Thursday, December 26, 2013

A Thoughtful Spot

In reading an inspirational article the other day that talked about one’s “thoughtful spot” I came to ponder if I had a “thoughtful spot.” Many artist, writers, and other creative people over the years have had a “thoughtful spot” where they mulled things over or practiced their craft.

I have had two “thoughtful spots” over the years where I would be inspired to write. The first spot was a wooden bench across from an old town tavern that hosted living quarters above a red brick fired building now painted a metallic grey.  Two cats often lay in the large picture window that looked down on the street.  In my writing journal, I would pose adventures for the felines in the window. Making one, the cat of the house, and the other an alley cat visiting for a spell telling of his travels on riverboats and canoes.  Most tales were children stories of cats, birds, tea parties, and riverboat captains.

My other “thoughtful spot” I found many years later on a barrier island that had a New York Style Deli with outdoor tables serving wine in crystal glass rather inexpensively. The food was delicious and the atmosphere ripe for writing. I was no longer writing children stories, but mysteries, murder, and mayhem, the new genre of the day. All manner of people had found this little spot of paradise, which lent itself to more interesting characters to write about. 

Then one day the deli man started talking about selling his moneymaking enterprise to a gossiping, non-stop talking, retired journalist who had not a clue as to how to run a successful restaurant.  A retirement venture for her and a sweet deal for him. 

She was a bit much to take every day. Her profits tailed off to nothing in a span of six months and she could not figure out why the good people stopped coming for breakfast and lunch. Her plans to expand and serve dinner never came to fruition and within the year, she was broke. Her profit up in smoke and her retirement enterprise no longer going to supplement her income as she had expected, the beloved New York Style Deli closed, a sad day for the regulars, me being one of them.

It has been years now since I have had a place to sit, to be inspired, and write.  I will have to find a new “thoughtful spot” to practice my craft. A place to be inspired, to create, to write the novel within.

Where is your “thoughtful spot?” Do you have a place to mull things over or practice your craft? Now, maybe a good time of year to find that place that gives your imagination creative space to be, to grow, to blossom.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A Noteworthy Magazine: Laural Mountain Post



This issue of the Laurel Mountain Post is dedicated to books, and their eternal worth. We invite you to enjoy our stories and consider checking out some of our favorites for yourself. Think of it as our prescription for getting through the dark winter days soon to come.-- Cathi


For more of a good read check out every issue available online through their Issuu archive, located at: http://www.issuu.com/lmpeditor
To read the current issue, please click on the cover photo at top of this post.

Each edition will load in web reader for online viewing; however, you may also download a PDF copy or order a printed copy for a small fee. We also ask that if you like what you read, please consider sharing our links on your favorite social media sites!

If you are looking for a list of neighborhood locations where you can pick up a hard copy of the Laurel Mountain Post, please visit our Distribution Page.

I have been a reader of the Laurel Mountain Post for a long time now. It truly is a great magazine that shares community happenings, ideas, and stories. It is a treasure that keeps getting better with age.  It does not shy away from new technology and keeps us up with the times and what is happening here and there.  They honor the past, present, and future with the spirit of giving.  Again, check them out on Facebook, Twitter, and their own web-site which is a joy to peruse online.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Ligonier Valley Writers Announces Winners of Ninth Annual Flash Fiction Contest

Ligonier Valley Writers Announces Winners
of Ninth Annual Flash Fiction Contest

Once again, the Ligonier Valley Writers' Flash Fiction Contest was infused with international flavor. We received entries from as far away as France—not to mention entries from coast to coast of the United States and from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

An overwhelming majority of the entries were from writers who have participated in previous Flash Fiction Contests, including half of the winning entries. In fact, for the first time, we have a repeat first-prize winner.

Competition was intense, and the judging was difficult because we received so many well-written entries with such diverse takes on the subjects of cats, bats, and rats. The judges have judged, the points have been totaled, and now we are pleased to announce the winners!

