Archive | November 2015

Holiday Weekend 2015

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Did you have a great holiday weekend? I sure did. Though there are a few aspects of the weekend I can’t seem to understand, it was, all in all, a great weekend.

Thursday started with some fun at my moms house. Trying to make my grandma’s Norwegian pancakes turned out to be a disaster, which is odd since they have come out every other time we’ve made them. Oh well, we had regular pancakes instead. Then we watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving day Parade. When I watch parades I always get transported back in time to my high school days when we, a marching show band, played holiday parades in between competitions. What is a show band you ask…Glee for high school marching bands in California. Then came the dog show. That is always a fun thing to watch. Congrats to Best in Show winner Charlie the Skye Terrier, he was adorable.

Thanksgiving dinner was really good. Rather than spending all day cooking a meal that takes 10 minutes to eat, and since it was just 3 of us, we decided to let the casino do the cooking. The line was long but it moved fast. I took these while waiting.

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They always do awesome holiday decorations.

Friday, even though I had to work, was just a quiet day for me. Sometimes a girl just needs to take a day and keep the socializing to a minimum and just be. There is nothing wrong with doing that. It has nothing to do with anyone or anything other than the person who just needs to sit back and “Be”. I did get a few blog posts done for my book blog. That was a fun thing to do.

Saturday I did some shopping 🙂 Got a few Christmas decorations. Hug out 🙂 did basically a whole lot of nothing really since I had woken up with a migraine. I just keep a low key and chilled.

That brings us to this Sunday morning…..

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Have a glorious day 🙂

Happy Thanksgiving

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What are you thankful for?

I am thankful for my loving family, the good health of all I love, and a great life.

I am also thankful for some wonderful friends old and new. Friends I barely knew who have turned into dear friends. Wonderful talks, even if they did go from instagram to comparing aches and pains 😉

I am also very thankful for my church, my church family and the love of an AWESOME God.

Happy Thanksgiving all and here’s to a wonderful holiday season.

Coming Soon!! 2016

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2016 is coming soon and that knowledge leads me to wonder….What happened to 2015?

It seems the older one gets the faster years go. I remember as a kid thinking I couldn’t possibly live long enough to be the age I am today…almost 45, but here I am.

So….What are your plans for 2016?

I already have 2 road trips planned. Both in the same week. Am I crazy? Don’t answer that…

In April I am going to take a road trip to the town of my birth. San Pedro California. I haven’t been there since……high school? Possibly. Then later that same week I will be seeing friends at the KABAM book festival in Kingman Arizona.

I also have several friends publishing new books in early 2016. This will be featured on my book blog. You can see what is there now if you like. Just follow the link.

 Ramblings of a book nerd

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There will be no Comic-Con next year, Plans fell through and people flaked on me so….I probably won’t be attending that again, sadly.

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It…..

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Blech! Snow!

It’s that time of year again. Break out the fuzzy jammies, the slippers and warm blankets.

The weather has gone from fall right into winter. The first snow has fallen. It was only about an inch, if that, but it was enough to make a mess of the roads and nice clean cars. Now the nights are in the freezing temps and one has to leave a faucet trickling to keep from having frozen pipes.

Welcome to northern Arizona in the winter

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NaNo Day 2

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Last night I posted my word stats but they are actually wrong. After posting that I got a sudden burst of inspiration and ended the day with 5002 words. Which for me is a record for one day.

This morning I brought my total up to 6479 words and it’s only 10:25. Still a lot of day left and a lot of words to get out. My goal for today is 10,000 words. I think I can do it. If not, well…it’s not the end of the world and I am ahead of the game a little. If I keep this pace I will finish in 2 weeks. I am aiming for it. We’ll see.

Good luck to my fellow nano’s

NaNo Day 1

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Not too bad a day for writing. Even with everything else I had to do today.

Church, laundry, lunch, another blog post. I still managed over 3000 words. Kinda proud of myself. I decided I would only post stats once a week. Much more than 2 times a week is a little annoying. At least to me. So here they are…

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Word count is NaNo verified word count. Which is actually only one word short of my own count. Not too bad. I hope I can keep up this pace. The library and I are going to become good friends in the coming days.