Fun and Silly Days and Holidays

Welcome to Fun and Silly days and holidays. Every Thursday I’ll post about fun days for the next week (Monday -Sunday) I’ll include the days history, celebrations and fun tidbits. We all need some fun and silly things to look forward to. Fun and Silly Days and Holidays for the week of May 4th –Continue reading “Fun and Silly Days and Holidays”

Authors Give Back Promotion Extended

You read that right. The Smashwords Authors Give Back sale has been extended to May 31st. You maybe asking, What is this promotion all about? This sale is the direct result of several Smashwords authors requesting that Smashwords run a special sale.  These authors wanted to show their support to readers who now face unprecedentedContinue reading “Authors Give Back Promotion Extended”

Poetry Month Wrap-Up

Wow, I can’t believe we are already at the end of April. Where did this month go? It’s like time has no meaning. With the month coming to a close that means we are saying goodbye to Poetry Month 2020. This year I didn’t write any poetry but I read the poetry of others. IContinue reading “Poetry Month Wrap-Up”

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day! Today isn’t just Earth Day it’s the 50th anniversary of the day. Which is pretty awesome. Earth Day started as a local initiative and it has turned in to a world wide event. This year we can’t do the huge community clean up projects or tree plantings but we can do thingsContinue reading “Happy Earth Day!”

Writing Exercise – Point of View

For today’s writing post I thought we’d visit our good friend , Writing Exercise. Writing exercises are a good way to get your brain working and stretching. They give you an opportunity to just write or to work on a writing skill you feel you need more practice on. As writers, we all need toContinue reading “Writing Exercise – Point of View”

Cross Linking STEM Activity Slime

This is another one of my students favorite Chemistry classes, making slime. Cross Linking, The Science Behind  Slime  What’s the science behind the slime? The borate ions in the starch (borax powder or boric acid) mixes with the PVA (polyvinyl-acetate) glue and forms this cool stretchy substance.  This is called cross linking. The glue isContinue reading “Cross Linking STEM Activity Slime”

I didn’t mean to take a six year hiatus from writing

I didn’t mean to take a six year hiatus from writing, I really didn’t. But as you know, life gets in the way of living sometimes. In reality I haven’t written fiction in six years. I have been writing lesson plans for my enrichment classes, which have been really fun. But it isn’t quite theContinue reading “I didn’t mean to take a six year hiatus from writing”

Life Continues During Social Distancing

Today should have been the beginning of Spring Break, which technically it still is.We had plans to go to the Zoo, OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry), the library and get things done around the house. Our plans are a little different now but I don’t feel it’s a down grade. Yes, were notContinue reading “Life Continues During Social Distancing”

Cheeseburger Pasta Recipe

Cheeseburger Pasta 1 pound ground beef 1 can Cheddar Cheese Soup 1 can (10 ¾ oz) Tomato Soup ½ cup water 2 cups medium shell pasta (Can also use elbow macaroni ) Cook medium shell pasta per package directions but don’t fully cook. You’ll add them to the other ingredients. Brown ground beef. Drain offContinue reading “Cheeseburger Pasta Recipe”