Linda Nelson is a writer, blogger, daytime worker and student at Franklin Pierce University. Her studies are taking up a significant portion of her time while she finishes up her bachelor degree in Accounting for the intent of acquiring her Masters of Science in Accounting. She also has a diverse degree by the additional business courses added to her curriculum along with some Social Services classes. Linda is a member of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) and Monadnock Writers Group. She is the author of Along Came Neil, a Young Adult Sweet-romance which is the last book in her Wings from Ashes trilogy released in 2013. Linda is working on other romances, but their release dates are still undetermined. Linda lives in Southern New Hampshire. You can reach Linda at her website lindajnelson.com.

  • Blogging,  Our Pets,  recipe

    Tasty Homemade Dog Food for Keelaa

    After watching the video for making Muttloaf, I decided to go ahead and give it a try. The recipe was pretty easy, and all the ingredients were simple.

    The recipe I used is as follows:

    • 2 lbs of 80% ground beef  ( I went with more fat content because Keelaa does not get too much fat in her diet.
    • 2 medium to large carrots – shredded or ground
    • 3 medium potatoes – shredded or ground
    • 1 can of kidney beans ( color does not matter)
    • 4 fresh eggs

    I mixed all the above ingredients in a large bowl as though I were making meatloaf.

    Do not add any breadcrumbs.

    I left out the garlic powder when I made these for Keelaa because I have since learned that garlic in any form is not an approved spice for dogs to eat.

    I did, however, give a dash of salt and pepper along with a bit of cinnamon.

    As I was mixing this, it looked tasty.

    I shaped the Muttloaf into individual meatballs and made about 22 of them and baked them for about 55 minutes in a muffin tin and on a cookie sheet. The balls do hold their shape well.

    Keelaa is about a 30 lb terrier cross, and she ate 1 1/2 meatball for dinner which filled her up so much that she didn’t have enough room left in her stomach for her cottage cheese.

    Best of all – She loved the recipe!

    Note: Mike, myself, and my son all gave this meatball try since it did not contain any dog food products. It was pretty tasty, a little on the bland side for my taste buds and may have needed a little more salt and pepper. I knew that if we liked the Muttloaf Meatballs, she would love them.

  • Blogging

    NaNoWriMo 2 Days and Counting

    Gearing up for NaNoWriMo this week. I am not sure how much I will be able to accomplish, but I will give it a try once again. I keep reminding myself that I will have about 5 manuscripts to complete when school is done two years from now.

    This year, I will be panstering NaNoWriMo. I also hope to be able to write a bunch of crap. I will turn my editor off and just write whatever comes to mind. My goal will be to throw every monkey wrench I can find to keep my characters from getting what they want.

    I will be following the writing prompts on Twitter and will commit to writing for a minimum of one hour a night. Who knows maybe I will be able to start early and get an extra hour of writing in which will all depend on how soon I finish my homework for the night.

    Two years from now, I expect to have so much time on my hands because classes will be over that I will spend every evening writing during the time that I had been initially doing homework.

    My goal for two years from now is to be so prolific that I will finally be publishing one title after another and making up for the past four years.

     

    Want to follow me on NaNoWriMo?

     

  • Blogging

    Time Pieces: A Short Story Collection – #KindleUnlimited – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005H7Q852/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_NL0YBb1KGCRQK via @amazon

    I have a Kindle Unlimited Deal for you!

    My short story collection, Time Pieces: A Short Story Collection is found exclusively on Amazon Kindle Unlimited. If you are a Kindle Unlimited subscriber, great, you can read my book for free whenever you want.

    The deal I am talking about is open to all Kindle users. I have a free period coming up that is from Sunday, October 28, 2018, starting at 8 am PDT and ending Sunday, November 4, 2018, at 12 am PDT.

    I picked Halloween week because there are a couple of short stories included in the collection themed for Halloween.

    Consider this my Halloween treat for Readers both young and old.

    Enjoy!

  • Blogging

    Wild Wonders on Grey’s Anatomy Season 15

    I don’t spend a lot of time watching TV, but there are a couple of shows that I do try to keep up with and Grey’s Anatomy is one of those shows. Over the years television series have grown bolder and stranger, and when they add that bit of weird element to the storyline, I find myself remembering that this is a fiction created for entertainment, not a reality show or nonfiction.

     

    If you don’t like spoilers – STOP READING NOW!

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    Season 15 Premiere – With a Wonder and a Wild Desire

     

    The theme is wild, and at first, I wondered where this storyline was heading. We have some main characters that are almost killed by the car speeding out of control. The incident causes these characters to wonder at their life’s purpose. A hero syndrome sets in and they feel like they can do great things. But then there is the power of three. When the third time charm comes to pass, the superpowers wear off leaving the characters still contemplating the meaning of their existence.

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    For the Wild Desire, there are two new doctors introduced to Grey Sloan Memorial. I think I would nickname them the wonder twins. I wonder where they came from and I wonder what their purpose will be in the coming episodes. The athletic doctor named Luke looks like a has been California surfer whom Meredith crosses paths with at various points of the episode. She is older and wiser, but I question the age of Luke. Could he be older than he looks? I’m not certain.

    The episodes had a few humorous moments even though serious matters were happening such as the surgery to remove a bowel blockage.

    I enjoyed this episode even though it had its very fictitious moments where I would say, “It only happens on Grey’s Anatomy.

     

    Next week is the Premier for Station 19. Last season ended on a cliffhanger. I’m waiting to learn who makes it out of the building alive.

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