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”

Camp NaNo Progress: Month’s End

Last week, I finally acknowledged to myself that there was no way I’d be able to meet my goal of 20,000 words written on the novel during July 2021, and I reluctantly revised my goal to 15,000. Last night, with an hour and forty-five minutes left in the month, I achieved that revised goal. AsContinue reading “Camp NaNo Progress: Month’s End”

Camp NaNo Progress, or Lack Thereof

Oh, no! July is almost over, and my Camp NaNoWriMo goal is still unmet. I was doing well earlier in the month, but I fell behind in the last couple weeks, and I have not yet been able to catch up. (NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month, in which writers try to write an entireContinue reading “Camp NaNo Progress, or Lack Thereof”

Who Turned Out the Lights?

I was sitting at my laptop when something began rumbling outside. At first I thought it was an airplane. But it continued too long for that. Then it stopped. And started again. It took me a minute to realize that I was hearing some particularly epic thunder, though it didn’t look like rain outside. WithinContinue reading “Who Turned Out the Lights?”

Camp NaNo Update

After getting off to a great start on July’s Camp NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), I have fallen behind. My trip to Tangier Island cut into my writing time, but I’ve also had trouble getting back into it since I’ve returned. So many things have gotten in the way! I’m not terribly far behind, butContinue reading “Camp NaNo Update”