It’s Just There

Written by Rocky Mountain Woman on July 23, 2014 – 12:05 pm -

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Some days it’s just there. My heart beats a little faster, my fingers can’t keep up with my thoughts.

It’s just there.

Those are the good days, the days I remember why I started to do this, why I continue to do this.

Today is one of those days and I’m so grateful. I’ve had a bit of a creative drought lately. Procrastination reared its ugly head for weeks. I couldn’t figure out where my novel was going, couldn’t come up with ideas for blog posts. I couldn’t feel the muse, my mojo was gone. I was sad, so sad.

But this morning, I poured a cup of coffee, and dragged myself to my office, heart heavy and anxious. I turned on my computer and stared at the blinking cursor for a while, sipping my coffee, wondering if it needed a little Baileys or something.

Then I looked up at the picture I have of my new novel’s heroine pinned to a board over my desk and she looked back and I knew what she was going to do next. All I had to do was write it down, so I did. My coffee got cold and when it was time to stop and get ready for work, I was frustrated I had to stop writing. I’m pretty sure I’ll look at what I wrote later and see the flaws, but that’s all right, it’s a start. Promising myself that I would pick up take out after work so I could just resume writing when I got home, I turned off the computer and got dressed for work with a smile on my face and a skip in my step.

This post is in honor of the letter “J” and part of Jenny Matlock’s Alphabet Thursday. For more “J” posts, please click hereĀ

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If Wishes were Horses

Written by Rocky Mountain Woman on July 16, 2014 – 12:34 pm -

horses by the gate

If wishes were horses, beggars would ride

On wild white stallions with fire in their eyes!

Ok, so I made up the second line.

What would you wish for if you were given five wishes?

I think I would wish for:

1. The safety and well being of children everywhere.

2. A house on the Oregon coast! sigh….

3. Sleep. Being able to sleep without chemical intervention would be life changing.

4. Enough money to retire right now!

5. More time to write (see #4).

What’s your top five?

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Herb Butter Asparagus

Written by Rocky Mountain Woman on July 9, 2014 – 12:08 pm -

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So easy peasy – the perfect thing for quick summer meals.


1 lb fresh asparagus
2 T olive oil
Kosher salt
Pepper from the mill
3 T butter
1/2 t dried dill
1/2 t dried parsley

Wash the asparagus, trim off the white part on the bottom and dry with paper towels

asparagus herb butter

drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper, roast in a 425 degree oven for about 10 minutes

mix the butter with the dried seasonings

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put the butter on top of the asparagus to melt as soon as it comes out of the oven

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move to a serving dish or just eat if off the pan!

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This post is in honor of the letter “H” and part of Jenny Matlock’s Alphabet Thursday. For more helpful “H” posts, please click hereĀ

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