NaNoWriMo

Nov. 23rd, 2012 10:30 pm
valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)
TODAY'S WORD COUNT: 0
TOTAL WORD COUNT: 11635

Eh heh, oops again? To be fair, the repairman guy came today to let me know that either I could shell out $800 to repair a washer that was probably going to break again in the next six months, or I could buy a new one.

I just bought a new washer last month! &%@*!

And I still have family from Santa Barbara, California staying with me so I've been spending time with them. They leave tomorrow, so hopefully I'll get back to writing. Maybe?

valiant_queene: (Winter)
Welp, yesterday was crazy. The turkey had to be in the oven by 5 in the morning to be completely cooked in time for the family at 1. I then spent almost the entire morning ironing 32 napkins into pretty designs and then four eight-foot long tablecloths. After that, some of the members of the family that showed up early helped move furniture so we could set up the long tables. Then the food arrived. Funeral potatoes, sweet potato casserole, rice salad, Waldorf salad, rolls, and a ham. We provided the turkey, four different kinds of stuffing, gravy, and beverages.

The actual lunch part went pretty smoothly, although I ended up a little pissed at my uncle and aunt who had brought their foster son with them and then scolded him for not being social enough. I don't know this boy's circumstances, but it bothered me that they were being so critical of him just sitting quietly as he got introduced to 32 people he had never seen before.

And then began the cleaning up. Which took almost the rest of the day. Moving furniture back, vacuuming, washing dishes by hand (since the dishwasher broke on Tuesday, of course).

All in all, a good day, I think. Now, I'm probably going to go back to sleep.
valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)
TODAY'S WORD COUNT: 0 (uh, duh!)
TOTAL WORD COUNT: 11635

I really wanted to type more about today, but I've nodded off twice while trying to post this, so first thing tomorrow I'll write about how today went. Which was much better than I had anticipated, actually.

Hope everyone had a calmer Thanksgiving than I did!

valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)
TODAY'S WORD COUNT: 0
TOTAL WORD COUNT: 11635

But you know what? My house is fucking spotless, waiting for 35 people for Thanksgiving tomorrow, almost half of which are allergic to the dog, or the cat, or both. I have everything I need to cook dinner tomorrow, and I have not had a mental breakdown yet. So, I don't even care that I didn't get any writing done today. At all.

NaNoWriMo

Nov. 18th, 2012 10:07 pm
valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)
TODAY'S WORD COUNT: 258
TOTAL WORD COUNT: 11253

There is a 25 pound turkey defrosting in my fridge. A frozen turkey needs 24 hours per 5 pounds of meat to defrost safely. There are going to be 30 people at Thanksgiving this week.

Excuse me while I panic.

valiant_queene: (NaNoWriMo)
THURSDAY'S WORD COUNT (11/24): 1514
TOTAL WORD COUNT: 41814

Honestly, this Thanksgiving, I'm thankful for those of you who create. The painters, the writers, the musicians, all of you. Working so hard and sharing what you make is completely amazing and so very brave. So, thanks.

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