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Well let’s see. I was born during the Blizzard of 1978 in Lima, Ohio. I have lived in Ohio all my life. I like it here. We have corn fields instead of oceans, overpasses instead of mountains and fog instead of smog. Sure it's not the promise land, but sometimes one doesn't need postcard worthy beauty on the outside to have it elsewhere. I'm a writer for fun, a Paralegal for profession, and while one pays the bills, one feeds my imagination, or perhaps my imagination feeds my writing...either way, Writing is as much of who I am as the color of my eyes, or the way that I smile. Blogs are great communication tools, and I'm here to communicate with YOU...yeah, you who's reading this right now....*assuming anyone's out there* *crickets chirp* Alrightee then, IF anyone should find themselves here, be it by accident or on purpose, welcome, glad to have you aboard. Throw anchor, stay awhile! Sunshine & Smiles, ~Heather Lynn~

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Ok, so maybe I do.....

Feel  a little like I've been ran over by a Mack Truck today....

{Picture kindly borrowed from:  news.volvogroup.com}

The Dr. Said I might feel this way today...and like I figured he would be, he turned out to be right.

However, I still can breathe without pain, and I can still function better today than I did yesterday, so what does it say about the state of my existence, when feeling like you've been ran over by a truck, feels....BETTER...than you normally do?

Yeah, that's what I thought too...."that's crazy!"

In book news, Theresa is about finished with her editing of DIAD and says that by the end of the weekend, she should be ready to turn her back over to me.  I can't wait to read her copy and try and find the changes she's made.  She's a wizard at hiding them so well that I can't tell what she wrote and what I originally wrote, she's clever like that!

So we get closer and closer to having a finished copy to submit to a publisher for review, and that's as exciting as it is scary.

As for day #4 of diet attempt #2 of 2012, I'm happy to report that no children, kittens or boyfriends of test subject were injured during the progress of the carb restriction phase.

However, there miiiight of been a birthday giant chocolate chip cookie slightly maimed.  *shrugs*...it was Jerimy's birthday, and he cut the part out that said "Jerimy" from the "Happy Birthday Jerimy" that I had it decorated with...and he said "Eat me" and well, when someone gives you a chocolate chip cookie ultimatum, there's really no getting out of that.

You cannot say "No" to the birthday boy....or fresh baked special occasion cookies.  I'm just sayin....

In food news.....have any of you ever poached and egg?  Well until today, I'd never either.  But when I awoke this morning, I was really excited about using my "egg poaching pan" that I'd purchased at a garage sale.  I was expecting to have perfectly little cooked eggs like the ones they put on breakfast sandwiches at McDonald's....however, MY attempt didn't go so slick.

Apparently, you need to put WATER in the pan!  A step that I, a egg poaching greenhorn was unaware of.  So I just turned the heat up, cracked my eggs, closed the lid, and went to put my make-up on and finish my morning routine of getting ready for work.

The place smelled hot, and a lot like burning metal, but I didn't let that stand in the way of my perfectly (or so I thought) poached eggs.  I carried on, determined to be a kitchen genius.  When the eggs looked done, i removed them from the stove and then said "Now what do I do with these things?"  I poked at them with a fork.  I sat and stared at them.  I poked them again.
"Hmmmm...." I said as I contemplated what to do next.

Finally I just ate the yolks out of each of them, and left the burned, stuck to the bottom egg whites in the sink, still smelling like burnt metal and improperly poached egg!

When I got to work, I googled "How to poach and Egg"...you can imagine my hand to the forehead slap when I read that I needed to ADD WATER to my poaching!  I'm such a klutz in the kitchen....every time I think I'm on the verge of not being one, I wind up setting a kitchen hand towel on fire:
 {Actual shot of my mishap}

... or accidentally making a cheesecake where I used the filling as crust and the crust as filling!

Yes folks, I've done both!

Kitchen Genius, I am not.

Lets hope I'm a better writer than I am a cook!

Yours Truly,
~Heather Lynn~


  1. Awe Heather.......God love ya! Thanks for making me laugh this morning. I am having a cup of coffee in my cool quiet house ( everyone is still asleep) catching up on my reading and missing you. Hope you have a great day. P.S. I never really liked poached eggs ;)

    1. I know, I know, your little sister sucks in the kitchen! I miss you too, can't wait to see you here in a couple weeks!

      As for the eggs, if you didn't like poached eggs before, you'd really, really dislike mine! Unless you like the taste of scortched metal in your breakfast food!? :)



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