Deb's Morning Pages

My Writing Life. One Morning at a Time.

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Snow Day and A New Chapter

It snowed again. This round was heavy, wet snow. It was not a pleasant experience clearing the driveway but I got my cardio and toning session in for the day.

I was able to get a few photos today. One of our resident deers was out early this morning. Then later in the day, Stella and BB (Baby Bird) was out. After a quick bite to eat, one of the turkeys took a drink of water in our stream. When I was finished clearing the slushy, heavy snow I headed back inside to work on chapter seven of my new WIP. It’s progressing nicely and I’ve just sent two more chapters to my critique partner to read through.

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Weekends In Connecticut

The weekends are about running errands, chores and enjoying a little down time before the work-week grind sets in. This weekend will be jammed pack yet again. One of the errands I ran was to Borders. I left with two books and a magazine.

Book number one is titled The Love Goddess’ Cooking School by Melissa Senate.


Book number two is titled To Have and To Kill by Mary Jane Clark. This book is a departure from her usual news world mysteries. Since I love culinary mysteries, I expect I’ll enjoy this one. I’ll let you know.


The magazine is new to the market and it’ll be interesting to see how it does amidst the hundreds of the magazines. It’s price-point is a little high for me and I debated whether I should purchase a copy. But I had $5 in Border bucks so I decided to give the magazine a try. I love to cook and by nature I’m curious and like to peek into other people’s homes (come on, admit it you do too).


With new reading material and errands finished I focused on undecorating my house. One of the things that had fallen to the wayside these past few weeks have been taking down the Christmas decorations. It’s always easier to put them out than it is to take them down and put them away. Hmm.

While I undecorated, I had a pot of beef stew cooking on the stove in my new Le Creuset french oven. This 6 3/4 quart pot was a gift from Santa. I found the recipe this past week from Family Circle magazine, Country Dijon Beef Stew.

After the stew simmered for fifteen minutes I added the carrots and let it cook for another hour. The dijon mustard gave the stew a little kick and I wasn’t sure if my husband would like it, but he asked for seconds so it looks like it was a success.

I hope you had a great weekend.