Saturday, November 28, 2009

Home again..

We went to Ohio for Thanksgiving. I got to meet my two nieces, twins, 5 months old. Amazing how they are so different! We ate lots, laughed lots, it is difficult to live away from family. But I remind myself that there are other families that are even farther apart this holiday season. And I am grateful for being able to travel to see ours. I saw my best friend Cheryl, and we shopped. And shopped. All I have left to get for Christmas are gifts for Jim. And some toys for the cats. Even though Jim said I have to throw some out if I am buying new. :-)

Monday, November 09, 2009

My birthday!!!

Today is my birthday, and I took the day off. Because I needed a break, and I don't work my birthday. It's my special day to do whatever I wish. And today I will be writing, working on my novel for, I have just over 12,000 words. I am finding that having to report in my word count is motivating me. And I am also figuring out that the writing habit that works for me is to write for 30 minutes or so and take a break. Everyone does it different, this is what is working for me. And I am having fun, last night I gave my main character a dog. How cool is that? :-)
I am also going to finish knitting a hat today for the troops, a lady on my knitting list is collecting them to send off.
So those are my big birthday plans, as well as going out to dinner!