November

Dreams are expensive...in time and as I'm finding out, literally, in hard earned cash. 
After being rejected by a plethora of agents for my YA contemporary book, with a few hope-inducing...."this is awesome, but not quite right for my list" rejections...I've decided to try the self-publishing route...EEKS! 
So, off I go, trying and learning new things and spending money on editing and cover designs and who knows what else! 
Stay tuned - You will soon have a new (awesome) book to read!
Finishing the freezing month off with a Frosted Lemonade!
It tasted like lemonade pie. I'm not complaining!
Sledding with family in Denver.
If you happen to find yourself in Manhattan Beach - treat yourself to a treat here.
Finding peace in the clouds, sand and stillness.
Had a charming little lunch at The Kettle
Locally World Famous since 1973
Because Kelp Pickles are begging to be tried!
Everyone at Friendsgiving gave them a thumbs up.
They taste more bread and buttery, than dill.
Found myself in North Pole, Alaska via Fairbanks Public Transit.
These ice carvers were amazing, but not amused at having their pictures taken.
And of course, I ran into this guy at Santa Claus House.
He was the kindest, most jolly Santa I've met.
And because my job takes me from cold to hot in a few hours.....
if you're in the mood for Dole Whip or Donkey Balls
visit Lappert's in Palm Springs
The view and tranquility of this hike is worth carrying the two bottles of water!
Nitro Circus
insanely fun
Hope Travis Pastrana and Jolene Van Vugt get well soon
Beast Mode Frappuccino
The kale/seaweed (matcha) tasting protein powder might be too much for me 

(I'm more of a yerba mate girl)
I've also tried the Gingerbread Tea Latte...reminiscent of Chai Tea.
And then there was the Rainbow Latte at Highliner Coffee in Sitka...it was like a "suicide" when you were a kid and mixed every possible flavor of pop...yep, don't have to try that particular drink again...though I will go again for their other tasty treats.










How was your dark November?
Falling back is no fun....
What are you dreaming about in these dark days?

Artisan Market

I had a two hour sit in the San Diego Airport. Artisan Market had all the goodies. I bought a vegan bar, it was more of a block and it was ...