Monday, January 19, 2015

Baby in a Bonnet

Picture of the Day for 1/19/2015. I couldn't resist one more picture of my great-niece Hazel Pauline. Here she is wearing a bonnet that her great-aunt Robynne crocheted for her. 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Meeting My New Niece

Picture of the Day for 1/19/2015. My niece Michelle arrived in town yesterday with her new baby, Hazel Pauline. Of course it's been love at first sight for all of us. I would have posted a picture of her yesterday, but the lighting was so low I didn't get a good picture. Here is Hazel sitting on her grandpa David's lap during one of the rare instances when she's awake and alert. 

She's only a few weeks old so she's not awake for long stretches of time yet. That's OK. There's nothing more soothing than holding a sleeping infant.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Bosom Photographs

Picture of the Day for 1/17/2015. I've been taking a lot of pictures of my bosom lately. Don't worry, this isn't going down a naughty path. I received some fun necklaces for Christmas and I took pictures of them so I could show the gift-givers that I was wearing the items.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Great Tchaikovsky!

Picture of the Day for 1/16/2015. I was composing a one-word email today that consisted of the word "gotcha" which the auto-correct feature on my iPhone changed to Great Tchaikovsky. I loved that! I think that's going to be my new catchphrase from now on. For example, "Great Tchaikovsky, gas is now below $2!"

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Do Not Bend!

Picture of the Day for 1/15/2015. I received this envelope in the mail today that clearly said "Do Not Bend." How do you think it was delivered in my mailbox? With a whole lotta bend. Sigh. 

The "Do Not Bend" envelope included four autographed photographs from astronaut Story Musgrave. Sigh. I now have four wavy signed photos. Which is better than no signed photographs, but still...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Mystery Writing Competition

Picture of the Day for 1/14/2015. I was asked to help judge six entries in the Freddie Award for Writing Excellence in the hardboiled category. Entries consisted of the first 20 pages of an unpublished manuscript. It was great fun. It was interesting to see the various skill levels across all the entries. All six authors had excellent/creative ideas and there were a few that could really turn into something with a bit of polishing. And there was one entry that is publication-ready. I was completely entranced by the author's writing style and I was disappointed when the 20 pages came to an end. I was convinced the author was a man, but just found out that the author is a woman which impresses me even more that she was so successful in writing from another gender's point of view. I was delighted to hear today that this author made the finalist round. I hope she wins!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Duggar's Tater Tot Casserole Recipe

Picture of the Day for 1/13/2015. My sister Robynne fixed a modified version of the famous (infamous) Duggar family Tater Tot Casserole recipe for dinner tonight. I was soooooo excited! I'm fascinated by the Duggars and you can't go wrong with an ooey-gooey casserole. It was great.