I’m going to try to knock off some of the books on my started to read list.
- Tales of the female nomad by Rita Golden Gelman
- On writing by Stephen King
- The desert and the blade by S.M Stirling
- The Aeronaught’s windlass
There are also quite a few e-books on kindle that I want to get through too, but I’m going to focus on the paper copy ones I have from the library first.
Right after Christmas flush with about $50 to spend I went to my cities downtown shopping district. First I had to pay fines at the library, then since I had some time decided to get a coffee, that led to browsing at one of the clothing shops and checking out a new restaurant that had opened. All in all a nice leisurely shopping trip for a Saturday afternoon. On the way back the wind had picked up, making a cold day into a frigid one. I was walking to the bus stop and had my head down, I was fine until I got to this weird round about that has like 5 entrances and a weird middle. I was past the first crossing and checked no cars were coming and started across the second part. Out of nowhere a truck passes inches from my feet. My heart pounding I think that if I was walking just a little faster that I’d be hurt or dead.
These past few weeks I have made a point to double check and triple check any crossing that I need to. So be cautious out there!
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READING CHALLENGE 2015:
- A book with more than 500 pages
The Demon King (Seven Realms #1)
- A classic romance
- A book that became a movie
- A book published this year
- A book with a number in the title
- Station Eleven by Emily st John Mandel
- A book written by someone under 30
Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
- A book with nonhuman characters
- The Bees by Paull Laline
- A funny book
- A book by a female author
- Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
- by Kristin Cashore
- A mystery or thriller
- The Harpers Quine by Pat MacIntosh, or any in the series
- A book with a one-word title
- Mythic by Mike Allen
- A book of short stories
- The years best science fiction and fantasy 2014
- A book set in a different country
- A nonfiction book
- A popular author’s first book
- A book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet
- SOUL CATCHER by Frank Herbert
- A book a friend recommended
- A Pulitzer-Prize winning book
- A book based on a true story
- A book at the bottom of your to-read list
- A book your mom loves
- A book that scares you
- A book more than 100 years old
- Bram Strokers Dracula
- A book you can finish in a day
- A book with antonyms in the title
- A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to travel
- A book that came out the year you were born
- A book with bad reviews
- A trilogy
- A book from your childhood
- A book with a love triangle
- A book set in the future
- A book set in high school
- A book with a color in the title
- A book that made you cry
- A book with magic
- A graphic novel
- A book by an author you’ve never read before
- A book you own but have never read
- Batman Gotham Knight
- Four and Twenty Blackbirds by Mercedes Lackey
- 2094 by John Lauricella
- Japanese fairy tales by Piggott
- Fire by Kristin Cashore
- A book that takes place in your hometown
- A book that was originally written in a different language
- A book set during Christmas
- Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, original Middle English, Edited by J.R.R. Tolkein
- A book written by an author with your same initials
- A play
- A banned book
- Naked Lunch (1959 ) by William S. Burrows
- A book based on or turned into a TV show
- The hunger games
- A book you started but never finished
1 Rake leaves – Why do more fall after I’ve used up all the bags?
2 Clean Grandma’s and Uncle’s house – ongoing.
3 Prep for winter – I put away all my summer stuff and then the next day its in the 70’s.
4 Prep for NANO, read about all the different ways to organize a novel, knowing that I’ll probably do none of the advice and just write a stream of consciousness thing anyway.
5 Check if smoke alarms carbon monoxide detectors work, remember to replace batteries.
6 Spray for spiders at grandma’s and cousins place
7 Donate clothes that don’t fit
8 Organize my books
9 donate books to Library’s book sale
10 Buy a pumpkin, Halloween supplies,
a pair of gloves and a hat.
1 Complete fall list
2 Organize craft bin
3 Donate Jeans that don’t fit anymore
4 Go to Library book sale
5 Clear up kitchen clutter esp tupperware
6 Exercise more
- Watch yoga cd’s and return them to library
- Do bycling on the bike while a load of laundry dries, up the resistance
- Walk with toddler more often, take him to park on sunny days
- Go to gym 2x month
- Log stuff on fitocracy.com
7 Make a monthly menu plan
8 Bake bread using Dough book and experiment using bread maker
9 Read more often
10 Draw more often, try to get back into Zentangles again, fill up sketchbook
I’ve been aware of the National Novel Writing Month for quite a few years now, and always something got in the way of my novelistic aspirations. Sometimes it was school, or work, sometimes it was that I just didn’t have the time or energy. This year I should have a few free hours a day, and I already have a few ideas floating around. I’m a bit undecided between a post apocalyptic fairytale story, or a sci-fi space empire war things, or a few other small ideas that have been floating around in my head for some time. I’ll have to write a outline and it seems that the best program out there is Scrivener so I’ll be posting there a lot. I’ll post it here after I’ve gotten it to as far as I can 50,000 words. I’ve only written poetry ans small blog posts but I am excited. The people over at http://nanowrimo.org/ have been very supportive and inspiring. I’m http://nanowrimo.org/participants/nicole-bulger over there.
I have been going through my stuff and have a few clothes that I’m getting rid of. 1 pr jeans that don’t fit, 1 shirt that is too nice and will be going to the consignment shop. 1 pr pants to hem, 1 pr pants to either toss out or make into fabric. A bag of books to be moved. 3 project bags that have had the clutter removed and the projects sorted and de tangled.
My goal for this weekend is to do laundry and sort through 1 drawer. Try on all the clothes and sort into 3 piles keep, giveaway/consignment, toss. Also to sort through my cabinet in the pantry and organize all the tea and drinks there. If there’s time to go through 1 tub of craft clutter. I know that there’s stuff I don’t even know I have, blanket squares that have to be put together, stuff to be finished, spinning that I started and let collect dust, probably more that I don’t even know.
I love seeing the birds in the woods behind my house, almost everyday their songs wake me up. I love to see their flashes of color, today a young robin was singing from my porch gutter, and a swift yellow thing was eating worms in the garden.
Berries that grow wild along the path.
Swimming pools that are open.
A dog that is happy to see me.
You just inherited a dilapidated, crumbling-down grand mansion in the countryside. Assuming money is no issue, what do you do with it?
I have often thought about something like this, there are many fallen down, old dilapidated houses and cottages around my town. My family had a construction business and I know how to fix some things. I also know what I don’t know which is electric, gas and plumbing. I would start by getting an inspector just so I know what the dangerous parts are. I would struggle with just jumping right in and trying to fix all what I can in a tornado of anxious work and procrastinating and dreaming of making this just the right house for me. There would have to be woods and a vineyard or orchard, I would like a largish but not too big garden, just enough for me to work on it with a little help. I would love to have or install a pond. There is a pond on the way to see my sister that i just love, enough for swimming or carefully stocking of fish. The place would have to have enough windows as I don’t like a gloomy house
If the house was a family place I might contact distant relatives to see if they wanted any heirlooms, but with my family that might start a lot of arguments I guess that this is only a dream and not real, it sounds like a lot of stress.
But the best thing would be to turn it into a bed and breakfast, I am not enough of a loner to stay in it myself and would like the busyness of taking care of it to share with others, knowing that after a short while they would be gone on their way soon.