Tuesday, May 3, 2011

If a picture paints a thousand words...

Remember that great old song by Bread? Well if you do then you're old. ;)

As I'm writing this, it's late on Monday night/Tuesday morning, and I've got another thirty pages or so of A Lasting Impression to edit and cut and tighten and slash and put back together and rearrange and stress eat over before heading to bed, so I'm going to share some quick pics from recent life and hop back to writing.

Know what these are? Heaven-in-a-box!

A sweet friend sent me DeBrands Truffles recently with a note tucked inside that said "Just cause you're loved." Isn't that sweet? It meant so much to me.

After taking some pictures of the edible works of art, I cut them up and have been savoring them a little bit at a time. In fact, I "hid" them in the "foil and saran wrap" drawer and forgot about them until I went to post these pictures and then I thought, "Hey! I still have some bites of those left!"

Who says growing older doesn't have it's upsides?

Another sweet treat…

Last Tuesday, dear friend and writer Brandilyn Collins was in town, so Gayle DeSalles (another great buddy who lives local) and I met her for dinner at Stoney River. Such fun and so delicious. We laughed and talked and shared. I left filled up and re-energized! Brandilyn has a new book out, Over the Edge, and I've already started reading it. It's fabulous. Great plot! But it is making me a little itchy. Read the first chapter and find out why.

Skip ahead to Saturday (and speaking of Brandilyn's book)… I noticed Jack had a knot on his throat (embedded tick? Ack!), so I asked Kels to take him into the vet. He was due for his vaccinations so the vet administered those and then Jack proceeded to have an adverse reaction to them and spent Saturday and Sunday lethargic with fever, not eating and hardly even moving. Bless him…

I took him back to the vet yesterday morning and after an injection of anti-inflammatory meds (and a trip afterward with me to Sweet CeCes, froyo will cure anything), he's feeling some better again. Still not 100%, but getting there. I sure do love that little guy. 

Lastly, Kelsey came over this weekend and made these heavenly Itty Bitty Cinnamon Roll Bites she saw on Picky Palate. Oh gracious, gals! They are delish! And so tiny. Hardly any calories.  

Here's the recipe, and be sure to browse the site. Picky Palate has some great recipes. Just please, no salivating on the screen.

Okay, 1866 is calling. Blessings on your Tuesday, friends!

P.S. The truffles are officially gone. Now if I could just figure out why I'm not losing any weight.


  1. Oh my...looks SO good! I just finished Over the Edge this last weekend. Awesome book and my first by Brandilyn, looking forward to more! Though don't know how many my heart can take at a time. ;-))

  2. Isn't it a great plot, Casey! I'm loving it!

  3. Oh my...the goodies look amazing! Anything that has the word "truffle" in it makes my mouth water! : ) I'm trying not to each sweets, though (been going a little over 2 mos now), so I'll just have to imagine how awesome they are!

  4. I hope Jack is feeling better now, the poor boy. He looks tuckered in that picture. It's good though that you knew what was wrong and could get it taken care of....Also glad you enjoyed those truffles, they do look yummy :)

  5. Good for you on no sweets, Stacey. I've been doing well until the truffles and Itty Bitty CinnaMinis and the organic fruit snacks I just ate. ;( But! I did walk two miles, so does that make it better?

    Freddikb, yes Jack is MUCH better. That shot did the trick and he's back to fun self. And DeBrands are the BEST! But dangerous. Use only as directed.

  6. Ok...confession...I ate a little bit of the giant chocolate bunny some friends gave my children. I just couldn't resist. Now I've gotten it out of my system! Two miles is awesome! My hubby inspired me to jog in place 30 min on Wii fit tonight. He does it every night and has lost about 8 lbs this month. Man! Guys get it off so easy! I think I said "each" sweets...typos! lol Hope you have a great weekend! : )

  7. Ah... The Giant Chocolate Bunny. He's such a tempter. Great on your exercise! Don't you feel so much better afterward? Of course not as good as after the Giant Chocolate Bunny, but…

  8. auh, poor Jack. I had a sick, sinus infected kitty for the last weeks :( It's hard to see sicky babies and know they just have to get through it in time. I'm glad he's already feeling better. I wish I could come give him a hug, an you too. Keep truckin' on the book. Sounds like you're almost there.

  9. Yes...definitely feel better after exercise on multiple levels. I beat unmotivation once again! Congratulations on the Christy nomination! Exciting! :)

  10. I am happy to know Jack is better. I had taken care of my brother's dog for a weekend when he had to go away, and Zoey just had surgery. I felt so bad for her, she was not her peppy self. I was happy when she got better. Some people say animals don't have the feelings humans have, but I believe that they do. They have instincts of course, but when you look in the eyes of your pup(or any pet), you can see their emotions and know they feel. They are great companions for us.


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