Bucket List To Own

Bucket lists are weird. I recently read a book that was about fulfilling a bucket list and that made me think of mine. I don’t have a bucket list in the traditional sense, but I do have a list of things I would like to own before I die. Let me see if I can make this like a tag.

Dream Car

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Photo From Pixabay

As you might be able to tell from the picture above my dream car is a Model T Ford. Souped-up of course.

Dream Residence

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Photo From Pixabay

A Farm. I don’t want pigs, or necessarily ducks and rabbits, but you get the idea. I want it to be big enough for a couple of small crops, some meat, and some pleasure animals (because I don’t want to use horses for much).

Dream Out Building

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Photo From Pixabay

I’d say this is a lovely self-explanatory picture, but what I really want are those super awesome rolling/sliding shelves that some colleges have. I want to be able to lock some books away as not appropriate for young eyes.

Room In The House

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Picture From Pixabay

If my library is in an outbuilding that means I have room in the house for a sewing room. Right? An ancient sewing machine, an outer wall shelf, table, ironing board thing. Windows galore. And on the inner walls cabinets of fabric.

Dream Pet

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Photo From Pixabay

A shire. I want a big horse. A Clydesdale. One of the gentle giants. A draft horse.

I do want to tag a few people to do this.

A Barefoot Gal

Ariana’s Flying Life

Life in Kyoto

Plaid Petticoats

The Purple Skirt Blog

Updates will happen.

Recent Stressors

A “My Life Lately”, “Nutshell”, “Plate Update”, “Recap”, etc.

For the past eight-plus months I’ve feeling more tired than I should. This is minor, but when added to life recently.

Grandpa is turning ninety next month. He lives four hours away. The party will be start at three o’clock and we have to be home for B’s SAT test the next morning. I will be working the day before. I may be in charge of decorating his cake, it will not live up to his eightieth birthday cake. I am in charge of putting together a birthday video.

I’ve been babysitting. She is around a year old. Recently that family had a grandmother die from cancer. Once a week I work at the library. This job is a combination of janitorial work, boredom, being stern, selling fizzy drinks, and actual library duties. Air BnB cleaning has been minimal, but I may be taking on another house cleaning job.

I volunteer at the food pantry. This should be known by regular readers. It means that most of Tuesday is spent on that. Recently it’s been super busy as a number of regulars are sick. The “elders” are a blessing.

Grammarly assures me that my text sounds sad. I would disagree, somewhat as I feel more tired than sad.

Reading. Writing. Filming. Sewing. Picture taking. Editing. Have all been happening. Some more than others, and in various different forms.

So social media has fallen behind. I have managed to create videos, I find that they are fairly quick and require only a computer. I do plan on blogging more, now that I’m past m 200th post. I did spend a bit of time this week working on a super cool MCU Adventures In Odyssey crossover video

 

Blog Post #200

Woke up a bit late today, but Mom did as well so it didn’t matter. After a cold cereal breakfast, I cleared the table before listening to what my family had been doing over the week. Everyone has been busy. Then I shared what I had been doing. Last week was hectic that is why this post is only happening today.

I filmed a bit and then edited a video to go up on my BookTube channel on Monday. While the video rendered I listened to Stowaway. After a couple of minutes, my hands got bored, so I began taping the edges of my books. It helps them stay nice longer when you have neiphlings like I do.

After a Mexican inspired lunch, I finished taping the books. Then I put on YouTube and cut out some skirt pieces for the pattern I’m working on. I love the colors I’m using together. Purple and red.

Then I worked on the first page of my bullet journal.

A Large Year End Post

I don’t know what happened this year, but I was busy. So skip what you like, but kindly pay attention to the first section.

Social Media

I started an Instagram. It’s smallish. I mainly post about Fashion, Sewing, and Life.

I started a Bookstagram. It’s a bit bigger.

I started a Youtube Channel. It will be primarily about books. I also plan on doing fact sections. My goal with it is to have five thousand followers by the end of the year. I know this is crazy as most people don’t care about the books I love at all. YAY!

I also have a Ko-fi account. This month I haven’t done much on it, but I plan on doing more in 2020.

I have a Reedsy account. I haven’t done much with it, but I could…

I use Pinterest off and on. Yeah, skip it.

Writing

I participated and won both Camp Nano’s and Nanowrimo.

I wrote some this year. I finished my novella/middle-grade novel Aleah Ash. Now it just needs a few readers, a bit more editing, and then I may see about publishing it.

