Welcome to my domain...if you dare...

Welcome to my blog about life as a writer and the craziness it involves with struggles of daily life. Make yourself at home but only if you don't mind a little messiness from time to time. This isn't the Home and Garden blog or Martha Stewart so don't expect cute little crafts with homemade goodies. That's not happening in the world of vamps, weres, and other things that go bump in the night...well...maybe homemade blood cakes topped with 'scream a la cream' sweetness along with the sexy alpha males who serve it up.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tempting Tuesday....It's getting hot in here!

In case anyone is in need of cooling off while cooking during this holiday season, here's some brave firemen who can hose you down or maybe even add fuel to the flames...you decide. :)

Ok, I have to add one without the faces but includes some beautiful chests and abs and let's not forget the tattoos.  The tatts alone melts the hair off the back of my neck. Enjoy.

I think a rescue is in need!


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thoughtful Thursday...Are you truly thankful?

Thanksgiving is a holiday of eating too much, watching parades, and yelling at football players from the comfort of our own homes. It's also a day to reflect and appreciate the people and things in our lives which we have been blessed to have received from our Heavenly Father. 

Yet, many people throughout our society tend to not be thankful for their blessings.  In fact, some people don't even look at their loved ones, jobs, material things, or freedom as blessings but as their 'God given rights'; meaning, they believe that just because their breathing then they are entitled to everything and anyone they want.  Then when they are fortunate enough to have people who care about them, a great job, those new pair of shoes, or freedom to believe as they want without the fear of persecution...they truly don't appreciate any of it.

How many times, have we truly reflected and consciously been thankful for the people in our lives. We all become busy with our daily routines and before we know it time has flown by and we haven't even told a loved one, 'I love you' or 'Thank you' for anything.  Even worse, we haven't even done anything for someone else just out of pure kindness and graciousness; not expecting anything in return but 'just because' we wanted to show the person how much he/she means to us or brighten up his/her day. 

So my earnest request for everyone, myself included, is to be actively aware of our blessings, all of them.  Regardless if a blessing is a person, an object, or anything that enables us to be the best we can be and was bestowed upon us even when we may not have 'deserved' it...then we should all be truly thankful for all. 

Because you see, I didn't earn any special points in order to be birthed in our wonderful United States and have the freedoms which we have today.  I didn't work to earn my family; yet GOD loved me and blessed me anyway with them; regardless of what I may or may not do in my lifetime.

I pray today that I; along with everyone, that we as citizens of the world will be truly thankful for all which our Heavenly Father has given us and not just on Thanksgiving Day but on every single days of our lives. 

May GOD's favor continue to be bestowed upon us and bless us throughout lives and may we all be continuously thankful for those blessings; not just one day of the year but every day.  And may we pass on the blessing towards others as our LORD has done for us. 


JD :)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tempting Tuesday...Many sides of Mr. Sexy

With the latest People's Magazine issue of 'Sexiest Man Alive' featuring Ryan Reynolds, I thought I'd share a few pics of the different sides of this hot and hilarious man. 

Sexy is a man who isn't afraid to poke fun of himself.

Sexy is a smile spread across his face.

He needs to know how to handle his machinery too. :)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thoughtful Thursday....Which road to take?

Today's selection is an all time favorite poem of mine from Robert Frost.  I hope you all enjoy this wonderful classic.

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two road diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

By: Robert Frost

I've always loved this poem because it reminds me that there are always choices to be made throughout our lives.  Sometimes we choose very well and at other times, not so well.  It tells me that I have to make the right choices for me and my life and not what may be right for everyone else.  Sometimes the choices I make may not be the most popular views; yet, they work for me. 

There are times, when I make a decision and it turns out not so great...well, those are the times that really build a person's character and strengthens the soul.  I can never go back and change things but I can choose to make the most out of the situation and learn from it and go forward.  I have to admit that I would not change those "not so great moments" because they made me mentally stronger and wiser.

