Hey there fellow bloggers.  This is Monday's post.  I signed up for Elizabeth Mueller's book launch.  Check it out.  It looks like an awesome read.

♥.•*¨Elizabeth¨*•.♥ award winning author
Can Alex save Winter from the darkness that hunts her?
YA Paranormal Romance, Darkspell releases Halloween 2011!
Now, our spectacular author asked us to answer one question.  If we had all the magic in the world, what would we do with it?
Well, I'm sitting here on a Saturday night writing this, on my bed, with a severe attack of plantar fasciitis (like walking on knives), and this is what I could come up with.

If I had all the magic in the world I’d conjure up a pair of wings and take a flight.  I’d navigate the airways like a pro.  I’d wave hello to angels and spear through stormy clouds.  That’s if I had all the magic in the world.

If I had all the magic in the world I’d bring back the unicorn and take it for a ride near crystal waters.  Once there I’d yell a loud hurray, a summons to gnomes and fairies to come and play.  That’s if I had all the magic in the world.

If I had all the magic in the world I’d use it to travel back in time and play the damsel in distress in King Arthur’s kingdom.  I’d wear a lovely dress, make use of my duress, and ensnare a handsome knight.  That’s if I had all the magic in the world.

If I had all the magic in the world I’d fabricate a dragon from a ball of clay and teach it to eat kibble and play fetch.  I’d make myself a hammock from his wing and name him Teddy.  That’s if I had all the magic in the world. 

If I had all the magic in the world I’d banish all the barriers between realms and play Parcheesi with an elf, Backgammon with a nymph, and Chess with a Satyr.  That’s if I had all the magic in the world.

If I had all the magic in the world I’d send out a homing beacon to other planets to lure friendly aliens out of hiding.  Then we’d sit and drink some tea while discussing the state of the galaxy.  That’s if I had all the magic in the world.

If I had all the magic in the world I would do much…but I don’t have all the magic in the world. so I’ll be human for just a little while and wield my only power, that of love, and hope I can give magic to the world.

 http://elizabethmueller.blogspot.com  Check out her site for other entries.  Will be blog hopping this week, visiting friends I've been neglecting, and posting on Wednesday, which I think is Insecure Writers Day.  Happy week!


Anybody know an instant cure for plantar fasciitis?  I'm in tears here.



Hello all!

I was plain lazy when I returned from my trip and didn't even turn on my PC. Heck, I haven't even been writing.

But never fear, I've hopped around to visit a few of you and will be making my rounds soon.

Well it seems it's already the week of the 24th, and time for this...

Please visit their sites to check out the other posts.

I have a clear picture in my head of what my main characters look like, for that reason it was really hard to find matching photos on the net. Still, I gave it my best. Here they are.

CRAVEN: King of Pantheas, a planet in another realm. He possesses the power to travel the psyche. His ambition: to lead his people into evolution while combatting a physical threat, fretting over the woman who broke his heart and another mind-bloggling female who's connected to him in ways he can't begin to image. He's not quite human, but if he were...hmm.

Take the green eyes from guy #1 (ditch the skinny physique), replace with the brawn from guy #2 (except someone needs to put some hair on his chest. What's the infatuation with men going hairless?), add the sheer manliness of Antonio Banderas, but make him really tall. Throw in a few spots in select areas. Voila.

THEODORA: Primary soul and angel pupil. Harbors a clear obsession for Craven and the people of his realm. Her goal: to keep him from harm and eventually claim a place at his side as his queen. She's human most of the time, but I haven't given her a face. If you've read my story you'd understand why I feel it's not fair to do so. I even considered opting for this...

But if I made her look like someone, she would be average, nothing terribly special to make her stand out. She'd be someone everyone could relate to...a woman with a lot of good and a little bit of darkness. (After all, she was a self-professed goddess at one time.) This is the best I could come up with.

So there you have it. I'd like to thank the ladies who hosted this blog hop. It was really fun. And I will visit everyone else by Thursday.
Have a great week! ...^-^...



Hey there bloggeroos!!!  Hope everyone is having a splendid week!

If you've noticed I've been messing with my blog design to insert all the awards I've been receiving lately...yup, I finally figured out how to stick them in there.  Except I can't get my Twitter link to work right.  Oh well, will figure that one out when I have more time.

Now, on to cool stuff:

Did anybody read this article?

