Saturday, September 2, 2017

What I'm Thankful For and Other Random Thoughts

Thankful for...
With the remnants of Hurricane Harvey still reeking havoc on people's lives, I'm thankful that I made it through the storm. Here in San Marcos, we had lots of rain and wind. Some streets were flooded, but not as bad as it could have been. In my area, several trees were blown down and limbs were scattered everywhere. I've never seen a tree blown over, breaking at ground level but I saw my first one after the storms passed. I have seen trees uprooted and snapped in half but never one that snapped in half at the ground.

I'm thankful for everyone who has made efforts to help the victims of Harvey.

Over the next few months we need to remember that help will still be needed. Homes, schools, businesses and roads will have to be rebuilt. But first, debris has to be removed and disposed of in order to rebuild.

I'm waiting for Forrest's story to be returned to me so I can start what is hopefully the last round of edits. I have the cover and plan to have a title and cover reveal as soon as I set up everything for pre-order. I had to change the original title because another book was recently released with the same title I had planned to use. It happens. Yes, I could have probably used the same title but I decided to come up with a new title for my story. I didn't want any confusion, or at least as little as possible.

Pumpkin Spice...
I need a recipe for pumpkin spice coffee. I absolute love the stuff, but I have to find something low to no sugar. The other problem is that it can't have sucralose or aspartame in it. I have reactions to both of the artificial sweeteners. So far stevia and monk fruit are the only two "no calorie" sweeteners I can tolerate, but I always have to make sure they don't have anything mixed in with them.

I've started looking on-line for a recipe, but I'm always leery about trying new stuff without recommendations. I want something that tastes like pumpkin spice but doesn't have a long list of ingredients.

Fall Fever is hitting me.