15 May 2022 @ 09:48 am
A New Book Trailer!  
I've been in a bit of a creative slump recently because there have been a lot of things going on (our family cat died after 17 years, our house flooded and went through over three months of repairs, and I've been struggling with some health issues), but I'm starting to feel that spark of wanting to create something new once again.

So I pulled out my trusty video editor the other day and started playing around with the idea of creating a book trailer for my sci-fi noncon novel Pathfinder, and this is what I came up with. It's a little gritty, a little racy, and I think it captures the atmosphere of the novel really well. I think the music works well, and it features some clips from the audiobook that was narrated by the devilishly talented Dan Calley. I really love how it turned out. ❤️

YouTube flagged it as 18+, so you have to go to their site to watch it while you're logged in to prove you're an adult. I'm not sure if that might intrigue readers into clicking or make them not want to bother, but it is what it is.

Take a peek and give it a like if you feel so inclined. And feel free to share it with anyone you think might be interested! :)


15 May 2022 @ 10:54 am
Dijon-Herb Chicken Thighs  
Happy Sunday y'all!

So I didn't go to the doctor this past Monday so I don't have much to write about. I go tomorrow and find out if I get that new skin graft they want me to get. I hope so.

I did get a weird bit of gossip this week. The building managers put signs up warning us not to feed the birds and squirrels anymore. I thought maybe we had attracted rats or something and they were wanting to put a stop to that. I don't blame them.

Turns out I was partially right. Only partly though, it wasn't rats we attracted but a big BEAR!

It tore the birdfeeders down to get at the seed and corn, and got into the trash cans they used to put the extra seed in. Ate it all up. This is bad because a lot of deer, foxes, raccoons, and stuff depended on that food, but I live on the first floor and had my windows open! A bear could come crawling through my window if it smells food or anything. So now I've been keeping my windows closed at night. I don't mind guests but not that kind of guest.

So yeah, that kinda freaked me out a bit.

I've got a summery chicken recipe for y'all today! Dijon-Herb Chicken Thighs. It looks good. I hope you like the recipe!

Dijon-Herb Chicken Thighs )
Current Mood: accomplished
14 May 2022 @ 11:20 am
About a week later than last year my house martins have moved in to the nest in the eaves. A welcome sight.

It does mean, though, that my planned painting of the wooden bits of my house will have to be put off until September as they are an amber list endangered species.

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13 May 2022 @ 03:37 pm
I am randomly being unable to sleep, getting up in the night, wandering around...so I have contacted my doctor on their online thingy and they phoned me back so I have an appointment (in person, miracles will never cease) on the 23rd. We'll see what they say.

In other news

Smokey is pretty much a happy cat, though with my circadian rhythm cocked up, so is hers.

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11 May 2022 @ 07:49 am
Happy Birthday!  
Happy birthday to [personal profile] jpegghost! I hope you have a wonderful day!
Current Mood: happy
10 May 2022 @ 07:45 am
45 Vet Clinic Signs That Help Make Any Pet Owner’s Visit More “Paws-itive”  
I found this yesterday on Facebook and just had to share. It's a sign from a vet clinic that has funny sayings. Some of them are just groaners but some are awesome! Take a look.

“My dog will eat anything until you put a pill in it, then he’s Gordon Ramsey.”
Current Mood: amused
08 May 2022 @ 09:48 am
No-Bake Strawberry Nutella Cheesecake  
Happy Sunday everyone!

And to everyone who has one or is one, Happy Mother's Day!

I hope the past week has treated you well. It's sunny today but it rained for the past two days almost steadily. There is some flooding in the area. I'm just glad I don't live that close to a major creek or something. I don't have to worry that much. The houses down the road a bit though are right on the creek's edge and are almost surely flooded today. Poor dears.

Well, it's time for my weekly bitching session about my leg. The skin graft is not taking so they're going to try to get my insurance to pay for another type of graft. The one I'm using is supposed to be a good one though so I don't know what else they're going to try. We'll see. Meanwhile, I have a week off of doctor's appointments so that's good.

I bought a ceiling fan for the building manager to put up in my apartment living room. My lights keep on flickering so I figured while he's fixing that he can put up a fan. It's against the rules I think but he's gonna do it anyhow. LOL! I'm glad because my apartment gets stuffy. It's not hot enough to turn on the air conditioner but it's hot enough for a fan or something. So this will help.

I have no good segue into the recipe of the week that I've found, so here it is. No-Bake Strawberry Nutella Cheesecake. I'm linking to the page at the end cause there's a video. Hope y'all like it!

No-Bake Strawberry Nutella Cheesecake )
Current Mood: sleepy