Check! We started walking every day—walked a total of 20 miles this week. I feel so much better, plus we’re eating well. I made homemade chicken noodle soup and my own concoction of chili.
Chicken Soup: Added left over chicken and juice to water and chicken bouillon. I let that heat up while I cooked the noodles and cut up the onions and carrots. (We didn’t have celery). I added salt, pepper and some other seasoning mixes. As all of that began to heat up, I added the noodles and let it simmer for 15 minutes. This was the first time I ever made chicken soup.
Chili: I cooked up ground beef/pork and slowly added chopped green and yellow peppers and onions. I added garlic salt, pepper, cayenne and mustard to the mix. In another pot, I emptied some tomato paste, kidney beans and stewed tomatoes. When the meat was finished with the vegetables, I added to the tomato paste and let it simmer for about ½ hour. This was the second time I’ve ever made chili.
I wish I took a picture of my Love’s breads. He’s been doing great at baking them and I kinda told him maybe we should consider opening a small bakery where we offer four different kinds of bread. Not a lot of homemade bread in the U.S. and it’s so good. Carbs are good in moderation!
I sent out several of my works to different contests that won’t reveal the winners until sometime this spring. Writing is a waiting game. I’m still entering contests and sending my writings into magazines. It takes a while, if ever, to make it as a freelance writer.
I’m on the second revision, close to the end, of my novel. After that I’ll send it to my editor and my beta readers—more eyes the better. Along with revising, I’ve already started doing some research regarding query letters. There is so much pressure on writing a great query letter, because you could have a great story but if your query is weak you’ll never get in an agent’s door. So I figured I better start now. With hard work, maybe I’ll be able to start querying agents by April. *cross your fingers*
It’s been decent in Germany compared to last November and December with the highs in the low 50s/high 40s. And sunshine! We didn’t have much of that last year. It’s not showing any snow in the 7-day forecast.
Well that’s my Sunday Sundries. What’s going on by you?