Good Morning Monday!~ Can I ask?

Good Morning Monday!

Can I ask you how you are doing today?
Is your day going to be just another day?

Will you have a case of the Mondays?
Are you expecting excitement or boredom?
What shall you say?

Do you have some free time to answer these questions in a tiny short rhyme?

Let’s play a game!

In the comments below tell me how you think your day will go?

Will you make it the best!? Will your skills and abilities be put to the test!?
Will you follow the leader or honor a guest?

Is your morning getting off to a great start?

Please let me know and don’t leave me in the dark! 😀

How will you change the world today?
Will today be glorious?
What shall you say????

Connect, share and tell me a story 🙂

Only if you wish to spell it out… to dish. Will the day be fabulous and totally delish?
And if not that’s absolutely  A OK. I just want you to have a wonderful day.

🙂

Inspiration in the Slow Cooker!

~Sometimes inspiration can come from unexpected places or occurrences. You may be strolling down the street one day, see a mud puddle and suddenly realize the premise of your next book set in an underground city that is flooded by a storm up above and your hero must swim through dangerous murky waters to save an innocent child.

Ta Da! Inspiration from a mud puddle 🙂

Well, today I was inspired by my slow cooker… and Santa! So here is a little story I would like to call:

Santa Stole my Chili Recipe 

The cool winter winds shook the windows of my apartment as the sun peaked through the clouds and provided a temporary warmth throughout the small, damp west coast city. All of the ingredients were ready to go for the nights Christmas Party Chili I was going to prepare. I peeled 3 cloves of garlic and squished them through the garlic press, sprinkling the goodness over all the assorted beans in my big white slow cooker.

The aromas began to fill my nose instantly as I chopped up some fresh green onions from my garden. I added some juicy mushrooms, a scoop of tomato paste and poured in a couple of tablespoons of black bean sauce (an ingredient I can’t live without). As the porcelain pot heated to a perfect low temperature I added my last spices on top of a slab of locally grown bison meat. A bit of salt and pepper, oregano, chili powder, garlic powder, turmeric, 2 bay leaves and a cup of organic cane sugar to sweeten up the dish.

Suddenly there was a shuffling of feet behind me. I jumped with surprise and swung around to see what it was, but I saw nothing. Shaking my head and giggling I continued to stir my sweet chili as the smells of the meal filled the room. It was time to place the lid on top and let the flavors devour each other for the next 7 hours.

I continued on with my day running around and getting things ready for the party. I was so excited to share my delicious chili with all my friends. Later that afternoon I returned to the chili once more to give it another stir and add more sugar and a secret ingredient. 😉 That’s when I found… the note!

It was a note from Santa

Ho ho ho my dear Tiny T! Merry Christmas! I happened to follow my nose right to your yummy chili today and I just had to have the recipe. I hope you don’t  mind but I looked at the chili to see what you had added. I am sorry to say dear, but I have stolen your chili recipe to cook in my slow cooker for the elves back at The North Pole. 

Love Santa xo (PS: You’ve been a very good girl this year!) 🙂  🙂 

And with the two smiley faces ending the note I realized Santa had robbed me. This was defiantly not a bad thing though. Little did he know I hadn’t added in the extra sugar or the secret ingredient in yet!! Haha Santa only had part of the recipe but it would still be very scrumptious.

The Christmas Party Chili recipe saved the day!!

I jumped with joy knowing that everyone was going to eat my wonderful chili that night and it filled my heart with love to know that Santa loved my chili so much. Hopefully the elves would love it to. Later that night while going through my phone I found that Santa had taken some incriminating photos. I must have left the phone by the slow cooker.

Oh Santa! What a silly guy!

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HAPPY FRIDAY!!

 

Randoms Week Day 4: BLOG GAMES! Let’s all tell a story together :)

~Hi friends and welcome to BLOG GAMES!! This is round #4 🙂

For the last 3 days I’ve been getting to know my fellow bloggers and it’s really been fun. Interested in playing and didn’t see our first 3 rounds? Come play some games:

Game #1
Game #2
Game #3

There weren’t any players on day #2 and I’d love to hear some short stories 🙂 So jump back to day #2 OR play today’s new story game.

