Thursday, November 30, 2017

30 days, 69,000+ words

My grand plan for the month of November was to do post on the blog every day & do NaNoWriMo. The blog posting didn't work out because I got so caught up in other stuff: working full time, scribbling in my spare & not so spare time, the Thanksgiving holiday, raking my sister's leaves, etc.,etc.

I did manage to crank out almost 70,000 in a fantasy novel that leaves me pleased. I'll tackle edits in December & January & rewrite what doesn't work after.

In the mean time, on this last day of November, I am fighting a killer cold & just may spend today doing as little as possible.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

My phone has a green line down th screen that is annoying me tremendously. I have no idea what happened to it to cause it to do that & it is irritating.

We had a really good day, Chris & I did. We went to Uwharrie National Forest & Morrow Mountain State Park.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

This is just confusing

I'm making an effort to embrace new things but honestly, WordPress confuses me & all the help articles in the world are not helping. I have the idea of what I want but no clear idea of how to accomplish it. *sad face*

I have the next 2 days off work so I will attempt again tomorrow.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

GIST - The Sunday Edition # 165

Things I am grateful for today:





1. The sunshine. After several days of dreary weather, the past few days of cool, crisp sunshine has been lovely.



2. An hour long conversation with a friend before I had to get ready for work. She and her family are in the process of moving to a new house in the city in which they live so we talked while she was cleaning up the old house.



3. That Chris will be home from his trip sometime tomorrow. I will be glad to see him.



4. a set of books I have been waiting for finally arrived.



5. a slowish night at work

GIST - The Sunday Edition # 165

Things I am grateful for today:

1. The sunshine. After several days of dreary weather, the past few days of cool, crisp sunshine has been lovely.

2. An hour long conversation with a friend before I had to get ready for work. She and her family are in the process of moving to a new house in the city in which they live so we talked while she was cleaning up the old house.

3. That Chris will be home from his trip sometime tomorrow. I will be glad to see him.

4. a set of books I have been waiting for finally arrived.

5. a slowish night at work

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Patriot Guard

A recent Patriot Guard ride to escort a local soldier on his final journey home. The fire trucks on every overpass made me cry each & every time.

Friday, November 10, 2017

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

random

LAY'S® Poppables White Cheddar Flavored Potato Snacks

These need to come with a warning label.... Highly addictive...lol. Also, I really need them to be made in single serving bags because I don't think the entire huge bag is meant to be 1 serving even though how it usually ends up.

Monday, November 6, 2017

books

There's nothing quite like a really good set of books to make the day go better.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

GIST - The Sunday Edition # 164

Things I am grateful for today :

1. A beautiful fall day. The leaves are turning gold & red & the temperature is pleasant.

2. A good book to dive into after my to do list is done.

3. Having the day of the time change off. This day always messes with me so this year I was smart & scheduled myself to be off.

4. Coping mechanisms that work. Controlled breathing & meditation are both doing good things for me.

5. Being loved.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Words

Scribbling is going as well as I expected. I write for a few hours, procrastinate for a few hours, write for a few more hours, invent 4987623 things to do to avoid writing and then scribble frantically to try to maintain some sort of semi reasonable word count.

On a semi-related note: my closet has never been so organized.

Friday, November 3, 2017

double donation day

Tomorrow is double donation day at NaNoWriMo. They have contests going on all day long and a $25 donation gets you a halo and the $50 donor gifts. All gifts, regardless of amount, are beneficial and help keep their programs going. Consider making a donation if you haven't already.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

....

I really need the blogger app to work so I can post pictures. It's not worked in forever and apparently, Google has given up on updating the app and no amount of asking their support team for help is ever going to get it fixed.

I've found a new way to procrastinate to avoid writing: It's called Yahtzee with Buddies. I really need to put the phone away and shut off notifications on everything and just write. Let's see how many creative ways I can invent to avoid it this month.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

new month

Today has been a busy day. I woke up later than I wanted to and rushed out the door to go to the bank to deposit a check. Came home, had coffee, got ready for work. There was other stuff in between all of that but that's the gist of it.

Work was interesting. Not too busy but busy enough to keep me from going crazy. I spent some time researching bullet journals (for like the 50th time) and started my own for November. I'm not sure how much I will like it but that's the beauty of bullet journals. I can figure out what works for me and adapt as time goes on. 

I wrote some stuff for NaNoWriMo, set some writing goals and some non writing goals for the month of November.

  • blog every day. (This one will be difficult for me because I just plain forget)
  • meditate every day
  • read at least 1 book a week
  • attempt NaNoWriMo (I'm in my 12th year. Some years I finish; some years, I don't)
  • exercise at least 3 days a week.
Nothing is outrageous or unattainable. I'll just have to pay attention to time and use it wisely.

GIST - The Sunday Edition # 175

It's been awhile since I have done one of these although my offline gratitude practice remains on point. In no particular order, here ar...