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Life can surprise us sometimes, often in ways we don’t expect. And, on rare occasions, that surprise is something that says we are heading in the direction we should be going.

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“In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.” – Deepak Chopra

Oh, how I wish. The last few days have been a bit crazy here. My father-in-law got a cold. One of my cats got a cold.

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Comfort Reads

“I’d like for the young people, and older ones, too, who don’t count themselves as readers, to know the joy of reading and what it does to enrich your life in so many ways.” – Katherine Paterson
I’ve been going through my list of books read this year and noticed and interesting fact: I’ve been doing a lot of comfort reading of late.

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NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Day 9

“I love deadlines. I especially like the whooshing sound they make as they go flying by.” — Douglas Adams Monday morning and we’re back at the grindstone. Funny, but I’m dealing with whoosing deadlines in my day job as well as with NaNoWriMo...

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NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Day 8

“Have you ever seen a little girl run so fast she falls down? There’s an instant, a fraction of a second before the world catches hold of her again… A moment when she’s outrun every doubt and fear she’s ever had about herself and she flies. In...

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NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Day 7

“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” — Pablo Picasso We’ve made it a week. If everything has gone as it’s supposed to, then you should be seeing 11,667 words by the end of the day. If things have gone really well, then you...

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NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Day 6

“The best part of the journey is the surprise and wonder along the way.” ― Ken Poirot Yesterday was definitely a good writing day for me. I’d lost considerable ground on Tuesday due to a number of factors which upset my writing schedule. Thursday, though, saw me...

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NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Day 5

“Do, or do not. There is no ‘try.'” — Jedi Master Yoda

Yoda was full of it.

There are plenty of times when the only thing we can do is try, even knowing we are probably going to look ridiculous, fall flat on our faces, and get something on our clothes that won’t come out in the wash. But the thing we are set on is so important to us that even with all that, we’re bound and determined to try anyway.

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NaNoWriMo Inspiration — Day 4

“There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, Yes, I’ve got dreams, of course I’ve got dreams. Then they put the box away and bring it out once in awhile to look in it, and yep, they’re still there.” — Erma Bombeck

A few years ago, I came face to face with one of my youthful dreams.

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NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Day 3

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” — John Wooden

I want all the yarn and to knit all the socks, shawls and sweaters that catch my eye. I want that the stories and characters that dance in my head to come to life on the page right now. I really, really want the enclosure for my shower to be delivered so this remodel job will be done.

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NaNo Inspiration — Day 2

“All our dreams can come true — if we have the courage to pursue them.” — Walt Disney You made it through Day One, which is the hardest thing sometimes. You showed up at the page and got your words done. Good for you. Now, keep going. Your...

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An Invocation for Beginnings

Ze Frank’s Invocation for Beginnings has becoming something of a ritual for me when I’m trying to get moving, but especially today, as the madness of NaNoWriMo starts. Yes, I am constantly writing and November isn’t the only time of the year...

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:: Blows the Dust Away ::

I am not a programmer, nor do I play one on TV. Trust me, if I were, say, Felicity Smoak, I wouldn’t have had so much trouble with my CSS. All that is (mostly) fixed now. I promised myself I’d get this fixed before NaNoWriMo started and here we are. Ignore the piles of building material still tucked away in the corner. Speaking of which…

The bathroom is almost done! It’s impossibly small, so it’s difficult to get a full picture, we have to wait at least another week for the custom glass shower enclosure (gad, those things are expensive), the heat lamp in the fan is not working and they had to go through the wall in the small hallway that runs from the master bedroom to the bathroom to re-seat the spigots because they were too far back so couldn’t turn, and the hand-held portion of the shower head is just fine for my husband but too tall for me. However, in the meantime, we have the toilet and sink back, so there are no longer three adults sharing the front bathroom for everything.

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