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Share Your World – week 8

Oh! It’s that time of week again! Share Your World time! We’re on week 8 which is really quite exciting that I have managed to get at least one post done each week.

Here are the questions and the answers…

Your favorite blog post that you have written? (add link)

Okay, I really don’t remember all of the posts I’ve written. But the most recent would be the Gnomey Christmas. And I’m only choosing that one because so making fun of myself.

What do you feel is the most enjoyable way to spend $500? Why?

Kindle  Books!! I love to read. Now that would be the having fun and just spending it. That and maybe a few years subscriptions to some different servers for games 😀

If you could know the answer to any question, besides “What is the meaning of life?”, what would it be?

I can’t print that! I am not even sure how much I want to know the answer.

Where do you eat breakfast?

ummm… What is breakfast?

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Last week was meeting R.A. Salvatore. That was the greatest! This week…. My Lootcrate box! I can’t wait for it to get here. There is so much cool stuff in it!

A Thursday Thought

Well, more like an excuse. But I do not feel good. The head cold running around my house seems to think I would be the perfect person to land on.

Really I am against Valentine’s day. We discussed it in the chat yesterday (Yes Draw, I borrow from Twitch chat. *if I knew all your info I would give you credit*) and consensus not the best day. Not celebrated not… well ya get the gist.

Now, that being said and posting a Valentine’s day post for the Chain, I have decided the universe must owe me. I have a head cold. I need SNUGGLES!!! See I woke this morning with the perverse want of having someone to be there tell not to go into work. That I needed to go snuggle back into the covers, they would make sure I was all tucked in. Make sure the kid got off to school, they offices all called and then come back to snuggle with me. Just to be my body pillow.


I am at work. Drinking hot tea with the last basketball game of the season to look forward to tonight.

I am off of my regular blog programming. Two weeks behind and I don’t know if I’ll get it figured out.

But I got Monday’s done, and I am monitoring / mediating? this month’s blog chain for Absolute Write.

So busy busy.

And I would have totally forgotten about today’s post if Draw hadn’t reminded me on Twitch yesterday. Well not reminded but we started talking about Chat and the raid and how we could so totally write a book about it. Gotta love guild leaders. 😀 But writing the book on chat right off the top of my head? I’m good, but I am not that good.

Here’s to the Raid today and more ideas to pull for a book on WOW 😀

A Gnomey Christmas

I am prefacing this with an apology to all World of Warcraft players. I haven’t been in the world in a long time and am just using a bit of fanfic and a whole lotta giggles to write this.  To those who possible know where this comes from, Forgive Me?

And now…   A Gnomey Christmas

As a baby Arcane Mage, Jelly knew she really should not have been playing with snow. How was she supposed to know that it would land in the house? In the growly bear’s room. Which was off limits and thus being off limits, it was Draw and Odd’s job to clean up the mess. She cooked, retrieved tea took care of the garden (icky dirt) but did not clean. The kitchens yes, the rest of the garrison, no.

Pulling at the weeds in the herb garden, she was grounded from playing with magic at the moment. As there was no one around to get her from where ever she teleported. That really was an odd thing to keep happening…

“hmmmph” yanking at a rather tough weed, wait. That wasn’t a weed, Jelly sat back on her heels and growled. And promptly landed on her ass, well might as well lay all the way down.

It was the shiny boots next to her head that got her attention. The shiny boots and shiny wings, which meant maybe the growly bear had not been in the house? Obviously to the tavern, not the house?

“Yes the house.”  Oops did she say that out loud?

“Yes. Finish the garden. Then help them out.”

Well at least it wasn’t an anaconda, or a fox.  Well, it could have been a bunch of bananas, ooo maybe Odd would let her work on conjuring up bananas? Or maybe Draw would for her? Bananas had to be good for something.


Standing up, Jelly looked up. Damn paladin was too tall. Why was she a gnome again?

“Snow goes outside. Wait until someone can help. Please?”

It was the tired sound that got her, “Okay.” Bananas were definitely needed.

Crawling across Draw and Odd that night Jelly snuggled down against the far side of the bed. “Thanks guys.”

“Your gonna get killed for the bananas you know.”

