Hey, everybody! Yesterday on ushobwri
(You Should Be Writing), the most wonderful brumeier
posted about More Joy Day
, started by sdwolfpup
. The idea is simple: there's enough awful shit in the world, so why not mitigate it by spending a day being nice?
Obviously most of us try to be nice all the time, but I love the idea of a special day specifically for it. SdWolfPup has a lovely post about her motivations for it here
.Brumeier wrote me a story!
So my day is already joyful. <3 I'm lucky to have her as a friend.
(And if y'all would like to participate, you can post about what you've done here
Unfortunately I don't have much reason to go out of the house today, but the box o' pencils I ordered arrived in time for my kid to donate them to his classroom today, which is awesome. And I plan to bake cookies for some of my neighbors and maybe my kid's Taekwondo instructors, if I have enough. :)
And for you guys, here's a video of a cat being awesome:
And information I got recently on a UK and NZ-based website which presents itself as a safe place to help yourself deal with emotional issues, with the guidance of trained professionals available 24/7. Please note that I haven't joined it, but I looked at a lot of the site and it seems to be both free and legit. :) Big White Wall
And finally, my favorite, super-simple recipe for a really delicious single-serving microwave cake:
2 Tbs of any kind of nut butter (we've tried it with almond and peanut; both are great though almond rises better).
1 or 2 Tbs of honey, depending on how sweet you like it (maple syrup, corn syrup or cane sugar, would work just as well, or regular sugar, though you might want to add more liquid).
2 Tbs of cocoa powder.
1 Tsp vanilla or essence of choice (I also like almond).
1/2 tsp baking powder
About 1 Tbs chocolate chips, if desired (or available where you live).
(Omit the egg and baking powder for a delicious, pudding-like version)
Directions: Mix everything into a microwave-safe mug or bowl, adding baking powder last, if using. Microwave for one minute. Eat out of the container with a spoon. :D
Have a wonderful day, guys!