Thanks for stopping by so early. I couldn’t sleep, so I got out of bed, made a cup of coffee, and turned on the porch light. You saw it and came by to see what’s up. I’m glad.
November is always über busy, and this year is no exception. At school we’re gearing up for a fall program while trying to stay on top of normal classes and grading – in fact, our three-week progress report is due Monday. I stayed an extra hour on Thursday so I wouldn’t have to go in at all on Friday.
I haven’t been writing much here the last week because I’m actually participating in National Novel Writing Month, known on social media as NaNoWriMo. Given my school schedule, I can only write on the weekends, and there’s only so much I can write in my free time, so I’m nowhere near where I should be by NaNoWriMo standards. Perhaps I need to change the “No” from novel to novella. Thankfully, I’ve got an awesome online support group.
BUT, the weekend is almost here! You can totes catch up!
— Heather D (@becomingcliche) November 9, 2017
So that’s 6660 words that weren’t there before!
— Pleasant Street (@AreYouThrilled) November 8, 2017
Because I’m writing, I’m also not reading as much, and once again I’m a book behind on my Goodreads challenge. Ah well.
I also haven’t been studying my script for Candlelight. At all. We’re supposed to be off-script today. That’s one reason I’m up. I suppose I have an advantage, though, in that I wrote my own lines.
Yesterday I went outside to find water coming up in my lawn. Someone with a large truck apparently hit my water meter box. Based on the tire tracks in my lawn, it was either the trash truck or my across-the-street neighbor, but I can’t prove anything. And, due to the rain the last three days, I have no idea how long it’s been going on. I spent several minutes on the been phone with the utility office and they sent someone out right away to fix it; less than an hour and things were back to normal. I have no idea what my next utility bill will look like. Fingers crossed the City of New Bern does the right thing. Fingers crossed, but not holding my breath.
And . . . that’s been my week.
Oh, I almost forgot. Krystal challenged me (unofficially) to participate in a seven-day black and white photo challenge: take a black and white picture of something in your day and post it with no captions, explanations, or people. Here’s the five I’ve posted so far, plus the sixth one I’ll be posting later today. You lucky people, you – you get a sneak peek!
What have you been up to?