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Saturday Sippers and Spiked Strawberries

Saturday Sippers in The Locker Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Welcome to the feature here in The Locker called Saturday Sippers. Each week I’ll post a new, sometimes, skinny cocktail recipe for you to try. Many thinks to my Cali Bestie, Rhonda, for providing me with the deck of cards recipe book. J SPIKED STRAWBERRY! Ingredients 2 ounces strawberry vodka2 ounces light lemonadeSplash of fresh lemon juiceStrawberry for garnishPour ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with fresh strawberry. 130 Calories per serving

Just Out of My Grasp - My Personal Journey with SLE

Ahoy Fellow Fathomers, I’ve decided to use my blog not only to writing, music, and other facets of entertainment, but, also to share my journey. I found out on June 19, 2013 the reason for many of my ongoing health problems is because I have systemic lupus, also known as SLE. Thank you for listening, each week I will have a new installment chronicling my journey. Please, please feel free to comment, write, share. I hope to use this forum as a help to all of us, no matter what pain you are experiencing. You may also send stories to me via finlessbook at gmail dot com. I will respect your privacy and maintain your anonymity, if you so desire. Hugs for today … I ran an outdoor race and as I finished, I truly thought I was having a heart attack. I became dizzy, extremely nauseous, my face got red as a beet, my chest felt like three elephants were sitting on it, I started non-stop coughing- I sounded like an adult seal. It became harder and harder to breathe and I tried sipping water to ea…

Tuesday Tales Can You Make Waves, Making Life Wavy

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Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! This week's Tuesday Tales prompt is the word "wave". I added a "D" for waved, but, I think it works.  Please see how I use "wave" in my new WIP erotic romance, Sexy Bea Spelling. Our heroine, Bea, challenges Andrew, but, will he melt her heart?

Craig chuckled, “All you need are some Wonder Woman wrist bands, I’m in the presence of greatness.” Bea leaned forward in the car seat, turning in his direction against the seat belt, “You’re making fun of me. Stop busting my chops.” “No, no, I’m serious, I’m very proud of you.” “Tammy talked with you, didn’t she?” “Of course she did, Bea. I have many ways to make her talk.” Craig wagged his eyebrows. “Skills, beauty, pure skills.” Craig parked the car and turned off the ignition. “I gave him a chance, we had a nice dinner.” “That’s as far as it went?” “We parted ways from the restaurant. I wasn’t ready to be completely alone with him.” “I bet our Mr. Andrew had blue balls.” Bea opened …

Saturday Sippers and the Cosmopolitan

Saturday Sippers in The Locker Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Welcome to the feature here in The Locker called Saturday Sippers. Each week I’ll post a new, sometimes, skinny cocktail recipe for you to try. Many thinks to my Cali Bestie, Rhonda, for providing me with the deck of cards recipe book. J Every time I think of the Cosmopolitan, I think of Ryan Gosling's line (as Jacob Palmer) from Crazy, Stupid, Love - "You're sitting there with a Supercuts hair cut, you're getting drunk on watered Vodka Cranberries like a fourteen year old girl and you're wearing a forty four when you should be wearing a forty two regular. Honestly, I don't know if I should help you or I should euthanize you." Poor Steve (Cal Weaver) Carell, but, what a movie. I love it!
COSMOPOLITAN COCKTAIL! Ingredients 1½ ounces citron vodka2 teaspoons unsweetened cranberry juice2 Tablespoons water1 Tablespoon lime juice3 drops orange extract2-4 teaspoons sugar equivalent sweetenerLemon curl for garnishP…

Just Out of My Grasp - My Personal Journey with SLE

Ahoy Fellow Fathomers, I’ve decided to use my blog not only to writing, music, and other facets of entertainment, but, also to share my journey. I found out on June 19, 2013 the reason for many of my ongoing health problems is because I have systemic lupus, also known as SLE. Thank you for listening, each week I will have a new installment chronicling my journey. Please, please feel free to comment, write, share. I hope to use this forum as a help to all of us, no matter what pain you are experiencing. You may also send stories to me via finlessbook at gmail dot com. I will respect your privacy and maintain your anonymity, if you so desire. Hugs for today …
Training this year, 2012, for the July triathlon in Idaho took more out of me than the previous years’ training. I lacked energy and strength from 2011, and I began to dread my workout sessions. Dread seems like such a strong word. But, that’s what I felt. I slowed up on the intensity, I dropped the two a days. I did not ride my bike…

Tuesday Tales Makin' it Rough

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Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! This week's Tuesday Tales prompt is the word "rough". Please see how I use "rough" in my new WIP erotic romance, Sexy Bea Spelling. Our heroine, Bea, uses a week to lose her inhibitions, but, did she lose her heart as well?

