Chicken… Salad

Oh No

October 5, 2020 | Merry

Let me set the scene. It’s Sunday afternoon. Husband and I are discussing What’s For Dinner.  Husband: I think I want pizza and chicken salad. Me [nonplussed, as I have made chicken salad 1 time in the past 5 years]: Chicken salad?  Husband: Yeah. We got the stuff for chicken salad? Me [increasingly confused] : Yeah,…

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It’s A Kale Salad Day

Oh No

September 9, 2020 | Merry

Husband: “I just feel like I need a kale salad.” Me: “Why, you want to punish yourself?” Husband: “Yeah, I think so.”  Our cat Lettuce passed away. She was 19 years old and medically fragile, but she took us by surprise. Hours before she died she was chasing us around the apartment demanding her dinner. …

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Napa Does Fall

Oh No

September 8, 2020 | Merry

So it’s late summer here in Napa, which means fall is coming… and it also means fire season. We have the massive LNU complex burning a few miles away.  When there’s a lot of ash in the air (you’ve got to wear a mask or else you’ll choke), and when that happens, the sky takes…

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Writer Shop Talk & Cake

Oh No

July 6, 2020 | Merry

This post is for my serial readers, and it’s something I’ve seen a lot of comments on on mine and other serials. I figured hey, I will peel back the curtain a bit and let you guys see how the sausage gets made! (and I like to talk author shop, so shoot me) Did you…

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Unicorn Poptarts

Oh No

June 16, 2020 | Merry

Whelp, Little Kitty Nursing Home got a new resident. Floor Boss has come back as 3.2 creatinine, so you know what that means. SUBQ FOR YOU! Did I mention that this cat has NO scruff or loose skin and massive fat shoulders and she’s like holding onto one of those half-filled water-noodle toys? Our vet…

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There Are Rumors…

Oh No

May 26, 2020 | Merry

So we have 2 elderly cats, and one of them has chronic renal failure (late stage III) and has been getting daily fluids for about a year now. Her name is Lettuce. Oh, don’t think the other one is smooth sailing. THAT one had to have her thyroid irradiated a few years ago. Then her…

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Release Day Cookies

Oh No

May 11, 2020 | Merry

Had release week last week for Separated Starlight (you know, Werewolves In Space #2) so am a bit behind with the updates. Because nerdy space wolves are totally my jam. I MEAN WHO DOES NOT LIKE SPACE WOLVES FIGHTING FOR SURVIVAL AND SHIT BLOWING UP? Look. It’s just not a Merry Ravenell novel until someone…

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Have Gelatin, Will… Marshamallow?

Oh No

May 4, 2020 | Merry

If you follow my Facebook group, you know I had a situation: coffee ice cream and NO MARSHMALLOWS. The horror was real. I did, however, have 3 packs of gelatin. And corn syrup. You know where this is going, don’t you? Now I have a brick of marshmallows in my freezer. In addition to all…

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