OMAHA, Neb. --

Several people from the Omaha area called KETV to report seeing the object about 3:24 a.m. A security camera at the Lincoln airport seemed to capture the mystery object moving at a fast rate above the horizon.

People also called the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office after the object appeared and then disappeared in the sky.

"There was a large flash of light. The caller thought it might be a meteorite of some sort. And we got a couple of different calls on the object," Sheriff Terry Wagner said.

Deputies rushed to where callers thought the object may have landed -- some six miles outside of Lincoln.

"[We] were unable to locate any debris or damage," Wagner said.

There were reports that the object was seen as far away as southwest Minnesota.

Of course they didn't locate any debris...it's just my relatives visiting.  They're sitting on my sofa write now.  And I'll tell you, folks form the home planet really love ice cream.

Also a quick note to let you all know I will be on a tour tomorrow.  I will not have access to a PC till probably sometime on Monday.  To all of those who normally post on Fridays...sorry, I won't be here but I will catch up when I get back.

And finally.  Many of you have requested I post a pic of this guy.  (Little hairy guy on my desk who now looks like Boy George.)  Here he is.

I'll be seeing you all next week.

Have an awesome weekend!  ...^-^...
Many people reported seeing a bright flash of light moving across the sky early Wednesday, but it's unclear what it was exactly.



Hey there blogger buds.  I've been so busy lately I've neglected to pass on way cool awards.  Where are my manners?

Aldrea at   http://thardrandia.blogspot.com/ gave me this. Hmm, yummy, but strawberries go better with chocolate.

Thank you.

E. Arroyo at http://chandarawrites.blogspot.com/  gave me this.  And I do love blogging...to a point.  I'm happy to have met all of you.

Thank you.

Julie at http://gypsyjulesinmysoul.blogspot.com/  gave me this.  I could describe the different attributes of fire, but fire just makes me hungry...so it's only fitting I offer a recipe on this one. 

Thank you.

Alternate Recipe to Beef Stew.

1/2 lb meat
2 or 3 potatoes (depends of how much you like potatoes)
10 sliced Spanish olives
1/2 sliced onion
5 to 7 cloves of garlic
1/2 to a whole green pepper
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup white cooking wine (taste remainder, toss in a little extra squirt for good measures)
squirt of olive oil
Cover with a layer of:
All season salt
salt and pepper to taste
1 can of 8 oz tomato sauce
Mix in large pot and let cook until meat and potatoes are tender.
Serve over white rice.  Good for seconds.  Hubs swears by it.

Tara at http://taratylertalks.blogspot.com/ tagged me.  She gave me this.  I always get a kick out of being tagged because I never know what to do with it.  So in a little bit I'll tell you more deep dark secrets about myself.

Sia McKye at http://siamckye.blogspot.com/  stopped by to let me know I won a $10.00 gift card to Amazon.com.  I've yet to get my butt over there and collect the card.

Thank you.

First, I'm mentioning 15 blogs I frequent because I have the privilege to consider these people friends.  I'm not mentioning anyone I mentioned on the blog hop.  For those of you I left off the list, please accept my apologies.  I will mention you next time.

1. Unikorna  http://unikorna.blogspot.com  I love her honesty and her ability to speak her mind.
2. Mary http://mpaxauthor.blogspot.com  Every visit to her blog makes me feel like I'm  out in space.
3. Botanist  http://thebaldpatch.blogspot.com  He's a great Sci-Fi writer and an awesome artist.
4. Lydia  http://lydiakang.blogspot.com  She offers the most fascinating interviews.
5. Shelly  http://shellysnovicewritings.blogspot.com  Her posts offer variety...not all about writing.
6. Eve   http://thedesertrocks.blogspot.com Special lady alert.  We visit each other through email.
7. Bryce  http://brycedaniels.blogspot.com  Bryce shares his body with a poet.
8. Rusty  http://rustywebb.blogspot.com  His blogs are highly informative.
9. Madeleine  http://rustywebb.blogspot.com  I love her romance.
10. Al  http://alpenwasser.blogspot.com  He has a great sense of humor.  Seriously, he cracks me up, and such a funny commenter.
11. laughinwolf  http://laughing1wolf.blogspot.com  The blog speaks for itself.  He's funny.
12. Mike  http://protecttherisen.blogspot.com  He's been absent from the blogging world for a while, but I'm sure he'll be back.  Mike's cool and a gifted writer.
13. PK http://pk-hrezo.blogspot.com  Great fun lady.  Blogs about her progress.
14. Doralynn  http://dlynnkennedy.blogspot.com  Last I heard she was a little under the weather, but she's writes a pretty awesome blog.
15. Heather  http://littleredhenry.blogspot.com  She a wonderful artist, a sweet person, and a pleasure to be around.