“Yup and you’ll be right there with me.”

“A dwarf, a gnome and  a paladin walk into a kitchen.” Jelly stopped tilting her head, “I can’t go anywhere with that.”

Waiving her hand, the teas landing where they were supposed to for once. On the bar, not in laps. Though that last time wasn’t an accident. One really should not question her cooking methods, or have such poor language in the house. So sad that person would not be back.

“That really would have been in poor taste”

Jelly just smiled, silly bear of course it was in poor taste. Serving up the chicken, veggies and icky potatoes she listened as they discussed guild matters, raids, quests and other what not that really did not make any sense. Maybe a trip to the library again, or wait. She could go play cards tonight. hmmmmm

“I’ll be gone for a bit.”


Jelly looked at the house. It had been hard sneaking out on Christmas night. The bed creaked, the floors were cold and the dang door squeaked again. She’d have to fix that later. But for now….

“Merry Christmas!”

“and where is our little gnomey-gnome?”

Odd and Draw looked at each other and ran out the front door into white powdery stuff.

“She did it.”

“It’s your turn to go get her”

“Yep she did. Care to explain the snow and the bananas?”

Looking up at the paladin, the dwarf and gnome looked back down at each other.


Jelly sat quietly at Razorscale’s Aerie. It was a safe spot as long as she stayed still. Such a pretty dragon flying overhead, shouldn’t take the silly paladin more than two hours to clear out the area so she could go home. The trouble caused when messing with things one should not do. Good thing the realm had a reset button. Yep, a very Merry Christmas to all.

Now about that last spell…


Share your World – wk 50

Once again as the year closes I am participating in Cee’s Share Your World.

Do you have a signature dish? If not is their one in your family?

I did. I usually make water chestnut bacon wraps, but thankfully have finally passed this down to the younger generation. Not that it is a hard recipe, bacon, water chestnut, Worcestershire sauce ketchup. Bake, mix, dip and bake. It’s good!

The process is just slow and tedious, and because it is a family favorite  I was starting to look at 4 to 5 lbs of bacon on the main holidays. That’s a little to much wrapping and dipping for me.

I made fudge this year. Yummy (almost all gone)

Do you have a favorite board game?

Board game? Well l love Monopoly (usually lose). Don’t really get a chance to play any games. I can get very intense in the games and well.. not everyone plays that way.

Is there a household chore that you enjoy?

Cooking. When it is something I like to cook (as long as it’s not baking). While there isn’t any chore I really enjoy I will definitely take dishes over cleaning bathrooms any day of the week.

 What is one thing you will never care about?

hmmm…. I really don’t know. I have a few nosey and inquisitive quirks that are hard to stop. I really do want to know what is going on on the other end of the phone/computer/messages that are none of my business. lol I think I worry and care a little bit more about the things around me than I should. While I do care about how I look- I really could care less about whether or not I have make-up on.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I am looking forward to having Christmas over. To have the holidays done with. I get way to stressed out this time of year and between family quirks and quibbles I do not always enjoy them. I would like to and I start out with the greatest of intentions… but yeah a road well paved.

I’m looking forward to next week’s challenge questions.

2014 what I learned

What I have learned this year:
Eat to lose weight (still hate breakfast)
Exercise to lose weight
Curl up with a good book
YouTube is awesome
As is Twitter, Twitch, and IG
I am okay with people not liking my books
I can publish books
I can write
I am ME
I really love men with accents
Jobs are good
Men can be smart and good looking
I am still a brat
(There are a few people out there who will understand this)
I am the reason for my finances
I am not a horrible mother (in-spite of what my mother says)
Don’t poke at growly Bears
Monkeys morph into bears
Hairy may not be so bad
There are good people in the world
Authors write back to followers
Boys are odd creatures (I love him anyways)
I love gaming
I still can’t play on the console games
I still rock on the PC
Apple is a necessary evil
There is a reason for everything
My tea is still too hot
I am an awesome minion
Friends are friends virtual or physical
My sister is a strong person
Love comes in various forms
I am eclectic and that is good
Distance sucks
Life is worth living
I don’t get tea with milk
Live laugh love
Anaconda is a do…n’t

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