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Foggy days and foggy nights. :p

I got up today and noticed the street was wet from earlier rain, but it wasn't raining.  I noticed it was really overcast and partially foggy too!  I almost didn't walk.  I came thisclose to skipping my walk.  I got up and went anyway! Skipping the first day of the month's walk is not a good way to star the month!

I got my walk in and it got cloudier and foggier as I went. I even had to use the umbrella for a short time on the way back.  It wasn't too cold out there today, but I didn't take off my jacket!  I didn't mention this yesterday, but I went to the basement to try and get the pilot light on the water heater lit.  I could get a very tiny flame but it wouldn't stay long enough for me to turn it on.  I'll give it a few days and try again.  Since yesterday was a little warmer, I was hoping the water down there wouldn't be as cold. I was wrong. LOL!  My poor feet were frozen.  I came back in, cleaned and dried them off and then put on fuzzy socks.  I love fuzzy socks! ^_^

I was wanting to wash my hair today in some nice hot water, but that wasn't possible.  I put a pot on the stove again and got the chill off the water and washed it that way. It's a lot of trouble, but cold water is not fun this time of year.  It feels like it's coming off an ice burg. I just finished drying it and it feels great.  Hopefully I'll be able to get the pilot light lit soon and I can wash it in nice hot water. Ahhh!

I can't believe it's December and NaNoWriMo is officially over for this year. Yes, I finished a few days early, but it's hard to believe it's done. Year three for me.  I plan to write something totally different for next year's NaNo. I'm pretty sure I've done all I can with the current line.  I could do more, but I'll be trying to come up with some ideas of new things for next years.  I might even do the other NaNo events in April and July.  We'll see how it goes.  Oooh! I could do some short stories from some of my other characters perspectives.  That is an idea.  My main character is great, but hearing from some of the others would be pretty neat too.  I need to write notes. lol 

Using Scrivener for this year's NaNo was a game changer!  I'd done the last two years in word processing programs.  I'd do a file a day for it.  With Scrivener, I did a file a day too, but unlike a word program, I could go back and add scenes and things to my writing without messing up anything. It was totally cool.  I love Scrivener and I'm going to have to do a whole post about it's wonderfulness soon!


Wowee was it cold today on my walk.  I was so glad to get home and get some hot coffee in my body. lol . I meant to attempt to go to Starbucks tonight and stay awhile.  I decided not to since it was so cold.  I did not want to get over there and have my car not want to start up as cold as it was.

I'm almost wishing for a rainy day so I can stay home and stay warm. :P I also have had another one of my hold books come available recently.  I have a feeling, the third book on my hold list is going to be available soon.  It's the one I want to read the most. It's the new Stephen King book Elevation. I've had that on hold since before it was released.  I've heard it's unusually short for a Stephen King book, so when it is available, it will be a quick read.  I just wish the other people who are before me would hurry up and read it. 

At the moment, I'm reading the book about the Golden State Killer aka East Area Rapist that was caught recently.  This is a book written by a lady that wanted to find the identity of the killer.  Sadly, she died before he was caught.  It's quite a good book so far.  The next book on my Kindle is Marilla of Green Gables.  It's a story that was written about Marilla from the Anne of Green Gables books. It's supposed to be about her early life.  I think I'm going to enjoy it as I've heard from other Anne fans that it's a good 'addition' to the series.

PS I wrote 15 more words for Nano. :p I'm going to get that 30 day badge!


So exhausted!

So, I didn't sleep well at all last night.  I couldn't get to sleep and then I just kept waking up after I did.  It was very frustrating.  I got even before my alarm.  It went off as I was fixing my first cup of coffee!  I went for my walk even though I was really tired. It was in the 40's today according to my weather apps, but it didn't feel too cold. Of course I was layered up well!

I only wrote 15 words tonight for NaNo. I've officially won, but I want to get the 30 day badge for updating my word count everyday.  I'll add a line or two each day to do that.  There is one section that is abour 400 word that I may add to or re-write entirely.  I'm not sure yet.

I wanted to see what my tree looked like from the street, so I got in my car and drove up the street.  Since I was already out, I figured I might as well go to Starbucks. lol . I got a delicious and free Cascara latte. I had a free drink on my card. Whee!  I even saw my favorite Barista.  I looked inside as I was driving off and there were SO MANY empty seats in there.  I almost went over there tonight to sit.  Phooey.  Now, if I go tomorrow, they'll be packed and I won't get a seat. LOL . That is the way it goes.

