I have absolutely no topic for today's post. I did warn you in the title of this blog, the part about the "Other Such Nonsense" so I suppose you will just have to bear with me, right?
So I have officially been working for about a month. I love it. I think the only thing that is going to get me in trouble is laughing when the kids do something wrong, yet funny and I am supposed to be reprimanding them. It is still fun though. And due to getting back into the working force, I ended up sick and am still recuperating.
Lots of things have been on hiatus, most especially my writing. I am working to try and get a schedule together for myself, but need to work on one for work first. Crafts are my thing. I love art, so I am doing all right in that respect. At least I think I am. Writing, well we all know that every writer out there either improves or doesn't get published. But setting down a schedule and then sticking to it, in the writing aspect of all of this is what will get me.
Well enough of my ramblings. I just wanted to put out a post to let you all know I am still here in theory. Lol! It will be much better once I get internet out at the house again. Which will be soon, hopefully. Until then, keep your ducks dry and your boots in a row!
Have a great week.
Friday, September 10, 2010
You miss me, don't you? Well, you should. Just kidding! Don't stop following me, I really am not that arrogant, I swear. Okay, maybe a LITTLE bit... no, not really.
I'm in a good mood. Why, you ask? It isn't because I have been revising, getting feedback, etc. No, it has nothing to do with winning the lottery. It might have just a little bit to do with my new job. I feel productive again in an environment where I don't have to worry if I will hurt my wrists more, therefore putting me out of commission before I can reach retirement age.
I won't go into all the boring details, I promise. I am just having fun and finally feeling a little more organized.
I'm also in a good mood because I think I have hit yet another writing break-through. Now, I don't know just how to explain it, so you will have to take my word for it.
While I am here, I did get feedback from my new best pal, Nancy. She told me that publishers say "said" is the only acceptable tag when writing. Now, I am not doubting my critiquing buddy, nor am I harshing on her in any way shape or form.
But really? 'Said' is the only acceptable tag? I've been reading lots of books lately... okay my whole life. I like those authors who break the mold a bit and try to avoid using said as much as possible. 'Said' gets extremely boring. In my opinion. Am I the only one who thinks this way? Yes, just another item to make myself isolated, lol!
Seriously, since when do publishers get to make up these rules? Yes... I know, they ARE the publisher after all. I do get it. I just... I suppose I am one to fight the masses, stand out and probably now will never be published because I don't like to use 'said' all the time. :)
I hope you all have an enjoyable weekend. And tell me, what do you think?
Posted by Mel Chesley at 2:54 PM
Friday, September 3, 2010
So yeah, I just got done checking out Karen G.'s BBQ Blog Party. Can I just say what a totally awesome idea this is?? I found lots of people and will have to go back to that one blog to see who else I can find and follow.
If you found me from her party, well right on dude! Or dudette, depending. Very cool to have you drop by! I love new followers and will do my best to make sure I follow your blog as well. Only fair, right? Absolutely!
So, I brought Seven Layer Dip to the party as well as Ham Rolls. Since I really don't have much else to blog about today, I figured, for those of you who don't know how to make either (yeah right) I'll tell ya.
Seven Layer Dip:
My absolute FAVE thing in the world!!! Okay, you plop some refried beans down into a nice sized casserole dish. Square, round, whatever you have. On top of that, spread down some sour cream. I find Darigold Mexican Style is the bomb-diggity for this recipe. If you are a guacamole fan, that would go next, or you can skip it. I am not a guacamole fan. Next, dice some tomatoes and layer them down. Slice some green onions, kind of thin and add those along with sliced black olives. The very last layer is your choice of shredded cheese. Break out the tortilla chips and dig in!
These are super simple and oh, so addictive! So, you buy some sliced ham luncheon meat and soften up some cream cheese. Buy yourself a half dozen green onions and chop them to fit the width of the ham. Spread the cream cheese on the ham in a thin layer and roll the onion into the ham. Make a nice round roll and slice about a half inch thick. One ham roll like this should slice up into about 6. They are oooooh so yummy.
So there ya go. Bring either of those to any party and you'll never go home with left overs. So make sure you make enough for yourself and bring the rest to the party. Ha!
Have a super weekend everyone and I'll see you on Tuesday.
Posted by Mel Chesley at 2:56 PM