The Great Adventure
"Writing is a portal to another dimension of reality."
Guest Blogger, Margaret Hanna’s portrayal of a child recounting an adventure is hilarious.
The Great Adventure
Mommy Mommy guess what I did at Nana’s and Bunka’s I held a baby chick it was so soft and fuzzy not like the plastic chick on my Easter basket but it pecked my hand and it hurt so I dropped it and it ran away and then I helped Nana pick up eggs from the big hen house and she told me that baby chicks come out of eggs but she’s teasing isn’t she Mommy cause I’ve seen you crack eggs and nothing comes out but eggs and then Uncle Peter took me to the pig pen and the pigs are so big but one was a mother with baby pigs that wouldn’t stop squealing Uncle Peter held me so that I could scratch the pig’s ear a mother pig is called a sow did you know that Mommy and then I went with Bunka to the barn and he milked the cows yuck milk comes out of a bag under the cow I don’t know if I’ll drink milk again but I helped Bunka pour some milk into a pan for the barn kitties and all they did was spit and hiss and run away when I tried to pet them why would they do that Mommy I had fun can I visit Nana and Bunka again next weekend?
"Writing is a portal to another dimension of reality."
Yet, often we find these so-called wallflowers, behind the scenes people are an amazing artist, musicians, writers, and entrepreneurs. You may hear them say things like, “No one is interested what I do.”
Well, people, you need to change the way you think. It’s not necessary to spend money to get product marketing off the ground. It will, however, take an investment of your time; and, in the beginning, more time than you think you have.
“How can I do this without spending my life’s savings?”
The answer is simple, an internet connection. With it, the world of social media is at your beck and call and each available avenue should be considered.
There is no need to open an account for every social media platform you come across. Choose the one(s) beneficial to your promotional needs. Start slow, pick one or two that meld together and ultimately showcase your business. Grow your online visibility and add to your harem of followers.
Two of the bonuses of social media marketing come from planning and execution. Posting to one platform will, in most cases, be capable of automatic entry on others. And, pre-scheduling posts to show up in the future. Both have great benefits to time management and social networking.
In theory, pre-scheduling posts allow you to spend as much time as you want in the preparation. The result is having the information go live at your desired strategic time.
An original post to one platform links to your other social media accounts. The data shows up at the same time in multiple places. The work is done once and has the possibility of being networked out to thousands. The ripple in the pond!
This is not to say that all you need is social media networking to promote you, your product or your business. But think about it, it's only the beginning and if done consistently, it gives you the time to get out from in front of your computer and pursue other live networking opportunities.
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"Capturing moments others may never get to experience."
A recipe shared from yester-year. Aunt Margaret was born July 1st, 1911 and she is remembered as saying, “These taste better if you make them with bear grease.”
These are more a cookie than a cake.
3 cups of flour
1 cup of sugar
2 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
1 1/2 cups lard (must be lard)
( original recipe called for bear grease )
3 cups oatmeal
1/2 to 3/4 cup water
Mix flour, sugar, salt and soda together. Work in lard as for pastry. Add oatmeal and 1/2 cup of water.
Continue to mix. If mixture seems dry, add remaining water 1 Tbsp at a time to reach pastry consistency.
Roll to 1/8" thick on a well floured board. Cut into 2" squares or use a cookie cutter.
Bake on un-greased cookie sheet for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
Freezes very well. Serve plain, with butter and jam, cheese, peanut butter or whatever you fancy.
Number Of Servings: Five to eight dozen depending on method of cutting out.
Aunt Margaret (Cotter) Turney was born July 1st. 1911 in Nelson, B.C. Canada and later married William (Bill) Turney in September 1935, Clinton, BC.
I question the amount of drivers on the road today that appear to be colour blind. Why is it that operators of vehicles do not know that red means stop NOT follow the last vehicle through the intersection?
Perhaps these are high risk, adrenaline junkies of the world who thrive living on the edge. The thrill they get from never knowing if this will be the last intersection they will see.