I enjoyed the heck out of my latte.  I am trying to think of what else I did. I swear it feel like after my walk, I haven't done anything!  I found a show on Prime that I used to watch and love from back when TLC actually showed good stuff. It's a show called Urban Legends and I remember loving it.  I found it on Prime and they have several seasons.  I am working my way through it.  I also found out that Prime has my favorite anime of all time on there! Fushigi Yuugi.  I am going to binge watch it soon.  They have all of the 53 original episodes and they are subbed. YES!!!!!!! So cool.  My favorite anime character of all time is in Fushigi Yuugi. Nuriko. <3


Stuffed Sunday

I finally got to the post office today to check my post office box. It's a good thing I did, because it was totally stuffed.  I had nine, count them, nine letters.  I also had an ad and my bank statement.  Yikes! lol . I will have to sit down and write letters. I've gotten behind as I already had four or five here that haven't been written.  I will write everyone either tonight, or tomorrow.  I need to get them all caught up and sent off!  

In other news, I walked today.  It was warm enough that I was actually able to take off my jacket!  I walked in short sleeves and didn't get cold at all.  I came home and put the bed linen in the dryer.  Ihad put it in to wash before I left.  That should be dry now as when I checked it earlier, it wasn't quite done so I put it back for a bit.

I ran out to get the mail and totally forgot to turn the lights on the tree so I could see how they look from the street. D'oh!  Oh well, I'm sure I'll see it before I take it back down. :p . I am less than 3000 words from winning NaNo!  I am not sure if I'll write a lot tonight or not.  Tomorrow will be the last virtual write in and I'd like to participate in that.  Even if I get the words up to 50,000, I might not be done with the story.  I'm sure I'll have things to finish up.  I am going to miss these characters.  I have lived with them for the past three years of NaNo.  I guess I"ll be thinking up new ideas for next year's NaNo.  I don't think I want more than three books of this series.  Who knows, though?


Bonus stars are fun!

So, I didn't walk today as I had planned.  The funny thing is, the rain stopped right about the time I would be going for my walk! LOL  Since I had already decided to skip the walk today, I did just that!  I went out later and hit a Pokestop as this was day seven of a streak and I didn't want to lose my streak!  While I was out, I found myself at Starbucks.  Today and tomorrow, they are giving you 20 bonus stars for any holiday drink.  I got a caramel brulee and it was delicious!  I came home and went in the basement. No luck on getting the pilot light lit on the water heater, but I got nice cold feet. :( . 

I decided to wash my hair because it's been bothering me.  When I washed it before, I didn't realize until later that I didn't get all the shampoo out and it was driving me crazy. That water was COLD.  Brrrr.  While I was washing it and freeing my head off, I had the hair bonnet hair dryer on and warming up.  It felt so nice to get under that thing, let me tell you!

I thought about putting up my Yule tree, but last year, a lot of my light strands were faulty..  Either part of the string worked or none of them worked. I went to Target online and got five boxes of lights.  I went to the drive up to pick them up, but no one ever came out. My car was trying to overheat, so I pulled into a another parking spot and went in.  I picked up my lights and headed out.  The lady said the drive up pick up should have worked, but it didn't!  I got my lights and headed home.  I had put the tree up before leaving the house.  Just the actual tree.  When I got home, I tested the five strands of lights I had from last year and only two of them worked!  One strand worked only half way.  In other words, half of the strand would light up and the other half didn't! The one strand that did completely work was an old string and the blue lights weren't as dark as the newer ones. I didn't us that one.  I had enough with the five I bought and the half strand.  I think it looks lovely.  What do you think?

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I also did my French and got 1777 words for NaNo!  One of my library books that I had a hold on came in today so I am going to switch to that one on my Kindle.  The one I'm currently reading can be renewed anytime.  I want to get this one that is on a limited time schedule first.


Today was the coldest day we've had here so far. It was really cold on my walk.  I had on a lot of layers and I was still cold.  It's supposed to be a little warmer tomorrow, but it's supposed to rain.  We are supposed to get ice overnight. I'm probably not going to attempt to walk tomorrow. Cold is one thing, cold and rainy is quite another!  

I got my walk in despite the cold air today.  I came home and warmed up and relaxed a bit.  I went in the basement.  The water still hasn't gone down all the way, but was it lower than the water heater. I was not able to get it lit today. I really was hoping to since it's supposed to rain tonight and tomorrow.  Hopefully it won't be too much rain and the basement won't get anymore water! I really want to be able to wash my hair without boiling water on the stove on Sunday! 

