December 31, 2012

Pumpkin oatmeal.

I love oatmeal. I love pumpkin as well. So why not combine the two? I was kind of weary to try making pumpkin oatmeal again, because the first time I made it, it didn't turn out well at all. Now that I've had good pumpkin oatmeal, I think my problem the first time was my pumpkin had gone bad.

This was quite easy to make. I had about a half a can of pumpkin puree left over from when I made pumpkin cookies, and that's why I decided to make this. I first made one serving of oatmeal, and microwaved it until the majority of liquid was gone. I then added the pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice. I then microwaved it some more until it reached the desired temperature. Then I added in brown sugar for some sweetness.

Voila! Pumpkin oatmeal. So good. Perfect for cold weather!

Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013!

2012 has been a really hard for me. While I've had my ups and downs, it sometimes feels like the low points this year have been the majority.

I have a lot of faith and hope that 2013 will be a good year. I need for 2013 to be a good year, and I will do as much as I can to make that happen. For those of you who don't know, I'm graduating college (EEK!) in June. Right now I have no idea what comes next after graduation, and honestly that is such a scary thought. Everything depends on if or where I get into grad school. I'm hoping to be back in the Everett/Seattle area once more, or in the Portland area. I have no idea where I'm going to be so I hope that you could pray for things to work out for the best. God has a plan for me whether I like it or not.

I've been thinking about the New Year and resolutions for the past week. The dictionary defines resolutions as "a resolve or determination: to make a firm resolution to do something." I really like how the definition uses determination. I am determined to accomplish a whole lot of goals this year. So hear are my resolutions and goals for 2013:
- get my license.
- lose weight.
- be more organized.
- run the color run.
-don't stress too much over the unknown.
- write more.

I can do this. 2013, I am ready for you. It's going to be a good year.