23 November 2016

Thanksgiving

I still can't believe that tomorrow is Thanksgiving AND that this is our second Thanksgiving together.

Unfortunately, Alex has a stomach bug, poor thing. We're hoping that come tomorrow he'll be feeling better or at least well enough to eat. He's a little bummed too because he was supposed to make an "interesting cheese plate" to bring over to my parents'. But now it looks as though a cheese plate constructed by Alex might not be such a great idea... ;)

Since I'll be taking a social media sabbatical tomorrow I wanted to go ahead and share what I am thankful for and I encourage you to do the same in the comments below!

This year I am thankful for a lot of things; things like love, happiness, health, my family and friends. I'm thankful for the relationship that Alex & I have - a relationship that has given me so much happiness and stability (and I can't wait to marry him!). I am thankful for my wonderful family and the amazing family that I will be marrying into. I am thankful for my best friend Megan because I know she'll always be there for me no matter what. I'm also thankful for bunny Olive - because I don't think life would be as fun without her in it.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Don't forget to leave what your thankful for in the comments below. I can't wait to read them.

Gainesville Day Trip: Devil's Millhopper & Retirement Home for Horses

A few weekends ago Alex & I went to Gainesville. The main reason we went was because we wanted to checkout the Devil's Millhopper and the Retirement Home for Horses Inc. The weather was perfect and since Gainesville is only a little over 2 hours from where we live, it was a nice day trip.
 The Devil's Millhopper is a geological state park and nature preserve that consists of a sinkhole that is is over 120 feet deep. Within the sinkhole exists a miniature rain forest that people have been visiting since the early 1880's. There are over 200 steps that descend into the bowl shaped cavity. Needless to say it was pretty awesome! After we saw the sinkhole we traveled back up the steps and walked around the nature preserve that surrounds it.
After the Devil's Millhopper, we headed to lunch at a local Mexican restaurant and drove to the Retirement Home for Horses. We had a 5lb bag of carrots with us, which came in handy because not only is it 2 carrots for the admission fee, but we had the chance to feed the horses. Well, actually I fed the horses - Alex just watched. I think he realized I would get a lot more out of it than he would. Either way, spending time with those horses was pretty amazing and I look forward to going back there sometime in the future.

01 November 2016

Why I'm Doing NaNoWriMo This Month


Ah, NaNoWriMo. If you aren't in the writing community you might not know what this is. Hell, even if you ARE in the writing community you might not know what it is. NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month and it takes place every November as a way for writers to start creating their novel.

So, why am I doing NaNoWriMo this month? To challenge myself. I mainly write poetry and short stories and during my writing career (is it really a career if I just do it for myself?) I've struggled with creating anything longer than a short story. So I figured I'd stand up to the challenge of attempting to write a novel. I think it will be fun - even if I never share my novel with anyone.

Tomorrow night I'll be taking part of a write-in and I'm pretty excited about it.


And if I fail at this, so what. NaPoWriMo starts in April. ;)