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Hitting The Green…

29 Jul

So. I’ve been working really hard to learn how to golf for a while now. My wonderful husband tries his best to teach me, but needless to say it’s difficult – I’m stubborn.

He video tapes my swing then tells me what to change. I have no clue whether it’s a good or bad swing, or what a good or bad swing even looks like. All I know is that on the golf simulator at the golf shop, I supposedly hit 80mph, and that’s 15mph more than most women…

weird.

Told my friend that, and being that we’re both German, she says,

“Using your muscles from Brussels!”

I just think I look like a major nerd… Seriously. But still, once you get all the nice golf clothes on then I suppose I at least look the part…

 

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Re-Living My Childhood ♥ Part 5

29 Apr
 

Copa Cabana!

 

My parents have finally made a blog for their Cabana (well, I made it, but still…) I think it’s so CUTE! You should go be friends with them now, so that they have followers. I’m trying to walk my mother through the blogging process, hopefully she learns quick!

Visit Their Blog Here

 

The Story

This is where I grew up: Fishing, swimming, wakeboarding, and of course writing! I was a lucky girl – blessed!

I wouldn’t trade anything for the memories I have from this place. I still remember it before it was ever remodeled: Horrid blue glass. Blue. Blue. Blue!!!

My favorite part is the port holes in the floor where you can see through the glass to the fish under the house. The waves at night lull you to sleep, and I love the kitchen!!

This is just the guest house, but to me it was my play house!

 

Is That…Snow?

26 Mar

Yes, it is.

I may live on the edge of nowhere.

But that doesn’t make it any less exciting.

Then they say it’ll be back up into the sixties this weekend?

I don’t know about this….

I suppose I’ve lived here long enough to realize that this sort of thing happens, but want a little bit of insider trading?? I bet you anything Wheat Commodities are about to drop. I know for a fact it’s already sprouted out here on the Palouse…

Snow and Sprouted Wheat don’t mix…

Time to ‘short’ the market. (though I already am…)

Then again, maybe I’m being dramatic 🙂

Guess I’ll go back to editing…

Manic Monday: Pork Ribs, Baseball, and Shel Silverstein!

8 Mar

Just Another Manic Monday…

Yep, it is. I had a rather jam packed weekend. I went to four baseball games (my goal is to attend all WSU home baseball games this year.) and got lots of sun! Well, not the type of sun that makes us TAN, but the type that gives you lots of happy happy vitamin D. I have very fair skin, and unless I wear SPF fifty, I may as well be a potato chip.

Good news is that we also won three of four games against Utah. YAY!

Put Some Meat On Those Ribs!

Saturday night I had some AWESOME ribs. It was an easy recipe, and I think you all need to try it. I let them bake while I was at the baseball game, very convenient!

Alton Brown’s
Who Loves Ya Baby-Back?
rib recipe
INGREDIENTS
 
 2 whole slabs pork baby back ribs 
  
Dry Rub:
 
 8 tablespoons light brown sugar, tightly packed
 3 tablespoons kosher salt
 1 tablespoon chili powder
 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon jalapeno seasoning
(he says that if you don’t have this, no worries)
1/2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
1/2 teaspoon rubbed thyme
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
 
Braising Liquid:
 
1 cup white wine
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 
 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon honey
2 cloves garlic, chopped
  
DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

In a bowl, combine all dry ingredients and mix well. Place each slab of baby back ribs on a piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil, shiny side down. Sprinkle each side generously with the dry rub. Pat the dry rub into the meat. Refrigerate the ribs for a minimum of 1 hour. In a microwavable container, combine all ingredients for the braising liquid. Microwave on high for 1 minute.

 Place the ribs on a baking sheet. Open one end of the foil on each slab and pour half of the braising liquid into each foil packet. Tilt the baking sheet in order to equally distribute the braising liquid. Braise the ribs in the oven for 2 1/2 hours.

 Transfer the braising liquid into a medium saucepot. Bring the liquid to a simmer and reduce by half or until of a thick syrup consistency. Brush the glaze onto the ribs. Place under the broiler just until the glaze caramelizes lightly. Slice each slab into 2 rib bone portions. Place the remaining hot glaze into a bowl and toss the rib portions in the glaze.

And Finally, a Poem To Get Ya Going this Fine Monday!

 
Where the Sidewalk Ends
 
There is a place where the sidewalk ends
And before the street begins,
And there the grass grows soft and white,
And there the sun burns crimson bright,
And there the moon-bird rests from his flight
To cool in the peppermint wind.
Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black
And the dark street winds and bends.
Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow
We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And watch where the chalk-white arrows go
To the place where the sidewalk ends.
Yes we’ll walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And we’ll go where the chalk-white arrows go,
For the children, they mark, and the children, they know
The place where the sidewalk ends.
Shel Silverstein

My Thursday Inspiration…

19 Nov

It’s a rainy day, or rather it will be. A hawk is stalking my cat as he sits in the window… I’d like to see it try. My neighbors still have Halloween decorations out. Yeah. It’s almost Thanksgiving. I’m thinking about sending out Christmas cards this year. Handmade of course. My friend is going to start decorating the inside of her house this week for Christmas! How Fun!

I saw the movie Bride Wars last night before I went to Bunco with my friends! Funny movie, funny funny… etc. Bunco was great! As always! I never win, though 😦

Got a ton of writing done yesterday, so Knight Angels: Gifted, is now at 43,136 word count! Yeah!

I can’t believe it’s already been a year since I released my first book!

So this song I heard with I was at lunch with my husband and in-laws yesterday. I’ve heard it lots of times before, but everytime I do it always makes me want to cry, or do something epic, lol.

So for all of ya! Here it is!

My NaNoWriMo Progress! November is National Writing Month!

4 Nov

So, this month I’m starting that new series, the Knight Angels Series! YAY! I am really cruising through this!

Words So Far: 7100 ish

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy. Angels. Shape Shifters. Dreamers

Setting: Post Apocalypse in a new world without dreaming or magic… until…

Level of Love For New Book: HUGE! This book is so fun to write so far, so fast paced! For all the Feather Fans out there, just wait till you get your paws on this! It will blow that outta the water!

Working Cover Art:

knights-cover-webI’m trying to go with a “Card” Theme. The queen of hearts, the King, etc etc. The cover will inevitably change (as I recieve your input!) So that is why it’s a “working cover”

 

Paranormal Romance: Parallel, by Abra Ebner

2 Nov

Happy Monday!

Parallel_New_Cover_web

Buy From Amazon Here: Parallel: The Life of Patient

I’m so excited! I’ve gotten some great reviews on Amazon recently pertaining to Parallel. I know my most “known” books are the Feather Book Series, but if you haven’t caught my newest read, you really should 🙂 Parallel was written while I was in the throws of the Feather Book Series. I wrote the book after daydreaming my way through a really brutal and long baseball game in Spokane, Wa. On that day, I began to wonder what would happen if I had someone following me, someone I didn’t know, but that changed my life, almost like a Guardian Angel, but not quite, more like a Time Traveler. Now I’ve loved The Time Traveler’s Wife for as long as that books been on the shelf, but I’ve also always loved the movie The Butterfly Effect as well. Parallel takes a darker road, much like Butterfly Effect, following two people who’s lives are perilously connected by fate. Jordan, the main character is a time traveler who decides to take it upon himself to change the life of Kenzie Ashcroft, a beautiful yet tragically cursed girl with a beautiful heart. The ending is a twister, and I love it, quite possibly one of my favorite endings to write, though the Raven ending is amazing, too!

Check it out!

Abra Ebner