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(Rules for) Living Life on the Lime (515)


A. Appreciate the rain. Other people have so much more or less of it than they need. Just appreciate yours.

B. Remember to use I-statements when expressing your discomfort with someone else.

  1. Example: “I feel angry because you ate all the pie, dude!”
  2. Example: “I feel happy because I scored three goals on that group of children, which means I win.”
  3. Example: “When you poke me in the side, I feel tickled.”
  4. And so on.

C. Consider the consequences of your actions.

  1. Like if you eat too many blueberries and spinach, it might give you the runs.
  2. Or if you get into the shower with your glasses on, they might get wet.

D. Re-use zip-lock bags.

E. There can never be too many raspberries or blueberries, despite what I said earlier.

F. Trust yourself.



Emily’s 2nd Birthday Gift (AKA The Recipe)


Emily, this is actually your third birthday gift because I bought number 2 today, but you haven’t received it yet and I don’t know exactly how to count anyway.

Banana Blueberry Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

Preheat Oven: 350

Emily, do that first(!)


In Bowl #1 (the LARGER bowl):

1 cup Milk

any kind, including Lactose Free, works, although I’d stay away from Soy

1/4 cup Oil

your choice but probably Canola

2 eggs

Splash of Vanilla

1/4 cup Honey

1/4 cup Brown Sugar

1/4 cup White Sugar

1/4 cup Lemon juice

1 or 2 mashed up bananas

Scoop of yogurt or cottage cheese? Sometimes I do that


In Bowl #2 (the smaller bowl):

2 cups Flour

any amount of it can be whole wheat, yummy

2 tablespoons Poppyseeds

1 teaspoon Baking Soda

1 teaspoon Baking Powder

1 teaspoon Salt


Mix both bowls thoroughly. Then pour Bowl #2 (dry) into Bowl #1 (wet). Mix it up. No chunks.

Add blueberries like a fool. Usually I use about half a bag of the frozen variety. It just seems like the right amount. I also think the littler ones are better.

Grease yo pan.

Will probably make about 12 littles or 6 bigs, but it depends what you add exactly. Don’t be afraid to fill them up, these aren’t big risers.

Cook time: Between 15 and 22 minutes

Emily, set a timer.