored one)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350F.
Using a mixer to cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in eggs and vanilla extract.
In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. In a third bowl, combine the milk and yogurt.
Add half of the dry ingredients to the butter and sugar mixture and mix gently — just enough to combine without over-mixing. Add the wet ingredients and stir gently. Mix in the remaining dry ingredients, yes, your batter should be thick!
Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan and bake for 50-55 minutes, or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean and let it cool completely before slicing.