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I'm not dead!

I am so sorry for not posting in so long. I don't know how the time got away from me. I was thinking it had only been about a week, it's been almost two! D'oh!  There have been a few thrift trips since I last posted.  I found some goodies as always.  I realized my Starbucks tumbler collection was growing at an incredible rate, so i decided to do something about it!  I have a china hutch in a room in my house that was full of miscellaneious dishes.  I cleared those out and it now holds the majority of my Starbucks tumbler collection. There are still about 10 that I didn't put in.  I also did put in mugs or ceramic tumblers.  It looks nice and there is plenty of room for more. I put the French press in there, too! (The Starbucks one of course)

I have been writing on my Camp NaNoWriMo work and have long since past the 50,000 mark.  I am trying to decide what I'm going to do for actual NaNoWriMo in November. I have been re-reading some of the last zombie book I wrote and I may right the next book in that series. I just have to figure out what happens next. 

Again, sorry for not posting in so long. I have been enjoying the heck out of digital planning and I adore eerything I have gotten from DPCDigitals. Either the freebies or the things I've bought.  I get to use my one month planner I bought from them on Sunday. Yay!  I will try to remember to put a link to them in my links on the sidebar.  If you are new to Digital planning, they are the best. You can get so many freebies and their stuff in their Etsy store is very reasonably priced. Check them out!


Pup, day two!

So I still have the pup.  This little rotten girl got hand-fed today by me, twice. Rotten! lol, I ran out while she was sleeping this afternoon and got some Starbucks! Starting the month off right. :) I didn't do much else today.  I am participating in Camp NaNoWriMo with the story I'm currently working on. I WILL be doing NaNoWriMo this year. It's either going to be the skater store (book 3) or the zombie epic (book 5) OR something totally new. I have no idea which! I'm glad I have a while.  I am seriously considering getting Scrivener on my iPad. I haven't decided yet because just how often would I write there?  I do have a Bluetooth keyboard so it wouldn't be hard to do. I'll think on it. For now, I'm going to relax a bit and then take the pup out one more time tonight.  I didn't sleep well last night, so I'm hoping to make up for that tonight!


Book two.....

I just printed a copy of book two of my ice skating trilogy. I'm seriously thinking about writing the final book for CampNaNoWriMo in April. I haven't completed decided, but I think it's what I'm going to do. That means November and NaNoWriMo will be book five of my Zombie series or a brand new book.  I'll worry about that later!  I am still working on the story I started before NaNo that I'm writing for myself. I have written on it almost every single day. I will want to continue through Camp, but I might not write as much on it each day. I also have a bit of research to do for one part of book three so I need to get that done. April is going to be here before you know it!


Tuesday seems to be a thrift day......

So I was sitting at home on the laptop and my friend texted and asked if we were going to Reidsville today. I said sure if he wanted.  I got dressed and then went over to his house. He pulled up right after I did, so that was great timing.  We got on the road after he went in for a few and went to the Salvation Army store first.  I found a few things in there.  I found a removable purse organizer (can also be used for bullet journal organization), a clear zipper pouch for a binder, a puzzle,  a little Post-it note dispenser, and I think that was it.  My friend found a nice car phone holder and bought it for me.  We left there and went to Pete's to eat.  After Pete's, we went to the Goodwill. Wait, he ran by a music store first, and then we went to Goodwill.  At Goodwill, I found a Fossil bag, It's one of the Key.Per bags.  It still had its key and little 'charm' thingee, too! I also found a little wooden 'basket' with jack o lanterns on both ends, I got a mini lunchbox with snowmen on it, and a nice Kitchen Aid kettle. I've been meaning to buy a kettle and I saw this one and it's in great shape and the inside is very clean.  We left there and went back to Pete's and got ice cream before heading back to Danville.  We went to the two Goodwill stores here.  We went to the regular one and I only found one thing. It was a cute ceramic Jack o lantern.  We went to the other one.  Now, for this store, we went once several years ago and they were rude and really pissed me off and I haven't been back since. I decided to give them one more chance and we went tonight.  Luckily it was different people working and much nicer ones, too!  I got TWO Fossil bags!  I also found a CD, a little package of Jack O lantern bags/envelopes, and a little thing of notes that are shaped like A's, and the little container that holds them has A's on it too.  Very cute  It was a good thrift trip! I wasn't really expecting it. I thought he would want to skip it but he didn't.  I am glad he didn't. Three 'new' Fossil bags! :)  It seems like I am forgetting something but I can't remember what it is! I did write today. I actually got in a little over 2000 words! I'm still trying to decide if I'm going to do CampNaNoWriMo this year and if I do, what I'm going to do for it.  I don't have a lot of time left to figure it out!

