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NaNo I don't want to WritMo!

I'm in the home stretch, but I am not sure what to do to finish. I am actually at a good point for the book to end, but I'm several thousand words short.  What I think I'm going to do is finish it tomorrow and then go back and add a few scenes to early days to make it to 50,000 words.  I think that would be best.  I know there are a few parts that I need more things added.  I wrote 1667 today.  I am going to look over the earlier stuff and write myself some notes tonight to add content to the previous days.  I will get to my goal and win again this year!

My walk today was okay. I didn't have to go all the way to the post office, so that was nice. I'm glad I didn't because today was cardio on the workout calendar.  Yikes! LOL  That was hard and it got me all tired and sweaty.  It was good though.  

I did start on the second story in Strange Weather last night.  It's really good.  After I post this and do my French lesson, I'm going to read more of that.  I'm yawning my head off at the moment, so let me get my French done and get my Kindle before I fall asleep!


5 cups and not enough!

I've had five cups of coffee today and it still doesn't feel like enough! It's been a really long day.  I got up today and looked out and it was overcast.  The street was wet where it had rained earlier. I was hoping that the rain would hold off for me while I walked, but that was just wishful thinking! It rained for my entire walk.  Phooey!  I hate to walk and have to hold an umbrella.  It always makes my back ache.  I got home and I was so glad to get here. It not only was raining, but it was pretty cool out there too. I think it was upper 40's or mid 50's.  I got home and had to take off my clothes.  My jacket, my shirt and my workout capris were wet. I changed into warm and dry clothes and had some coffee!

I did my workouts, it was ab day.  I was really tempted to skip them today because I was so out of sorts because of the weather, but I didn't.  I did them and then had a few minutes to relax a bit before fixing lunch.  I did that and was going to start NaNo. I ended up watching an episode of Unsolved Mysteries on Hulu!  They added more of the original episodes.  After that, I fell into the rabbit hole that is "Not Always Right"  I also did my French.  I finally said, okay, time to Nano and sat down to write.  Yesterday after I posted here, I ended up with 1856 words.  Tonight I wrote 2116!  I could write more, but I'm at a good point to stop for now.  I downloaded Schrivener as a trial.  If you win NaNo, you can get it for 50% off after NaNo.  I downloaded the manual for it as a pdf and sent it to my Kindle.  I want to see if I like it and if I can figure out how to use it.  If I like it, I might purchase it after Nano.

I had seriously thought about going to Starbucks today.  As you know, Wednesday was always my day to go.  With it being so icky outside, I just decided to stay here.  I may go tomorrow or later this weekend depending on the weather.  Who knows?  I wanted to go and see if they have the new holiday gift cards out so I can add to my collection. I found a set of the 2016 ones on ebay and ordered those yesterday.  I hope our Starbucks has a complete set.  I wish I had known all these years that you didn't have to load them to collect them!

Anyway!  I have rambled on enough. I am going to figure out what I want for dinner after this.  I have everything else that I had on my to do list in my bullet journal done for today.  I have the rest of the evening to do anything I want. I'll probably end up either reading or watching more Unsolved Mysteries! :p


Monday musings.

I went for my walk today and it was sunny and nice.  Well, it was a bit chilly, but I took care of that by wearing my hoodie.  I walked a bit further than I have been doing since I knew today's workout was a PIIT routine and it wouldn't take but half an hour to do.  They were only half an hour long, but they were HARD! I made it through though, so that was good.  After I finished my workouts, I took a small break and then washed dishes so I could fix lunch.  

I'm now sitting at my desk looking out the window and watching a show about the Heaven's Gate cult on HLN.  It actually aired last night, but I saved it to my 'DVR' and I'm watching it now.  I can't believe these people actually believed this stuff.  It's sad what some people believe!  

I read more of Sleeping Beauties last night.  I'm about 11% in and so far it's really good.  I think I'm going to like it.  It's got a lot going on.  After I finish posting here, I'll probably grab the Kindle and read some more on it.  I am in the mood to take a nap, but if I do, I won't sleep tonight.  I would take a bath, but I don't want to fall asleep in there. lol  I take really hot baths and they are sooooo relaxing!


Green lemon?!

So, I was talking to a friend tonight about French and different words.  I was telling him that lemon was citron in French and I kept meaning to look up lime to see what lime was.  I finally did once I got home and it's 'citron verte'  that is lemon green or green lemon.  So a lime is a green lemon in French. :P  I thought that was funny!