These driving lunatics have no thought on how their irrational actions affect anyone else. Nor, do I think they care.
The rush they get from getting to the other side, unscathed keeps them peddle to the metal. Oblivious to the accidents and deaths they cause because of their erratic driving skills.
Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone drove like ladies and gentlemen? Remembering what they should have leaned when they were given the privileged of a driver’s license.
The red light junkie needs to realize that we all need to get to our destinations.
Spring. Mother Nature dictates the terms for the when and where. There is no telling her to conform to the thought that April showers should bring May flowers. She does what she wants.
A change of heart is evident with the lengthening of the days. Warming the raw earth and nurturing her babies to life. Some will not survive her teaching methods. Others will flourish like an epidemic.
Buds on trees. Calves and fawns peek out from behind their Mothers. Goslings scoot across the water to the low chortle from their long necked parents.
It's Her season of new life.
Finding the right balance in life can be a perplexing avenue of twists, turns and dead ends.
Work outside the home for corporate conglomerates uses up approximately eight of twenty-four hours in any allotted day. This doesn't include travel to and from the job. So, for good measure, add an extra hour into the mix.
Throw in the meals, laundry, meetings, chauffeur duties. This results in a miscellaneous wastage of another five hours. Top that off with six hours of sleep extracted from the repository to be added to the daily use cauldron. The balance is a not so whopping four hours to do with as you please.
Being a time management guru is crucial for the things that are essential in keeping the mind on an even keel. Take advantage of the squirrelled away minutes to rest, relax and regenerate.
Use up the down time to open the gate and travel in the slow lane.
Pictures inspire. Pictures jump start the imagination. Pictures go on road trips. Pictures bring back memories.
Let us know your thoughts about how pictures speak to you.
Making change requires a little trial and error. There are times when the transition flows by without a hitch. Then, there are the occasions when it throws up its ugly, mocking head. Heart stopping and causing stomachs to plummet into a dark abyss of the “Oh Crap!” moment.
Over the past few weeks we have been making changes to the AnnEdallRobson.com website. Most of our experiments have happened late at night when we are hopeful our followers are fast asleep. This means our fans are missing out on the rocky roads and bog holes we encounter. Believe me, for the sake of all involved, it is for the best.
Some of the improvements are still a work in progress. You may have notices the ‘Store’ button at the top of the page. This, I will tell you, will soon give you the opportunity to buy my book direct from me. Other products will be available here, too. Watch for our announcements.
We appreciate your patience and support through our adaptation to a new look. Please drop by our site anytime for a visit. Leave us a comment. We would love to hear from you.
Early morning quiet penetrated by one piercing scream followed by intense silence.
Land and water embrace the encroaching light and exploding colours. The warming sun sends the blowflies buzzing. Tiny insects dance across the water, leaving ripples in their wake.
Once again, a scream resonates through the waking day. In the distance, the red-tailed predator gives warning that the hunt continues for its next meal.
The breeze picks up. The scent of soon to come rain plays through the tall grasses swaying and dancing in the wind.
The view of the meadow crawling up the hills. The day comes alive to the chorus of morning sounds. Across the valley, the foothills reach out to the majestic mountains shrouded in black. Their tips bathed in the softening colours of the day.
Captured in the mind. A comforting memory to replay on a future whim. A 360 degree picture of rejuvenating bliss stored in the brain. Burned into the soul.
rEach time you bite a tiny jelly bean, there is an explosion of “Guess what flavour I am?”.
Eating them one at a time is a must; otherwise you get a jumbled up mess of flavours. Each trying to outdo the other. Resulting in none of them accomplishing what they set out to do.
They aren’t messy and there is no need to be selective when plucking them from the bowl or bag. The flavour announces the one picked as soon as it hits the taste buds.
They come in the perfect size for nibbling on when reading a book, browsing an I-Pad or working on a computer. All too soon the stash, that had potential to last for a few weeks, is gone.
They are small, they are addictive and they're overpriced! All part and parcel of being in a class of their own.
What is your favourite a go-to treat?
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