I just remembered the other thing I got tonight. The GW I gave another chance to had clothes hangers 10 for $1 so I got one pack. I seem to always be out of hangers! So, that is it, the accounting of my day.  I am home and I'm going to get off this laptop as soon as I post this. I am going to relax a bit before bed and re-read what I wrote today.  I have two packages that I hope are coming tomorrow. One package has two DS games that I found on eBay and the other package is a set of styluses for it. The first order never came and the seller refunded me so I ordered another set on Amazon.  I know Ill get those!  The next thing I want to get for it is a replacement bottom screen and then a clear case for the outside but those can both wait.


Thrifting again....

So, we went thrifting again today.  We went to Pete's to eat and to the Salvation Army store and two Goodwill stores.  I found a few goodies.  In the Goodwill in Reidsville, my friend bought me a sewing machine!   I have wanted one forever. This was a Singer and it was only $15!  It works, too!  I found a manual online and downloaded the PDF of it to learn how to use it.  I'm quite happy with it as now I can mend things a lot easier. I may even be able to make some things to sell on Etsy! :) 

I found a Starbucks tumbler in the Goodwill in Mayodan NC, I also found a Wii Animal Crossing game! I don't have a Wii, but I couldn't pass up an AN game!  I also found a cute Sak bag in there and a shirt (Zombie Hunter), some candles, and a few other little goodies. It was a good haul.  I can't wait to try out my sewing machine. It seems to be all there. I just need to learn to thread it and what setting to use for what stitch. This will come in handy as I buy sleep pants and cut them off to make sleep shorts, now they will actually have a hem! :p At the Goodwill in Reidsville, I found a Simpsons Christmas DVD with four episodes on it.  It was a whole .99ยข! It was a fun trip.  I took a few pictures of the sunset at different spots. Here are two of those:

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I am going to post this and write a bit and then I'm going to crash.  I'm tired and I want to relax a bit.  I am not in the mood to write, but I'm going to write at least a paragraph. I'm trying to write every day. Its good practice for NaNoWriMo and CampNaNo is next month! I still don't know what I'm doing for that yet.


And I did it again.....

This time I knew I was going to do it, though!  Last night it was getting late and I had to put the linens back on the bed, so I skipped posting here. Sorry about that.  I got all my usual Sunday things done yesterday and also went to the grocery store.  I started the month off right today by going to Starbucks! I got a peppermint white mocha and it was delicious! It was extra delicious today, actually.  Yum!  I didn't go anywhere else while I was out. I just went to Starbucks and then came home.

I wrote a lot yesterday (3813 words!) and I'm already a bit past 2500 for today.  I am going to try to add a little more to what I wrote today but I'm pretty happy with what I wrote.  I might go through and edit the last two days. It was two good writing sessions for those almost 7500 words!  If I wrote like this during NaNoWriMo I could do two books! I was on a roll yesterday. I had a big thing happen and it turned out well. I will go back and make sure I don't need to edit anything.  Today's writing was good too. I am going to see if I can't get a few more words as I mentioned.

My DS charger finally updated on the tracking.  It's been over a week since it updated at all!  It now says it is in Roanoke. This is usually the last stop before it gets to Danville. Normally, I would say with it being in Roanoke today, I will get my charger tomorrow, but with the way things are, I am scared to say it! The set of styluses that I got has been sitting in Raleigh NC since Wednesday of last week. Raleigh is only about 2 hours from my house. I know the USPS is slow lately, but come on!  Sheesh!  Anyway, I hope to get the charger and the I'll get to really play with it. I still haven't ordered a game.  I should have done that already. It will be April before I get one at this rate. :p

 


Is this Thursday?

