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  1. You stole 263 cookies!

     

    Rules of the game: if you find this (anyone except the cookie thief themselves) then post here to say "I caught the cookie thief! BUT... someone else took 264 cookies from the cookie jar!" That way we know this player has been caught and we'll look on another profile. Next, copy this entire post and paste it onto someone else's profile (player must have more than 100 posts and must have been active in the last month.) Lastly, change the numbers so each increase by one. It will be easier to track that way. Please post your findings in the thread entitled SOMEONE STOLE A COOKIE! Forum Game. Have Fun!

  2. Yes, the sunshine yesterday was wonderful. The dog was able to sit out on the back deck for more than simply five minutes. I had forgotten about the mushiness after the snow melts however.

  3. if I remember correctly from my many years or ballet, a dancer is trained to get that foot into a firm point just about any time it's not flat on the floor (exceptions perhaps for modern dance). That is a foot position which locks that muscle underfoot into a short position. I think the regular exercise is great but I imagine that ballet sessions would need to be followed by serious stretching of the feet and calves. JMO.
  4. I lost 15 pounds. It went away. Totally! I did other things also, to avoid the shots and pharmaceuticals the doc wanted me to take, but I am convinced that the weight loss was essential to diminishing the problem. I was about 155 lbs (5'2" tall), and lost down to just under 140#. If you have a Wii, the Tilt Tables game on Wii Fit *really* helps to stretch out the bottom of my feet and keep that musculature from tensing up. Plus it's fun! For other p.f. specific stretching exercises, a google search will turn up many good regimens. The trick is to start stretching before you get out
  5. Yes, men on horses with swords, get me every time. :)

     

    Anyway, on the subject of blogs, I chose blogspot because it was easier to upload photos and add gadgets. I had homeschool blogger before but didn't like the set up. I didn't know about the other, Xanga and wordpress at the time. Blogger is very simple, I'm not very techno savvy, but feel like I can navigate around there easily.

  6. Ooooo, you are baaaaad!!! He really is all the man a gal could ever need. The character Aragorn, I mean, not Viggo (tho he is a hottie).

     

    I did have a question for you, Paula. I am going to jump off and start my blog. I've looked at blogspot, it almost seems too easy. Did you shop around a lot before choosing that blog host, or just find it and go with it? It seems about as simple as it gets, I think I just have cold feet. I'm also wondering if there is any fine print I'm missing, kwim?

  7. Ooooo, you are baaaaad!!! He really is all the man a gal could ever need. The character Aragorn, I mean, not Viggo (tho he is a hottie).

     

    I did have a question for you, Paula. I am going to jump off and start my blog. I've looked at blogspot, it almost seems too easy. Did you shop around a lot before choosing that blog host, or just find it and go with it? It seems about as simple as it gets, I think I just have cold feet. I'm also wondering if there is any fine print I'm missing, kwim?

  8. picture.php?albumid=74&pictureid=1126

     

    Is this distracting too? Wait I'm supposed to be writing aren't I?

  9. Hey, I believe it when the Bible says, in Jeremiah 17:9 -

    "The heart is deceitful above all things, and it is exceedingly corrupt: who can know it?"

    Above that, I know my own insides. Pretty icky at times. Oooooo, Amazing Grace indeed, I am so thankful for it! A good, discussion-provoking thread, I'd give you some rep if I could!

  10. DING-DING-DING-DING You win the prize!!! :D

  11. :cheers2:50,000:cheers2:

  12. http://www.eharlequin.com/articlepage.html?articleId=546&chapter=0

     

    writing guidelines for Harlequin Intrigue

     

    Thanks for the encouragement!

  13. Years ago I intended to try submitting to Harlequin's Intrigue line, and that's what my nanowrimo work is based upon - writing to those guidelines, best as I can remember them. You would call my genre "romantic intrigue," sort of a romance, with a mystery/suspense/adventure plot. I don't even know if H. publishes the Intrigue line anymore, or if it may havetaken a dark turn (ie, supernatural elements). I guess for now the goal is to just get one novel actually on paper in rough form. Then i will go on another publisher guidelines hunt and polish up the mss based on who I intend to send it to. I really do not want to have to include too much physical stuff, kwim? I think that's what has me leaning towards a Christian publisher.

     

    I really like the writing of Terry Blackstock, she writes fiction for women with Christian characters, but they also have substantial plots and often mystery. Not like a typical "Christian romance." You might enjoy her books if you have not already.

     

    I wish you much success in your new career! Maybe one day each of the boardies will be able to say, "I knew her back when...."

  14. Hi AuntieM!

     

    I have been reading Harlequin Presents for 25 years. I sometimes read the Harlequin Romance line and occasionally Christian romances and historicals. But I love HP so I figure I will aim to publish in that line.

     

    Twins do have a tendency to derail your plans, don't they??

     

    Thanks for the compliments! I think all my guys are very handsome too!

     

    Are you also writing a romance?

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