Halloween Feed

Late start, but wow! :P

I didn't get to sit down and write for NaNo until just a while ago.  I hadn't planned to start so late today.  Why so late?  Well, let's see.  I walked as I always do.  I stopped by one place to see about after Halloween candy. :p . I got four bags of Halloween candy for 50% off. WHOO! lol . I got two bags of individual Reese's. YUM I also got two bags of this 'nut lovers' collection.  It has Mr. Goodbar, Hershey with Almond, Take 5, Paydays, and Reeses.  I was so happy to find this collection.  I usually don't find a collection of stuff that I like everything in the bag.  This is one where I like them all.I have a lot of goodies to snack on during NaNo. Yay!  It's funny that I got so many Reese's my main character, Sophie, LOVES peanut butter cups.  :P

So, I got my candy.  They also had some fuzzy 'at home' socks at the register for $1 a pair. I adore fuzzy socks, so I got three pair. lol . I came and had to sample my candy. :p . My friend texted and said he was coming straight from work and we'd go eat.  He said we'd eat quickly. I thought, great.  That way I can get home and write.  Well, we ate and it wasn't as quick as he said. lol He also had to pick up a few things at the dollar store.  He got me some chips and vitamins though.  Then, he got himself a milkshake.  When we does, he usually asks if I want a Frappe.  I did! :P . I rode with him to the grocery store.  He ran in for a couple of things and then ran him by his mom's.  He was in there a lot longer than he planned, so I didn't get some until much later than I had planned.  Oh well, I sat changed into comfy clothes and sat down.  I wrote 1942 words so that is just fine!  I don't think I'm going to add anymore tonight.  I need to pack up and put away my Halloween decorations and that is going to take a while..  lol . I have sooo many!

So, NaNo is off to a great start, I have snacks and I actually got a good start.  When I got home from my walk today, I finished re-reading the send half of book two.  I was ready to go when I sat down.  Now, I'm going to get my Halloween decorations put away.  Well, the ones that I don't keep up year round!  I also need to do my French, and then I'm going to fix dinner and read.  I started another true crime book last night.  This one is about Marie Hilley.  I've seen her story on Unsolved Mysteries and some of the true crime shows.  I'm looking forward to reading the book. She was a piece of work!

I used Scrivener for day one and I love it!  Bean is a great program, and I am grateful to have had it these last two years, but I know I'm going to enjoy Scrivener a lot!


Last minute prep!

First of all, Happy Halloween and a Blessed Samhain to you!  I hope you had a wonderful day.  I got in my walk and came home and rested for just a bit and then drove to two local cemeteries.  It's a Halloween tradition for me.  I always visit at least one old cemetery on Halloween.  I went to two and then headed home.  I almost got Starbucks, but it was close to lunch, so I came home and ate.  

I have just finished re-reading my first book and I'm about to re-read the second one.  I want all my characters to be fresh and in my mind for tomorrow.  I can't believe NaNo is tomorrow! Whoo! I'm happy about it though!  I am ready.  I was reading my first book on the Kindle and realized I had the wrong 'copy' of the first book.  I found the correct one on my computer and fixed that.  I took notes on things I need to change.  I've done small editing on both of the first two books but not major editing, yet.  I want to write down everything so I know what and where to edit when the time comes.

I did a bit of a leaf page in my bullet journal.  I went in my yard this afternoon after the walk and cemtery visits and collected some leaves.  I glued them in my bujo and then used mod podge to make sure they stayed.  I added some Halloween stickers.  It's a little Halloween spread that is totally different.  I like it!  Here is the spread and a few pictures from each of the cemeteries I visited.

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Sunday slump!

Well, food wise it was. lol . I got in my walk.  I came home and relaxed a bit and then carried branches to the street.  The pickup for yard debris and trash is on Monday.  I had a bunch of branches that I carried to the street. I don't like to take them out until right before they are due to be picked up.  I think it looks messy if they are out there all week!  I got that done and I also washed my hair and my bed linen.  Both Sunday staples.  I just need to put the bed linen back on the bed.  

My slump comes from food.  Lunch wasn't too bad, but dinner. BLEAH.  I wanted something different.  I thought I'd make some spaghetti.  I had some pasta and some spaghetti sauce.  The pasta was sort of meh and the sauce was meh, too!  The best part of it was the slices of butter bread I made to go with it. Phooey! I tried a cheap can of spaghetti sauce.  It wasn't all that great.  Meat flavored my ass! lol . Oh well, live and learn.  I'll get Ragu or Prego next time.  