My NaNo mug and buttons came in today's mail. The is so cute. I love it.  I also love the buttons.  Here is the mug:


It was sitting on my nightstand next to the flash drive with the backup copy of my NaNo book.  I wrote 2618 words tonight! I'm less than 5000 words from finishing NaNo this year. Yay!  My friend texted me right before my usual lunch time today and said if I could wait a bit, we'd go eat.  I asked how long and he said about 30 minutes, so I agreed. I was already hungry, but we were going to one of our favorite local pizza places so that was good. It was delicious, as always and I brought home a couple of slices that I ate for my dinner tonight.

I have done Nano, I've done my French, I'm about to finish my blog post, and then I just need to add a backup copy of my work to the flash drive.  After that, I'm going to relax and read until bed time. I was up later than I planned last night and then I couldn't sleep well at all.  Boo on that!

Not what I expected!

So, I got up and took my walk today. It was a little colder than it has been being on my walks, but it wasn't too bad.  It was fun to see places closed that are usually open. There were less people and cars out too.  I came home and relaxed for a bit.  I was supposed to go to my friend's for dinner.  I kept expecting to hear from her and never did, so I called her.  She had a fight last night with her husband (the one that cooks all the goodies) and she was next door at her mom's house.  She said her mom had food and they were about ready to eat.  I still don't know if i would have been invited if I hadn't called!  I went up and had turkey, ham, potatoes, mac and cheese, and green beans.  Sadly, no corn pudding, the one thing i was the most looking forward too.  I also wanted to have it at my friend's house since her hubby was attemping NaNo this year and I was curious about his progress.  Oh well.  The food was good, but I didn't get to carry a plate home.  I stayed a little while. I had to love on her mom's dog Roxy.  I dog sit her sometimes with Cocoa my friend's dog.  I got to see Cocoa while I was there, too! <3

I came home and did a few things around here.  I couldn't decide what I wanted for dinner. I decided to put it off a bit and drive down the main drag here in the city and see what was open and what was closed.  Most everything was closed, but I was surprised to see the McDonald's was open!  The one that walk past everyday on my walks certainly wasn't open.  I'm guessing they opened this one for the black Friday shoppers since some of the sales started today. I have never gone out on BF and I never plan to! lol

I got my French lesson done when I got home my friend's house and I just finished today's NaNo.  I got over 1700 words today!  I haven't updated my word count at NaNo yet. I'll do that as soon as I post this.  Another holiday down.  Now if I could just fast forward to New Years and pass all the other crap!

Slowing down a little....

I only wrote 1305 words today.   I have a big event coming up and I didn't want to start it tonight.  I'll probably write it tomorrow night.  I totally hoped to go to Starbucks and write tonight and then didn't.  I can't go tomorrow night because it's Thanksgiving here in the US.  I think I heard they will be open early tomorrow. Poor baristas! I think everyone should be closed on Thanksgiving, at least in the US where we celebrate it.  I"ll probably go to my friend's house and eat way too much. :P . I am hoping to come home with a plate this time and have it for Friday!  We'll see how that goes.  My friend works retail now, so she'd be back at work on Friday and probably Saturday.  If I take a plate hone, I don't have to worry about going when she is there. :p

My other friend texted me earlier and sad if his plans didn't run too late, we'd go eat tonight.  I'm not sure where we'll go.  After a certain time, nothing good is open!  If nothing else, we can get fast food. i'm perfectly okay with that. :p . I am hungry now, though. I might just have a small snack tot tide me over. I'm not sure when or even if we will go.  He said it depended on how late he'd be.  Hopefully it won't be too late and we can get something good.  I'd be happy with CookOut.  It's a burger chain that is pretty much just in North Caroline, South Caroline and a few in Virginia.  (It started in NC) . They have some delicious burgers and I sure would not be upset with having to eat one tonight. :p

PS Yes, I did walk today! :)

Tuesday Morning

Ha ha, I wish we had a Tuesday Morning here! I love that store way too much.  So, I was so tempted to skip my walk today.  The sun was out and it was supposed to be decent outside like it was yesterday, but I just wanted to stay home and not go.  I got my butt up and went anyway!  I was able to walk in short sleeves again.  I got home and relaxed for a bit.  I watched some Prime true crime shows. 

I just finished my French lesson and I did NaNo right before that.  I am now over the 40,000 word count. Whee! I'm definitely finishing early again this year.  I should just slow down and do 1000 words a day and finish on time, but if my next few days are like today and tomorrow, I was on a roll!  I'm satisfied with the direction it's going in. I have one major event that I want to add, but I am not sure how that is going to go in.  We'll see.  I have less than 10,000 to win for NaNo and I might go over. I did last year.

My friend that usually invites me for Thanksgiving called tonight to talk about something totally different, but she did invite me to eat on Thanksgiving. I haven't decided if I want to go or not.  I'd like to be thankful to just stay home that day. LOL!