Tuesday, June 14, 2022

The Odds: Word Counters


Sweet Hot Orange Sauce, a little sweet, a little spicy, this sauce comes together in minutes. Versatile, you can use it for coating and/or for dipping. | recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #sauce



Counting my words again. 

Today my fellow Word Counters and I are sharing our monthly group post. Each month one group member picks  a number between 12 and 50. All participating bloggers are then challenged to write something (or a few somethings, as the case may be) using that exact number of words. Today we all share what we came up with. 

 This month's number is 22
It was chosen by Me.

As I've been doing in these Word Counters posts, I've chosen a theme and am using my word count multiple times in keeping with the theme. This month I've chosen the theme, The Odds. You'll see why.
~ Defying the odds can be a lot of things. Often shocking, frequently fun, and it always makes for an interesting story.
~ I've written about beating the odds before. Remember I said they make interesting stories, well, I've got one to tell today.
~ We're not talking even odds here, like if your recipe will come out. Understand the flavors, and you've got a fair chance.

Sweet Hot Orange Sauce, a little sweet, a little spicy, this sauce comes together in minutes. Versatile, you can use it for coating and/or for dipping. | recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #sauce
Sweet Hot Orange Sauce

~ With IVF, I was the Luckiest. It took a village, took guts, and it took luck. But I've also been inordinately unlucky.
~ Like in Lightening Strikes, I talk about that old adage about lightening never striking (in the same place) twice. Defied that one.
~ And who'd have guessed that I'd ever say that TEN YEARS AGO today I published my first blog post, Can I Blog?
~ Here's the latest story. First let me remind you that College Boy, after many years of not skating, got a new board.
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~ He often buys, sells, and trades albums (remember those?). In a grocery store, 3/4 of a mile away, there's a post office.

~ When he's here in the evening and has something to mail, he'll skate to the store carrying the package (ah, youthful balance).
~ The store is partway up a hill, so he turns off into the store parking lot, not pushing the whole way up.

~ But coming home, he cuts through a bank parking lot, taking him out to a sidewalk at the top of the hill. 
~ From there he takes the ride home, straight downhill. And that's exactly what he was intending to do when sidetracked by luck.

~ It was evening, the parking lot empty, when he saw something on the ground. Kinda mangled but looked like someone's credit card.

~ He skated to where he'd caught a glimpse of it, hoping to do the right thing and return it to its owner.

~ It was a license. I wish I'd been there when he picked it up and realized . . . it was his. What're the odds?

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Sweet Hot Orange Sauce         

Printable Recipe

1/4 cup orange marmalade
1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
2 TBSP pepper jelly
2 tsp minced garlic
2 TBSP orange juice
2 TBSP soy sauce 

*Whisk all the ingredients together.
*Microwave for 30 seconds. Whisk again.
*Microwave for another 30 seconds. Whisk.
*You can use this sauce to coat cooked beef or chicken nuggets, or serve as a dipping sauce with my Air Fryer Coconut Chicken Fingers.


  1. Holy Smoke! Make that boy buy a lottery ticket!

  2. I was going to say the same thing as Diane! What a lucky guy!

  3. That sounds like something my youngest would do. She once left her car door open and her car running while she was in school!

  4. Your son is a very lucky young man. Did he immediately run out and buy a lottery ticket? (P.S. that recipe sounds so nice but my aging body can't handle the hot stuff anymore - sigh.)

    1. I'm still freaked out that he lost it and didn't know.

  5. Oof! What a blessing! As for the odds, probably astronomical.

  6. Some people have luck, I am not one of them

    1. I don't normally consider myself a lucky person, but every now and then . . .

  7. Replies
    1. He was very lucky, I hate to think of what might have happened if the wrong person had found it.


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