Now some stuff about me.

1. I've recently pondered the idea of having a baby.  Hubs vetoed my suggestion to send off to the homeworld for a specimen capsule, stating that he is more than capable of doing the deed.  He also refuses to let me have a cat.  Negotiations are in process.

2. I write because I love it.  There was a time I needed the success and the glory.  The thing that pushed me was the idea that I would one day be a published author.  Now I find myself thinking how wonderful it is that I just write and that one day others will read my stories, but also how wonderful it is that I'm surrounded by a wonderful family, that I get to see the sunrise or stare at the starts at night.  I couldn't imagine making it through a single day without smiling at the sound of a barking dog.  Life is entirely lovely.

3.  I'm remodeling my house.  It's funny but somehow when you reach a certain age there are things that need to be done.  So I'm stripping carpet, tiling, wooden floors, the works.  And I just bought the coolest sofa and love seat ever.

4.  I find comfort in the color of an eggplant.

5.  I don't eat red meat.  (The stew above can also be made with chicken.)

6.  I always wanted to get lost in the Bermuda Triangle secretly hoping it led to an alternate plane of existence.

7.  I have a hairy guy on a stick on my desk.  When you press down on him, he says, "Boy, do I feel great.  It's going to be a stress free day today."  The spite the little bastard I put makeup on him.  Now he looks like Boy George.

Well, that's it blogger buds.  Hope everyone has a wonderful week.  I will be stopping by to say hi.




Hey there fellow bloggeroos!  Hope everyone had a wonderful week.  Thank you all for being so patient during my critiquing period.  For those of you that left me a comment anyway, you are so sweet!  I do appreciate it.  For those of you who decided to follow me, big welcome!  If I have not followed you back yet, please leave me a comment to set me straight.

I started off the morning with a chuckle so I thought I'd share it.  I keep my cell phone on my desk.  My ringer is set to the Pink Panther theme for everybody.  I was sitting here minding my own business when the phone rang.  Hubs always calls me a few times throughout the day to get his Laila fix.  Well, I grabbed the phone and in my best hot porn star voice said, "Hello there sexy."  There was a brief pause on the other end of the line.  Then a woman giggled and said, "I'm sorry, I have the wrong number."  And we laughed.  I added two years to her life and mine.  At this rate I'll live forever.

Now to the matter at hand.

These two highly intelligent manly specimens:

Alex at http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com/ and Matthew at  http://theqqqe.blogspot.com/ devised a plan that would enable us to meet other bloggers and ride up the ladder to bloggingdom.  They came up with this blog fest.

I'm supposed to list three blogs I visit and enjoy.  Well, I visit a heck of a lot more than three, so here's what I'm doing.  Today (pretend it's Friday already) I will list the three manned by the ladies who have been a great inspiration in my writerly life.  Besides, we've exchanged the occasional email and that's pretty cool.  In alphabetical order by last name I give you....

Carrie Butler from http://soyoureawriter.blogspot.com  Carrie is smarter than heck and she writes the best flowing conversations I've ever read.

Lisa Regan at http://lisalregan.blogspot.com  Lisa is a highly talented agented writer waiting to find her novel a home.  She has tons of knowledge to offer.

Apparently, these two ladies have teamed up with a third party to host the blog hop below.  Check out Carrie's blog for more info.

And last but not least, Nancy Thompson at http://nancysthompson.blogspot.com  Nancy focuses on her journey to getting published.  She gives us hope, and she is an awesome writer.  She's also responsible for the fact that I am now following people on Twitter.  I'll have to do a practice run. :)  Great Heavens!

Next week, I will possibly participate on the above blog hop and pass on a few awards.  In that way I can name a ton of other blogs that I have missed.

Have a great weekend everyone!  I'll be around following and visiting.  ...^-^...



Fellow Bloggers Buds, I'm taking the week away from Blogger for critiquing purposes.  Please excuse my absence.  I will be back next week.  I will miss you all.  And to all my new followers, welcome.  I look forward to getting to know all of you.

 May your days be filled with magic.  ....^-^.....