Archive | December 2017

When You Can’t Do What You Want to Do…

You make another choice! Yesterday was a day like that.

First, we drove all the way out to the wolf reserve to see the wolves in the snow. And, it was closed. They said on their website they were open. So we went to the air museum instead, which wasn’t far away. There, I asked the lady selling the admission tickets about the wildlife reserve and she said that they close it at the first snow. *sigh* But I enjoyed the snow, and the air museum was fun to go to.

On the way back, I captured some shots of old barns and a partly frozen river. We were bouncing on a bouncy highway, going 75 mph (the speed limit), so I wasn’t sure I’d capture these quickly enough, but they didn’t turn out too badly.

So that night, we drove to the Crab Shack restaurant, another lengthy drive, and it was closed. Permanently. Huh???

Luckily, there were lots of restaurants in the vicinity, so we went to another favorite: the Cheesecake Factory. But we couldn’t believe that it seemed like everywhere we went, everything was closed. We were fortunate that we could make other fun choices.

I’m off to write!! Maybe next week I’ll learn if my new proposed books were picked up or not!

Have a super fun day today!!

Terry

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Art Museum and Snowy Day

It was a snowy day, and I loved it. The birch trees in the snow around the horse statue were art in and of themselves. The fountain inside was beautiful, and it was cool how they had planters around it so they could change the flowers year round to fit the season.  The paintings were amazing from Monet to Renoir and many other painters I’d never heard of who could capture scenes and people in oil—snapshots of history—in a beautiful way. One was a painter for the King of France and I fell in love with his work. Another was an American woman, early ages, the only woman who reached acclaim in France and received awards.

Sometimes you want to capture something without a ton of people in the picture, but I loved the one with the woman looking at the glass ornament hanging in the window because it shows you just how tall the exhibit was.

I’m off to write. We’re going to brave the -15 degree weather today to see the wolves after lunch. Hopefully, they’ll be out and we’ll be bundled up enough to be all right. Much of the park you can drive through, and I wanted to get pictures of the elk, deer, and buffalo in the snow, probably the only time I’ll ever be up here that I can. But you have to walk up a trail to see the wolves and bears and hopefully they won’t be hiding away.

Enjoy a view of the art of the world today wherever you may find it!

Terry

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Grilling Ribs in the Snow…

That’s hardcore, right? The sunset was beautiful last night also. 🙂 And the turkey for Christmas was delicious. That’s in the bag. I forgot to cook mine in a bag for Thanksgiving, but it still was perfectly divine.

I need to make one during the year. They’re just great to eat year round. Why wait until a holiday to enjoy one? The turkey was at the wildlife reserve. He is lucky. He’s safe from being a meal for the holidays!

The ribs were superb! Okay, we’ve had internet trouble, my son’s girlfriend is sick, but my son and I are going to try to make it to some museums today. I keep saying that!

But really, we are. 🙂 But if we don’t, we’ll have fun anyway!

Have a lovely day!

Terry

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Playing Games, Alpha Wolves, and Dessert on End

How more random can I get, right?

Okay, so we wanted to go to the wolf park, but the place is closed until Saturday, and it’s only going to be 1 degree out for a high. Brrrr. So it was up to me. For those of us in the south, it’s hard to imagine what it’s like. But any exposed flesh feels like it’s burning. And that’s not even the windchill factor. With 10 mph winds, it’s even colder. And there’s no guarantee any of the animals will be out on display, but could all be huddled together somewhere, trying to keep warm.

The next pictures is of Horizon Zero Dawn. I’m more into Role-Playing-Games where you can stop the play during battle so I can decide which spells to use, or weapon abilities, etc. I fight all kinds of bad guys, solve all kinds of quests, and love the graphics. My son is playing this game on his TV and it’s amazing. The graphics are really great, and it’s a fun game. I have Divinity Original Sin 2 to play when I get home, but I still have to get my word count in.

And the last is a picture of an upended piece of pie. Who would ever have thought it could look so interesting by putting it on end like that. Next time you have pie at your house, try it. Your friends and family will think you’re either nuts, had too much to drink, or are trying out for chef of the year.

We went to see Jumanji last night. It was really funny and we enjoyed it. If you play video games, you’ll get some of the humor. But it’s still funny throughout. The moral of the story is: You only have one life to live, live it to its fullest.

We’re going to museums this morning, and we’ll see Blade Runner tonight. (renting the movie for home.) So in between, I’ll write.

I proposed 3 new titles, we’ll see if SB acquires them next week, and I’m off to write! The book cover for A Billionaire Wolf for Christmas is beautiful and I’ll show it once it’s approved.

Happy Holidays!

Terry

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Brrrr, It’s Cold Out There…

At minus two degrees, I look cold. lol!

Finally got internet service back.  We’re seeing Jumanji today. The theater is as cold inside as it is outside, so I need to bundle up more this time.

But it means I am getting some writing done too. 10,000 words +. Sixty-thousand to go.

Have a beautiful day!

Terry

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Wolves R Us

I love how my kids “get” me.  It’s fun when you have a “hobby,” which for me is my writing wolf shifter stories, polar bear, cougar, and jaguar shifter stories. So if I get anything like that, I’m thrilled.

So here’s a goblet of your favorite brew in toast to the upcoming New Year!

Oh, and I hit a button, have no idea which, and my WordPress screen is tiny, tiny. I can still read it, but what did I do now? Ever do that????

Okay, off to write for a while. My goal is to get 10,000 this week on Claiming the White Bear. I have 7400 so far so maybe I’ll reach 12,000.

Have a lovely day!! A museum is on the schedule and a walk to see the town lights. The wolf reserve is closed all week, so we have to do it on Saturday and it will even be colder and snowy. We have minus 8 windchill this morning…..brrrrrr….

Terry

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Merry Christmas!

 

Loved the Star Wars movie for Christmas Eve, washed Mishka because she smelled so bad–whiskers smelled sour, so here she was wrapped in a towel and a blanket on my lap to get warm.  Made a snow angel in the snow. We tried to make a snowman but the snow was too dry and wouldn’t pack into a snowball. And while the kids played computer games, or my son worked on his practice computer programs–he’s doing one a day before his last graduate class starts–I wrote 5,000 words for Claiming the White Bear.

I write before they get up in the morning too. It’s perfect here for it. It’s supposed to be 2 degrees tomorrow morning, high of 12. And one day is -5 and high of 8. Man, is that cold. Even the theater was freezing. I swore they had the AC on.

We had to make a stop afterward for butter at the grocery store. We had 5 minutes, which we did in two. We rushed to get it done before closing, while others were shopping like no one had mentioned it was time to close. I felt sorry for the clerks. I know what it is like to be working, calling out that the library was closing, and people ignoring us. They have the mentality that once they’re in the building, they don’t have to leave until they’re ready to leave.

Merry Christmas!!!

I tried to upload the snow angel picture, but I’m having trouble with WordPress this morning. Woke it up too early, I think! I’ll show it tomorrow. Okay, had to sign back in so we’re good to go. 🙂 Next to the snow angel are deer prints.

Before everyone wakes, I’m off to write a little more! Tomorrow, we’re going to see the wolves. But will they be out in the bitter cold? Or smarter than us and huddled away together in their den?

Have a lovely day!!

Terry

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