Thursday, November 27, 2014

I am grateful for:

1. My family

2. I stepped on the scale and was down 4 pounds

3. Every moment of sunshine I can get this winter.

4. My walks (made possible by sleeve surgery for weight reduction)

5. Online friends - including you!

We miss you, Brandon.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

words up, weight down

I wrote 147 words yesterday and 232 words today. Admittedly not a lot but significantly moving my story along!

It's not as cold here as yesterday but I am currently freezing so let's have some sunshine:

Warmer already. Whoo.

I had my second post op appt with the surgeon today and I have released another 6 pounds. I am releasing an average of a pound a day and that makes me pretty happy.

I found a place to walk indoors occasionally and I did today so let's celebrate both of those victories with more sunshine from Katrina and the Waves:

Walking On Sunshine!

Hey I need to put that on my ipod. What a great song to jam while walking.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Resonating words

"My Uncle Raphael was a painter and he used to say, "If the muse is late for work, start without her."  Peter S. Beagle

My friend, Delia Moran, who used to blog but now tumbles (hehehe) posted this on TUMBLR and I love it.

No progress report today as I need to step on the scale and write some words first.

We can still have a pretty picture or 2 though.

How about a Paper White:

Amaryllis anyone?

Have a lovely day and I hope your muse is not late.

Friday, November 14, 2014


Word count increase: 169 totaling 4410

Weight decrease: 4 lbs totaling 38.5

Here is an inspiration for the word count that could also work as an inspiration for the weight decrease:


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

word count increased, weight decreased

720 more words tonight.

34.5 lbs gone.

Need I say more? I think not.

Now for something pretty:

When I am thinner I will so be wearing purple yoga pants! Can't wait.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

828 precious words

That's how much I added to my nano story today. Got back into it, finally.

Feeling stronger physically.

Saw this recently and remember how much I loved it so let's share it:

Vincent Van Gogh's Poppies and Daisies. So beautiful.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Alive and kicking but not writing...

Yes, that's me. Still alive and kicking but not writing.

Work has zapped my creativity temporarily but I will get back to it. I haven't forgotten you or given up, NANOWRIMO.

I had a weak day today. Didn't gauge things or plan things well.

Tomorrow will be better!

"My name is Raylan Givens. I come alone, and with peaceful intent."

(Yes, him again. He makes me smile even on weak days. So sue me!)

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

NANOWRIMO words, voting and Eve and Roarke...

1091 words written this morning. Felt good, too.

And I voted. Then I avoided all things election because I prefer to hear the results after they are actual fact.

On other fronts:

Apparently there are a lot of people who are upset with Nora Roberts / J. D. Roberts for not giving Eve Dallas and Roarke a kid. Say what? Why? Can't 2 people live a beautiful life together without procreating? Give it a rest, people.

And Nora has spent years patiently explaining that she does not want to give them a child because she wants to be free of the constraints of parenthood in her writing of them.

She is being true to herself and her character.

Let. Nora. Be.

I need my Eve and Roarke fixes to get through this thing called life.

Why? People - Why?

Monday, November 3, 2014

The cherry in my popsicle

546 words for day 3 NANOWRIMO. I'm a happy camper, y'all.

In weight loss surgery circles, they speak of things they call non-scale victories; NSV.

Used to be I loved cherry. But I loved it in the form of sugar and fat laden pies or ice cream or - you get the picture.

My NSV today is - I am content with my cherry sugar-free popsicle. Thank you gastric sleeve surgery.

I can't tell you what's happening with the numbers on the scale right now because I can't get my scale to work. It's a while until the next doc visit. I'll try to go to the fitness center and weigh myself soon. I want to see those numbers decrease as my word count increases.

Meanwhile, I'll just sit here and suck on my sf cherry popsicle.

Hope you have something sweet to suck on - hehehe.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

it's the little things

Like managing to write another 532 words on day 2 of nano. And I like these, also.

I'm probably not gonna win but if I write every day for 30 days - I am going to be soooo happy.

Really enjoying Pandora radio, I must say. Definitely turns off that internal editor.

On the recovering surgery front - I went back to work today. Meh. It went okay.

I am a cubicle farmer:

Let's fight this dreariness with something sweet to look at, dream of, sigh over:

Oh Raylan how I miss you. Hope you're back soon even though it is just for one more season.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Me likey...

I put off my nano writing until the last minute. Then I wrote 524 precious words and - I love them.

As for pounds. I'm not weighing everyday so I'll just say that so far since I started this a while back my weight has decreased by 31 lbs.


And in completely unrelated news, I go back to work tomorrow. Sigh.