Wednesday, October 29, 2014

State of the Sparkle *006*

It's Wednesday and I'm wearing pink... are you?

I drew the prompt for this week's Fishbowl Friday...


I know it's only week 2, but this is what I LOVE about this whole Fishbowl Friday thing... TROPICAL is probably the furthest thing from my mind when it comes to nails and October! I'm so boots, scarves, and salted caramel at the moment!!! What shall I make from this prompt? You'll have to check back Friday to find out!

Tried to get Peanut into the whole boxed Mac N Cheese thing earlier this week, because kids love that stuff, right? Nope. Not my Peanut. I even got the ones shaped like goldfish, thinking it would entice her, and she wanted nothing to do with it. However, I discovered that with a little bit of spaghetti sauce, meatballs, a ton of garlic, and half a ton of ground red pepper... it's actually pretty tasty. 

We're not even going to talk about all the things I've been pinning lately... Why is it that as soon as I'm on a No Buy, it seems like the best idea to "window" shop all the stores online. In multiple tabs. I'm filling up virtual carts like someone is actually going to buy me all this stuff! Hahahahahaha... no. But still...

I was really excited to see the rocket launch last night. I calibrated the compass on my phone. Found the perfect location on the front porch. Brought Peanut and Granny Sparkle outside with me. So disappointed that it blew up. Maybe next time?!?

Zoya is hosting a really fun giveaway right now where you can make your own polish. One lucky winner will get the polish they designed! Spare a vote for Luna Rue and Jayne? Please?!? Thanks!!!

Since Friday is Halloween, we'll be taking Peanut trick-or-treating later this week. Then, there's a party at school on Friday, and a family kiddo party that evening. Pictures to come, I promise! Okay, maybe just one picture while you wait...

how else would you wear a bucket?

Speaking of pictures... I really need to start some sort of photo "dump" post (for lack of a better word.) Not because we're lacking in the Pics O' Peanut department around here, but I can't ever download new updates on my phone, that's how many pictures I take hoard. I never seem to remember to go through the pics and delete them. Also, I'm addicted to shooting Sparklegirl in "burst" mode, because she's a wiggly little critter. Suzanne chronicles her adorably cute little bebehs in this fashion, and I love those posts. She does them weekly and is currently on No. 208! I'm still brainstorming how I could do something similar and what I'd call the series, because I overthink EVERYTHING that needs a name. Suggestions?!?

Last, but certainly not least, not in the very least, least... National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo for short) begins this Saturday!!! What is NaNoWriMo you might ask?!? Well... it's this crazy month of writing with absolute reckless abandon in the hopes that at the end of it all, you've got at least 50,000 words or more, just around the length of typical published novel.

http://nanowrimo.org/participants/seizethesparkle
Add me as a writing buddy... seizethesparkle!

This year, I've got a vague idea of how my story can start and a really rough plot, and that's about it.  And when I say really rough... I mean, like... r...o...u...g...h... Little miss protag doesn't even have a name yet! So... less of a direction than last year, but that's the point. It's supposed to really put you under the gun and get you creating. 1,667 words per day to be exact.

Just how many words is 1,667? A lot. (This entire post contains 727 words. Not nearly as many as you would think!) It's really difficult! Last year was the first year I really participated, and I didn't come close to finishing. I ended with 16,469 officially, 19,562 unofficially. I forgot to upload my last little spurt of writing before November was over. Soooo... this is going to be a really big challenge for me!

In addition, last year, I ended up only posting 4 times during November. I really hope to post waaaaay more than that this time around. So... those are my goals. "Win" NaNoWriMo and keep the blog alive.

I think that's it... for now, anyway!   

-S

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