Friday, August 28, 2015

Probably last visit this year

We are going for a late lunch - early dinner - DRUNCH - today.
Sadly, it probably will be our last meal there this year. 
They close just before Labor Day.

This is our favorite up north restaurant.
Pat always gets the perch and I always get the trout.

*** Oh my goodness***

So we sit down on the deck and our friend Peggy from the City comes over to day hi.

It was so nice to see her.
She took a picture for us.

This is Peggy with her friend. 

It was a great day.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Breakfast at the Campfire

I will post pictures after we get to Tawas.  Pat and I are going to make breakfast for the campers.  Caroline and Danielle and their families are all there waiting for breakfast.  Well, they probably are not up yet - it is only 6 am.

But I have been cooking since 5.  We are having baked pancakes - in a cake pan.  Aunt Janie eggs - scrambled with cream cheese and dill.  Hashbrowns, bacon and fruit.

I baked the pancake cake.
I cooked the bacon almost done
I cooked the hashbrowns almost done
I stirred up all the ingrdients for the eggs
I bought the fruit all cooked.

So - start a fire - warm up everything - cook the eggs - done!

It went very well. Except... We forgot to take pictures of the breakfast.  Here are some of the fun we had.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Let's see


Nope - lost again

Final chance - 9th inning - 5-1


10:45 - Pat went to bed - bad sign


Miguel Cabrera is back off the disabled list. Let's see how they all do tonight.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

New Beginnings

Clarence Lum, a Saginaw resident, is the featured artist at Fandangles' in Flushing for the month of August.  When I saw his painting, Prada Girl, my heart started to pound, my mind began to race, a story began to tumble out of my heart.  

I am happy to announce that I have purchased the rights to use his painting as the cover of my next book, "New Beginnings." Since seeing this painting at the end of July, I have been so inspired.  I already have a draft of the first nine chapters finished.

It is a story of a mother and her daughter, Aubrey and Annie, moving to Saginaw from Texas.  They are invited to live with a cousin and her daughter, Brianna and Riley.  The story will follow where they have been and where they are headed after many "New Beginnings."  As a matter of fact, Annie is tired of "New Beginnings" she just wants life to stay the same for awhile.

This eBook will be published sometime in 2016.  I am thankful for the inspiration that Clarence has provided.  To see more of his paintings click the link.

My published books are available on Amazon, click the link.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

45th Class Reunion

 Such a fun night. Fandangles hosts Tom and Steve outdid themselves. The chance to get to see everyone and catch up was the best.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Yummy Dinner

Sorry no pics, sorry no measurements. This was amazing.

Preheat oven 450
Get oven proof pan with olive oil very hot on top of stove

Olive oil
Soy sauce
Red wine
Mrs. Dash
Squeeze garlic, ginger, parsley

Dip pork chops
Put in hot pan sear 3 minutes, turn over sear 3 minutes
Add lemon based vinaigrette to marinade
Pour over chops.
Roast in oven for 20 minutes

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Spent the morning crying

I love Aubrey and Annie,  Brianna and Riley. These women are the main characters in New Beginnings, the eBook I am writing.

I spent an emotional morning with them. Crying as I wrote chapter after chapter.  As a writer I am amazed when this happens.

Monday, August 3, 2015

So Excited

Right after the Class Reunion on Saturday I will be revealing the cover of the next book. Clarence Lum, a classmate from St. Mary Cathedral, is the artist.  It has always been one of my favorite paintings of his, but last week when I saw it Inspiration hit.

Stay tuned.......