I can't believe it's only 3 days until Halloween and 4 days until NaNo. I'm so read for both.  ^__^


Busy busy busy!

Yes, that was me today!  I walked and then came home and let myself rest for just a little bit and cool off before heading to the grocery store.  I spent WAY too much there, but have a lot of good food in the house.  I came home and put that away and then ate lunch.  I relaxed a little bit and then headed back out. I went to Family Dollar to get my first of the month essentials and a few goodies.  I got another one of the $5 candles.  I still have some of my old one left but I wanted to get a new one so I'd have it ready to go!  It smells so good!

I left Family Dollar and was going to get gas at a local station that is nearby.  They were closed but the pumps are usually on so you can use them after hours.  The pump I pulled up to said it was off, so I just headed out and went somewhere else to get gas.  I did that and headed towards home.  My car was starting to overheat a bit when I had to sit at stop lights, but it wasn't too bad ... well... until... I get back to the neighborhood and had to wait for a train to go by before I could go into the neighborhood.  My car started to overheat and even went in the red.  I couldn't move because of the train in front of me and the car behind me was so close I didn't have room to back up.  I turned my heater on full blast.  I finally was able to move and it went down some, but as I was trying to park it, it started again.  I turned it off and got out of there! LOL!

I washed a huge load of clothes and I need to go get those out and put them away.  I also washed a sink full of dishes.  I bought some pork tenderloins at the store.  I used to make my own frozen dinners with a piece of pork, some peas, and some potatoes.  I made eight of those tonight. I have nice divided dishes with lids that are perfect for this.  I grilled the pork chops two or three at a time in my George Foreman grill and then put them in with some peas and some potatoes.  I used canned peas and I got a couple of packs of those already made potatoes you see in the meat case. It makes a tasty little meal and it's a lot better than regular frozen dinners.

I also got some ground beef and I will make it into patties tomorrow.  I will probably freeze those until I'm ready to make them.  I got sandwich meat (ham) but I forgot to get sliced cheese. D'oh! I like my ham sammich with some cheese. I'll get some tomorrow either when I walk, or I'll drive down there afterward and get some.  I got several coupons from the  store fro what I purchased, so I should be able to pick up the cheese for free.

I even sat down tonight and got three pen pal letters done! I still have about seven to go, but I got those done and I'll mail them tomorrow.  I was glad to have all that done. Now, I'm going to get off of here and relax until bedtime. I want to play some Pocket Camp. The Halloween event is such fun. I love Halloween and I MUST have all the Halloween goodies! LOL!


Sweaty Saturday! :p

My walk today was HOT.  Fall is here and it was close to 90°.  I was roasting! lol  I got my walk in though.  I came home and cooled off.  It was nice to sit in front of the air conditioning and the fan! I didn't do much else today except watch a bunch of episodes of Deadly Women on Hulu! lol . I also watched one of my favorite movies that I haven't seen in years.  Girls Just Want To Have Fun.  So good!  I watched it on Hulu too!

It rained here tonight.  I was sitting here and kept hearing something weird.  I realized it was rain! lol . I hope it stops before tomorrow.  I don't want to walk in the rain.  I did a repair job on the door that goes under my house.  It's where I keep the lawn mower.  I broke it the other day and I fixed it today.  I had it situated so that it looked like it was still secure.  Luckily, it stayed that way until I could get it fixed.

I also did some work in my bujo.  I did my October tracker.  I set up next week and realized that the month of October starts on a Monday.  I do my weeks from Monday-Sunday, so I did next week, skipped two pages for my October tracker and did my first week of October weekly.  I went ahead and put my habit tracker in.  It's so Halloween focused. October is Halloween month after all! Hey, my hosue has been decorated for Halloween since Septemer 1st. :p

 


November means NaNoWriMo!

I am off to a roaring start on Nano, too!  I already have 2600 words written!  Yeah, I got on a roll.  I had my coffee, my Macbook, and my iPod playing Classical music.  I might stop now and just continue on tomorrow.  I think I've gotten a good start.  I may cut the first part out and put it in after the part I've written.  I think the book would start off better with that at a later point.  I may just cut it and work it in after the part I've written.  I just introduced two new character and I'm happy with them already.  I guess I should take a break.  I'm already over my projected words for the day.  It's good to start out strong.  I'm going to edit what I have to see if I want to cut the first part out and redo it or just add it towards the end of what I've written.  I can't decide if I want to leave it the way it is.  

