Be Aware of The Impact Negative Energy Has

I had THE PERFECT image for this post and I spent an hour searching for it. Since I can’t look at screens again, that is an hour too long!! And I didn’t find it!!

I remember exactly how it looked like so I will recreate it; it showed bunch of people drawn cartoon-ish, they were black and above them there was a black speech bubble. In the middle of the crown there was a white person with small white speech/thought cloud, but the black big cloud was dripping black ink into the small white bubble.

You get it right?

No matter how positive you are, if you’re surrounded with negative energy and negative people, they will affect you in negative way.

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I read a bunch of stuff about this and they always sound the same, get rid of those people. But what if that is not the option? What if they are your family? What if you are somehow stuck with this people in current situation?

I can only speak from my experience. When you are feeling a bit low, or exhausted, or it isn’t your day, no matter how hard you try to separate yourself from negative energy, it’s gonna affect you because you are weaker than normal. Likewise attract likewise. Negative feeds off negative. What can you do?

I don’t know what all those articles about this topic suggest, but what helps me is to find million things that make me normally happy. No, billion. If negativity has billion things to keep you occupied, bring out billion and one thing that is just plain awesome. It can be anything, from people you love, memories you cherish, things you look forward to, nature, books, movies, animals, pets, good TV shows, funny videos, great people around you and far away….. Everything. Bring your weapons out. ๐Ÿ˜‰ If you’re stuck try new methods. If you don’t like meditating, don’t! Yell, shout, let it all out. (hehe) Go for a run. Or don’t. Play a video game. Zone out. Listen to music that feeds your soul. And most importantly, DON’T listen to negative energy. Shut it out. Literary. Close the door behind it, don’t let it into your space. Imagine as if you have a glass bubble like the one from beginning and your is white, transparent. Nothing gets in. You can observe other people get frustrated, mad, negative, but nothing gets in your bubble.

I desperately wanted to participate in this year’s NaBloPoMo but again, life happened. And I am not feeling well. So, I will participate now in this hour I stole from who knows where and answer to today’s Prompt.

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Thursday, November 27

Where do you see your blog in one year? Five years?

I have no freaking idea. I got worried few days ago about my life in perspective of five years forward, because I am afraid that I won’t be able to do what I have planned. But then I remembered how it was five years ago and I realised that I don’t need to think about that. All is good. All will be good. I have granted myself freedom, I have allowed myself love. And that keeps me breathe deeply and happy. And it is really never too late to do anything I want to, it just gets delayed. ๐Ÿ™‚ It is at times, very hard to get pass some things and to endure other. Then I imagine that I am bathing in a sea of love. Just love, everywhere around me. My love, other’s love for me, love in general.

I will keep sharing. I have this “privilege” to talk about something while it is happening. It’s not, yeah I’ve been there so I did this. No, I am walking my own talk. And I hope I will keep inspiring other people, that is my wish.

Off I go. โค

Upside Down Peach Pie ใƒƒ

I made this pie when the season of peaches was closing to an end. So, probably late August or early September.

I promise it tastes much better than it looks :D
I promise it tastes much better than it looks ๐Ÿ˜€

And I had planned out to make a post about it for Fiesta Friday but then life happened. (btw, it’s already FF number 43?! Crazy! O_o )

It is about timeย โŒš to bring this one to the party @Angie’s, although almost three months later. Better later than not at all. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks Angie for waking up my love for cooking – for real, and thanks this week co-hosts. ๐Ÿ™‚

I wanted to make some kind of cake or pie with fresh peaches (since they are gone in the winter) and I found this recipe for upside down pie. Since I love everything unusual, I decided to make it. I no longer recall how exactly the recipe went, so this is going to be short and not organised. I hope you’re ok with it. ๐Ÿ˜€

So, first I made dough. It’s like every dough recipe for pies, but I found the original recipe; PEACH PIE. It’s in Croatian so now you will know how I feel here. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜›

Dough; 200 grams of smooth flour, 1 egg, 100 grams of butter, 160 grams of powder sugar, half of baking powder, half of vanilla sugar.

I placed the dough in the fridge and peeled and sliced peaches. I caramelized the sugar by melting it on small flame and stirring all the time. Note; DO NOT put the butter in it. It will go all weird and solid in a matter of seconds! Speaking of seconds, two is exactly how long you have from pouring caramelized sugar (melted) into the mold (baking tray) and getting everything even before it becomes solid like a hard candy. Oh yeah, place baking paper on the bottom first and go over with a piece of butter. I don’t remember why anymore, but butter seemed to be important. Then comes the caramelized sugar.

By then, I thought that this pie will be impossible to eat, but I am no quitter! I placed fresh cut up peaches on the now caramel bottom and I wish I took some photos of that, it looked awesome.

