I’d hoped to have everything unpacked before NaNoWriMo began, but that didn’t happen. We still have a kitchen table full of miscellaneous stuff – the kind of odds and ends that could fill a junk drawer. I have so much cabinet space that we have actual EMPTY cabinets, but in this house drawer space is at a premium. My office, and Fuzzy’s office are still mainly in boxes (Well, the furniture’s assembled, and the computers are set up), and I have four boxes of clothing – I’m so accustomed to having one suitcase of clothes that having OPTIONS feels new and special.
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I hosted my first NaNo write-in. Only one other person showed, but that’s okay. I made my first day minimum word count, and more. Today, I have a few work things to do, and then it’s all rainy and blustery so it’s the perfect day to dabble at unpacking and writing, and maybe make something nice for dinner, to be ready when we get back from Kinko’s.
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I have a new cell phone number. IM me or Email me if you know me, and want the number. It’s a Texas exchange, finally.
I also have a new cell /phone/ – the motorola v400. It’s a quad-band with net access and a camera. Yay, new toys.
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We not only voted, this morning, but also got in our daily exercise, as we had to park 1/4 mile from the polling place. There was drizzle, but it was more refreshing than annoying. The woman running for sherrif was greeting people outside the polling place (outside the minimum limit – barely). She seems nice. The ballots were so short! No measures! No propositions! And the system is so high tech: photocopied sheets and sharpies, and then the sheets are run through a scantron kind of thing. I was the 411th person to submit a ballot at my polling place this morning.
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November’s always been a difficult month for me. Having the new house, NaNo, and new people to meet, to focus on, is really helping the month redeem itself.
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