Friday, November 30, 2007

Woo Hoo! I finished the 2007 NaNoWriMo!!

Oh, yeah! I'm happy now!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Dogs on Thursday

I thought this picture was perfect for 'Dogs on Thursday' this week. We got the boys a new tuggy toy last night and they love it, as you can tell. Einstein is on the right with the red collar, and that's Elvis on the left in the blue one. An issue concerning the people in Wyoming came up, so we are still trying to find a nice family for him. Right now we're having a ball with him, so we're not in any hurry. Their sisters are doing great in Washington, blending in perfectly with their new family. Below is a close up of Elvis I took this afternoon.

The last day of NaNoWriMo is tomorrow, and I think I'm actually going to make the 50k word quota this year! Woo Hoo! As many hours as I've put in, I had dang well better!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, y'all!

Above are babies Einstein and Elvis on our teensy little dog couch.
Their sisters went to their new home together in Washington a couple of weeks ago.
Elvis will be going to his home in Wyoming in a few weeks.
And y'all know by now that little Einstein is staying here. Puppies are so much fun,
and we can't stop playing with them!

I your Thanksgiving Day feast ready yet? Ours sure isn't, but it should be by suppertime tonight, hopefully. Tonight it's just me, the husband, and the kids, then tomorrow we're getting together with the rest of my family at my brother's house.
Here is what is on tonight's menu:
Marsala Mushroom Ragout, Stuffing, Glazed Carrots, Corn Pudding,
Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli, Deviled Eggs, Apple-Walnut Cranberry Sauce,
A Vegetable Tray, and sweet tea with fresh lemons.
For dessert, we have Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Squares, and Bourbon Balls.
(My daughter and myself are vegetarians, so I'm not cooking a dead bird! But, trying to be nice to the three 'Meat Eaters' who live here, I did let them buy a few pieces of it for their plates.)
For any Yankees out there, the Bourbon Balls are a traditional Kentucky favorite! Oooh, they are so good! Made 'em last night. The confection is made with pecans soaked in good 'ole Kentucky bourbon, powdered sugar, and margarine, mixed together and formed into little balls, then they are dipped in semi-sweet Ghiradeli (okay, I dknow I spelled it wrong) chocolate! MMMMMMMMMmmmmm.
Happy Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

NaNoWriMo progress

NaNoWriMo is eating up my knitting time (eeek, the horror! I haven't finished a knitting project in over a month! ) but I'm having fun with it.

I'm just nearly to the 40% mark. Actually, I am sure what I'm currently working on is a Novella, so I am going to be finished with the body of the book before I hit my 50K word goal. I'm writing in the Mainstream genre for this, books of which are quite often a bit shorter than 50,000 words, so that is fine with me. I am planning to work on a query letter for after I have the book revised, and one of the detailed chapter outlines and a synopsis--I think it would be fair to count these with the word count, and that should round it, hopefully to goal.

I'd love to hear from some of you fellow NaNoers out there!

Monday, November 05, 2007

7 Facts About Me Meme

Hey, here is another fun Meme! I was tagged by my buddy Vivian, so here goes.

The rules are
1. Link to your tagger, and also post these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of you post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are TAGGED by leaving a comment on their blog

Hmmm. I can think of plenty of weird things about myself. Where to begin! LOL

1. I'm double jointed. I can bend my finger all the way back to touch my hand and so forth.

2. I'm cursed with being a perfectionist. That does NOT mean I do everything perfectly, but that I try to do everything that I do to the best of my ability, or not at all. It drives me nuts actually. I will either clean a room in the house until it looks like something from a Martha Stewart magazine, or I will skip it completely and feel guilty about it.

3. One of my big dreams in life is to be a published author.

4. I'm doing NaNoWriMo this year.

5. We have a mini farm with chickens, 3 ducks, and 2 little goats.

6. I'm a pesco vegetarian, meaning that I eat no meat or dairy at all, but will occasionally eat seafood.

7. When I'm in a bad mood, I love to watch movies, either Horror or really good Comedy. The funny stuff would make me laugh til I'm happy, or watching people get cut up with chainsaws would make me think my life's not so bad after all!

As for tagging, if you're reading this, then TAG, your it!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Book Meme

I got tagged by Amy for this fun book Meme! The rules are
open the book you're currently reading to page 161 and copy the fifth sentence on the page, then tag 5 bloggers.

I'm reading On Writing by Stephen King. The 5th sentence on page 161 is as follows:
"If you're a plumber who enjoys science fiction, you might well consider a novel about a plumber aboard a starship or on an alien planet."

As for the tagging, if you're reading this and you're interested, post the meme on your blog. Let me know, 'cuz I'd like to read it!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

NaNoWriMo kickoff and Dogs on Thursday

Here is a picture of our 7 week old Boston puppies on their first trip outside. I love how the middle two are chewing on leaves! Left to right are Einstein, Emaline, Elvis, and Eva.
And below, I couldn't help myself yesterday! That is my little Einstein up to Halloween mischeif.

Don't you just love his little face?! We're keeping this little guy, and I have pretty much decided to keep his name as Einstein. We give each puppy that is born here kennel nicknames, because I just can't conceive of calling them Puppy 1 and such. This was our "E" litter so they all had names starting with that letter. For the Bostons that will live here at Wonderland, I like to have their names being something that relates to the 20's, since it was the 'Era of the Boston'. Maizy and Gracie were names popular in that era; Pixi means fairy, and we know that fairies were very important to the art of the 20's; and our main man Capone, who doesn't know Al Capone's name? (Trivia bit - did you know that he is the person who invented the first soup kitchen? Yep, in Chicago during the Great Depression! Al had his good points, and a big heart) Einstein will fit in just perfectly with that theme, since Albert Einstein won the Nobel Prize in 1921.
In other news, NaNoWriMo kicked off today! (Can you hear the starter pistol?) Woo hoo! So far, I have 2, 016 words! I'm trying for 2,000 a day. I figure that I'll have to take 3 days off or my brain will explode, and that will allow for 2 days of coming in below my goal. In other words, 25 days of writing 2,000 words will = the goal of 50k. Lord help anybody who tries to take my coffee away before December!!