Nothing brings out the grumpy in me like no Internet.
Do you know how many times I have to check it?
It is an endless cycle of email, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google +, YouTube, and Bloglovin’. Again and again and again … and I love it, otherwise I would’ve quit ages ago. However, it is most discouraging to be sitting in your house, on the weekend, with everything else done and a blogging list you can’t complete because your Internet decided to go ahead and have a funeral – just for you.
Don’t you dare RIP – I need you Internet.
Oh, and if you spend enough time in front of the computer, your shoulder muscles get ridiculously tight. This would be bad, except my little sister Abigail can be easily swayed into massaging them. It is a big sister perk.
Instant gratification. It is good when we are talking about things like mug cakes. In our world, we love things that say “to order!” “In less than 15 minutes!” “Save you time and energy!” All of those things are good, but they have bred an attitude of self centeredness.
(As a side note, I typed breeded instead of bred. Thank goodness for that red underline that makes y’all think I have good grammar.)
I have this mentality of getting what I want when I want it, whether it be Internet, or shoulder massage, or whatever. Sure, some people are naturally patient, but I think our culture tries to have a funeral for that. It creates this feeling of I deserve. I deserve to have my plan work. I deserve to have my Internet. I deserve to comment on other blogs and type up posts and waste time on Facebook. I deserve it! And because I didn’t get it, I can punish everyone around me.
I’m ridiculous. Sure, we all do it, but sometimes, I’ve just got to let it go *LETITGOOOO!* Sorry, couldn’t resist .. anyways, let it go, and enjoy whatever else I have in front of me. I get so caught up in what I think I need to get done (aka what I deserve to get done) that I spend a perfectly good weekend disgusted with what I couldn’t do. I’m doing a Bible study called “Stuck” by Jennie Allen and this week’s topic was Mad. Fitting, huh? Being mad is my choice and I can choose whether to bring bad attitude, hurt feelings, broken relationships into my life thanks to a mad response OR I can humble myself and put someone else before me. I felt myself many times acknowledge that I had a choice in this, but I still went ahead and decided to be upset and frustrated. The pain in humbling myself is really just my pride dying which in the end, is a whole lot better than relationships, yes?
No segue whatsoever into the recipe. Sorry. Mug cakes are good! Pears are good. Almonds are really good. And so is allergy friendly. So there you go, what else do you need?
- 2 Tablespoons coconut flour
- 1 Tablespoon almond flour
- ¼ cup almond milk
- 1 egg
- 2 Tablespoons sweetener (honey, sugar)
- 3 Tablespoons chopped pear
- 2 Tablespoons almond slices
- 1 Tablespoon oats
- ½ Tablespoon coconut oil
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- In a small bowl, beat egg, almond milk, and sweetener together.
- Stir in almond flour and coconut flour. Let sit for a couple minutes.
- Stir in chopped pear.
- Pour into a lightly greased mug or ramekin.
- Combine almond slices, oats, oil, and cinnamon and sprinkle over the top of the batter.
- Microwave for 1 -1/2 minutes.
- Let cool before eating.