Mary Engelbreit©



Today avoid crisis by refraining from, overdoing, overorganizing and overscheduling. Instead, pace yourself for your own serenity and for the sake of friends, family and colleagues.

Today just simply accept your shortcomings with your triumphs and when you do fail, forgive yourself, release your negative self-doubts and allow yourself to be human

~ Above unknown






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Pineapple Orange Pound Cake

1 pk Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Pineapple Supreme Cake Mix
1 pk Vanilla Instant Pudding and pie filling mix (4-serving)
4 Eggs
1 c Orange Juice
1/3 c Oil
1 TB Orange Peel; grated

1/3 c Sugar
1/4 c Orange Juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 10-inch Bundt pan. 2. For cake, combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, 1 cup orange juice, oil and orange peel in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed with electric mixer for 2 minutes. Pour into pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 25 minutes in pan. Invert onto serving plate. 3. For glaze, combine sugar and 1/4 cup orange juice in small saucepan. Simmer 3 minutes. Brush warm glaze on cake.
Source: Duncan Hines Treasury of Baking-1992




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Cardinal Richelieu was named chief minister of France by king Louis XIII.


Issac Singer patented the sewing machine.


British surgeon Joseph Lister became the first doctor to use an antiseptic during surgery.


A peace protocol ending the Spanish-American War was signed.


Hawaii was formally annexed to the United States.


The last American combat troops left Vietnam.


In the world's worst single-aircraft disaster, a Japan Air Lines 747 crashed into Mount Osutaka, killing 520 of the 524 aboard.


Swiss banks agreed to pay $1.25 billion to settle lawsuits brought by Holocaust survivors and their heirs. The banks had kept millions of dollars deposited by Holocaust victims before and during World War II.


The Russian military submarine, Kursk, and its crew were lost in the Barents Sea.


N.J. governor James McGreevey announced his resignation

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