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No, I didn't forget...

I've just been gone most of the day!  I went on my walk earlier and then came home and did my workouts and French.  I had lunch and then a friend picked me up and I rode with her to Burke's Outlet.  We left there and went through the drive thru at Starbucks. ^_^  I finally used my free drink. :p

After we left Starbucks, we rode around a bit and then went to her house.  We picked up her son and rode around in his car for a while and then went back to see what her  mom wanted for dinner.  I rode with them to pick up their dinner.  Bentto for one and pizza for the other two.  They dropped me home and I sat down to read some of my zombie fiction I wrote for Nano.  I was doing that when my other friend texted and asked if I had eaten.  I hadn't so we went to Eden to go to the Circle drive-in.  They were closed for the week!  We went to another drive up place called Dick's that has the same kind of food.  We ate there and then headed back to Danville.  He wanted a shake so I rode with him through the drive thru at Cookout.  He was taking me to McDonald's for a frappe, but the machine was down for cleaning. NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!  I really wanted something cold and delicious.  Oh well!

I came in my house and did my squats. I couldn't walk in a straight line after that. lol I then got my Macbook out and sat don to post.  I am going to read more of my zombie fiction.  I have an idea for book three for Novembers NANOWRIMO and I just might do it! I had thought I would be done with the series, but I have a good idea of something totally new to add so I will be writing notes and preparing for that.  

Now, I'm going to relax a bit.  I have a headache and my stomach doesn't feel too great. It's like I have a low grade migraine. Phooey on that!


Can I go to bed now?

It's been a long day! I got in my walk and did my workouts.  There was the 1000 squat challenge on today's workout calendar.  Yes, I said one THOUSAND squats! Needless to say when I was done, my butt hurt. :p  I got that and my other workouts done though.  I did some cleaning in my room. I was looking for something and finally found it.  I organized a bunch of stuff that needed it while looking.  I really need to do all that organizing, so that was good.  I finally found the item I sought and it was in a easy place too.  Figures! Oh well, everything is all nice and neat and tidy!

I have some ideas of things to add to my NaNo novel.  I might just add those tomorrow.  Perhaps I'll take myself to Starbucks and write there.  That would be nice and it's been over a week since I've been.  Right now though, I'm going to finish posting this, do my French lesson, and then probably crash on my bed until bedtime.  I'm really tired.


Fading Roses. This Garden's Over.

I got in a good walk today.  I didn't walk as far as usual, because I was just not feeling it today.  I did walk a good ways though.  I came home and had time to rest a bit before doing my workouts.  I did those and then I read on Not Always Right until time to fix lunch.  I used the last of my cheese.  OH NO!  

Later, my friend needed to go pay a bill and wanted to know if I wanted to ride with him.  I said, sure, and rode with.  After he paid his bill, he stopped and got us some food.  We ate and then he took me to Food Lion and gave me $5.  I got two bags of cheese and he let me keep the $1.33 change. Yay!  I put it in my bag that I use on my walks.  I might get a treat for myself on the way home, who knows?

I didn't go to Starbucks today, sadly.  I was hoping to get there, but it never happened.  My friend didn't want to go over that way and the other friend I called made excuses.  She is really good at that! :P  I had lots of coffee at home though, so that was okay.  I got my bed linen washed and back on my bed. I can't wait to hop in there and enjoy that nice fresh bed linen!  I also washed my hair so it would be nice and clean on my clean pillowcase. lol

I think I'm crashing soon as I'm really tired and it was extra late (or early!) when I got to sleep.  I hope to make up for that some tonight.  I also need to go to the post office.  I meant to ask my friend to carry me by there while we were out as we were really close, but I forgot.  Phooey!


I'm officially a NaNoWriMo winner x2!

Yes, I got my word count in last night and it's official. I have completed my word count for the second year in a row.  I still have some to write, and I need to edit the hell out of it, but I'm a #NaNoWriMo2017 winner!  I'd like to thank all the wonderful cups of coffee and the two visits to Starbucks. :D

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The title may change.  I still have the editable PDF, so I can re-do one with the actual title if I do change it.  I am going to do something totally different next year, I think.  I had planned a trilogy, but I can't see another 50,000 words of this particular story!  


Change is good...

I changed the background, some of the colors, and a few of the fonts on the blog.  I like it so far, but who knows if I'll like it tomorrow.  I haven't done anything on NaNo today except open the program I write in.  I went for my walk earlier,  I came home and did my workouts.  My friends invited me up for Thanksgiving dinner, so I went up there.  I stayed a while as it wasn't ready when I got there.  Then, I rode with my friends to Gamestop.  That was insanity and went back and stayed in the car! LOL!  

Now I'm home and I need to do something for today's NaNo, but I just want to go to bed.  I will try to write at least a few words.  I'm so far ahead, it won't be a bad thing if I don't write much today. I just want to write something.  


Getting to the end

I'm getting really close to finishing NaNo for this year.  I'm now at 48110 words! Less than 2000 and I'll have completed NaNo for this year. I only wrote a little under 1400 today.  I am still not sure if I plan to write more towards the end or go back and add to the earlier stuff.  Today was all new stuff at the end.  We'll see how it goes tomorrow.  I do plan to write tomorrow even though it's Thanksgiving here in the US.  