Dough goes on top. And here, I can just laugh. My dough was so weird and I couldn’t get it to stretch, really, I tried anything. (It supposed to be cold for easy handling but it wasn’t enough) I wasted about half a kilo of flour trying to maneuver with it without it sticking to everything… It was useless. Finally, I gave up of perfection and just tried to stretch it as wide as I could with my hands and just flip it and throw it on the top of poor peaches. Then I stretched it out some more to make it fit the shape of the mold. Just to get it over with, I made some tiny wholes with a fork all over the dough because that’s how we do it in Croatia. Oh yeah, and apparently that is the way to make your pie more yummy and amazing.ย At this point, I was convinced I had a case of laughable pie…

But! 35 minutes later on 190 Celsius in the oven was I surprised, boy oh boy… Not only did it smell fantastic, it tasted delicious. Delicious I say!

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Take out the pie when the dough has nice colour and wait for it to cool down before turning it over. I suggest anyone to try this kind of pie. I guess caramel wasn’t hard because of the fruit juice. It is doable with any kind of fruit you would do pie from; apples, pears… Anything really. And if you’re up for peaches, they can be from compote. I hope I encouraged you to try it! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Happy Fiesta everyone!

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p.s. I have not forgot Andrea from Cooking with a Wallflower for guessing correctly how many times I wrote “coconut” in my Coconut Experiment. ๐Ÿ˜€ Well done! ๐Ÿ˜‰

A golden kid (key?)

This Daily Prompt is so weird because I had a vision of a golden key. Not the kind of vision when you see something and you realise you have superpowers, but the kind of ย vision when you do a meditation and are asked to imagine this and that and later asked how did the stuff look like. For fun and games, and for analyzing your answers. That kind of vision.

I saw a gold key. Big, old, decorated. Like from a time long ago. I said, “It looks like it opens a big door.”

So, important key. Funny thing was that in this meditation/game, key represented future children or child. ๐Ÿ˜€ My kiddo, if I decide to have one, will be golden.

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Speaking of kids, my friends have them. Ok, they have one, but still. Two different couples. I was writing about baby Laura the day she was born and the day I opened my Facebook page which is still under construction and soon to be like I like it. Get prepared to be reminded about it, I post videos and photos there, not just posts.

Laura is super cute big cheeks ball of awwwww. She is 2 and a half months old and already showing a personality. I made DIY stuff for her and tutorial will be here. Pinky promise.

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Aaanyway, about kids. I know that every mother gets judged (why is that btw?) but I wonder what is the “most right” way to raise a kid? I am all up for discipline but I think yelling at a kid when he/she hasn’t done anything wrong and threatening the kid with things they don’t like if they don’t do something is just plain mean. Honestly, it makes me physically sick in my stomach. Also, saying stuff like “I don’t like you” when a kid asks if the parent can stay with them until they fall asleep. I had to control myself not to speak up. What do you think? Am I too idealistic and people just don’t have enough energy or they have bad days and frustrating days and they just can’t deal with the kid? What do you think about this “methods”? I think I will get into a fight with her and him next time I see them practicing this nonsense on a three year old. ๐Ÿ˜ก

p.s. If you have no “eclectic” relatives, does that means you’re it? XD

p.p.s. WP is messing with this post and me, grrrrr. I hope it is now showing.

Mon……ups, Tuesday blues

It is almost 3 am and I am sitting here, not in a particularly comfortable position writing in the dark.

What is going on?

I don’t know.

Has internet and blogosphere trapped me again?

Probably.

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Have been true for many many nights….

All I know is that I feel monday-ish all day and it’s still that day to me because I did not go to sleep yet (my logic), and I am looking at all sorts of challenges, writing, photo, prompts… A lot of stuff just awaits my attention and I can see myself write and write and write days away. ๐Ÿ™‚ And that’s doesn’t even include all the things I have begun but aren’t posted yet… I honestly don’t know how it is like to be without inspiration on my blog, I literary have to hold myself up from not writing 10 posts in a day, and I hope I won’t taste the bitter taste of blank mind here.

So, what do I do when it’s too late for anything except bookmarking?

I share anti – blues video for Monday/Tuesday… Any day you need it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sleeping bee

Have you ever seen a working bee sleeping? Well you have now! ๐Ÿ™‚

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I went outside on the balcony one day this summer at my bf place. First I didn’t notice anything, but something caught my eye. I thought it was some kind of insect, because I have never seen a bee so still. My bf neighbor has beehives and he collects honey, so it’s not strange to see them there. It was raining and she hid under the column. She was sleeping (Don’t worry I asked her is she just resting, she did not answer – so she was in fact sleeping, and someone who saw me taking close-ups of a bee probably thinks I’m crazy. So, lets move on… ๐Ÿ™‚ )

This photo has a deeper meaning than just what you see. Later, I found out that it was raining during both of the periods bees collect honey (You remember how I was complaining about the constant rain? Well, it turns out I was complaining for the nature! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) So, the bees couldn’t collect honey from the flowers, and there wasn’t enough flowers to begin with with no sunlight most of the time. The result is that this year we have drastically little amounts of honey in the market – which means that the honey is very expensive and we have to import, and people who are in the business with beehives and selling honey had to make major cuts to achieve the possibility to sell honey AND to leave enough for the bees to survive the winter. Turns out, my complaining about the rain – I was complaining for the economy AND for the people also!!

