Hobbies, Pets, Work

Thanksgiving and NaNoWriMo

November 26, 2012

Happy Post-Thanksgiving! We drove to Michigan to spend the holiday with WM’s clan. Twelve and a half hours there and thirteen and a half hours back.

I like to think I handled it pretty well.

Deep fried turkey was eaten, and Max and Ollie got to play with their two gigantic German Shepherd cousins. Incidentally, have you ever seen two German Shepherds be scared away by a snarly terrier the size of their tails? It’s a funny sight. Plus I tried my first Tim Horton’s coffee. So good. So darn good. Better than Starbucks.

Of course I never blog about this beforehand, because isn’t that saying “Hey Internet, kick down my door on Thanksgiving day and steal my cat!?” I think it is.

We both took today off because after all that time in the car yesterday, our limbs were working much like that QWOP game.

Besides doing the laundry, today gave me the opportunity to catch up on my NaNoWriMo. Check this out!

Permanently Shelved is starting to wind down. I could write for another hour or so, but it’s supposed to snow tomorrow and I have a 9am meeting with the CEO and a VP where I’ll most likely be fired to talk about our data plan. So I should try to look perky and intelligent.

This is how I’ve managed to write almost 4,000 words so far today:

Admit it, I’m the most high-tech person you know.

I kept getting hung up on the word count so I just hid it. And I know that I can do that within Word, but this way just seemed quicker. When you have to write 50,000 words in 30 days, you do what you have to do to survive. I can’t wait for this to be done. I miss making jewelry. I miss having lunch with my fellow humans instead of hiding in conference rooms.

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  • Sarah Rose November 27, 2012 at 12:01 am

    I’m so far behind that it’s ridiculous. Will you be at the cookie swap this year? I can’t wait to talk to another human about the special, weirdly rewarding hell this has all been.

    • Kimberly November 27, 2012 at 12:21 am

      I don’t know when the cookie swap is yet but as long as it isn’t Thursday, December 13th (kind of unlikely) I should be good to come. We’ll swap horror stories. I hope my fine motor skills come back in time to bake.