I have a major plot line planned for things that are going to happen in this book.  I have a character that is going to come in and cause all kind of problems.  I'm not sure how quickly to introduce him though.  We'll see.  Plus, I still haven't picked out his name yet! LOL!  I have a background for him, I just don't know what to call him yet.  Okay, I'm going to see if I need to rearrange that first part and then go update my first word count for this years NaNo! :D

By the way, I did my walk and workouts today as usual.  It was nice out there.  One of the places I walk is on a sidewalk through a nice neighborhood.  I saw a lot of candy wrappers from last night's trick or treating!  Same on these kids for tossing their litter down.  I DID find three things of wrapped candy that some kids dropped.  I check out the packaging, no holes, so I ate it. :p  I also found a little set of cute pumpkin stickers that some one had dropped.  Yay for cute stickers! :)


Happy Halloween and Blessed Samhain!

It's my absolute favorite day of the year!  It was pretty nice today, too.  Not really cold, but cool.  I enjoyed my walk.  I went to an old cemetery. It's tradition.  I always go to a cemetery on Halloween.  This is one that hasn't been used since the early 1900's.  I took a few pictures.  Here are a few:

 

 I didn't take a lot of pictures, because I've been here many times.  It's a nice old cemetery.  

Last night, I didn't get around to reading until much later.  Why?  I was going Nano prep!  I got a notebook to do keep my notes in for Nano.  I put all my characters and some info from the previous book.  I have everything ready to go for tomorrow.  I wanted to get that done so I could start writing tomorrow.  I'm ready.  I already have an idea of something that is going to happen and I have two new characters to introduce too.


Recycle center diving?!

You've heard of dumpster diving, but recycle center diving?!  I went to the bins today to recycle my things.  I noticed that there was a cute jack o lantern in the one bin.  I tried my best to reach it, but I didn't have the necessary things to reach it.  I told my friend in a text that if he went out later to get it for me.  I didn't think anymore about it, I figured he thought I was being silly and I was going to try to get it tomorrow with a stick or something. He texted me and said he had his grabber thing if I wanted to go down there.  I did so we did.  I was able to get the jack o lantern.  He is pretty cool!  Check him out:

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He actually has spikes so you can put him hovering over the ground as if something was coming up out of the ground and holding him.  So very cool.  I don't know why someone tossed him in  the bin.  It was the wrong bin at that!  Oh well, he now has a good home.  I added him to my huge halloween collection.


Proud Popster!

So, today was Halloween.  It's my absolute favorite day of the year.  I didn't sleep well last night and I was sorely tempted to skip my walk.  I went anyway.  While walking, I was again tempted to call a friend to pick me up and end my walk early. I didn't.  I even added a little trip to the historic cemetery in my walk.  I get home and I'm exhausted.  I'm thinking I'll just skip the days workouts on my Blogilates calendar.  Why?  A couple of them include moves that are very difficult for me.  I have to do modifications of them. I thought, I'll just skip today. Then, I said, well... I'll do a few.

I ended up doing all five workouts for today! I felt great having done them even though I didn't want to get up from my mat afterwards! :P  It made me feel powerful to get through them when I knew they would be hard and I already felt tired.  That is what being a dedicated Popster is all about.  I told my friend about doing them and he said, "Cassey would be proud!"  It made me smile.

As for Halloween.  I didn't get to dress up this year.  I decorated the hell out of my house though.  It's going to be sad taking down all the decorations tomorrow. :(  I'll miss them.  OH!  My friend's decided we had to go to Starbucks tonight and who am I to complain?  I was naughty and got a Peppermint white mocha.  I only got a tall though.  I also had a cupcake at my friend's house.  Oops. Oh well, tomorrow is a new month and I'll get right back on track!


A long day

I was thinking about skipping my walk today.  My weight has been fluctuating lately and it's been getting me down. I thought I'd just skip everything to day and go back to bed.  I got up and went for my walk anyway.  I got in a good walk and then came home and did my Blogilates workouts.  There were six on today's calendar and it was ab day. Ouch! :p  After walking and doing my workouts, I felt good.  I also straightened up my storage room.  I moved things around and made it look much better.  Everything is more organized too.  I also finally put up my Halloween decorations.  I was late this year.  They are usually up way before now.

I also washed dishes and have a huge load of clothes in the dryer.  All I have left to do is wash my hair.  I'm trying my best to deal with a really bad cut.  It was cut in July and it's sucked every since.  I, being me, cut on it myself too. ^^;  I really should go and get it fixed so that it will be all even and grow out right.  It's not really uneven, it's just cut badly and then I made it worse.  Oh well, hopefully I can get that fixed soon.