Archive for May, 2017


Counting the Days

Posted under That's Life Wednesdays 8 Comments

I’m down to the last two weeks of the deadline I’m working towards. And honestly, I can’t even begin to tell you how much I’m looking forward to finishing this up.

My carrot this time?

Time off!!  I want to clear my head, get my creative on in other areas again, and explore. And I will take you along right here on the blog when I do!

Any big plans for your summer?

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)


Three Things (The Long Weekend)

Posted under Dreamer Mondays 5 Comments

I hope everyone fit some fun into their long weekend!  I spent a little bit of every day writing, but still had some fun, too.

Here are my three things…

Saturday evening, after *finally* getting DD # 1’s college stuff into the attic, we had a makeshift ice-cream sundae bar as a reward. This is not how mine looked (this is a Pinterest type picture), but it serves the purpose. 🙂



Sunday evening, DH and I went to see Mamma Mia at the local dinner theater. I’ve never seen this show before and I have to say the cast was super strong, making it a fun night.

mamma mia

Yesterday, the girls wanted to go to the mall, so we took them there and then out for an appetizer dinner afterward (it was raining, so no barbecue 🙁 ).  And, no, I couldn’t pass up a salted caramel milkshake…


Your turn.

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)


Bits O’ Summer

Posted under Bits & Pieces Fridays 10 Comments

Well, we’ve come to what is considered summer’s kick-off weekend.  Don’t know what it’s like by you, but it’s rainy and not terribly warm, here.

Anyway, let’s get to this week’s bits.

  1. One plan for your weekend…
  2. Strawberry short cake or a bowl of ice cream?
  3. Iced tea or lemonade?
  4. Hamburger or hot dog?
  5. Charcoal or gas?

Have a great weekend, everyone!  See you back here on Tuesday!

~Elizabeth  (aka Laura)


Rainy Day

Posted under Writing Thursdays 6 Comments

How about another descriptive writing prompt today?

Set a rainy-day scene for us in no more than three sentences. And remember, show don’t tell.

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)


Peace On A Bench

Posted under That's Life Wednesdays 6 Comments

I feel like some peaceful pretty today (probably because life is a bit nutty at the moment with so many family milestones taking place amid a major deadline)…

Wouldn’t you just love to curl up on this bench and dream?

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~Elizabeth (aka Laura)


Reading Time

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The only reading I did this past week was of my new Magnolia Magazine (which I LOVED). And I’m still reading my own SHUNNED AND DANGEROUS  (Amish Mystery #3) when I use the elliptical at the gym (lately I’ve been running on the treadmill more).

What are you reading this week?

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)


Three Things

Posted under Dreamer Mondays 6 Comments

It was a whirlwind weekend around here.  DD # 1 is officially a college graduate.


Lots of wonderful moments, but if I must narrow down to three here…

Seeing my daughter so happy all weekend, surrounded by people who treasure her for the person she is.


The Baccalaureate service on the eve of graduation was beautiful both in content and execution…


And, well, she did it!!!


Your turn!

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)



Posted under Bits & Pieces Fridays 9 Comments

Bits time!

  1. One extracurricular activity you were involved in during high school?
  2. If you were to have a different kind of pet than you have now, what would you want?
  3. Pool or ocean?
  4. What’s your favorite show on HGTV?

Have a great weekend, everyone.

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)


Seeing Summer

Posted under Writing Thursdays 8 Comments

As a writer, one of the things you have to work hard to do is SHOW rather than TELL.

Rather than just say “it’s summer,” it’s better to show it so a reader feels as if they’re there as well.

To that end, if you’re game, show us summer in a sentence of two…

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)


Unexpected Beauty

Posted under That's Life Wednesdays 11 Comments

Every once in a while, you stumble across something you didn’t expect to see–a pretty trail, a whimsical meadow, that sort of thing.

Last night I drove to a small town, about 90 miles north of where I live, to speak at an MS program. Behind the restaurant, where the event was held, there was this…


And the sound? It was wonderful.

I expected to hear it was part of a power plant of some sort, but it’s not. It’s just pretty for the sake of pretty.

Thought I’d share it with you today.

Have a nice Wednesday!

~Elizabeth (aka Laura)