It sure doesn't feel like a Thursday!  I had to check my computer to make sure it was Thursday! LOL!  I didn't sleep well last night and even with a nap this afternoon I'm still sleepy.  I didn't leave the house today but I did get some writing done. :)  I've been writing pretty much every day on my story.  I re-read the book I wrote for Camp NaNoWriMo over the last two nights.  It is the first book in a trilogy.  I wrote book two for this past NaNoWriMo.  I had forgotten some things I had written and I see some more things I need to fix.  I'll get around to that eventually.  I am not sure if I'll do book three for Camp this year or save it until November. I'm having a blast writing this other story, so I'll see how it goes. 

 


Goodbye November and NaNoWrimo!

It's hard to believe that tomorrow is December! I wrote a bit more for NaNoWriMo today and made it to 55,007 words!  I was happy to get there, too!  I will start back on my other story tomorrow.  I'm going to re-read it tonight so I can get back into it.  

I went out to do my recycling today and decided to go to the grocery store while I was out.  I didn't plan to go when I left the house, but then I just decided, what the heck. I went and got my groceries.  I have plenty of good things to eat and I have a lot of snacks, too! :p. I love to snack.  I almost went to Starbucks while I was out, but then I remembered that tomorrow was the first and I always like to go on the first. I don't have any money on my card at the moment, but I have enough stars for a free drink. That is what I'll use tomorrow. I hope to load a few bucks onto my card for December.  Starbucks For Life starts tomorrow!  Wish me luck. :p

It rained here last night and it was pretty heavy at times.  We had a flood warning go out today.  I have a weather alert radio.  I have it so that alerts are off.  It went off today!  I wonder if this is why whoever donated it to Goodwill did so! lol. It's gone off like this several times.  Luckily never when I'm sleeping.  It's so annoying and yes I check every time and it is still turned to OFF! Argh. Silly radio!


Hello from Sunday!

I finished my book today! I need to go back over the last few day's work and check it out.  I may need to add a few more things in, but it's pretty well done. I am almost at 55,000 words!  I might just write a few more and make it 55,000.  That would be neat. I am sure I have 800 more words I can add to it.  

I got my usual Sunday stuff done today, bed linen washed, hair washed, etc.  I also washed a bunch of dishes and put away a load of laundry that was in the dryer from yesterday.  I meant to put them away last night but I was so tired last night I didn't even think about it.  I want to write on my story that I've had on semi-hold since the beginning of NaNo.  I also need to create the December habit tracker and the week's speak for the first week of December.  I will either do that tonight or tomorrow.  It's in my bujo to do today, but I might wait and do it tomorrow.  It depends on if I get on a roll while writing or not.

 


Zzzzzzzzzzz

I'm so tired. I could not sleep last night.  It was after 5am when I finally got to sleep and I woke up before 10 am.  I have been yawning and useless all day! lol. I haven't written for NaNo yet but I will write at least a few lines.  I have my word count and I'm almost done with the story, but there is more to go.  I'm just too tired to write much.  If I write tonight it's no telling what may come out! :p

My 'new' MacBook Pro is all set up now. I moved everything over and I got my music on here today.  I also went ahead and made backups of my iPods and my iPad Mini.  I opened all my Scrivener works and made sure to save them to the backup folder.  I don't want to lose those again!  I don't remember if I mentioned it last night, but while I was waiting for Catalina to install on the MBP, I put my yule tree up.  I got it up and put the lights on but left the ornaments for today.  I put those on today and they looked nice.  Sadly though, I am missing a small box of ornaments.  It's a little box with four glass ornaments that I got from Family Dollar several years back.  They were only a dollar, but I love those four ornaments.  I can't find them!  I am not sure where they are, I looked tonight but didn't find them.  I'm not giving up though. I know there are here somewhere!  I'll try to remember to show a picture of the tree tomorrow.  I DID remember to take a picture of the laptop in the daylight.  Here you go:

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This is my desk where I sit to write.  It's a nice spot to work on my writing or whatever I'm doing.  It's nice being able to see better with this bigger laptop too.  When it arrived, the seller had put a hard case on it similar to the one I have on the 13" one.  I popped it off out of curiosity to see what condition the actual laptop was in.  My 13" was scratched and banged up pretty badly when I got it.  This guy is FLAWLESS.  The only minute scratches I see are on the bottom.  The top is mint.  It looks like it just came from Apple and it's 8 years old!  I'm glad whoever had it before me took good care of it.  My nice laptop bag is too small to fit it.  BUT!  Some time back, I saw one of those laptop sleeves at Goodwill. It was brand new and it was pretty big.  I bought it knowing it was too big for my 13" MBP but I figured I could use it for something. It fits my 15" MBP perfectly!  My messenger bag that I used to carry to Starbucks to write pen pal letters is big enough to hold it, too! I will probably get a laptop bag in the future, but this will work well for now. The sleeve is well padded and the messenger bag is sturdy and it will still have room for other stuff and the laptop.


Thanksgiving and NaNoWriMo

I didn't go out to anyone's house for Thanksgiving this year.  I did do my tradition and drove down the main 'drag' in my city to see everything closed. I do this twice a year, Thanksgiving night and Christmas night.  It's just something I've been doing for years.  I did that and I came home and wrote 1000 more words for NaNoWriMo.  I am close to the end of this book, I still have some words to go.  It's supposed to be the summer session at the academy where my skaters go. It's late August now so it won't be much more.  I would like to write at least a little bit every day leading up to the 3oth as I want to get the update everyday badge! :P  I may or may not work on my other story tonight. I'm not sure. I'm really tired so I might just relax for a bit.  I've been doing more recovery work and I think I have just about 99.8% of my stuff back so I'm happy about that.  I just need to get a new hard drive cable, install that and clone my drive.  That is going to be fun. @_@;


266 words.

That is the number of words I need to fulfill my goal of 50,000 words for this year's NaNoWriMo! I'm so happy!  I could probably get those in tonight but I was struggling to write today's portion because I started so late.  I will be well over 50,000 with tomorrow's word count.  I still have a bit of the story to tell, so it's going to be longer than 50,000 words but that is okay. It will still be finished by November 30th, though.  Then, I can devote myself full time to the story I started before NaNo. I have discovered a few other old fics that I would like to pull out and revise and continue on with so that is great. :) 

I am going to post this, get in my daily French lesson, and then just relax the rest of the evening. I didn't sleep well last night so I'm hoping to crash hard tonight!

 


47,728

That is my current word count on NaNoWriMo!  I'm only 2,272 words from 50,000!  My story won't be done in the next 2,272 words, but that is okay. I can write some each day until the end of NaNoWriMo!  I worked on my other story today too.  I was able to work on it first because I had a Write-in to go to tonight.  I can't believe my NaNoWrimo has progressed so well. I've hit at least 2000 words every day except one.  That day was 1928 words.  I don't know why I kept pushing myself to get 2,000 each day but I'm sort of glad I did.  I now can relax a little as I'm so far ahead and there is another week to go! The last day is Monday and there will be one last write-in that night. 


Sunday stuff

Bed linen is in the dryer waiting to be put back on the bed.  Laundry from yesterday is put away, hair is clean, a few groceries are purchased!  It's been a day.  I knew going to the grocery store the weekend before Thanksgiving would be chancy, but I did it.  It wasn't too bad and I only needed a few things.  I got those and got out of there! lol

I got my word count today for NaNo but I didn't write on my other story. I meant to!  I hope to get some done on it tomorrow. I'm waaaay ahead on Nano at the moment!  I am at 45,680 words!  The main trouble I had for my character hasn't even happened yet. D'oh! That was not going to be the main issue in any case. I may have it happen right near the end to make a cliffhanger for the third book.  I might not even have this drama and go with something else. We'll see.  Right now, it's still undecided.