Archive for November, 2010

So Close

Posted on November 20, 2010 4:55 am under NaNoWriMo
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Took a much needed day off from the novel, but I’m back at it again. I just love the graph that NaNoWriMo provides. Whenever I need a little motivation, I check it out. Seeing those bars soaring towards the top keeps me writing.


The Bad Old Days

Posted on November 19, 2010 5:43 am under General
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I’m still wiping tears from my eyes.  Calico and I just finished watching  Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice and they were tear-jerkers.  We’re a bit behind in our viewing, so they weren’t this week’s episodes. No problem, of course.  Calico has scheduled our favorites to record and we watch them when we have the time.  It’s hard to remember what it was like before we could record everything.

Actually, I’ve been recording for a long while.  I got hooked on the soap, All My Children, when I was working a night shift.  When I switched to days, I wasn’t ready to give it up.  So I hitched the TV and the cassette recorder to a timer.  When I got home, there was an audio tape of my soap waiting for me.  Having watched the show for years, I had no problem identifying the actors’ voices or picturing the scenes.  I thought it was a pretty impressive setup.  Pretty cheesy in retrospect.  When it comes to technology, I’ll take the good new days.



Posted on November 18, 2010 5:44 am under General
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For most of you, this is just a little symbol of the season.  But if you’re an SPP’er, ya know what I’m talking about!


Can’t Do Everything

Posted on November 17, 2010 5:58 am under NaNoWriMo
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Who do I think I’m kidding?  Grandma’s finding it hard to do two things:  write a novel and post to this blog.  Two minutes to midnight and nothing to say.  Except that the novel is going better than the blogging.  I expect to cross the 40,000 word marker in the next couple of days.  I want to say that guarantees my 50,000 word finish by the end of the month.  But I’m not going to say anything.  That’s the type of statement that will  cause illness, family catastrophes or the demise of my PC.  Grandma’s not that crazy! 

NaNoWriMo  37,587 words and still writing.



Posted on November 16, 2010 3:06 am under General
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We do our best to conserve on energy, particularly when it comes to heating our home.  Living green is a prime motivator.  So is saving green.   Days are easy, we dress warmly and keep the temperature in the sixties.  Bedtime is another story.  Sleep does not come easily when you are cold.   Add too many blankets and you’ll just feel weighted down and confined.  In the north, we always used electric blankets,  dialing the amount of heat we needed.    Didn’t suppose those were used much in the south.  Time to think again.  Today Calico returned from the store with three of them.  My granddaughter is quite excited.  And so am I.  I’m feeling toastier just thinking about it.