FIRST PLACE: " 'Ratical' Image Makeover," by Jim Busch of White Oak, PA
SECOND PLACE: "The Bat," by Ron Murphy of Indiana, PA
THIRD PLACE: "Mrs. Welford's Candy," by Ceil Kessler of Greensburg, PA

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
"Something Old, Something New," by Jan Kinney of Altoona, PA
"Lizzie's Blue Ribbon Borscht" by Georgia A. Hubley of Henderson,NV
"Pink Revenge," by Candace Kubinec of Greensburg, PA

You are cordially invited to attend a reading of the winning entries at Ligonier Beach Restaurant & Lounge on October 5, 2013. Some of the winning authors will be present to read their winning entries. The other stories will be read by experienced performers.

We'll have a social hour starting at noon, readings of the winning stories from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., and a chance to chat with the authors from 2:00 to 3:00. Ligonier Beach is at 1752 Route 30 on the east end of Ligonier.

The event is free and open to the public. Keep an eye on Ligonier Valley Writers’ website, www.lvwonline.org, where the six winning entries will be published soon.

Up Next for Ligonier Valley Writers
On October 3, LVW participates in the Westmoreland Day of Giving. Donate anywhere from $25 to $1,000 at www.westmorelandgives.org. Thank you!

On November 9, LVW will present a workshop on how to enhance your creativity, taught by award-winning poet Judith Vollmer. That's at Ligonier Valley Library from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Ligonier Valley Writers has been serving writers and readers throughout western Pennsylvania since 1986. For more about LVW events, publications, and writing contests, visit www.LVWonline.org.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Facebook Frustration

I still think that Google has so much going for it. The fact that it is end user friendly and professional in appearance, not to mention the Google plus Applications, well enough said. 

I have a Facebook account because a friend asked me to join so we could communicate.  The frustrating thing is in changing photographs and the copyright issues. It is beyond irritating! In the "about" section I would like to change the blank or symbolic symbol out for one of my own photos.  I do not desire to post them on my timeline because then Facebook can use them for whatever they want. (This is one of the main reasons why I am not connecting my blog to my Facebook account.) A little too aggressive on my creative rights.  I just want the photos on my profile page and should be able to upload them from my flash drive.  There has to be a way to do this because I see other people with personalized "about" pages. What gives?  Do you have to have a certain size of photo? I guess it is back to the library for me, Facebook for Dummies. I may have to buy the book.

Google Plus is looking like the way to go.  They give assistance when you ask and they train you as you progress in the new technology they reveal.  I like Google, Blogger, Twitter, Pinterest, and some aspects of Facebook. I just wish uploading photos were easier. I think in the end if Google will allow and can connect people with their favorite sites, it will have great success. As time goes by, I am leaning more towards a Google Plus account for all my media desires and needs. 

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Upholding Citizens Constitutional Rights by Richard Mack

In my life experience, I did not find a sheriff’s department "Upholding (my) Citizens Constitutional Rights." It would be interesting to listen to what he has to say and read the book. The sad truth of the matter is that we are not all treated in the same manner. Money and politics weigh in more than truth and justice. Maybe, I ought to purchase the book, have it signed and send it to Saint John's County Sheriff's Department Chief. 

Before my life altering experience, I did not believe that the Sheriff's Office Chief should be a matter for public vote.  It is not a political position.  I do not believe that people serving in positions of authority such as a Sheriff's Department Chief to be a matter of politics as much as a position of service.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

College Recipe: Oriental Ramen Noodle Salad

Oriental Ramen Noodle Broccoli Cole Slaw

Ingredients:
2 (3 ounce) packages beef-flavor ramen noodles
2 (8 1/2 ounce) packages broccoli coleslaw mix
1 cup toasted slivered almonds
1 cup sunflower seed
1/2 bunch green onion, chopped
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup oil
1/3 cup white vinegar

Directions:
1. Before opening noodles, crush into 1 inch pieces. Open packages and set aside flavor packets.

2. Place noodles in bottom of large serving bowl. Top noodles with broccoli slaw, then sprinkle with almonds and sunflower kernels, and green onions.

3. In a separate bowl combine sugar, oil, vinegar, and flavor packets from noodles. Pour over slaw, cover and chill up to 24 hours.

