Play Date Saturdays

Today’s play date was a scavenger hunt and I lost. I was on a mission to find something I misplaced in my house, but alas I did not find it. The last time I recall having said item was three houses ago. Yes, three houses. Which means I’ve moved three times since I saw it. Though I have imagined having it in my current home, but today’s search proved my memory wrong. I have resigned myself to accepting the fact that I may never find it. It could be in a box in my parents garage or it could have gotten left behind by mistake during move two.

Sigh. I will rejoice if I should find this item and I vow to continue my scavenger hunt again another day.


Random Thoughts Friday

Wondering whether Mirror, Mirror would be worth seeing. It looks funny, but some critics are saying it is too sweet. I’d hate to think they used the best parts for the previews. Maybe I’ll save my money for when it comes out for rental. That seems to be my best option on most movies anymore. I can stay home and write.

Pollen Season is so upon us. I have a nagging cough from a tickle I can’t get rid of, my eyes are all watery today making my vision less than 100%. I thought during lunch I was going to come back to my desk and be productive but not so sure now. Can’t really take anything for this because I don’t have a lot of symptoms to warrant medication. The good thing is I can breath so sinus surgery at least worked. I just need a nap. Too bad I’m at work.

Pssst! I don’t want to jinks myself, but this is my 38th day blogging in a row. Pretty exciting!!

What are you Reading Thursdays

Today I’m not reading. I’m editing and rewriting and updating a manuscript that I wrote several years ago. It’s a contemporary and that’s means the technology that I referred to in this story has to be made current because technology is ever evolving and changing by the second. And since I’m editing I will keep this post short and sweet so I can get back to it.


Rumor Has It Wednesdays

The celebration continues over the release of LULLABY IN LONE CREEK, Book 2 in the Lone Creek Ranch Series. Join Inspirational Author, Mary Manners today on Andrea Kohn Boeshaar’s blog Everything Writerly for a glimpse of rodeo star Dalton Merrill!

Mermaids are supposedly delaying work on reservoirs in Zimbabwe. It is reported that mermaids have been hounding workers away by causing their equipment to break down under strange circumstances and the men refuse to go back. So officials have decided the only way to resolve the issue is for traditional healers to brew beer. It is said that this works to appease the mermaids.  Now the questions is who drinks the beer? Do the workers or the mermaids?

Recipe Tuesdays

This is a favorite for any holiday dinner so with Easter soon approaching I thought I’d share now. My aunt passed this recipe on to my mom many years ago. It’s simple and easy to make. My son even enjoys it.

Broccoli Casserole


  •  10 oz. pkg. of frozen broccoli or fresh (steam until tender)
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup (do not use low sodium or casserole will not thicken when baked)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups crushed cheese-it crackers
  • 1/2-3/4 cup more grated cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350°. Combine soup, eggs, mayo, and cheese. Mix well. Fold in broccoli. Pour into buttered casserole dish. Bake until set about 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven, sprinkle with cheese-it crackers and more grated cheddar cheese. Let melt and brown about 10 minutes.

Sunday Sundaes

Playing Charlie’s Angels

Besides playing Barbies on Sunday afternoons my friend Christi and I would sometimes play Charlie’s Angels. You may think how could two play this when there were three Angels? Easy. Christi had an aunt that was only a year older than us. So when she was with us that is what we’d play. I don’t really recall any particulars about how we played them or what we did. However I do recall after our mutual friend Pat came into the picture and it was often the three of us on any given weekend that we played this as well.

Those were the days. We each went to a different elementary school so we only saw each other at church and that made our weekends more special. We’ve all gone our separate ways now. Christi became a school teacher and as far as I know has never married. I studied Journalism in college and still work at the university. Pat is the mother of four, two her own and two step-children.  I have seen Christi a few times over the years. Pat and I regained contact this past year on Facebook.

Do you have friends that you grew up with that you are still in contact with?