Today THURSDAY for our 4th game we’re ALL going to tell a story together!

You remember those games right? Sitting around in a circle playing duck duck goose or telephone as a kid… that was always a blast. There were so many games back in the day: 7 up, musical chairs, ring around the rosy, tic tac toe, hangman… what a trip down memory lane hey! 😛 And I will always remember those STORIES!!

How to play: I’ll start by writing a sentence and the 1st person to comment will write the next sentence of the story. The 2nd person to comment will follow the 1st persons comment and so on.

Let’s see what we can come up with by the end of the day 🙂

Here’s our starting sentence:

A storm was rolling in and the clouds became dark, blocking the rays of the sun while little Jimmy sat in his sandbox playing with his big yellow dump truck.

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YOUR TURN!! To continue the story write the next sentence in the comments below!

Randoms Week Day 2: BLOG GAMES! Tell me a story :)

game-hell-439523_1280~Hi friends! Welcome to our 2nd round of BLOG GAMES! If you played yesterdays game THANK YOU and I hope you enjoyed the 1st round. Didn’t get a chance to play the first game? Feel free to play:
GAME #1

Getting to know fellow bloggers through a fun interactive game is a total blast and yesterday I really had some good laughs.

Cheers fellow bloggers!!

For today TUESDAY‘S #2 blog game we are going to do some story telling 🙂

How to play: I will start by giving you 2 main components of a short story. You will write a story using ONLY 2 sentences.  The 2 main components of your story are #1-your character and #2-a place that is dear to your heart.

Now, for your character: a childhood pet

How to compose your story: There must be a beginning and an end. There must be an event that happens to your character whether it be funny, scary, sad ect. There must be some sort of dialogue and your 2 sentences can be as long as you want with proper grammar and punctuation to the best of your ability.

I’ll go first! 😀

A small white dog named buddy was locked outside in the rain because a filthy robber had kicked him out and taken his family hostage inside the house: a big brick mansion on the side of a massive green hill that the kids used to toboggan down in the cold winter. “Help…” screamed the mother as her nervous voice faded off into silence, the whole family panicked, all the while their white fluffy friend had already jumped through an open window in the back and then attacked the robber by biting his face as he bolted out the front door; the beloved pet had saved them from the peril of an evil villain looking to score some loot.

Hehe that’s the best I’ve got!! 😛

YOUR TURN!

Write your story in the comments below to play TELL ME A STORY! Invite some friends to play along and have some fun 🙂 🙂 Check tomorrow for game 3.

Have a BLOG GAME suggestion? Let’s hear it!!

GO!!!

Randoms Week Day 1: BLOG GAMES! Let’s get to know each other :)

~Hi friends and WELCOME to T’s first round of BLOG GAMES! Feel free to reblog, invite friends or just enjoy the games.

Every day for the next 7 days I will be posting something TOTALLY RANDOM to get to know my fellow bloggers 🙂 That’s right… I want to get to know YOU! Interactive blogging is the best way to get connected and learn about your fellow bloggers.

A favorite quote, an awesome book or a random game… stay tuned to see what’s next!

For today MONDAY we are going to start by playing our first blog game:

LET’S GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER! 

How to play: I’ll start by asking 5 questions. Place all of your answers in a row from #1 to #5. What is the final combined answer? The final (random) answer is:
the name of a new mobile restaurant you are about to open 😀 JUST FOR FUN!

1. What is your name?

2. What is your favorite color?

3. Pick a random word that is more than 4 symbols.

4. What is your favorite food?

5. What kind of vehicle do you drive? Or name something with wheels.

Alright friends here is my example answer: Tanya’s Red Inconspicuous Pizza Wagon  😀

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Now you know a few things about me AND you know the name of my new mobile restaurant!

 

YOUR TURN!!!

Write your answers in the comments below to play
LET’S GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER! Add your blog link if you ‘d like, start a conversation with someone who shares similar interests and let me know what you think of BLOG GAMES!!

Check back in tomorrow for game #2

GO!!