4. Toss before serving.


Love this recipe.  It is easy to make and tastes great.  A good study break snack.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Pecan Pie Caramel Cheesecake




FOR THE CRUST:
3 cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
½ cups Butter, Melted
½ cups Granulated Sugar

FOR THE FILLING:
3 packages (8 Oz. Package) Cream Cheese, Softened
¾ cups Granulated Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 whole Large Eggs
½ cups All-purpose Flour
¾ teaspoons Cinnamon
¼ teaspoons Nutmeg

FOR THE TOPPING:
1-½ cup Pecan, Halves, Lightly Toasted*
2 cups Good Quality Caramel Syrup (homemade Is Best)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix all ingredients for the crust until moist. Press into a 10-inch spring form pan and set aside.

For the filling, in a stand mixer, whip cream cheese and sugar together until smooth. With the mixer on low, stir in vanilla and eggs, one at a time. Scrape the sides, bottom of the bowl, and stir again. Whip in flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. Scrape sides and stir again if necessary. Pour filling into prepared crust and smooth the top. Bake for 40-45 minutes until cheesecake is set and hardly jiggles, if at all, when moved. Remove from the oven and cool completely to room temperature.

Arrange pecan halves on top of the entire cheesecake in concentric circles. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Once ready to serve, run a knife around the edges of the cheesecake and remove the sides of the spring form pan.

To serve you can either drizzle 1 cup of caramel syrup over the entire cheesecake or cut (with extra syrup to serve along with) or cut first and drizzle individual pieces.

Passing on the goodness from a facebook friend. Original cook unknown, but grateful for the delicious recipe.

Monday, August 19, 2013

A Delicious Recipe

Sweet Baby Ray's Chicken


4-6 chicken breast
1 bt Sweet Baby Ray's sauce -large for normal crocks
1/4 c vinegar - any kind
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 c brown sugar
1 tsp garlic powder

Mix everything but chicken
Place chicken in crockpot (frozen is ok)
Pour sauce mixture over chicken
Cook on low 4-6 hours

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Friday, August 16, 2013


Cheeky writer.
Rose-colored jowls.
She blushed.
PJFARR
8-16-2013

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Dreams float on the zephyr winds of the heart's passions and the mind's thoughts.
PJFARR 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

In Search of Time and Space

Where?
Oh, where?
Does the time go?
I never seem to have enough time to read, write, or create these days.
I am searching for time.
Where?
Oh, where?
Is there a space or place for me to read, to write, or create?
I am searching for a space.
Where?
Oh, where?

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Rinse and Spit
Working on a piece of writing can feel like being in the dentist chair:
painful,
wet,
and not knowing if one is going to hit the bowl when one rinses and spits!

Monday, July 15, 2013

A Man Obsessed

Obsessed with another man's life, one does not see.

Clearly, no image to behold in the looking glass.

One cannot see; what one does not possess...his own identity.
PJFARR
2013 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Write, Write, and Keep On Writing!

This week I am endeavoring to find more time to write.  Writing is one of those skills that gets better the more one practices it.  I enjoy writing, especially poetry.  I just wish I had saved some of my earlier works.  There are poems I remember writing that have depth to them, they are insightful, meaningful on so many levels. They are the gems in my heart, treasured stones hidden in pockets of my soul.

If you are a writer, a poet, a novelist, or journalist dig, dig deep into the crevices of your soul and work at the treasures buried, hidden in the depths and bring them up and share them with others.  The words shared bring imagination, health, joy, laughter, and life to others.

Write, write, and keep on writing!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Deadly Nightshade Plant

I am out of commission for a while.  I have Deadly Nightshade poisoning.  My face looks like a catcher's mite.  I mowed the grass last week and must have gotten some on my hands from pulling weeds. Then it spread to my face.  It is terrible.  I do not know if it has made its way to the mid-west, but we have it here in western PA.  It is a relative to the tomato and potato family of plants.  It is also known as Belladonna.  I am very allergic and will have to get a shot later today.  The entire plant is very poisonous so do your homework before pulling it out and use gloves!!  See the link above for more details.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Best Summer Read: The Last Dickens

  The Last Dickens is a thrilling book one cannot put down!  The attention to detail that makes one feel as if one lived during the Victorian era along with enough mystery and suspense to keep one guessing along the way.  Matthew Peal is a writer to read.  The Dante Club and The Poe Shadow are books add to ones summer reading list.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day 2013

Memorial Day 2013
For 
Those 
Lost 
To 
Us;
Who 
Have 
Passed,
And 
Those
Who 
Are 
Still
With
Us
Who 
Serve
SALUTE

Sunday, May 19, 2013

A Wrinkle In Time


A great read for everyone!

