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November in a Nutshell

Yikes! It's the last day of November and nary a blog post in sight. Sigh. I've said it before and I'm sure I'll say it again, but I hope to post more frequently in the future. Tomorrow is the start of Holidailies 2021 and I have an ace up my sleeve for posts, so I might actually not be lying!

Anyway, November has been a good month. Here are 10 reasons why.

  1. I took a horror writing course given by the folks at Autocrit. Years ago I tried my hand at a horror story for Nanowrimo. I managed to write the required 50,000 words, but the story pretty much sucked. The course was quite good, and while I totally slacked off on the exercises and discussion participation, I actually got some good ideas about how to rewrite the story. If that ever happens, that is.
  2. Speaking of Nanowrimo, I skipped this year. I did donate money to the cause, and got some trinkets as a prize.
  3. Speaking of totally slacking off, I have not started my gifts for Make and Send, part 2. I will though, I promise.
  4. My sister and brother-in-law came for a weekend visit! It was so much fun! We basically sat around and yakked and ate and drank and watched a Caps game on TV, but I loved every minute.
    My Sister and Me
  5. Speaking of eating, we had dinner at the Black Powder Tavern, and who(m) did we meet? Why, Benjamin Franklin! In person! (Oh, all right - he was a Ben re-enactor, but totally in character, as far as anyone can know what Ben was like, I guess.) Anyway, Ben sat down with us (we made eye contact, alas) and explained how electricity worked.
  6. I met a friend who used to work where I work for dinner. I mean, I had dinner with a friend who used to work where I work. We had a great meal and a great time. The hipster restaurant shall remain nameless because they do not serve coffee, and whoever heard of such a thing?
  7. I tackled an unexpected project for work. It is going slowly and is frustrating because of a lack of decent source material. Or, it would be frustrating if I actually gave a damn.
  8. Thanksgiving was just great! I stayed in my jammies all morning, and watched the Macy's parade and listened to Alice's Restaurant and caught up with the National Dog Show.
  9. And then SonnyeBoy arrived! Yay!
  10. And then we had Thanksgiving dinner! I made the pie, but did not make a dinner. Instead, we went to the Black Powder Tavern for their Thanksgiving buffet. It was really really really good, and we are very thankful for that.