It is a truth universally acknowledged that a rainy day becomes much cheerier when one is in possession of a turquoise umbrella.


This, That, and the Other

If you'll care to glance over at the right-hand sidebar (right over there, see? :)), you'll notice that I have 12,000 words on my Nanowrimo novel so far! Okay, so for those of you who are regular word machines, this might not seem like a big deal, but it definitely is for me. It's the most I've ever achieved on a novel. Ever. Sure, I'm two days from working at the voting polls all day last week and the other from being out of town yesterday. Yes, I probably could have reached my word count if I'd really pushed myself on those days, but I was tired, so just pity me. ;) I plan on catching up today and hopefully reaching 16, 667. Wooh! And it really hasn't interrupted my life at all as of yet. I've found that I work best at night and can achieve my daily 1,667 words in a relatively short amount of time. No, it's not something I'd burden y'all with the task of reading yet, but at least it's there!

Speaking of working at the voting polls, it was a really great experience! Elisabeth and I had been poll officers at the elections back in August in our small town's precinct, but I don't think it was anywhere near as busy as it was last week. We were in charge of the computers, scanning the voter's license or manually creating a voter's card. It was something of a whirl, with hardly any breaks in voters from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, but it was fun, too! It was also funny, because Elisabeth wasn't able to come until later because of classes, so I was sitting there working without her and voters I knew kept saying, "Hi, Erin!" or "How are you doing today, Erin?" I would respond, but I was thinking to myself, Wow, folks sure have gotten good at telling me and Elisabeth apart.

I had forgotten that I was wearing a name-tag. :P

And the Other:
Since tomorrow is Veteran's Day, I thought I would share two pics with y'all of my dad when he was in the US Navy from 1982-1986. He was a Search and Rescue Swimmer and is considered a veteran (I told him it's hard for me to wrap my mind around that with him being so young and all). :)

Happy Veteran's Day to all those who have served our country as well!

Have a great day! :)

2 thoughts:

Kara said...

A wondrous post m'dear Erin! Good luck on your Nanowrimo essay thing. :D

lol It sounds like you have been busy, lately!

Happy Veteran's Day!



Erin said...

Thanks, Kara! :)) *hugs*