Tuesday, November 21, 2017

TWTW November 13th through the 19th: My Grandpa Turns 99

The title says it all. On Saturday my Grandfather turned 99 years old. That's a lot of years. That's 36135 sunsets. That's a lot of life. The actual day of his birthday wasn't that good.  I drove down the next day, Sunday, to see him and he was doing better. 
Think about all the things he has seen; all the things that have come and gone in 99 years of life. He once told me about being a kid and using animals to work the fields.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

TWTW November 6th through the 12th: I Actually Write Words

For those not in the know, it is NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month. You can read all about it at the link. I've attempted NaNoWriMo six times since 2010. I took last year off.  Every single year I have tried to write the same novel. I have scattered many versionso f the beginning of this novel. They sit everywhere like relics of past failures. They take up space in various cloud storage accounts. Every one in awhile I find one on an old usb stick.
This year I decided to try again. I have almost all the plot and characters worked out. I just need to write the darn thing.
NaNoWriMo says you are supposed to write 50000 words in the month of November. that works out to 1667 words a day. My main goal is to make sure I write everyday. After that my soft goal is 1000 words a day. I almost never reach this goal though one day I did write almost 3000 words.
So far so good. I have written every day this month. I admit one day I only wrote a single paragraph but hey those words count. 

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

TWTW October 30th through November 5th: I Don't Take Pictures Of Trees

My plan for the weekend was to head to a local park to get some pictures of the fall leaves on the trees.  If you check back you can see this is something I usually do about once a year.  This year nature had other ideas. On Saturday we had fog.

On Sunday we had torrential rains.

Here is a bonus picture of Jobu with flour on his head from when I was making biscuits.