Friday, November 4, 2011

A little bit of this and a little bit of that

Last week I was going to write a light spirited post about childhood harvest festivals. It was going to be descriptive of my memorable costumes growing up and the wacky booths we came up with, hoping someone would pay a ticket to marry a couple of people by binding their hands with a piece of stapled construction paper or standing against an outside wall in a swimsuit and allowing people to throw water balloons at you. I was going to talk about cake auctions, silly skits, and talented musicians. But you see life got in the way and I had other more important things to do and my lazy bone started acting up and I had to read one more chapter in my book and so it never got done.
This evening my thoughts are scattered and no cohesive thought worth writing about it presenting itself. One of the things at the forefront of my thoughts is my novel for National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo. I wrote more about this on my writing blog if you want to read more about this. After I finish this post and eat some dinner I will be typing madly with the goal being to add as many words as I possibly can to my word count before my brain shuts down, my fingers ache or I just lose determination and spend the rest of my evening eating brownies, watching movies, and crocheting hats.
Yes, I said crocheting hats. This is the other project that is vying for my time and I'll admit is in the long run the better use of my time. My church is sending a group of people to the community we support in Swaziland. The goal is to make around 120 hats or as many as possible before the team leaves in February. The hats I make will be keeping a child warm in a couple of months during their winter. There will be many people contributing to this project, but I'm good at making hats and I'm fast. I want to contribute as many as I can. Here is another confession, kind of like my word count I want to see how many I can possibly get down in the next couple of months. Is 25 too many? Can I become a hat making machine and astonish myself with the sheer number of hats that fly from my fingertips? I don't know. All I know is that hats and words will be filling this month.
These are the fun things to take up my time. I still have to work, got to school, do homework, meet with my learning team, make time for other social engagements and sleep. So if my posts are only moderately interesting or very short please forgive me. I will pick up strong come December.
I'm about to make pizza. I'm very excited about this. A friend is bringing toppings over so it could be any sort of pizza. I also have a brownie mix and ice cream. Although today is technically Friday, for me it is actually Thursday in that I work tomorrow, but am off on Sunday, anyway I'm planning on eating like it is Friday night. I am hoping I make it to bed by eleven so I can be up bright eyed and bushy tailed at 4 am, well at least with my eyes cracked open wide enough to drive to work and my brain alert enough so I don't drive in the opposite lane of traffic. Enough little bits of things for now. I hope you all have a great weekend.


  1. Kristin, I sympathize with the writing and the crocheting. I have several assignments due at the beginning of December, so writing will definitely fill this month for me as well. Also, I've been crocheting ear warmers as a new little business. Undoubtedly faster than hats, I made 28 last week! So go for it, girl! You can do it! Love ya!

  2. I'm sure I can it does make my life more interesting. Good luck on your papers.