NaNo Novel Progress

I’m more than a week into National Novel Writing month, so it’s about time for an update. I’m a NaNo Rebel this year, meaning I’m not following the usual NaNoWriMo protocol of beginning with a brand new novel project at the beginning of the month and planning to write 50,000 words on it during theContinue reading “NaNo Novel Progress”

World Postcard Day!

Happy World Postcard Day! This is celebrated October 1, which is considered the anniversary of the invention of the postcard (by the Austrian postal service in 1869). You may have seen my other posts about sending and receiving postcards to and from correspondents around the world, through the Postcrossing program. Today, in honor of WorldContinue reading “World Postcard Day!”

Stepping Up

I’ve been wearing a Fitbit lately, making a conscious effort to get more exercise, even if it’s just walking around the neighborhood. Everyone talks about taking 10,000 steps a day, but it turns out that there is absolutely no scientific evidence that 10,000 should be the goal. For most of us, 10,000 every day isContinue reading “Stepping Up”

Daydreaming?

I recently got a new Fitbit and have been exploring all the different features. One thing I only just started looking into is its sleep-tracking abilities. Supposedly, if I wear it to bed it can tell when I’m asleep from my heart rate and the lack of steps taken, and can even pinpoint when I’mContinue reading “Daydreaming?”

Magic Bullets: Weird Holidays

Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! Or, if you prefer, you could celebrate National White Wine Day today. Or start your day off with a big bowl of cereal; it’s also National Raisin Bran Day. Yes, these are all actual observances for today, August 4. I love weird holidays. I love them enough so thatContinue reading “Magic Bullets: Weird Holidays”

Magic Bullets: More Cover Pages

A few months ago I started keeping a bullet journal. My journal has a Harry Potter theme, because I started it in response to a bullet-journaling online workshop given by my Harry Potter group. In the post at that link I included a copy of my very first original bullet journal page, the cover pageContinue reading “Magic Bullets: More Cover Pages”