On NaNoWriMo, Birthdays and Thankfulness

Every 5 to 11 years, Thanksgiving falls on my birthday.  It's been a long stretch this time around, and I haven't celebrated a Thanksgiving birthday since 2002, when I was 19 turning 20.  So, in the past 11 years, my life has changed drastically, and so, so much for the better.  Since then, I've gotten … Continue reading On NaNoWriMo, Birthdays and Thankfulness

[Around Here] November 2012 Recap and December Goals

Some months I wouldn't know what went on if it weren't for looking back through my texts, tweets, photos and blog posts.  And even though my memory of November is basically the visual equivalent of this... ...it appears I did actually do some stuff last month. November Accomplishments Some stuff I did. Put up Christmas … Continue reading [Around Here] November 2012 Recap and December Goals

[Thankful2012] Item 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16: My Twenties

I'm closing the last few days of my 20s this week.  I know the big 3-0 freaks a lot of people out, and maybe I'll feel a little out of sorts once it hits, but for the most part, I'm pretty happy to say goodbye to my 20s. They've been a little too tumultuous for … Continue reading [Thankful2012] Item 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16: My Twenties

[Thankful2012] Items 7 & 8: Mom & Dad

I've gone ahead & just changed this from "days" to "items" since I've obviously failed miserably to keep up.  But hey, here's a bonus item I'm thankful for: I DO WHAT I WANT. And lately what I've wanted to do eat, watch The Walking Dead on Netflix, and indulge my pregnancy-induced mania by cooking and … Continue reading [Thankful2012] Items 7 & 8: Mom & Dad

[Thankful2012] Day 6: Ten Working Fingers

Tonight I am thankful that most days I have two working hands & ten useful fingers.  After burning my finger on a very hot pot tonight, I am left typing one-handed, as my finger cannot go more than about 5 to 10 seconds outside of cool water or a cool surface without some pretty impressive … Continue reading [Thankful2012] Day 6: Ten Working Fingers

[Thankful2012] Day 5: My Burglar

Back in March, some of you may recall my home was broken into while I was at a rehearsal dinner for T's mother's wedding.  I came home and didn't notice anything for probably a good half hour -- until I went into my bedroom and saw big, muddy boot tracks all over the floor, along … Continue reading [Thankful2012] Day 5: My Burglar

[Thankful 2012] Days 3 & 4: Chrissy & Kate

No list of things for which I'm thankful would be complete without listing my two sisters, Chrissy & Kate.  I could write books on why my sisters are awesome, but for the sake of brevity I'm going to stick to one major trait about each of them that I admire. Chrissy We always joke that … Continue reading [Thankful 2012] Days 3 & 4: Chrissy & Kate