Saturday, December 27, 2014 dec 2014

3 memories

  • the tree project: the candy tree didn't pan out, so the spousebot & I collaborated on a new tree project. he constructed a huge cardboard cutout and I did the decorating. it came out tall and gorgeous!
  • travel prep: for me, the prep and anticipation add to the excitement. currently, i'm taking fridge inventory and trying on traveling outfits.
  • exchanging gifts: i got the sims 4 (eek!) from the spousebot and I added to his ever growing and increasingly eclectic tshirt collection.

2 obsessions

  • sweatpants: they're just the best ❤
  • the spotify bollywood workout station: this station has been powering my runs all this month

1 looking forward to

  • downtime: we'll have a few days rest at home after our upcoming travel plans. looking forward to some r&r at home with the spousebot. 

Friday, December 26, 2014

reads: dec 2014

two | Talon (Talon #1) by Julie Kagawa

three | Holiday Wishes by Nora Roberts


nonfic: 1 humor

adult: 1 romance 

ya: 3
   1 fantasy (urban)
   1 short-story collection
   1 steampunk

Monday, December 1, 2014 nov 2014

3 memories

  • nanowrimo & a new project: didn't finish my nanowrimo novel this year, but i had a good time. as always, it's about giving myself the time and practice i need to master the craft of writing. i'm deep in the outlining phase of my new project and looking forward to getting into it.
  • new pok√©mon: snagged copies for me and the spousebot. so fun playing it together!
  • making a tree: spending hours putting tiny pieces of tape while snacking on holiday treats. pics to come or check out my instagram.

2 obsessions

  • trying holiday teas & coffee: i'm a total sucker for seasonal stuffs! 
  • coffee tumblers: i've accumulated a small collection of travel tumblers (which is great, since i tend to spill). i'm making them part of my writing ritual by only using them during my morning writing sessions. 

1 looking forward to

  • traveling: we've got holiday travels coming up to visit family. time to start stocking up on books to read on the plane!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

reads: nov 2014

one | Spellcaster (Spellcaster #1) by Claudia Gray 

two | More Than Exes (Chasing the Dream 0.5) by Elizabeth Briggs

three Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) by Richelle Mead

four | Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1) by Robin LaFevers

six | Party Games (Fear Street) by R.L. Stine 

seven | The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus #1) by Rick Riordan


na: 1 romance 

ya: 6
   1 horror
   3 fantasy
   1 historical
   1 paranormal

Saturday, November 1, 2014

nanowrimo 2014

From the NaNoWriMo site:
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.
I wasn't sure if I'd be participating this year, but my current outline is looking good to go, so I'm diving in headfirst. That first rough draft is my least favorite part of the noveling process, so NaNoWriMo is exactly the sort of thing I need to get it churned out.

Also, can I just say how much I love this year's participant icons & banners?

Be sure to check out the website for more info and to sign up. Best of luck to my fellow participants!

Friday, October 31, 2014

reads: oct 2014

one | The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater 

two | The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden #2) by Julie Kagawa 

three The Forever Song (Blood of Eden #3) by Julie Kagawa 

four | Unbreakable (The Legion #1) by Kami Garcia 

five | Unmarked (The Legion #2) by Kami Garcia 

sixThe Collector by Nora Roberts


adult: 2
   2 romance (1 contemporary, 1 paranormal)

ya: 5
   1 fantasy (contemporary)
   2 paranormal
   2 post-apocalypse (paranormal)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 oct 2014

3 memories

  • running: easing back into running, trying to be patient and enjoy the process. i tend to push myself too hard too quickly, which leads to burnout and injuries.
  • renting ridiculous movies: the spousebot & i have been hitting up our nearby redbox a lot this month. at first i felt pressured to keep up with the latest and greatest, but realized i just wanted to get whatever looks entertaining. zombie eel slugs! aliens vs. dinosaurs!
  • starting a new project: deep in the outlining phase and contemplating using it as a nanowrimo project.

2 obsessions

  • pumpkin everything: i've been experimenting with pumpkin soup, pumpkin smoothies, and pumpkin latte recipes at home. next up: pumpkin curry
  • new running shoes: i picked up two new pairs. 1) Brooks Adrenaline GTS 14, and 2) ASICS GT-1000 3

1 looking forward to

  • Halloween: the spousebot & I have a tradition of watching the nightmare before christmas together on halloween. we snuggle up, eat all the good candy, & take turns passing out to trick-or-treaters. 


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