Monthly Archives: June 2012

Summer Foods!

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Summer foods are a lot of fun and I’m not sure I can pick a favorite. I mean, really, there are so many choices like bbq ribs, cantaloupe, pineapples, fresh peas, watermelon, strawberries, blueberries, and corn on the cab. Ahh, corn on the cob. Such a nice treat- messy but good.

I think I like the casualness of meals on a summer weekend day. Hanging out at the grill with a cold drink and yummy smells from the charcoal burner. What could be better? Maybe some homemade ice cream. Or Orange Crush sherbet. YEAH!!

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It Really is the Greatest

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I could listen to Donovan Leitch’s greatest hits over and over. In fact. I do. I have the album downloaded on my computer and listen all the time as I work. I love him so much, I even used him as inspiration for the heroine’s father in SOLO HONEYMOON, my debut novel written under my pen name.

I’m so glad Donovan finally got his due and was inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame. He’e been around for a long time and served as inspiration for many newer musicians who were inducted before him.

Sebastian’s Salvation- an Inter-racial Romantic Suspense Novel

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Sebastian’s Salvation is now out in paperback.

http://www.amazon.com/Sebastians-Salvation-BookStrand-Publishing-Romance/dp/162241117X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1340207488&sr=8-1&keywords=Sebastian%27s+Salvation

On Driving

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I am not a fan of driving. I do not like to drvie, Sam I am. Not in a tunnel, not on a highway, not on a dirt road and not on a bridge. I would be happy never to drive again if I could help it.

That being said, I do enjoy the convertible life. I like the wind in my hair and the sun on my head. So, give me a nice day when I can have the top down and I may just try those green eggs and ham, Sam I am.

What a Week!

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My son graduated from high school on Monday and that was wonderful. My other son is in the US for two weeks and even though I won’t get to see him until Monday, the 11th, just knowing he’s on the same side of the Atlantic Ocean as me makes me happy. The kid that graduated made a mad dash down to Orlando the day after the ceremony to see Bon Iver in concert. His first trip with just him and a buddy and it went very well.

Tomorrow, we have family both from my husband’s side and my own extended family from north Alabama as well as friends descending on our house for a pool party and BBQ in honor of the graduate. Sadly, his brother won’t be able to make it. I hate that he’s not going to get to see some of his family he hasn’t seen in a long time but he’s spending one week of his time in the US at his future in-laws’ house.

I’m a bit fretful since I haven’t cooked a thing since I ordered all the food, but what if they forget? EEP. Lots of people and no food will be a disaster. And oh yeah, that prediction about rain all day? Yeah, that. Well, I’m fretting a mite about that, too. A pool party in the rain is not good. As my dad always says, “Someone might get wet.”

A New Hobby

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I’d like to learn how to make chocolate shapes. I love to watch those shows where the pastry chefs compete to make the best sculptures out of various candies and chocolates. They look so gorgeous, I’d like to make some of them. Sadly, I’m not a patient person and I know I’d make a right awful mess of it. AND then, there’s always the side effect of wanting to eat the materials.