I got in my walk and workouts today.  I actually walked a little further today than I've walked in the last few days.  I still got home in time to relax a bit before my workouts.  I got those in and it was Total Terror.  That wasn't too bad.  I got those done and then did some yard work.  I texted a friend to tell him about that and he asked if I wanted to go to eat.  I always want to eat, so I said yes. :P  We did that and then I came back here.  I wanted to go to Starbucks, but I forgot to ask him to run me by there.  D'oh!  Oh well.  Maybe I'll make it this weekend.  I called my other friend to see if she wanted to go, but she was at the salon. 

I didn't get around to finishing my book last night so I didn't carry it to the library today.  Hopefully tonight I'll get finished.  It's not much of it left.   

 


No rolls today. :p

I actually was on one again earlier, but yeah.  I really need to start coming up with some snappy titles for my posts! lol  I took my walk before my workouts today.  I got home in plenty of time to cool off and relax before working out.  It was ab day. Ouch! LOL  I got through those and then relaxed a little bit before eating.   I didn't do a lot of anything else today.  Well, I read a lot of Not Always Right. :P  After I post this, I'm going to finish the book I'm reading.  I might walk to the library tomorrow to take it back.  Not sure yet.

I washed a load of clothes and put those away.  I have been sort of lazy today.  Except for my walk and workouts, I really haven't done much of anything. I love reading Not Always Right I get sucked right in.  I worked in retail so I totally can related to that site!  You can visit the site yourself by clicking on the the link above.   


Sunday....

So, it's Sunday and it's my regular day to do my bed linen.  I have that in the dryer now.  I'm pretty sure it's ready to go back on the bed, I just need to get it out and do that.  I got in a smaller walk today.  I didn't go as far as yesterday as I didn't want to be walking after dark again.  I could have actually stayed out longer, but oh well! Tomorrow, I plan to walk earlier in the day as I need to go by the bank.  I got a small check and I want to cash it.  It's a whole $3.42! LOL  Not too exciting, but  was totally  broke before this, so at least I can get a few things while I'm out.

I got in my workouts on time and then relaxed a bit before fixing lunch.  After that, I waited just a little bit and then went for my walk.  I played Pokemon Go for some of my walk.  I caught a new one and I also caught a Pikachu in a witch hat.  So cute! :) I was hoping to catch more new ones, but I was happy for what I got!  I will probably play tomorrow when I walk to the bank.

Oh yesterday's walk, I started listening to the audiobook of The Stand.  I tried to pick up where I left off yesterday, but it didn't want to play correctly.  It would be going along just fine, and then just skip way ahead in the recording.  Weird. I didn't want to have to mess with that while walking, so I just switched to Cell.  I have the Audible audiobook of it, and it's all one long recording.  It wanted to be bitchy too!  It started part of the way in the recording.  I finally got it to behave and listened to that on my walk.  Crazy iPod issues! :p

 


Well, Hell!

So much for getting on a roll with walking.  I didn't get to walk today.  I was planning on it after my lunch, too!  I did my usual morning routine and then had breakfast.  I started on Sailor Moon Crystal.  OMG it's SO GOOD.  It's SO much better than the old version of season 1.  I am in total love so far. I've watched 7 episodes.  It's so good!  

So, I was about to do my workouts, when I got a text from a friend.  He said that we'd eat around 5.  I knew this meant he was treating me to dinner, so I didn't have lunch at my regular time.  I just had a small snack to tide me over.  I usually eat 'lunch' at 4.  We went and ate and then he had a few errands to run.  I rode with and then he dropped me home.  It was around 8 by this point, so it was dark.  I wasn't going to walk in the dark!  While waiting on him earlier, I had gotten in my car to just see if I could crank it.  It actually cranked!  When I got back home, I decided to see if I could crank it again and drive it a short distance.  I was able to. YAY!  I didn't drive far, but it did fine for the entire trip.  I was glad to be able to do that.  I won't be driving it all willy nilly, but at least I CAN drive it if I need to!

