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The Things I’m Thankful For

I know Thanksgiving was a couple days ago, but I haven’t had time to get to a computer until now.

My aunt did this “month of gratitude” thing where she had to post something she’s grateful for every day through the month of November. I thought I’d do my own list and share it with you guys.

1) My family… the huge, insane, lovable mess that it is
2) My friends… for introducing me to lots of good movies and music and for always being there
3) Music… for getting me through every allnighter and making me happy
4) Movies… because they are wonderful. Nuff said
5) My faith in God… I don’t know where I’d be without him
6) Coffee
7) Chocolate
8) My bed
9) The wood stove in my basement
10) Cute animals
11) My education
12) My mom’s accessible car (even though it’s falling apart)
13) My wheelchair
14) Electricity
15) Humor
16) My insane dreams
17) The ability to use language
18) The ability to make music
19) The ability to help others
20) Forgiveness
21) Love
22) Art (literature & visual art)
23) My medication
24) Technology (even though it insists on fighting me most of the time)
25) Video games
26) My eyesight (as crappy as it is)
27) My hearing (because it’s awesome and therefore I’m super good at eavesdropping)
28) Traditions
29) The sacrifices people make for me and for each other
30) The absurdly satisfying clicking sound my keyboard makes when I type

Because in my world guinea pigs can fly!

Making Colorful Things

Well peeps, it’s getting late, and I still have a bunch of homework to do, but I felt the need to take a momentary break and write a post.

For the past couple weeks or so I’ve been emailing back and forth with a lovely girl named Rose. We found each other through a website that helps people find other people to write or email to. You might be interested to know that Rose has an Etsy shop where you will find some super cool and useful stuff! She has given me permission to post a link to her fancy little shop, so I am going to do that right here! Rose’s Etsy Shop

Anyway, I’m rather caffeinated, so I should get back to work before it wears off!

Back In Business

I’ve been crazy this week. Last Wednesday I had a bit of a medical issue that put me out for a few days. I was basically back to normal on Friday, but I haven’t really been writing because I was busy this weekend. I wrote for a while today. I did some editing and wrote a new scene. I’ve hit a bit of a weird spot. I know what the next major thing in the novel will be, but I’m not quite sure how to get there. I have a few ideas sort of floating around in my head. I think what I might do is just keep writing and see which one ends up flowing the best.

I’ve been practicing guitar a little more than usual. By “practicing” I mean learning covers. I’ve been musically prolific lately but after I write a particularly good song I tend to get writer’s block for a while. It’s fun learning new covers.

I start classes on Wednesday, so I’m going to get my books tomorrow. Last semester I ended up getting enough money from my research gig to pay for all my books. That was nice. I recently got a decent pile of money from that, so I can probably pay for at least some of them. I have enough money saved up to pay for them anyway, but it would have been nice to get them basically free again. Alas… We don’t live in a perfect world.

Coffee Time!

Well, it’s Coffee Time. Normally Coffee Time happens early in the morning and involves listening to music, doing homework and praying. Usually I act like a crazy person (there is sometimes screaming involved) and freaking GET IT DONE!!!! I usually do this because I need to get homework done before class, but today I’m doing it because I need to buckle down and get my novel written! I just want to say a HUGE thank you to Candace at Change It Up Editing for following my blog and for telling me to cut the crap and just write.

So peeps…. Do her a favor and check it out at Chang It Up Editing

Because in my world guinea pigs can fly!