I worked on plotting my steampunk trilogy. Literally.

I got a good way into the rough draft of Containsia book one. I plan on finishing it soon. My hope is to start work on book two next Nanowrimo.

I also have written a few recipes for my cookbook, but write now I’m struggling with how serious it should be. (Strange Humor or Mostly Sensible) I hope to get further along with it.

Blog

This year I grew as a blogger. I did well and learnt lots. I got rid of a bunch of pointless subscribers. I participated in blog tours.

Family and Life

January

I don’t know what happened. I visited Arkansas. Don’t have plans

February

Wrote my 100th blog post. Designed a floor plan. Still no plans

March

It happened. G-pa’s turning 90

April

Made myself a silk skirt. Participated in Camp Nano. It started raining. Maybe go to NY and Camp Nano

May

M’s best friend got married. I was part-time photographer. No plans

June

Went camping. Took a trip. Saw two weddings. Visited Canada for the first time in my memory. Explored a tornado aftermath. (Do you want to hear about that?) Went swimming. No plans

July

Turned 20. Did Camp Nano No plans Camp Nano

August

Is in the past. Plans???

September

Started Sustainable Tuesday. Started planning on my sister’s leaving. No plans

October

Planned for Nanowrimo. Had a crazy dream. Pattern tested. Got a job. Got a second job. No plans

November

Sisters left. Did Nanowrimo. Got a Niece. Updated my room. Got a third job. Saw Niece. Nanowrimo. (visit Israel???)

December

Was busy. Got left behind. Spent a week by myself. No plans.

Reading

Yes that is one hundred and seventy seven books. This year I plan on reading 500 books at least.

Nanowrimo Update: Two Weeks Left

As I had no idea how to title this update I decided why not go with a statement of fact. If you want to check out the past couple of updates this is last weeks and this is the first.

You may have noticed that there were no blog posts at all this week. I had four or five planned but they all fell through, due to bad internet connection, lack of time, lack of resources, and a general not wanting to. Also, the one I wanted to do on Friday I want to check with a friend before I post it as it could be seen as a little mean…

Oh, yeah this is a Nano update. Let me remember:

es 1 Oh wait that is to far back in the past. Just this past week will do.

Sunday, I didn’t do super well, but I had to work for five hours so that was fine.

Monday, I was supposed to do really well on Monday, but I got accused of something I hadn’t done and it really hurt. I couldn’t get it out of my mind and I couldn’t write.

Tuesday, the after-effects of Monday were still reverberating through my mind, I also spent the day volunteering so I got little more than two hundred words written.

Wednesday, I had to work for a few hours and cook dinner, but I got more than two thousand words written.

Thursday, I had five hours of work that I spent making a cute scene for the library. I only got a couple thousand words written.

Friday. I was babysitting, so I only got a couple hundred words written in the morning. I had to quit writing a bit before five so I could help get ready for Sabbath as I make a point of not writing on the Sabbath.

Saturday, I was able to get a bit over a thousand words written after supper even though Mom was reading aloud a book to us. I hope to do better than that author, who I will not mention, but if you really want to know I did just add the book to Goodreads, so… Do with that knowledge as you will.

Next week should be calmer and so I hope to be able to get ahead as I am will be spending the last week of the month traveling to see family.

Now for a snippet

would switch which arm I was carrying it with at the end of every mountain.

I understood as I walked with the shield why soldiers at least would see the Jaars Mountains as dreadfully treacherous. The large size of the kite shield makes walking over the rough terrain absolutely horrible. I had to lift it up over this, while watching the top to make sure any of the weapon catchers didn’t catch on a branch. Meanwhile the sword was acting as a loose limb that doesn’t even bend.

For two half mountains I tried carrying the sword in my opposite hand as well. That was a little easier in some ways, but the lack of rest of either arm was too much and I had to quit. Dunnos was sympathetic but he enjoyed the fact that because of my weapons we were forced to walk at a speed he could keep up with even in cat form. Sam was impatient with the speed

It’s a classic horrible snippet, but things are starting to get exciting. If you’ve been following my Ko-fi account, you may have run across ****, he has a name now, it’s Bill.

I have been eating cabbage as my snack, it’s been lovely.

I hope I’m not going to light on the descriptions it took me until page 27 to mention the fact that the main character is ambidextrous and that is the only thing you know about him. Or anyone, except Dunnos and Sam.

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