So here's to the many choices in our lives!  Take the time to consider the right one for you, but don't beat yourself up too badly if it doesn't turn out the way you expected.  Learn, grow, and continue to love throughout the process.  But either way, enjoy your journey and soak it all into your essence.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tempting Tuesday....Kostas Martakis

Ok, ladies, I couldn't resist another Greek god of a man...Kostas Martakis.  He's a model/actor/singer.  Why am I not surprised by that bit of info?  I came across this gorgeous specimen a few months ago and I instantly shivered at the intensity of his blue eyes and those pouty luscious lips.  Oh my, those lips...yeah, those alone play havoc on my sensory overload.  Anyway, I couldn't quite decide on a specific photo or video so I'm sharing several to quench or 'hose off' those flaming fires within you.  Please check out the videos in the two additional blog posts.  You definitely do not want to miss those. Here's the office website for Kostas:


What is it about these Greek men?  Hmmmm....yep I do believe the Greek myths and legends...the gods are definitely smiling down on them.  Enjoy. :)

Kostas Martakis's Non English Video - Thelo epeigontos diakopes

This video by Kostas Martakis is sung in Greek.  I'm not sure exactly what he's saying but I think his actions speak clear enough.  ;)

Kostas Martakis & Desislava- "LOVING YOU"

Kostas Martakis and Bulgarian singer, Desislava sing the song "Loving You".  It is sung in English and the video is...ohhhh la-la....hot and sexy.  The lyrics alone could set the mood for any couple. :)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thoughtful Thursday....Thank you, Veterans.

Marines raising the U. S. flag on Iwo Jima.
 November 11th, Veterans Day.  The day set aside to honor the men and women who served in any of the branches of the United States Armed Forces during war or peace time.  There's so many who work day in and day out protecting our nation whether on this soil or on a foreign one.  This nation was built on a variety of beliefs along with the blood, sweat, and tears from our ancestors.  Many before us have laid the foundation for our freedoms and many today continue to protect those for us and our future generations.  We don't all have to have the same education, profession, interests, or religious beliefs; but we all must acknowledge the truth of the matter that we would not be able to have those differences and the right to thrive in them if it weren't for the people who volunteered to protect us while we've enjoyed those freedoms.  I pray we all remember all the ones who have lost their lives, served in all the past wars, and all those who continue to serve in our military today.  Tell a veteran, "thank you" and then say a prayer for them.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tempting Tuesday...He's so VANE!

Christopher Douglas aka Vane Kattalakis
We all know the song by Carly Simon, "You're so vain" but I'm not talking about a conceited ego here.  This is more along the line of Sherrilyn Kenyon's Night Play hero, Vane Kattalakis.  He's one hot and deadly Were-hunter who loves his mate, Bride, with compassion. But will rip out the heart of anyone who lays a finger on his woman.  We all love the fierce protector in our men and Vane is no exception. 

I use this pic as my screen saver.  Hubby laughs. :)
Very rugged...me like.

At one time on Kenyon's website, a model/actor by the name of Christopher Douglas represented the sexy Were-hunter.  He's exactly how I pictured Vane.  The character of Vane has always been a one of my favorites and the representation from Douglas nailed it for me.  Douglas played on 'One Life to Live' and 'Young and the Restless' along with guest appearances on various movies and TV shows.  He's a southern man and one delicious treat indeed without any unwanted calories. Enjoy ladies.  I know I do. :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thoughtful Thursday....Clarity

Today I wish to share with you a poem I wrote some previous years earlier while taking a college children's literature course.  As I had my quiet time this morning with GOD, this poem came to my mind.  Although it is a rather 'simple' narrative poem, I believe it reflects perfectly the recent events in my life.  As you read it, I hope it gives you peace and comfort as it gave me years ago and today as well. 

Kneeling on my knees
I began to pray
What is this confusion
That I'm feeling today?

I ask "Dear Lord Jesus,
Can you hear my plea?
I will wait for Your answer
That will guide me."

I wait and I ponder
But all around is still
I do not quite understand
What is Your will?

He picks me up gently
And He tells me to go
His love and strength fill me
It will help me to grow.

Then a bright light shines down
Oh! This I understand!
To trust in His wisdom
For my life is in His hands.

I hope this brought some ray of sunshine into your day.  I would love to hear what inspirational or favorite poem has made an impact on your life or simply brought a smile to your face.  Thank you all and may you have a blessed day. :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tempting Tuesday...Theo Theodoridis!

He so melts my butter.

Here's a little treat for all you gals.  Greek model, Theo Theodoridis is a big favorite of mine.  One look at him and I think he'll become one of yours as well.  Enjoy this beautiful male for the rest of the day or any time you like. 

Sadly, he's in a Greek prison for a drug issue but please check out his story and support the fight for his freedom on the Facebook group page: 
Free Theo Theodoridis-Justice for Theo-'Pay It Forward'

Here's his website with even more tasty photos:   http://www.theodoro.eu/

Enjoy and try not to drool on the keyboard. LOL!

Scruffy and so hot!