I got in my walk today and did my workouts.  Yes, I plan to do all that tomorrow too.  I'm not sure if I'd going anywhere.  My friend's that usually invite me haven't this year.  I'm not sure if they are even doing anything themselves.   I actually don't care either way.  Although, I wish I had been able to get the stuff to make myself a hash brown casserole or something good for tomorrow.  Oh well!  I'll have coffee.

Speaking of coffee, I ordered some gifts for my friends and I got myself a cute coffee gift basket at the same time.  It came today and it's so damn cute!  

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It had five little things of coffee, two packages of shortbread, two little jars of preserves, some candies, and a cute snowman mug.  The basket is cute.  I like baskets,and I like snowmen.  I LOVE coffee! I just hope it's all good.  I am not opening any until I finish what I have at the moment.  OH  There is also a coffee spoon that has chocolate and caramel on it to stir into your coffee.  Yummy!

 

 


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!


Almost there!

I'm now less than 5000 words from completely NaNo for my second year in a row!  I didn't write as much tonight as I usually do. It was my lowest word count of the month, but I got some done.  I have been so tired all day.  I woke up early and couldn't get back to sleep.  I finally did get back to sleep and it was time to get up.  I've been cranky and out of sorts all day!

I walked to the post office and mailed my one pen pal letter.  I had just one in my box!  At least I did have one, right?  I walked home, but with the longer walk, I got back later than usual.  I could have done my workouts, but I was really tired and sore so I decided I'd do them later.  I relaxed and then had lunch. I rested a bit after lunch and then did my workouts.  I was glad to get those done. I had almost been tempted to skip them.  I did those and had some dinner.  I fixed some coffee and sat down to do today's NaNo.  Like I said, it was a short day's write, but I got some written.  I only wrote 1164 words today.  I'm just over 45,000 though, so that is good!

I finished the first short story in Strange Weather a few nights ago but haven't started on the second one. I may do that tonight.  I"m currently listening to Full Dark, No Stars on my walk.  I finished 1922 today and started on Big Driver.  Full Dark, No Stars is excellent.  All four stories are good ones.  My favorite being 1922.

 


More Starbucks?!

Yes, more!  I was sitting here and I had finished my Macchiato.  I remembered that I had a free drink on my card so I decided to get my favorite Cascara latte.  I got it in venti and I had them add the caramel sprinkles from a caramel brulee! LOL  I am not sure if that is how to spell it as I can't see the sign from here! :P  I was at the register, minding my own business when this package of Starbucks peppermint bark called my name!  I had to buy that, too. :P  I absolutely LOVE peppermint.  I just had to have it.  I get the Hershey peppermint kisses at this time of year and they are so good!  I also love the Ghiardelli peppermint bark.  You would think we my love to peppermint, I'd get a peppermint white mocha every time I come in here.  Well, I used to!  I am trying to cut back on calories. That is why I get the cascara latte.  I also get it with almond milk which reduces the calories even more!

I wrote a pen pal letter just a bit ago and I've done some on NaNo.  I only got 1459 words done.  I am not sure if I'm going to do any more.  That will probably be my lowest daily word count.  I am not sure if I want to do more or not.  I'm getting close to being complete on word count, but I'm running out of things to write about!  I was thinking of making this into a trilogy, but I think next years Nano will be something entirely different.  I don't know what else to add to this particular story!

I can always add new characters, but I already have a LOT of them.  Oh well, I am going to get back to Nano and try to get a few more words in before I give up for the night. Wish me luck on driving home as my car was being a total bitch getting here!

PS I got a few more of the gift cards too.  They have a ceramic Virginia tumbler that I want SO much but it's over twenty dollars.  They do have a ceramic ornament that looks just like it for ten.  I might have to get one before the season is over if they still have them!

 


Starbucks Sunday...

Yeah, here it is Sunday again and here I am at Starbucks.  I decided at the last minute to come and bring my laptop and one pen pal letter.  I had to wait to get a little table with an outlet, but I didn't have to wait long. I'm not at my favorite table, but this one is not bad.  I have already started on today's NaNo.  I only have 483 words so far.  I will probably keep going until I hit 2000  that is what I like to get a day if possible.  We'll see if I can do it today!

I'm sitting here with a caramel machiatto.  I had a promo where any caramel macchiato gets you ten bonus stars.  I'm all about the bonus stars! LOL!  I got that and  I'm blogging.  After I write this, I'll get back to NaNo.  I got more of the holiday Starbucks cards today.  I got four or the die cut ones.  The Barista said that you can get any of them without loading them except the multipacks.  Since the cards in the multi packs are the same ones as the individual ones, I don't mind that one bit. I think there is one that I didn't get last time, but I looked for it today and didn't see it.  I will have to check again when I get home to see what I'm missing.  They do have some that have greeting cards with them. I wonder if they are okay to get without a load?  That would be cool.  One of the giftcards in that is pretty cool looking and I want it! LOL!

It was really busy when I got here, but it's cleared out a lot since then.  I thought they were having another promotion when I pulled up and saw all the cars! LOL  It was insanity.  I'm thinking it will clear out even more as the evening progresses.  Right now, It's not too bad.  I just wish I could get my table. :p Oh well!  At least I have a good one, right?  Okay, I'm going back to NaNo now.  I need to get the rest done and then I'll write that one single pen pal letter!