Jane Rae

Do Good. Live Well.

Goddess of Universes

Life is long and life is hard and life is quick and I am strong.

Don’t End Your Enjoyment!

Life is too short to have a bad time.

Don’t end your enjoyment. Remember to take it all in, and enjoy the view!!


Just got off the phone with Tina. So glad she is my sister. I’m looking forward to my study session this afternoon, and to my two-hour reading block shortly. And finally, to being a published author of my first book by my 33rd year.


Tina is so supportive <3 <3 <3

Some Tame Gazelle

“The congregation shifted awkwardly in their seats. It was uncomfortable to be reminded that the Judgement Day might be tomorrow.” -p. 109


“Harriet looked at Belinda critically. ‘Yes, you look very nice,’ she said, ‘but I think I should use some more lipstick if I were you. Artificial light is apt to make one look paler.’

‘Oh, no, Harriet, I don’t think I can use any more,’ said Belinda. ‘I shouldn’t really feel natural if I did. Thou art not fair for all thy red and white,’ she quoted vaguely, leaving Harriet to wallow in her bath.” -p. 115


“…she knew he was not pleased at the prospect of the Bishop. Prospect of bishops, she thought, liking the phrase, but at that moment the curate espied the train coming round the bend in the station.” -p.162


“…I suppose women like to think of themselves as girls long after they are thirty.” -p.204


“Belinda paused in her kneading, remembering the many times she had worn the dress. Had she always looked yellow in it? It was a disturbing thought. ‘I suppose that old tweed coat is past wearing,’ she went on sadly, ‘but I’ve always liked it so much.’

‘It’s no use being sentimental about things,’ said Harriet. ‘You shouldn’t keep a clutter of clothes you never wear just because you once liked them.’

Belinda made no comment on this, for she was thinking Harriet’s words might be applied to more serious things than clothes. If only one could clear out one’s mind and heart as ruthlessly as one did one’s wardrobe….” -p.220

I was doing so well

And now I feel so squashed. So lost. So behind. In everything. Sigh.



Life goes on, either way though.




I may as well keep moving.

Amy Poehler is my Hero

Amy Poehler--The thing

Most Delicious, Very Savory, Extra Cheesy Biscuits

Yummy’s Choice® Tatziki and Sun Dried Lebaneh Biscuits
Much adapted from Smitten Kitchen

With a host of delicious Yummy’s Choice products at my fingertips, I find it difficult not to use them as ingredients to upgrade nearly every recipe I make! These stellar biscuits are no exception. Please enjoy, and your constructive criticism is always welcome. Thank you for trying Yummy’s Choice food, and for trying my recipe!

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons cold salted butter, cut into bits
1/4 pound Yummy’s Choice Cheese Nuggets™ (approx. 1 and 1/2 cups)
3 Yummy’s Choice Sun Dried Tomato Lebaneh (Mediterranean Cheese Balls), and accompanying oil
Drained and pureed tomatoes and green chilies, to taste (I used about 2 tablespoons)
1/2 cup Yummy’s Choice Tatziki Sauce (Cucumber Yogurt)
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Preheat oven to 425°F. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Either cut the butter pieces into the flour mixture with a pastry blender or rub them in with your fingertips until well-combined. Combine with the Lebaneh, rubbing into the flour mixture with your fingertips once more. Then combine tomato puree, lemon juice and tatziki before adding in a slow stream to the flour mixture, combining gently with fingers until a sticky dough is formed. Pat dough out to a 1/2-inch thickness on a very well-floured counter and use a 3 1/2-inch biscuit cutter to cut six rounds. Bake on an ungreased (or parchment-lined) baking sheet for 15 to 17 minutes, until golden-brown on top. They will end up a beautiful salmony-orange color, thanks to the tomato puree.

Do ahead: If you’d like to serve them over a couple days, Deb at Smitten Kitchen recommends freezing already formed but unbaked biscuits until you are ready to bake them — you can bake them directly from the freezer, adding just a minute or two to the baking time.

Jane’s Joke Thyme!

New joke I’m learning:

An infinite number of mathematicians walk into a bar. The first says, “I’ll have a beer.” The second says, “I’ll have half a beer.” The third says, “I’ll have a quarter of a beer.”

And so on.

The bartender pours two beers and says, “You guys need to know your limits.”1


Ba-doum tssss!

;] jokethyme!


1Found by me on this reddit thread. Thx bafael.



What am I even doing?

Who am I kidding?

Myself, I hope, with all of this Negative Self Talk.

Be nice to my friend Jane;

I love her and I kinda like her.

She can be really fun.

Bounce Remixes, Visited

Bounce artists will remix anything and instantly make it so much better.

Tracy Clayton

Listening to these for the rest of the day now. Thank you, Tracy1!




1Shout out to my favorite podcast: Another Round with Heben & Tracy. Woot!!
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