Thursday, November 30, 2006

I did it! I DID IT!!! I wrote a novel in 30 days! And NO you can NOT read it, people! Geez, gimme a chance to do some editing for heaven's sake! :)

Now I'm going to go before I start bawling in front of my poor children.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Thanksgiving weekend was fun. Good times had by all. We spent the holiday meal with the Hippens, and the boys enjoyed having company for most of the day.

This may have been my last excursion out on Black Friday. Parking was crazy. Items were sold out. Kare and I could have slept in, and done our shopping another day. It was fun to get out and have Mom-time, but it would be even better if Mom time didn't start at 4 a.m.

I'm feeling very negative lately about my no-chocolate stint. I don't care about it any more. As if, I will finish the year, and feel absolutely no sense of satisfaction at all about the whole thing. What does this mean? Should I stop Not Having Chocolate? Should I instead pick something that will give me satisfaction?

I wonder if this does not stem from my participation in NaNoWriMo. I mean, this month I have been writing a novel (currently at 40, 448 words!!). I have wanted to write a novel since I was a kid. This is so catastrophically MORE important to me than not eating chocolate, that it really makes the lesser goal pale in comparison. (although let me tell you, when one is trying to crunch out a 175 page novel in 4 weeks, one really REALLy misses the chocolate).

Anyway, that is my dilemma. I am considering halting my chocolate fast simply because I am afraid I will in the end feel like it was a waste of time. Or maybe I just want chocolate so much that I'm making up excuses. You tell me.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Marcia Hohn had this link on her website (which I LOVE by the way) which is . A quilter's dream site. But that's not the link I was talking about. It's here and I totally have to get out of this apartment so I can buy a house with a barn! So. Cute.


Wednesday, November 08, 2006

This one's for Kare, who won't drive a mile and a half to see my new haircut, and insists that I put a picture on my blog. Kisses, Kare!

I just broke 10,000 words today on my novel. 32 Pages! But if I want to keep up I have to get 3,000 more words by the end of the day. That's 12 pages! ACK!!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

End of day two for NaNoWriMo.

Word count, 6816.

woo hooooooo!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Pictures from the church's trunk-or-treat on Saturday night. The "boys" were all wizards. I was a man in drag....I mean, a geisha. :)

I don't know why I didn't just wear this in the first place - I already had everything and it was way more comfortable! I opted for the Pirate costume on Halloween night, when I took the boys trick-or-treating for their very first time! Connor rifled through my jewelry box and his toy box to add to this some gaudy jewelry and a sword. It was great.