Friday, October 31, 2008
But guess what: tomorrow is November 1, and that is the start of Nanowrimo. Some of you may remember that I attempted the 50,000 word goal last November and flamed out within a week. Dudes. 50,000 is a lot. I considered trying again this year, but between my general malaise and my renewed zeal for knitting, I don't see it happening.
Then I had a brilliant idea this morning: why don't I blog every day for a month? For realsies? What a SMART Goal . . . uh, specific, manageable, aaaaaaaaa-something, realistic, and time-based! These may not be the actual qualities of SMART goals, but whatever, the point is: I will blog every day for a month. I started trying to think of the right acronym . . . NaBloWriMo? NaBloMo? Oh wait. Never mind. It's NaBloPoMo, and someone smarter and faster already started it! Okay then . . . time for Halloween beverages, and see you tomorrow!
Friday, October 10, 2008
Other than that, we've been treading water to stay afloat. Work is nuts and it's hard to get up in the morning. I alternate between acceptance and depression about current conditions. I think, in reflection, that I am really homesick most of the time. Homesick for the Twin Cities, and homesick for North Carolina. Homesick for friends. Not as bad as when listening to a single Death Cab song sent me into floods of tears, but a bit of glumness about New England life. Which is really not fair to this beautiful, strange, and gay-marriage friendly area of the country. I mean, the cheese! The maple leaves! Hell, the maple syrup. Good stuff. We have friends coming into town this weekend and next, and Rhinebeck is coming up soon. Woolly sheep are beautiful.
It's all good. It's October in Connecticut and the cats are fat. Harvest time, yo!