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November 15, 2010

A Monday Miscellany

Life stuff

Hello! Does anyone else feel like it should be at least Thursday by now? Why did today seem to take forever? I cannot figure it out. This weekend marked the end of my brother's football season, which is bittersweet, because the whole thing is fun and I certainly like seeing my family so often, but on the other hand, having my weekends back is sort of nice. Of course, I just have this one weekend and then it's Thanksgiving, but whatever. Bring on the holidays, I say. I am ready. I have started my giant notebook of lists. It's a wonderful thing. Speaking of which . . .


For you XM or Sirius subscribers out there: holiday stations are here! There will be five stations eventually, and you can read about them here, but for now we have Holiday Traditions on XM 4 and Holly on XM 23. Holiday Traditions does lots of Bing and the like, so I'm thrilled with that. Holly is more contemporary, so that's kind of hit or miss for me. But I will admit that I did rather like the Ashley Tisdale version of "Last Christmas" I heard on there this afternoon. I like the Taylor Swift one too. Shush.

A Clarification

In my post about the caramels, I mentioned needing a very patient friend to Skype with me to distract me while I chopped the things. Said friend read what I wrote and pointed out that that was the first time she had ever been called "very patient" in her entire life. Upon further reflection, I'll say it's possible that she's just willing to babble on for hours at the slightest provocation, and patience doesn't really enter into it.

The Novel

How is NaNoWriMo going, you ask? Not too badly! Yesterday was the first day when I didn't do at least the daily minimum of 1667 words, so I started worrying, but I think the issue was just that I got home from Maine around dinner time, and my brain is just not designed to write in the evening. I gave up at only about 600 words last night, but I started writing at 6 a.m. today and wrote over 2000 words in a little over an hour, so I'm back into the swing of things and still three days ahead. Thank goodness.

New York, New York!

My aunt and I are going to New York for a long weekend in December! I'll tell you more about the trip later, but for now, I'm in the planning stages, so I figured I'd ask for your input. We want to do Christmassy things . . . any particularly good store displays or anything we should check out? Also, food suggestions - especially exciting grocery stores or specialty food places? Thanks!

Posted by Kat at November 15, 2010 10:26 PM
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