I got my book from Nano out last night and started writing some notes. I'm pretty sure I'm going to do a sequel to it for Nano this year.  Unless I come up with an entirely different story, that is the plan.  I need to do a Nano tracker in my bullet journal.  The one I used last year was so helpful!  I had the chart on one side where I put what I did each night and the other side was a blank page.  On that page, I kept up with my characters.  I'll probably do that again this year.  I had a printable last year for tracking my progress.  This year, I plan to draw mine own.  I just need to go look for some inspiration online.  I'll post a picture when I'm done.  

I'm looking forward to Nano.  Since I 'won' last year, I know I can do that this year.  I plan to re-read my entire book and take notes as I go along so I don't repeat anything and so it will all be fresh.  I am ready! Yes, I'll be drinking a lot of coffee during November! :P


Walking on Wednesday.

I was going to get up today and do my regular routine.  I planned to eat breakfast and then go for  walk.  I felt sort of meh when I got up, so I decided to not walk that early.  I did watch Sailor Moon though! I watched the last five episodes of the series.  I was so sad for it to come to an end.  I'll probably start Sailor Moon Crystal in a few days.  I'm not sure if I want to start to tomorrow or not, we'll see.

As for walking, I did take one this evening.  I went around 6 and walked for about an hour.  I got home as it was getting dark.  I guess if I'm going to walk in the evenings, I need to start a bit earlier.  Plus, when the time change occurs, I'll REALLY have to walk earlier.  It's getting cooler here and feeling more like actual fall weather.  That is nice! I'm ready for some cool weather.  No cold, mind you, but cool.  I carried my hoodie with me when I walked, but I didn't need it.  It wasn't too cool and of course, I got warm walking!

I've been sleepy all day. I woke up tired.  I have been tempted to lay down and take a nap, but if I did, I wouldn't sleep tonight.  Hopefully tonight's rest will be better than last nights!


Not enough coffee!

Yes, it's been one of those days! This morning, I'm doing my usual routine.  I get up, have coffee, and then relax in  bed with my phone until breakfast.  A bit before time for breakfast, my phone rings.  My bff's son has lost his keys and needs to get in the house.  I have a spare key to their house for when they go out of town and emergencies like this!  I get up, get dressed, and walk up there.  I did get to see Cocoa, one of the two little pups I was keeping this weekend.  I wasn't there five minutes and his grandma came home. (She lives next door.) So, I talk to her a bit and head home.  Her dog is the other one I kept this weekend!

So I go home and have more coffee. :P  I then did my regular routine.  I did my workouts, I had lunch, and I relaxed a bit.  Bff's son calls again. lol  He wants to go get a journal to begin bullet journaling.  He was going to start before, but the journal he got the first time had thin pages and it bled, a lot.  I helped him get one like my first one.  It's an art sketch book, so the pages are really thick and nice. We did that and then we went to Starbucks. LOL!  Yes, I had Starbucks.  With me not being able to drive my car and not knowing when I'll be able to get there, I wasn't going to pass up that opportunity! :P I got a Maple pecan latte.  Yum!

I didn't walk today, but I hope to be able to tomorrow.  I need to get back into the habit.  I will enjoy getting out and I'll definitely enjoy losing weight!


Early post!

I needed to go to the post office and the library today, so I walked.  It was nice outside.  Not really too warm and it was sunny.  I got to the post office and got my letters.  I had to go to the counter because I had a postage due one. This is why I walked so I could get it while they were open.  I did that and then checked my box.  I had more letters, yay!

I left there and headed to the library.  I needed to update my card so I could use the ebook service.  I checked out three books while I was there.  Two French books and Dangerous Ground by M. William Phelps.  I already started on it. :p  The French books are for language learning.  I thought it would be nice to have some backup to Duolingo.  One is a 'workbook' of sorts and the other is French and English grammar.  They are presented side by side for comparison.

I got back in time to do my workouts, but I decided to wait until later this evening to do them.  It's a HIIT routine, so it will only take me thirty minutes.  I can do that later.  I am glad I got to the post office and the library.  I hadn't walked that far in a while, so it was a bit tiring.  I came back and sat on my bed with a cup of coffee and my book.  I'm going to finish typing this up and then ge ready to fix my lunch.  After that, I'll probably just relax for a while and then do my workouts.  I slept a lot better last night than I have for the past week, so that made my walk a bit better.  I also got to meet an adorable Lab and that helped too! :P I played Pokemon Go on the way down, but running that and my fitness app was making the battery go down quickly, so I stopped before I got to my turn around point.