Life, NaNoWriMo

Time for a Power Nap

I feel a power nap coming on, big time.

I’ve been running since 6:30 this morning. Well, not literally, figuratively … well actually, literally at times.

I got up at 5:45 a.m., went through my normal routine of checking emails, blogs, answering emails, updating websites and then at 6:30, I jumped into the shower, jumped out, made the kids’ lunches (I made an extra sandwich for a friend of MK’s because I’m just awesome like that), took the kids to school, came home, answered two more emails, packed my gear, went up to the public library (not the university library because I didn’t feel like driving all the way over there), got irritated with two women who wouldn’t shut up about some sort of pattern (AARGH! Library! Hello! SHUT THE EFF UP!)

*deep breath*

Wrote 2500 more words, answered another email, met the husband for lunch, had scrumptious McSalty’s club sandwich and potato salad *drool*, went to Wally World (aka Wal-Mart for those that don’t speak Ozark-ian), bought a six-pack of Red Bull …

which is a new addiction, by the way.

New Addiction

and I should totally get paid for this picture,

then back home, to more emails and updates.

*deep breath*

Now it’s about time to get the boys and when we get back? I’m totally taking a 20-minute power nap so I’ll have energy to fold laundry and get dinner started.


I’m ahead of the word count game and I’m loving my story so far. I think it definitely has potential. I’ve been doing a little spotty research on NASCAR and have learned some interesting stuff, that I’m of course incorporating into my story. Fun, fun. Look for the prologue tomorrow.

Speaking of tomorrow, I’m totally dreading it. I’ve been reading that people are being forced to stand in line for HOURS to vote. Swell. I plan on hitting the polls after I drop the boys off at school, then I’ll head to the university library to do more writing.

Even though the media would lead you to believe that Obama is leading, don’t listen to them, they make it sound like Obama has already won the thing. HA! It ain’t over until it’s over, folks. I sort of feel sorry for Obama because IF he wins, he’s going to have a lot to live up to, what with painting a Utopia for people. Good luck, dude. You’ll very well need it IF you win.

We’re scheduled to leave for camping Thursday after the kids get out of school. That will be a challenge to try and get any writing done while in the middle of the boonies, but I’ll figure something out. We had originally thought we would go to Dixie Stampede for my birthday dinner, but after running the numbers and figuring out it was going to cost us OVER $200 to see a show and eat, uh, no thanks. We’ll just go have some cheap steaks or something. Geez, just the thought of blowing $200 on something like that makes me gag chunks.

The weekend was quiet. I spent the majority of it writing …. zZzZzZz …. getting tired of hearing about it yet?

Just think, we still have 27 days left! Lucky you! 😉


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Joke: The First Time

By the time you read this, I will have already written my quota for the day at the university library and will be having lunch with my husband at McSalty’s. I then plan on coming home, folding laundry and catching up on emails. Hopefully, I’ll have some pictures to post later, but don’t hold me to that at this point.

My apologizes for not posting anything new but WOW, life is busy right now between juggling family, work and NaNoWriMo. I’m ahead of the game at this point though (check out my progress button in my sidebar), so it’s all good.

Talk to you later … I hope!

In the meantime, it’s Monday and we could all use a laugh, right??


A girl asks her boyfriend to come over Friday night to meet and have dinner with her parents.

Since this is such a big event, the girl announces to her boyfriend that after dinner, she would like to go out and make love for the first time. The boy is ecstatic, but he has never had sex before, so he takes a trip to the pharmacist to get some condoms. He tells the pharmacist it’s his first time and the pharmacist helps the boy for about an hour. He tells the boy everything there is to know about condoms and sex. At the register, the pharmacist asks the boy how many condoms he’d like to buy, a 3-pack, 10-pack, or family pack.

The boy insists on the family pack because he thinks he will be rather busy, it being his first time and all.

That night, the boy shows up at the girl’s parents house and meets his girlfriend at the door. “Oh, I’m so excited for you to meet my parents, come on in!” The boy goes inside and is taken to the dinner table where the girl’s parents are seated. The boy quickly offers to say grace and bows his head. A minute passes,and the boy is still deep in prayer with his head down. Ten minutes pass, and still no movement from the boy.

Finally, after 20 minutes with his head down, the girlfriend leans over and whispers to the boyfriend, “I had no idea you were this religious.” The boy turns, and whispers back, “I had no idea your father was a pharmacist.”


HAHAHA! Okay, so I thought that was funny. Of course, that won’t be so funny when my boys start dating. 🙂

Monday Morning Meme

Monday Morning Meme – November 3rd

All you have to do is answer the questions below either in the comment section, or on your blog. And elaborate! Make these questions show your unique and special personalities. This meme entry will post at 12:01 every Monday morning and will be the first postentry listed on WFK all day Monday. (This is an all-day Monday meme, so please, play all day!)

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November 3rd Questions:

1. When do you need soothing? And, what soothes you? Tell us about the last time you needed soothing.

2. What makes today special for you? And you’re not allowed to say “nothing.” Everyday should be special – life is short! If you can’t think of anything that makes today special, then tell us something you’re thankful for, right now, right this very minute.

3. What is the most you’d be willing to spend on the perfect pair of blue jeans? What about shoes? Tell us about the last time you purchased jeans. Now tell us the last time you purchased a pair of shoes.

4. What is the oddest thing you ever bought for yourself?


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