Thursday, June 30, 2011

Coming in May

Among the northern tribes there is a legend passed down from generation to generation about shape-shifting Minders—guardians of the innocents—and how they came to be.

It is said that nowadays only a handful of Minders exist, hunted to near extinction by a fearsome beast. Of the remaining Minders, only one wears a garnet-studded collar, the symbol of protection and royalty.

Even when my aunt told me the story, and handed me an ancient garnet-studded band, I had no idea the tale applied to me.

After all, it’s only a legend…

MINDER will be released with Muse It Up in May 2012

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wednesday with Winnie

'People who don't Think probably don't have Brains; rather they have gray fluff that has blown into their heads by mistake.' ~*~ Winnie The Pooh

Monday, June 27, 2011

Manic Monday

Getting fired is nature's way of telling you that you had the wrong job in the first place. ~*~ Hal Lancaster

Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Writer's Cats

It's Sunday. I'm at Night Writers blogging about Hemingway Cats. If you have an opportunity, please stop in and say 'hey'. Enjoy your Sunday.Link

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Chocolate Rice Krispie Bars

Need a quick chocolate fix?
Follow the standard recipe found on your box of Rice Krispies
Then add a brimming tablespoon of crunchy peanut butter and
a bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
spoon into your pan and pat down. Yum.

I love quick and easy cereal desserts. What's your favorite?


Did you see where a homeless man was left a healthy inheritance. How cool is that?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wednesday with Winnie
"A little Consideration, A Little thought for Others, makes all the difference."
Winnie the Pooh quote

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

It's The Little Things

A few days ago, the books I'd ordered from Jupiter Gardens arrived. Okay, my books, I'd ordered--blush, blush--arrived.
I'm going to digress for a minute. For those of you who are on the reading end, some publishers give you x amount of copies of your books and some sell them to you at a discounted price.
Now where was I? Oh yes, I'd just received my books. Imagine my surprise when I opened them and found this lovely postcard included inside.
I appreciated it on many levels. A) I think its beautifully done. B) I appreciate the publisher taking the extra step in the advertising realm to have it made up and C) I'm featured with my friend, Heidi Telpner.
It's the little things.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Manic Monday

Shin: A device for finding furniture in the dark.~Author Unknown.

Do you ever grab your camera and just start snapping? Here's a couple shots of the critters and one from the garden. Faux just got her summer 'do'. Both cats are around ten years old.

Sunday, June 19, 2011


It's Sunday and I'm blogging today at Night Writer's about Savannahs, one of the largest cats in the domesticated cat world.

Happy Father's Day to the Dad's out there. Enjoy your day.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

You're a vegetarian. Why don't you like okra?

I always have to grin when someone asks me, "You're a vegetarian, why don't you like okra?"
Or, "You're a vegetarian why don't you like mushrooms?"
Or, "You're a vegetarian why don't you like beets?"
Or, "You're a vegetarian why don't you like celery?"
"You're a vegetarian, why don't you like....?"
And my response is, you're a carnivore, err excuse me, a meat eater, why don't you like liver?
Okay, some meat eaters out there do like liver but you get my drift. No matter whether its veggies or meat, there are just some foods its hard to cozy up to.
There were lots of veggies I wasn't that enamored of that I now enjoy:
Squash and olives.
Okay maybe that doesn't constitute lots but my horizons have expanded. I also enjoy tofu. And pepper jack, feta, and white cheddar cheese.
So what foods have you discovered that you wouldn't have touched when you were younger?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wednesday with Winnie

"Rabbit's clever," said Pooh thoughtfully.
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit's clever."
"And he has Brain."
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit has Brain."
"I suppose," said Pooh, "that that's why he never understands anything."
Pooh and Piglet quote

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Confessions of a Drawer Clutterer

Are you a drawer clutterer? Okay, this word probably isn't recognized by Webster, but I choose to use it anyway;)
Anyway, back to my question, are you a Drawer Clutterer? I'm horrible and if possible the hh is worse
Here's a Drawer Clutterer's dilemma: You can't find a place for...something...and unsure whether to keep it because you never know when you'll need it--though you probably won't--so..... you stick it in the first available drawer.
I look for my drawers to go on strike any day now. Since we've put our house on the market, I've been going through drawers, trying to relieve clutter and streamline. OMG. Its quite scary. And trying to get rid of anything gives me a headache. Many items elude my decision making process. Do I keep it? Do I put it in Goodwill? Do I trash it? Okay I don't use it, but it has sentimental value. But does it have enough sentimental value that I want to box it and later unpack it? And on it goes. I'm caught in the throes of my inability to make a decision.
What about you? Are you a drawer clutterer or do you deal quickly and ruthlessly with clutter?

Monday, June 13, 2011

Manic Monday

"Tell a man there are 300 billion stars in the universe and he'll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint on it and he'll have to touch it to be sure." ~ Murphy's Law

Note: The quote doesn't say woman:)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Night Writers

Its Sunday and my blog day at Night Writers where I'm blogging on heat stress in animals. If you have an opportunity please stop by and say 'hey'.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Manic Monday

It always been and always will be the same in the world: The horse does the work and the coachman is tipped. ~Author Unknown

Ever felt like the horse?

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Night Writers

I'm doing my Sunday blog at Night Writers on Australian Mist.
Enjoy your day.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Kick Boxing

Any kick boxers out there? Have you ever tried it? Its a great work out and a lot of fun. Other than pushed back toenails, jammed fingers and bruises, I'm really enjoying it. grin.
I started about eight months ago, when one of the instructors at work kindly volunteered her time twice a week to teach the class. I got into it thinking it was the aerobics variety. Heh heh. Not quite. But once I got involved I really enjoyed it.
Now that the semester is over, our instructor is done teaching for the summer. So she and the rest of us signed up with her instructor at his studio. We had our first class yesterday. Yikes! I figure as far as exercising, that hour should take care of me for the rest of the week. I also can't play the age card anymore either. The instructor looks to be my age and has a body like a rock.
Absolutely the worst part of Muay Thai for me is jumping rope. Sounds silly right? When we were kids we did it for hours. Now its not so easy to get this 'mature' body in motion.
The reason for jumping rope is agility, so that if someone attacks you, you can move quickly and respond as necessary. I must admit I need work in that area:) Our instructor said five minutes of jumping rope is the equivalent of a one mile run. I believe it.
I also ended up on a bag that didn't have padding. Ouch. Next week I'll check them out a little closer.
But all in all it was great. If you're looking for a good workout combined with self-defense training, I recommend it.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wednesday with Winnie

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.~Winnie the Pooh.