Rumor Has It Wednesday

At the hospital this morning with my son finishing up his 23 hour EEG. So far everything looks good. I haven't noticed anything unusual with him, but then maybe I wouldn't since I see him everyday. But the doctor said it looked good when she came in and he didn't need any new medications at… Continue reading Rumor Has It Wednesday

Play Date Saturday

SMRW had a regular meeting even if some of the members did not make it to the cabin for the retreat. Those that were present discussed future meeting plans and activities as we plan for the rest of the year. It's hard to believe we're only three months away till our Christmas party. Reservations do… Continue reading Play Date Saturday

Writing Retreat Weekend

Friday of writing retreat. The only men we've seen are the fellows, the older men, who are at the cabin next door. They have spent the entire day on the deck, talking, smoking cigars and trying to catch a few rays even though the sky has been mostly overcast. I know because if I stand… Continue reading Writing Retreat Weekend

Play Date Saturday

2nd Saturday of the month means a day with my writing peeps. You know who they are. The Smoky Mountain Romance Writers. We gathered at the Fountain City Library at 10 a.m. and had out meeting. Then Sandy Sullivan from Secret Cravings Publishing gave a great presentation about why a writer should go with a… Continue reading Play Date Saturday

Play Date Saturday

I took my mom out to eat to celebrate her birthday from last month. It's been snowing and icy and I've had migraines so today was the first day I felt descent and we could get out without freezing. We had a good time, ate lunch then took a little trip to Edward McKays. She… Continue reading Play Date Saturday

Play Date Saturday

Wow today has been one party after another. First off the Smoky Mountain Romance Writers gathered for their annual Christmas party where we ate, exchanged white elephant gifts and played Dirty Santa (meaning we could steal if we saw something we liked better). I had my gift snatched away, so I had to snatch a… Continue reading Play Date Saturday

Sunday Sundaes

Today was out Thanksgiving service at church. We honored Veterans  and we had a dinner after the morning service. It was very good. Turkey, ham, dressing, gravy, and rolls along with coffee, water, and tea is provided. Everyone else brings covered dish or dishes to round out the meal. Sigh. I try not to eat… Continue reading Sunday Sundaes

Play Date Saturday

SMRW monthly meeting today. It was great to get back together with my fellow writers and talk craft. Deborah Brent did a workshop on using Fear in conflict based on J.K. Rowlings Harry Potter Series.  Then of course we went out to lunch and had a wonderful time talking writing, technique, future plans. I'm home… Continue reading Play Date Saturday

Recipe Tuesday

Red Velvet Cream Cheese Brownies Ingredients: 1 Duncan Hines Red Velvet cake mix 3/4 cup melted butter 1 egg 1/2 cup water 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips Preheat oven to 325°. Mix first 5 ingredients and pour into a greased 9x12 glass baking dish. Filling: 4 oz. of softened cream cheese 1 egg 3 tblsp.… Continue reading Recipe Tuesday