If you haven't read it in a while, pick it up again and share it with a friend, a child, husband, or wife.  Below is a video from Madeleine L'Engle with a audio version of A Wrinkle In Time.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Yes: I am Still Editing This Blog

I have been going through post by post over the last four years correcting, deleting, and adding that I burnt myself out!  Not to mention that my schedule has not been optimal for any writing or editing at all.  I started several weeks ago on this momentous task and have just not gotten back to it.  This weekend does not look to be any better for working on it.  I need to get the garden in and the grass needs mowed again!  I have other 'irons in the fire' as well.  One day my schedule will 'iron out!'  Pressing onward!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Orienteering at Keystone State Park

A male blue bird perches on a a bluebird box at Codorus State Park, Pennsylvania.
Keystone State Park  is a great state park.  It has activities for everyone.  One of the activities this weekend included orienteering.  Orienteering is a family of sports that requires navigational skills using a map and compass to navigate from point to point in diverse and usually unfamiliar terrain, and normally moving at a good pace. Participants use a special topographical orienteering map to find control points.[1] Originally a training exercise in land navigation for military officers, orienteering has developed into a varied sport with navigation as the central key element. Among the oldest and the most popular is foot orienteering.  I hope the rain today did not keep those with an adventurous spirit from trying out this fun outdoor activity.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Check Out The Fiction Writers Review Online Today!

We all need inspiration and what better way to be inspired then to read what other writers are writing.  Fiction Writers Review is a GREAT resource of the latest writers works and reviews of their words.

Below is an excerpt of the latest reviews online. Above is a link to website Fiction Writers Review.  Check out what is out there and be inspired to write and get published today.

Welcome to Fiction Writers Review, an online literary journal by, for, and about emerging writers

Latest Features

<em>The Carriage House</em>, by Louisa Hall

The Carriage House, by Louisa Hall

Louisa Hall’s debut novel, The Carriage House, works through the tensions children face in a family that values tradition over individual autonomy, while speaking to the dilemma of writing from—and reading about—the perspective of characters who are privileged.
<em>All That Is</em>, by James Salter

All That Is, by James Salter

“Nostalgia, of course, is the most powerful form of lust: portable as your memories, infinitely rechargeable, and impossible to slake.” Dan Keane reviews James Salter’s new novel, All That Is.
<em>A Map of Tulsa,</em> by Benjamin Lytal

A Map of Tulsa, by Benjamin Lytal

J.T. Bushnell reviews Benjamin Lytal’s coming-of-age debut novel, “a vision of youth from the inside.”
<em>A Tale for the Time Being</em>, by Ruth Ozeki

A Tale for the Time Being, by Ruth Ozeki

A writer named Ruth finds a Hello Kitty lunchbox on the beach near her Pacific-Northwest island home that contains artifacts from a young Japanese girl’s life, setting off a meditation on suicide, the reader-writer relationship, and the human experience of time.
Your Gut is a Liar: An Interview with J. Robert Lennon

Your Gut is a Liar: An Interview with J. Robert Lennon

Dan Keane talks with J. Robert Lennon about his new book, Familiar, as well as oversharing, life online, and the perils of writing from the gut.
We’re All Pliable Creatures: An Interview with Jared Yates Sexton

We’re All Pliable Creatures: An Interview with Jared Yates Sexton

Nick Ostdick sits down with Jared Yates Sexton to talk about his new collection, An End to All Things, as well as writing “Recession America” stories, gauging story arcs in terms of “how the plane lands,” and constructing new worlds.
A Writer's Family Tree: An Interview with Elizabeth McCracken and V.V. Ganeshananthan

A Writer’s Family Tree: An Interview with Elizabeth McCracken and V.V. Ganeshananthan

Learning from your teachers’ teachers: Elizabeth McCracken, V.V. Ganeshananthan, and Rebecca Scherm discuss the writing chain of influence.
[Quotes & Notes] Kafka’s Eleven Sons: A No-Project Blues in D-minor

[Quotes & Notes] Kafka’s Eleven Sons: A No-Project Blues in D-minor

Steven Wingate tackles his process on tackling the next project.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

CHRIST IS ALIVE!

