I have a new lunchbox article up at The Daily Tiffin complete with instructions for making the sandwiches and updates on my diet. As Agent Lundy on Dexter said "It's all about the cream cheese." Well, more specifically, it's all about seasoning the cream cheese.
Pay Scales web site, "True tales of working people who do what they love and love what they do", contacted me through this blog for an interview about Respiratory Therapy. Wow, you never know where blogging will lead, do you?
What's a New Year's Day without thinking our goals of the upcoming year? I know that's a burden to some people but I enjoy it. Yes, I'm a masochist about these things. But really, I look at my list not as a jail sentence but as a chance to keep on track. So with that in mind, here my goals are. Behold me as I am.
Finish 1st Draft “Letters From My Bath”
Finish first draft by Jan 31, 07 (my birthday) = $1,600 words/day
Polish Letters from My Bath Feb 1-March 31st
Write Query letter
Start sending out by Feb 28th while continuing to polish novel
Re-write “Corporate Policy”
Finish re-writes by Jan 31st
Write Query letter
For submissions by Feb 28th
Resubmit to contests beginning Feb 1st
Start next big project: screenplay or novel by April 1, 07
To be Determined
1 Magazine article or essay
1 Short Story
1 Batch Greeting Cards or Bumper Sticker/ T-shirt slogans
1 recipe or cake design for cookbook in the future
2 Submission of any kind (104 total for the year)
“A Fridge Full of Food…and nothing to eat.”
Post 5 days per week and participate regularly in events:
Monday: Dr's Kitchen Monday
Tuesday: ARF, Antioxidant Rich Foods Tuesday hosted by Sweetnicks
Wednesday: To be Determined
Thursday: Weekend Herb Blogging hosted by Kalyn's Kitchen
Friday: Cake Decorating or Desserts
Weekend Breakfast Blogging hosted by Saffron Trail
Does My Blog Look Good in This, hosted by Amateur Gourmet
WOBAT: Weekend Obnoxious But Amazingly Tasty by me, AFFOF
It's a Piece of Cake hosted by me, A Fridge Full of Food
Lose 75 lbs
Work out at Meyer’s Center 3 days per week
Follow Dr. Brenda’s food program EDUCATION:
Read books from the classics lists
Practice flute 1 hour per week
Practice piano 1 hour per week
Reinstitute FlyLady zones for housecleaning
Clean/Organize/Ebay every room
Read scriptures and inspirational books daily
Go to Church when not scheduled to work
"Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each New Year find you a better man." -- Benjamin Franklin
This is a little non-food catch up post. I worked all weekend and have a cold so I'm not moving real fast on Doctor's Kitchen Monday, although I have decided what I'm going to do. Hopefully will be able to knock that out tomorrow.
However, in the meantime, much more exciting to me is this. I'm officially a published poet. I wrote "Code Blue" following my first code experience as a student in respiratory school. It's been published by The University of Oklahoma's School Medicine literary journal called "Blood and Thunder: Musings on the Art of Medicine". I'm on page 8, I whisper to myself...
I've published a few other things: the recipe in the 2007 Farmer's Almanac, two cross stitch designs, several small online food articles, but this one is really special to me. I love holding the magazine in my hand. I don't know if I can explain it but all I've ever wanted to do is write. I am a writer. I've never doubted myself. I have always felt, when I finish a story or a poem, that it's the same as me saying "Here. This is me. This is a small piece of who I am, the best of who I am." That's what holding this magazine means to me.
On page 172 of the 2007 Old Farmer's Almanac, the original Ben Franklin, Old Farmer's Almanac (beware of the copycats) you'll find a recipe published by yours truly, she writes grinning wildly. I won second place in their rice recipe contest. They also have it on the almanac website, I'm sure just for me so I can stare at my name in print for several hours a day grinning like a fool. After all, it IS the Farmer's Almanac, not some little regional magazine with a circulation of 13 people on a mountain top in Tibet. It made my heart go pitterpat to pick it up in the grocery store and flip open the page to find my name. I know it's only a recipe but I'm excited anyway.
For all of us folks who’ve been married for a while and have forgotten how to do the romance dance, this is a very special recipe for evenings when you want to put the spark back in your relationship. Follow the directions to the letter to get results that will leave you smiling for days.