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I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

S is for . . .

Signature Stories!

not my cat but Sneakers will do this to me
I mentioned to my husband that I didn't have an S post ready for tomorrow. "Sleep" was his answer and it came quickly! We're pretty sure I'm a non 24 hour sleeper but I've still got hoops to jump through before it can be official. One time in high school I bought two new books (not a rare occurrence). I started one before I went to sleep, "just a couple of chapters" (sound familiar?) and finished it. When I looked as the time I picked up the second book and started reading it. When my alarm went off I got up and went to school!

More recently (fine, within the last 5 years), I started a book and wasn't really feeling it until I turned the page and it said "Ten Years Later". Oh? I'll just read another chapter and finished the book! Same thing happened with one of the Harry Potter books, I had less than 100 pages left and had to put it down! Not sleep of course, church.

I sleep hard when I sleep. Once I fell asleep in the back of a van and slept through the flat and changing the tire. I've been known to sit down to cuddle with the cat and fall asleep. I sleep through alarm clocks and, ahem, earthquakes. Yup. I don't remember which one it was but the earthquake didn't wake me up, M did when he startled.

I have two signature stories. The first was happened when I headed off to school. I'm thinking I wanted a fancier signature and was in the process of changing it. However, I was worried I'd write a check and sign with the old one. I mentioned it when I opened my new checking account and she suggested I sign the card both ways., I seem to be dating myself ... I signed the card with both signatures and she showed the manager who came over to see me do it for herself. Yes, they were quite different.

The second story happened when I was getting married. I was working in a bank and the drive-up. There were two of us and lots of downtime. I experimented and she helped me pick one. Haven't changed it in 29 years.

Today's smoothie inspiration: Very Cherry Smoothie

This one preps quick, makes 2 1/2 cups and counts as one serving. The original recipe can be found here but I'm going to mix it up some.


1 c frozen cherries
1 frozen banana
1/2 c cherry juice
1/2 c Greek yogurt
1/4 tea. Stevia, or to taste.

Through all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

My changes: pomegranate juice because I don't have cherry, protein powder, baby kale and spinach.

 . . . pomegranate juice became lost in the banana,

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Bron said...

I love sleep...but simply don't get enough! (

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

I'm a weird sleeper. I go on very little some days/weeks then I crash and will sleep pretty much for 16 hours straight. I have a prob with getting involved with whatever I'm doing and just keep going and going until I crash. Easier to just go with it though then try to keep a normal schedule (I totally get cranky when I do that)

Toni said...

I finally had to stop reading at night because I have trouble with insomnia and a good book can throw me off my sleep schedule for an entire week. I switched to watching television, because nothing disengages the mind and makes me lose interest faster than tv--puts me to sleep every time!


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