Shannon Stacey

Archive for January, 2011

Torture by crockpot

How can you tell when Mom can’t cook? I realized yesterday the bulk of our grocery budget is spent on beverages, ice cream, school snacks and paper plates.

But as I use it more, I’m starting to really love my crockpot. I can start supper in the morning, when I’m already in domestic mode, rather than at the end of the day when I’m tired and my brain’s fried. But the aromas drifting out to me from the kitchen for … Read More »

Work, weekends & white stuff

What did I do this past weekend? Pretty much just this:

My faithful sidekick and I spent the weekend on the couch, working. (Why, yes, that is the first two pages of the next Kowalski book.) And that’s what my faithful sidekick and I will be doing pretty much every day as deadline approaches.

My husband, on the other hand, went running amok with some friends in the snow.

Doesn’t it look like he’s saying “Hi, honey! Sorry you’re working, … Read More »

Sexy wheels

Vehicles can be such sexy beasts. Most of the guys in my books drive trucks, or at least 4×4 SUVs. Big, bad-ass alpha dogs of the vehicular world.

Most people, when they hear “sexy cars” probably think of Lamborghinis and Ferraris and Porches. Sure, they’re hot. But they’re also high maintenance and impractical and smack of being divas, don’t they? Like having a relationship with a movie star. I prefer something that’ll make my engine purr every day on any … Read More »

A little bit more about Yours By Design

Back in November, I mentioned that I’d be writing a third book about the Kowalski family. (It was November 5th that I started it, actually, because I was supposed be finding my missing shoe for a family wedding and I almost had to go in my sneakers because I spent too much time trying to get the opening of the story down.)

On the 8th, I posted this very rough sketch on my blog:

After leaving the Army, Sean Kowalski

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Snow day and screwing up recipes

Our first snow day of the winter season today. It’s ten after eight and we’re all still in pajamas, but nobody seems to be in a hurry to get dressed. My husband will have to eventually so he can get the snow out of the driveway and get his brother to a doctor appointment, but the rest of us are in lazy bum mode.

Sprung a new recipe on my family last night. I made a “roast” chicken in the … Read More »

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