So… Next time I complain here a lot about something… I advise EVERYONE to listen. :mrgreen:

p.s Did anyone notice the WP changes? I am a bit lost….

p.p.s. Have you noticed the change in my photos? wink wink ๐Ÿ™‚

Actually, life is long

Today, DP says to fill in the “Life is too short to…..”

I immediately filled in in my mind …to succeed in things that aren’t really important.

Do you get what I’m trying to say?

To succeed in things that don’t make us happy, that aren’t right for us, that others expect from us… To succeed just to feel successful. Just to get that dose of pride that lasts one minute, no matter how long the journey was. And then the mind is of to the next one. It’s not enough. When it’s just succeeding that matters, nothing is ever enough. The greatest success is to be honest to yourself and love yourself enough to let you…be you. Such simple and natural thing to do, yet most of us need to learn it.ย We are not less important, we are not less worthy. You know why? Because we determine the importance and worth.ย Our-greatest-fear-should-not-be-of-failure-but-of-succeeding-at-things-in-life-that-dont-really-matter-Francis-Chan

I can go on and on with examples for this, but I am sure you have one in your own life to connect with. We all do.

Stuff we do to make other people jealous and impressed by us, that shit don’t matter. Drama other people do, that shit don’t matter. Standard we obey but don’t feel as ours, that shit don’t matter.

People say things like, life is to short to be angry, to hold resentment, to waste time… Fuck that! Feelings are not for bargain… If you feel angry, you probably have the reason to feel angry. If you feel resentment, someone probably did you very wrong… Are those feelings bad for you? Of course! But only you have the power to realize that and to let your mind, body and soul determine how long they need to process it and then let it go. Don’t feed it, just let it go. We are not robots.

And I love wasting time. Time well wasted is not wasted to me. Everything is so fast now. When you slow down, you notice how fast everyone else is going. They don’t notice the beautiful thing life is. they don’t see the 2yo twins in matching pink coats. They don’t see amazing sunset. They don’t notice. Are they late for something? They are late for the schedule in their mind.

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Life is long. There is time. If there isn’t, the time well spent is better than time chased. โค

Early morning she wakes up…

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This is my cat Kiki and today, by the special superpower from Daily Post (as if!) I get to tell her something she will understand.

โ€œStop being so scared. Itโ€™s four of us in the house. Every day. That object you have seen 10 timesโ€ฆitโ€™s still the same object. We are not plotting to kill you in your sleep.โ€ ๐Ÿ˜€

“Oh yeah, waking me up in 5 am… not cool Kiki, not cool.”

She looks like she is really trying to understand me in this photo haha, you think she gets it? ๐Ÿ˜‰

p.s. Again the song inspiration for the title. :mrgreen:

Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone…

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Daily Prompt:ย Youโ€™re asked to recite a poem (or song lyrics) from memory โ€” whatโ€™s the first one that comes to mind? Does it have a special meaning, or is there another reason it has stayed, intact, in your mind?

As everyone who has been to my blog to stay (hi guys/girls โค ) knows… I have song in my head almost all the time. Sometimes it is for no reason, but sometimes like today, it has some meaning.

It was sunny outside and I had to go out for a bit. As soon as I came back home, the sun hid behind the clouds and it’s not coming back. So, I’m the “she” and I “have been away” from outside a lot in the past month. Again, my beloved readers will know why. ๐Ÿ™‚ There is so much meaning in this song I am singing for the last hour.

Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
It’s not warm when she’s away.
Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
And she’s always gone too long
Anytime she goes away…

Why is bamboo so peaceful?

I have two bamboo plants and I got them as a present. They are still alive and well. ๐Ÿ™‚ Well, they are called lucky bamboo, we wouldn’t want luck to die, wouldn’t we? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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So, when I saw this self adhesive photo in a store I HAD to buy it. First of all, it looks beautiful. And second, as if I need it, is that I am in love in all paintings that divide, proof here: MAGICAL COMBINATION

And here: THE GALLERY OF BEAUTY

It is against light green colored wall and it is the first thing I see when I woke up since I placed it above my bed. I love it, what do you think?

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Oh, yeah, I kinda updated my photo. ๐Ÿ˜‰