Oh. My. Gosh. Yes! I swear it took a half hour for that pot to perk the other morning. It was only 12 minutes but seriously. I NEED coffee first thing. Do not talk to me until I have at least poured a cup and I’m sitting on the couch. I cannot think without coffee. And at least two cups minimum in the morning.
So, happy Sunday. I will be having plenty of coffee this morning. Possibly while I watch In The Kitchen with David (QVC and don’t mock me. He’s hilarious)
Men. Gentlemen. Guys. I love them. I collect them, so to speak. Okay, it’s more I collect images of them. Certain actors catch my fancy when they have a specific look. I like Ben Affleck only in Argo. Hence my one image of him. Same with George Clooney… I only like him in a couple things. And this collage does not even express all the other actors and guys I like. I just had these in a file and started selecting. There is a whole host of guys I’d add if I could. Oh, and I should add, all of these guys give me inspiration for characters in books. Though most have not become a character. Only five that I can think of. Tyler Hubbard of FGL, Colin O’Donaghue, Martin Freeman, and Campbell Scott, Alexander Skarsgard, are all inspirations for characters. I have three people I actually know within this list. Two are actors; Jesse James Youngblood and John A. Lorenz, were up filming a movie called Heathens and Thieves a few years ago. I was able to meet both of them and I’m still in contact with them. Great Guys by the way. Oh and my first crush is in here too. Cal. He’s the inspiration for a character as well. But I don’t tell him that. I might make him blush. :)
I just added this in because I can get going on gorgeous men
Alan Rickman (worlds best Col. Brandon)
Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens
A friend of mine. On the left. So cool)
John A. Lorenz (I know him too)
Jesse James Youngblood (I know him)
I think Louis can be sexy sometimes
boxer Amir Khan
Adam Levine before the tats
Alan Van Sprang
Alan Arkin when he was young
Boris (Campbell Scott)
western Sam Elliot
Young John Slattery
Johnny Crean of the Enemies
Some more of John S.
I love this man…
Baby face Darren Criss
I want …
these three guys….
Gotta love Elliot
Martin Freeman as Watson. Showing off the ‘stache
Florida Georgia Line
Colin. Oh beautiful Colin…
So, whew. I got going. Hence the first image. Happy Saturday, dearies. Signing off Kate
I would actually apply this to Walter. But I can have my moments. So, people. Lets not be stupid.
I honestly can’t believe I didn’t do a post on Autumn when I was doing my 31 days of October. I mean, can any other time of year be quite so perfect? Don’t answer, because if you are not in the Autumn love category, I don’t want to know. Just kidding. I happen to love all the seasons and the things that make them remarkable, I just love fall a bit more.
So here are some images that have inspired me recently (I took them so they are mine, all mine, haha! <- That’s supposed to be an evil laugh.)
Perfectly manacured piles
And the jingling bells ring on the cows
And country fences
I’ve gone three days without writing a decent post and I had plans today to write something that was of decent capacity, but here I am writing about not writing. I want to update this blog a bit; I’m not exactly sure what I want to do. I think a bit of a new sidebar and a bit more information that I’ve kind of let go by the wayside. A new quote or two might be nice.
What would you like to see? Any ideas? Categories you might want to see. A better index? Do you like my Saturday Inspire posts?
More quotes? More flash fiction? I’d love to know what you readers are interested in seeing.
Comment and let me know. I’m open to more options.
I feel like this would be something Audrey Hepburn would say, and since I admire her immensely…Let’s go with it. And try to smile, friends.
Sometimes it’s the down time, the quiet time, the alone time, that fuels the imagination and brings a respite from life. Sometimes you just need a breather. Here I am, after typing a month of posts, which is a major event for me, typing another post. But down time is what I am yearning. It’s one of those amazing autumn days where there are clouds, cold, damp, fall colors and everything seems in its place, excluding a very, very cluttered house. But I’m needing some serenity, and these images invoke that feeling.
Rainy afternoons to curl up with a book and tea.
Coffee, tea, a breakfast table. Of course.
Water and streams are soothing
Attic rooms are always serene
I don’t believe in Buddha, but I love this image.
A lovely Kwan Yin that again, I don’t believe in but love from the Melendy family by Elizabeth Enright.
From Spiderweb for Two by Elizabeth Enright, the Kwan Yin statue. I’ve always thought of serenity with I see it.
So, enjoy the serenity.
Shirley Temple from hell, crossed with Zelena the Wicked Witch (a la Once Upon a Time) with a touch of hip Raggedy Ann. Yep, people, I went all out. This is not the normal me, but I couldn’t resist this year. The skirt is an infinity scarf, while the cape is fabric from the Cote Ivoire back when Mrs Day was there for a year in the 70′s. Wicked pincurled hair, day of the dead face paint… Totally rocking this Halloween.
Go figure, but this year I am so into Pumpkin Spice I’m probably going to wear down my family. I want to mix it in everything. I’ve mixed it with plain hot tea and come up with an amazing spiced tea; I’ve put it in oatmeal with raisins for breakfast; I made pumpkin cookies that didn’t have pumpkin spice in them per say, but cinnamon was definitely in them…. I cannot get enough of this stuff. See the cookies I made last night? Marvelous aren’t they?
Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Penuche Frosting
Then there is this marvelous recipe from Joy the Baker that I feel I must try. Maple Spiced Almond Milk with a hint of Pumpkin. I haven’t sat down and soaked my almonds for making into almond milk, but I do have the pumpkin out. So I need to do that.
I want to smell the spice everywhere. I want it in everything. I want to sprinkle it on my toast with sugar. I want to eat it in pies and cakes and drinks. There is something so delicious about the spices. And I find it rather interesting that they say men absolutely adore the scent of these spices. Want to catch a man? Bake a Pumpkin Pie….. Or maybe just sprinkle on some of the spice cabinet….
A short post for the day because a headache came on and I couldn’t get to what I wanted.
Isn’t this pretty? Just down the street the big leaf maple and the dogwood were turning lovely fall colors just the other day. Today, poof, the maple is denuded. It’s rather remarkable how fast the leaves turn then fall. Haha, fall. I crack myself up sometimes.
Only two more days of this 31 day challenge. Wow, where has the time gone!??? I hope to get two nice posts off before the weekend and the end of the month, then a couple more nice posts before I take a slight break… Only in the not writing every single day.