I think after months of missing out on all the sicknesses going around, this one is here to stay. Shivering and running a low grade fever. Took and hour long bath and at least feel somewhat warm. I don’t have time to be sick right now. Work is crazy, house is busy!
If I eat any more garlic, I will turn away anyone who comes near :(. Drinking my tea and honey like a good girl.
I hope it hurry’s up and gets lost 😦 Hope you are all managing to keep well.


Well, another week over and another menu to post. I know we’re past Saturday already, but I thought I’d post that one anyway since it was a new recipee I was trying and as inspiration for anyone who needed it.
But I’ll get to that part in a minute. First, my thoughts and prayers are with those in the US dealing with that horrible tragedy. I refuse to watch any of it though. I just don’t want to know the details. I also don’t want to be a party to the media storm. A good friend of mine pointed out that 15 children die of poverty every minute around the world and we don’t make an uproar about it- I think that’s very sad. I would love to go on a mission trip to Africa or other places like that, but I won’t do it until I’m in a position to stay. I don’t know that after seeing the heartbreak that exists there, that I’d be able to turn around and come home. I would want to bring as many children back with me as I could, and since that can’t happen either,…
On another note, how did Christmas manage to get here so quickly!!! I’m not ready!!!
I am trying to make it a homemade Christmas, or at least not spend very much money on things that my kids just don’t need. I’m not saying they don’t have wants, but they just don’t NEED anything-although they would probably argue that fact. I have taken a much coveted day off this week to get the last of my projects finished up, so wish me luck! This year we’re also inviting a few people over for Christmas Eve. I was seriously feeling ‘bah humbugish’ last year and the year before, and felt it creeping in this year too so I decided that something needed to happen. Thus the open house. It will be a great chance for me to practice my social skills and enjoy some good food!

Okay, menu time:

Saturday: Quinoa loaf with salad ( I put some leftover Ratatouille on top)
Sunday: Falafal patties with Tahini sauce, steamed veg and probably salad
Monday: Oma brought over some soup, so now I don’t have to make any!!! Thanks OMA ( she’s not my Oma, but we share her)
Tuesday: Vegetable pot pie( new recipee-so we’ll see how that goes)
Wednesday: Leftovers- the boys have a christmas party so I’m not cooking something for just the 3 of us )
Thursday: Penne( or whatever pasta we have in the cupboard) with Broccoli and pesto
Friday: Pizza, or leftovers-depends on how the week goes and how much I get done during my day off 🙂

Have a great week!! For those of you struggling to get it all done- I have no advice, I’m in the same boat- just bail and battle!!!

The Next Big Thing (Week 27)

1- What is the working title of your book?

Lost in Time

2- Where did the idea come from for the book?

I have no idea, it was just in my head begging to be put onto paper.

3- What genre does your book fall under?

There’s lots of action, but ultimately, I believe, it’s a paranormal romance.

4- Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

I think that either father could be played by Billy Connelly and/or and aged Craig Ferguson. I don’t know who I would pick to play the main female character of Elizabeth, but my vision all along was to have Gerard Butler play the main male character of William.

5- What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Love is worth waiting for.

6- Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

I would like to try the traditional route first, but I may consider e-publishing at some point.

7- How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

First draft was about 6 months. It’s taken almost two years to get it where it is now.

8- What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

Any of the books by Lynn Kurland and possibly Diana Gabaldon’s but there isn’t near the history content.

9- Who or What inspired you to write this book?

A lifetime dream to write and a bit of inspiration during a very dark point in my life.

10- What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

I think that my story would appeal to many people. It has the classic parts of a love story but with a bit of a different twist.
I think Elizabeth would appeal to women because she’s not that different than most of us. We wish there was a guy waiting out there just for us who will cherish and love us and wait for us. Some of us are lucky enough to find that. Some settle for something less only to be disappointed. Elizabeth is weak, but gains self confidence through trials and when push comes to shove, she’s not afraid to fight for what is hers.
William might come across as a bit of a wuss, but he’s not. He’s strong and has self control, something lacking in alot of guys these days. He’s waited a really long time where most guys would have said, ‘screw that’. He takes his role as protector seriously. Ultimately love wins overall and is worth waiting for 🙂

Tagged for next week (Week 28) are some of my very talented writer friends. Check out their blogs next Wednesday, December 12th, when it’s their turn to post answers to these same questions about their own works-in-progress!


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