I’m late doing my Thursday 3! All this week, I’ve been off a day. Tuesday, I thought it was Wednesday. Wednesday I thought it was Thursday. Then, today, I thought it was STILL Wednesday. Can calcium supplements mess with your brain???
Anyway, I find myself at a loss for a topic, so since, I just went to Trader Joes, here are three things I bought there.
1. Mandarin Orange Chicken – This stuff is great. It’s frozen and all you do is toss it on a baking tray and bake it. When it’s done, you toss it in the sauce you warmed in the microwave. I add white rice and a veggie. Dinner is done!
2. Marinated Wild White King Salmon Fillets – My kids love salmon, but we’ve never had white salmon before. And I’m not sure they’re going to like the marinade, but too bad. Variety is the spice of life.
3. Raw Silvered Almonds – I like to add these to my yogurt to fool myself into believing I’m having a Substantial Filling Breakfast That I Have To Chew. I toast them in the oven to give them extra flavor.
And how cool is this? Because I brought my own reusuable shopping bag, I was entered to win a $25 shopping spree! Neato!
Someday I plan to write for kids. That’s how I started writing seriously. I wrote a story intended to be a picture book. I was so green, I think I submitted it to a publisher without a cover letter. But it occurs to me that to make my mark in history, I should write something for kids. If a children’s book becomes really popular, it never goes out of print. When kids grow up, they end up buying it for their kids.
Anyway, I went off on a tangent. I mean to give a list of three series that I have enjoyed.
2. Molly Moon’s Incredible Book of Hypnotism, by Georgia Byng. How can you not buy this book when there’s this wacky pug dog on the cover? While the book starts out with a cliche–an orphan in an orphange where she is unhappy–it veers away from that soon enough in unexpected twists and turns.
3. Lastly, there are the Artemis Fowl Books by Eoin Colfer. If you have boys, they must read these books. They’ve got Bond-like gadgets, magic, fart jokes, and a young anti-hero who is very flawed, but for who you can’t help but root for.
Do you ever read children’s fiction on your own? Got any recommendations for me?
1. Papaya – I love this with lemon. I remember eating this for the first time in Hawaii at my dad’s suggestion. Too bad it smells like smelly feet.
2. Kiwi – I even like the crunchy seeds.
3. White peaches – Yum. Regular peaches–okay. WHITE peaches–OMG. Delish!