It is my prayer and hope that this exclamation stir you to seek Him out. Accept what He did. Confess Him as Lord and gain eternal salvation. 

Find a Christ centered church that preaches and teaches the word of God and grow in the knowledge of who Jesus is and who you are in Him.  Pray,  help, and give to others in need.

Live EASTER everyday of your life.

HAPPY EASTER!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child By Bob Spitz

“A rollicking biography that captures the vision, pluck and contagious exuberance that were the essence of Julia Child.”
People Magazine


Dearie by Bob Spitz is truly one of the best biographies written about Julia Child.  This is not a typical biography.  Even if you have read other biographies of Julia Child, read Dearie.  It will engage and enlighten one to who Julia Child was as remarkable woman.    

Friday, March 22, 2013

Book Review: Little Century




Little Century has many unique personalities, some of whom you might recognize — an endearing shop owner, the illustrious reverend, a cold-­blooded villain everyone loves to hate, and the stubbornly independent schoolteacher and long-­suffering horse who rides on.  To read a short synopsis of the story click here.  A book for the beach 2013. Truly an American treasure.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

'Tis
the first official day of Spring;
clap your hands,
dance,
and sing!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Laurel Nursery/Garden Center

I know it is cold outside, with the wind howling and the snow flurries flying. What is one to do on such a day? Well, Laurel Nursery is OPEN and full of delightful items for Spring!  We stopped by today and had a fun time checking out all the cute  items for the garden.  Remember, the early shopper gets the items one desires!
Home

Laurel Nursery/ Garden Center
3648 Route 30
Latrobe, PA 15650 
Phone: 724-539-7022
Fax: 724-532-0244
laurelnurseryinfo@comcast.net

Business Hours:
Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Laurel Nursery/ Garden Center 3648 Route 30 Latrobe, PA 15650

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A Fun Thing To Do

Forsythia is a yellow flowering bush.  Early in the spring you can clip the branches and place them in a vase with water and watch them bloom. It takes about a week, depending how cold it has been.
Photo

Friday, March 8, 2013

Daylight Saving Time: A Time To Change

Plus answers to all of your Daylight Saving Time questions.
Daylight Saving Time is annoying; but the real issue is not the later hours or extra sunlight. Studies have shown that changing the clocks is responsible for health problems including an increase risk of heart attack, vehicular accidents, and hundreds of thousands of hours of lost productivity in workplaces across the country.

Below is information from the "We The People" web-site that contains a petition to get rid of DLT.  If you desire changing Daylight Saving Time click on the link below to sign the petition.


Eliminate the bi-annual time change caused by Daylight Savings Time
Daylight Savings Time is an archaic practice in our modern society.
The original reasons for the policies are no longer applicable, and the most cited reason for keeping DST (energy savings) has never been shown to be true.
Some industries still like DST (like sporting equipment retailers), but there are many more who dislike the changed hours (like television).
We should either eliminate DST or make it the year-round standard time for the whole country.
Created: Mar 05, 2013The White House EmblemThe White House Emblem

Thursday, March 7, 2013

International Women's Day
Friday, March 8th, 2013
Honor the women in your life by telling them you appreciate them.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Right Now We'd Like to Roast The Groundhog

The groundhog was wrong this year.  We have had snow almost every day since his prediction, along with cold temperatures.  Hopefully Spring is just around the corner.
Better luck next year Phil, this year has been a bust. 



