Saturday, November 19, 2011


This pretty much sums up what I have been up to lately.

Friday, November 11, 2011

11, 11, 11


I am very mobile when it comes to my workspace. I tend to follow the sun. So in various areas of the house I set up spots to sit and claim my own. I bring along my trusty Gateway Laptop. I call her "Shemp." I guess I call her that because back in the day I had a Genet 10 speed I called Shemp. He took me everywhere. Now, that's the job of my laptop.

He has long ago gone to rest. My dear brother rode him over a very dead, huge log. The brother sang a few high notes, and poor "Shemp" sang his last note.

I usually bring my cord, my laptop, a cup of coffee my cell phone and a warm quilt (especially in the month of November). If I am in my car, playing chauffeur, I bring a cup of coffee and my AlphaSmart Dana, I call it "Shemp" also, saves burning up all my memory cells.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

November 8, 2011

Three Days .
Three Cows
. . .
Three Strikes,
You're Out.

Well, I'm not out but I have been as still as these cow.

It's time to get Moooo-ving!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

November 5th, 2011

Remember When . . .

I guess it's all relevant to how old you are, but do you remember when you were told you had to take typing in High School and you wondered what you would ever need that for in the future. Kind of like Science, Math, and History.

All those unnecessary subjects. Well who'd of thought it. The electric typewriter replaced the manual. Then came the word processors, computers, ipads, iphones, software, downloads. Is any of this helping me reach my word count for Nanowrimo?

¡Ay, ay, ay!

Friday, November 4, 2011

November 4, 2011

Day Four . . .

I guess it's about how you see things in life. I was forever called "Four Eyes" as a child. Kids can be so cruel.
Well, this set of four eyes is my dear sweet husband, John, and myself. We were at the wedding of one one of our children's dearest friends. And No! We hadn't been drinking. Although John sort of looks like he is one step away from being my sock puppet.

Today was a different day for me. I started my seasonal job of making Christmas wreaths.
Have I been slacking? Noooo! I am one idea ahead with my PiBoIdMo ideas. Today's has to do with glasses.
As far as Nanowrimo. The night isn't over for me, I have yet to type a word towards today's word count. So, look out 1,667 here I come.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

November 3, 2011


Third day at the OK Corral. I don't know about the rest of the November writers but I sure wish I was this guy. I've been able to sleep in the last couple days which is a far cry from my 4:30 wake up November 1st. But, these late nights are a challenge.

During morning coffee I watched the wind blow the last of our leaves off the four trees that line our property at the end of the driveway. I was inspired to write a PB about the adventures of my cat, Mike. Wow, he's seven. How time flies.

I'm off to add 1,500 words to my Nano story. It's going somewhere, it has to be. It's time to grab the cat and head off to the couch with my laptop. Have a great night.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

November 2, 2011


Today is day 2 of PiBoIdMo and NaNoWriMo. How did all the others out there do on day one, I wonder?

I'm getting organized as I go. I'm unstressed and enjoying myself immensely. I ran across a couple pocket notebooks. I found one from an entry from 2002. Allow me to share---

"Look how many years it has taken you to get where you are. For me it's been 50 years! We want to change behavior like a chameleon changes color and at the speed of a drive-thru. Pick one thing a day, focus on it. If you can do it two days in a row add the next thing. One step at a time."

Wow! I said that? Truer words were never spoken, at least by me. Perhaps PiBoIdMo shall be about a drive-thru experience.

"Two orange, sir? That will be two orange, sir."
"No!! Coke, no orange!!"
"Then that will be two orange, sir?"

True story, this went on for about 5 minutes.

Well, on to the Cracked Shoe to start my next 1,667 words.


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November !, 2011


When there are large gaps of time in my life I begin to wonder what have I accomplished. This picture was taken in Santa Barbara March 30, 2005. That's 5 years and 7 months ago.

And, 7 months since my last post during NaPiBoWriWee.

I look around and realize that things look pretty much the same here. Different house, a few less kids, but still the same daily chores that keep me from writing. There are always promises to my self. "I will do this when I get this done. I promise."

Today it's day one in Nanowrimo Land and PiBoIdMo Village. It's time to go out to the local coffee shop, The Cracked Shoe and write. Just keep walking past that counter laced with kitchen duties. Push the laundry basket to the side. I have two hours until we go to the dentist. Plenty of time for 1,667 words.

As far as PiBoIdMo, I do have that meatball idea!

Cheerio and Stiff Upper Lip.