Tag: #autumn

November 21, 2018: NaNoWriMo progress, and Thanksgiving

It’s the final third of NaNoWriMo. I’m really excited about that. I’ve been doing my best in writing every day. It will be fun to finally upload my whole draft onto the site. I’ll just need to move a couple things around before submitting it. Hopefully it won’t require a million hoops to validate it. I will look through it this weekend.

Tomorrow will be exciting, since I’ll be seeing my family in Paterson. It will be great seeing my grandparents and niece. I’ll be able to bring them some keepsakes also.

Everything worked out with the medical stuff yeaterday. It always takes a wait longer than I anticipated, but everything checked out, thankfully.

Tonight can’t come soon enough!

November 19, 2018: Monday Mornings

For the first time in a while, I actually got all the things completed that I needed to do for today. Usually prepwork takes a few hours to do for me, but ot actually went fairly quickly. I had some time to write before it became very late. It’s hard to function when I write my notes after 9, but finishing my prepwork before it gets late is a plus.

Hopefully my week can pass by fairly quickly. It’s a short one (three days), so I can hope that it can go by with minimal stress.

November 16, 2018: Shades of Winter

Yesterday New Jersey had the first snowfall of the winter season. The kicker is that we haven’t entered winter yet (we don’t experience Winter for another month). Unlike other storms when workers are given ample time to leave to stay safe, that didn’t happen yesterday. The nightmare commutes and horror stories were endless. I don’t think we’ve ever had a situation when everyone took hours to head home.

I can only hope that storm planning will be more efficient in the next storm. They are only getting worse, and we can’t get stuck in this type of scenario again.

November 10, 2018: Mixed Feelings

A chill is in the air this weekend. I haven’t been outside for a few days, yet I can feel the draft seep in when sitting near the kitchen window. Winter made an unannounced visit to remind autumn that yes, the dormant season is right around the corner.

This time of year brings its blend of celebration and sadness. Celebrations, since Thanksgiving and Christmas brings together family and friends. Sadness due to some of my loved ones departing around this period. December 1 would’ve been my mother’s 66th birthday, and that time is always difficult. Next weekend will be a year since mine and Andy’s beloved beagle Daisy went to the Rainbow Bridge. I still remember the day she passed. I think those memories will always stick with me.

Perhaps I feel so melancholic today due to being stuck in the house most of the week. Cabin fever is a wicked thing.

November 7, 2018: Elections & NaNoWriMo progress

Election Day 2018 is over. So emotional in many ways. I hope Beto O’ Rourke runs again for Texas in 2020. Many people are starting to pick up the chants ‘Beto for President’! We all know that the ball is in his court.

My NaNoWriMo progress is coming along. I’m still unsure which direction my story is taking, but I love bringing my characters to life. Giving them a voice really keeps the story moving.

November 3, 2018: NaNoWriMo goal

So relieved for the weekend! This month I took on a new writing activity, so it calls for managing my time more productively. I still can’t believe that I took on a third writing activity, yet I feel like I’m doing great with maintaining this journal for 2018, and my poetry blog. Having another writing project makes things interesting.

I kinda love the challenge. It certainly breaks things up from the usual prepping and planning for work, all day every day. I can prep and prepare for different characters for a change.