Bea drank half her beer before roughly setting the bottle down on the end table. She stood, pacing a few times before walking over to a bookcase mounted in the front room. Scanning the top row, several fading, cracking photo albums collecting dust captured her attention. On tip-toe, Bea stepped up and gingerly slid a blue album from its’ place. She pursed her lips and blew across the top, releasing puffs of dust into the air. The depleting sunlight captured the particles before they wafted across the beam, finally settling again onto some other rarely used collectible. Crackling and creaking, the aging pages groaned against her intrusion into the past when she opened the cover. Gazing upon the photo of a baby in a clo…

Saturday Sippers in The Locker -- Bombay Away!

Saturday Sippers in The Locker Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Welcome to the feature here in The Locker called Saturday Sippers. Each week I’ll post a new, sometimes, skinny cocktail recipe for you to try. Many thinks to my Cali Bestie, Rhonda, for providing me with the deck of cards recipe book. J BOMBAY MAGIC! Ingredients ½ ounce orange liqueur¼ ounce tequila or vodka½ lemonClub sodaCocktail cherries for garnishCombine lemon juice, orange liqueur, and tequila or vodka. Top it off with club soda. Garnish with cocktail cherries. 109 Calories per serving

Falling Into You - Jasinda Wilder - Book Review 5 Snowflakes

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Falling Into You - Goodreads

Book Review ***** Snowflakes Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder – Book One to the Parallel Follow Up Novel Falling Into Us This read-in-a-couple days book is the first full length I’ve read by Jasinda Wilder. After I saw the news piece featuring Jasinda, I felt a respect and admiration for her. So, I read a few of her short free novellas and enjoyed her writing style. I downloaded Falling Into You and gave it a chance. From the news story, I appreciated where her spark for writing began. I do not know her personally, but, by the publicized accounts, she really opened up about her personal life. From the outside looking in, and my perspective, it became crystal clear the initial drive for employment does not truly seem to generate her intensity. All along, this smart, spunky lady had a writer’s heart and no matter how difficult the road, fate intervened, and a broken road led her to her true calling as an author. Of which readers should be thankful. I usually …

Just Out of My Grasp - My Personal Journey with SLE

Ahoy Fellow Fathomers, I’ve decided to use my blog not only to writing, music, and other facets of entertainment, but, also to share my journey. I found out on June 19, 2013 the reason for many of my ongoing health problems is because I have systemic lupus, also known as SLE. Thank you for listening, each week I will have a new installment chronicling my journey. Please, please feel free to comment, write, share. I hope to use this forum as a help to all of us, no matter what pain you are experiencing. You may also send stories to me via finlessbook at gmail dot com. I will respect your privacy and maintain your anonymity, if you so desire. Hugs for today …
My first Olympic distance triathlon-July 2011, was not an Iron Man, but, definitely an impressive agenda. The swim 1.5K in the Snake River, a 40K bike ride through potato fields and a small town, ending with a 10K run across dirt roads and more potato fields. Was I ready? The day approached, I drank more water than usual, I stepped …

Tuesday Tales - A Picture is Worth 300 Words

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Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! This week's Tuesday Tales prompt is a picture.  We have our choice and mine was this gorgeous shore line. We can only write 300 words, I think I cheated and have 301.
Please see how I use this beautiful picture in my new WIP erotic romance, Sexy Bea Spelling. Our heroine, Bea, uses a week to lose her inhibitions, but, did she lose her heart as well?

"The trek to the volcano took a couple of hours. The first part by four-wheeler all-terrain vehicle and the final mile on foot. They used walking sticks to help gain footing maneuvering up the hilly terrain. They said little during their hike. Tropical flowers, trees, and vines gave way to a heated starkness. The crusted, black lava leading to the activity was porous and hardened into odd streams. No vegetation existed at the top, yet the view was awe-inspiring. “Wow, look at the sea, it stretches on forever!” Bea admired the horizon. “The shoreline down there is beautiful- can we make it to that beach?” “It…