Monday, February 25, 2013

Time To Think About Planting Seeds

The seed catalogs have been arriving in the mail.  Time to consider what you plan on planting in the garden.  Below are a list of seed catalog links you may want to peruse.  Thinking Spring!

www.burpee.com
www.parkseed.com
freebies.about.com/.../tp/seed-catalogs.htm
gurneys.com/catalog_request_qas.asp
www.henryfields.com
www.johnnyseeds.com
rareseeds.com
store.seedcatalog.com
www.vegetablegardener.com/item/7787



Saturday, February 23, 2013

A Quotable Quote

When a man chooses to do the right thing; his woman is happy and blessed...otherwise we are all miserable.
PJFarr 2013                                    

Friday, February 22, 2013

Impeach Thomas W. Corbett for Negligent and Incompetence of Duty as Governor of the Citizens of the State of Pennsylvania

I, Peggy Jo Farr, a free citizens of the state of Pennsylvania, hereby request all elected representatives in the Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to bring impeachment proceedings against Thomas W. Corbett, the present Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, for his blatant, and criminally negligent and refusal to uphold the constitutional rights of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to pure water and for aiding and abetting felonious crimes against the people, livestock, wildlife, and natural resources of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by companies that are 'cash cows' and who do not care for our need as human beings the necessity of clean water to live a quality life.

Please see the widget at the bottom of this post to sign a petition to impeach Thomas W. Corbett for negligence and incompetence of duty as Governor of the citizens of the state of Pennsylvania.

For more information concerning the crisis and failures of the DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) and the Governor go to PCN channel (110 on Comcast) and read newspapers across the state.  

The reasons for this posting are as follows:

1st.  On Thursday evening February 21, 2013 our water had a horrid chemical smell and taste.  My dad (He is 94) commented on this fact as he was taking his medicine.  We have lived in the house for 50 years and have NEVER had a horrid chemical smell or taste in the water before.  

2nd. I, by accident, caught the excellent PCN coverage of the meetings being held in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania this week and became acutely aware of the crisis happening across our state concerning our drinking water and quality of life.

3rd.  When just and righteous people are not listened too, we all suffer.  We are suffering because people in positions of power and authority are not doing their jobs and in some cases do not even know HOW to do their jobs.  

Please check out the issues and sign the petition to impeach Thomas W. Corbett.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Editing An Art Journal


One joy of art journaling is editing.  You can add and subtract to your pages as you go along.  I added gold trim, a button, and and some curling string. I gessoed a few pages to paint later and kept some lined pages for writing.

Friday, February 15, 2013

13 Standing Core Exercises For Strong ABS

13 Standing Core Exercises Better than Crunches//Standing Core Exercises c Thinkstock
Image: Thinkstock

Core Exercises


Put your mat away and give your neck a rest. “Standing abs exercises work more muscles than crunches—and the more muscles we use, the more calories we burn,” says Sara Haley, creator of The Daily Sweat workout DVDs and a Reebok Global Master Trainer in Santa Monica, CA. While sit ups and crunches only work superficial surface muscles, standing moves strengthen deep core muscles that lead to a great six-pack. 


Get off the floor and upgrade your core workout with these 13 standing core exercises. For maximum results and varying resistance, include body weight, medicine ball, dumbbell, cable, and kettlebell moves. (Search: Best kettlebell exercises)

Click here to go to the original web-site to see the exercises.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

LOVE...
is patient,
is kind,
does not envy,
 does not boast,
 is not proud,
 does not dishonor others,
 is not self-seeking,
 is not easily angered,
 keeps no record of wrongs,
 does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth,
 always protects,
always trusts,
 always hopes,
 always perseveres.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7

"This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” - 1 John 4:10

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Get Serious About Writing

Get serious about writing and create a calendar, a scheduled time, to focus on writing on a daily basis. 

This will help you chart your entire writing life for a year — week by week — hour by hour  providing space for creative notes, goals, deadlines, submissions, and to-do lists. 


Microsoft Word has tools to help you generate your own calendar or use this link to Writer's Digest to purchase one.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Friday, February 8, 2013

Friday Night Pizza

Pillsbury Thin Crust Pizza  [Look in the refrigerator case by the eggs.] Roll out and bake about 10 minutes at 350'F (We use a dark flat sheet.).
*Sauce (We like Prego mushroom sauce.)
*Cheese (What ever you like...we use a combination.)
*Pepperoni
*Chicken
*Mushrooms and Onions (prepare ahead of time in a skillet with butter.)
Bake another 10 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.
Makes 12 good sized slices.

Delicious!!!