Six Sentence Story – Pitch

Rooftop musings.




Jim had found himself in difficult circumstances before, but tonight’s situation was both physically and emotionally challenging.

Here he was, dangling from the roof of one of the rehabbed Victorians in the rich part of town; his palms digging into the top line,  his feet dangling almost straight down with barely a foothold of support.

His work as, let’s call it, a Procurer or maybe Pilferer of Objects, a modern day Robin Hood, perhaps, had him in and out of the finest homes in the city,  each night.

His stomach was still churning from what he had seen in the attic of this one hundred year old beauty, which, in turn, had made him inattentive to the sounds around him, and forced him out the window and onto this roof, to make an expedient escape.

He had but minutes until dawn revealed his presence.

Jim waited until his rapidly pounding heart calmed,  let his hands open from their tight grip, crouched and slid unto the opposing gable,  and shimmied down the drainpipe and made his getaway across the back fence.


It’s a mystery what Jim saw in that attic.  What do you think it was?


Easy Recipe for Artichoke Pie

I am absolutely abuzz to share this awesome Artichoke Pie recipe with you.   It’s a great dish for a meatless Monday meal or a girl friends luncheon, but trust me, men like it too.    I got this recipe from my friend, Robyn, who also happens to be the mom of my daughter’s boyfriend.  

Articoke pie and cheesecake (Meredith) 008
The creaminess of the cheese and the heartiness of the artichokes all baked up in a bubbly pie will become a family favorite.
Artichoke Pie
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Serves: 6-8 
This is an easy 5-ingredient recipe that utilizes ready-made pie crust. If you are ambitious, by all means make your own dough. I prefer to use the pre-made dough and roll it out.
  • 1 9″ pie crust (I used a deep dish pie pan so the crust only came up to the top of the edge)
  • 2 can quartered articokes
  • 1 16oz block of mozzarella cut into chuncks
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 gloves garlic
  1. Place oil in saute pan with garlic. Cook a minute or two until fragrant. Add the artichokes and saute until they are soft but not browned.
  2. Meanwhile, cut the block of mozzarella into chunks. Drop eggs into a bowl and whisk a little, then add the cheese. Add artichokes into the pie crust with a slotted spoon. Pour the egg mixture on top. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes.

Serve with a simple green salad and light vinaigrette.    It’s rich, creamy and comforting, but most of all easy.


Ten Things of Thankful – Winter

It’s thankful time.


Good morning.  I thought I’d share ten things for which I am thankful in winter.  What? you say.  This girl hates, despises, abhors winter.  Yes, it is true.  Winter is my least favorite season.  I could go on and on about the cold and the wind and the dark, but instead, in the spirit of the TToT blog hop which is hosted each week by Josie2Shoes, I decided to share some positives, some simple items of winter gratitude.

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Six Sentence Story – Dress

I haiku, do you?

six-sentence-storiesIvy from Uncharted hosts this blog hop.

Six sentence story – dress.  I’m delighted that the six sentences can be any genre, any way, blah, blah, blah.  I’m sharing some haiku which are loosely sentences following the 5-7-5 pattern of the traditional Japanese poetry.

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Ten Things of Thankful – Again, Still

Time to get your thankful on.

I’m happy to be back for a second week in a row to share my things of thankful with this group.  Thanks to Josie for hosting this blog hop that is a constant even when we choose not to participate.


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