Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Think Wrong, Do Right: Word Counters


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Counting my words again. 

Today my fellow Word Counters and I are sharing our monthly group post. Each month one group member picks  a number between 12 and 50. All participating bloggers are then challenged to write something (or a few somethings, as the case may be) using that exact number of words. Today we all share what we came up with. 

 This month's number is 36. 
It was chosen by Mimi of Messymimi's Meanderings!

As I've been doing in these Word Counters posts, I've chosen a theme and am using my word count multiple times in keeping with the theme. This month I've chosen the theme Think Wrong, Do Right.

~ I've mentioned before those silly national holidays people celebrate. There are websites listing them, they're good for a laugh. Sometimes I use them for inspiration, like my National Rationalization Day post and Be Nasty Day poem.
~ I was checking out one of those websites a few days ago and, as I was looking down the daily list, yesterday's holiday caught my eye. Monday is National Everything You Think is Wrong Day. Everything?
~ Intrigued, I worked my way down to Tuesday (which is today), and saw that today is Everything You Do is Right Day. Balance, follow up a day full of wrong with a day full of right.
~ Here's what I was thinking (on Sunday, by the way, so it wasn't wrong), follow Everything You Think is Wrong Day with Everything You Do is Right Day and what do you have? A (devious) plan. 

~ Monday came and I (deliberately) thought about my closet. There's so much that needs to be sorted through in there, shirts, shorts, pants, dresses, purses, shoes . . . I haven't used in years. I should do that tomorrow.

~ On Monday I thought that tomorrow I'd tell Hubs I'd broken the lower kitchen cabinet door handle. Again. I've been waiting until he's downstairs to open it with a screwdriver because I'll get that look . . . again.

~ On Monday I even thought (you're catching on now so you know this was planned out) that it's already three months into the new year, I really should start that diet. On the list for tomorrow.

Chocolate Glazed Peanut Butter Blondies satisfy any sweet tooth. Dense peanut butter blondies are topped with a chocolate glaze and chopped peanuts. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com
Chocolate Glazed Peanut Butter Blondies
Chocolate Glazed Peanut Butter Blondies satisfy any sweet tooth. Dense peanut butter blondies are topped with a chocolate glaze and chopped peanuts. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com

~ Today I won't be cleaning out my closet. All of those clothes and items I haven't worn or used will stay where they are. Because, you know, it's not like they're doing any harm there anyway.
~ Turns out today won't be the day of my kitchen cabinet handle confession either. I've got a well hidden but perfectly good screwdriver to open that cabinet with, and I've gotten pretty good at using it.
~ And today I will not start any new diet. I won't count calories, will not avoid carbs, nor throw out all the chocolate in the pantry, No, I'll sit here eating and drinking whatever I want.

~ I'm glad I checked out that website, to learn that everything I'd (choose to) think yesterday would be wrong, and everything I today is right. And know what? It's shaping up to be a great day.

Here are links to the other Word Counters posts:

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                      Chocolate Glazed Peanut Butter Blondies    
Printable Recipe

1 cup regular or reduced fat creamy peanut butter
6 TBSP canola oil
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp almond extract
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup roasted (no salt) peanuts, shelled and chopped

*Grease an 8 X 11 baking pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
*In a large bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, oil, brown sugar, vanilla, and almond extract. Once smooth, whisk in the eggs.
*In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder, then mix into the bowl with the peanut butter mixture until fully incorporated.
*Spread evenly into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes until the edges are brown and the center is set. Remove from oven but leave the oven on.
*Sprinkle the top of the blondies with the chocolate chips. Return to the oven for 2 minutes.
*Remove from the oven and gently spread the melted chocolate chips over the top of the blondies. Sprinkle with the chopped peanuts. 
*Allow to cool before slicing.


  1. That sounds about right for me every dat. If I thought it right today, you can be sure it will be wrong tomorrow.
    I went to the eye doctor last week. My eyes were so dry, that they could not tell if my blurry vision was from dry eyes or the need of a new prescription. I was to get gel tear drops for my eyes and come back this week. The blurry got worse and I was almost afraid to drive myself to my appointment. I told the doctor my problem and she said “You did not try the regular tear drops like we discussed?”.
    My DIL had bought the regular drops and I told her not the right kind. I am now,hopefully, using the right drops. My vision has cleared. I do not even need new glasses.

    1. Sounds like something that would happen to me. I hope the correct drops work out for you.

  2. I love it! Suddenly life seems so...simple!

  3. Very clever. And this recipe is VERY right!

  4. I think you can find a justification for just about anything on the Internet :-)

    1. Agreed. Sometimes that's a good thing, and sometimes not so much.

  5. Oh, peanut butter and chocolate is always right. Always, always, always! Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

  6. Well done, or well thought, or not, as you see fit!


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