Thursday, November 1, 2012

an attempt at a happiness project project...

Yes, I said attempt. I honestly don't know if I can pull this off, but I'm going to try. The ever-delightful and oh-so-adorable Heather challenged me to NaNoBloMo on my List of Fun/Challenging/Interesting Things to Do. (Actually she challenged me to NaNoWriMo, too, but I'm not nearly ready for that challenge yet!) And truth be told, I'm probably not up for this one either (though I'm going to try my goshdarn hardest!), which is why I'm not not officially signing up. I do hope, dear Heather, that it's okay with you if I go the unofficial route.

Now whether this is a good year to attempt this, I'm not sure. On the plus side, we will be home over Thanksgiving, and that rarely happens. (We cannot go to visit either of our families because our minivan has an exhaust leak that is getting to the inside of the van. Even if it wasn't cold in these here parts in late November, the windows don't work. Our car guy said fixing the problem would cost far more than the van is worth. We've known for a while that its days were numbered. It's been a great car for us for a long time, so we really can't complain. But, as we cannot afford to get a new-to-us [we always buy used cars] minivan at the moment, we're stuck close to home where we can use Rich's little car--no way it will hold the five us plus Bacon--for the time being. Aside: When we do get a new car next year, we will likely be getting rid of both of our current vehicles and learn to live as a one car family. Environmentally smart, money smart, but potentially stressful at times...we'll manage, I'm sure. /tangent) On the maybe-this-isn't-a-good-year side is the fact that Eva dear will be here for a few days. I'm not sure blogging is a hostess-friendly thing to do. But then again, maybe she'll let me post pictures of her, and it will make for easy posts. :)

Okay, since I've gone and babbled on for so long, I think I can consider this good for Day 1, right?

5 comments:

Jean said...

Good call on not trying NaNoWriMo this year. I'd hate to have had to dope-slapped you out of it. NaNoBloMo is much more reasonable given all that is going on in your life right about now. Bummer about the van, but I am sure you will enjoy being in your own home for the holidays. Is Tofurky on the menu? It would be here were Steve to be at home.

Kailana said...

I look forward to your posts, Debi! And how wonderful that Eva is coming to visit. One of these days I want to meet a book blogger. I feel like I am the only one that hasn't had that chance. :(

Trish said...

Whoa!!! This is awesome Debi! And don't worry about the rest...just go with the flow. Look forward to hearing more about your progress!

Chris said...

I for one am SUPER excited about you posting every day :D I may try to do the same but I'm by no means committing myself to that as we know how that tends to go :p Sorry to hear about the car :( I say get a prius! But you probably can't all fit in a prius, huh? I feel your pain though…I need to get the damage fixed from my wreck and also need my breaks AND my battery cable replaced and it'll probably total the car with all of that :( And I really can NOT afford a new one right now. And honestly, I'd love to buy a new car LIKE a prius that would be much less stressful on the environment but don't know where the hell the money would come from. I do know that if I didn't have debt, I could afford a really NICE car note. But alas, that isn't the case :/ Such is life, eh? LOL

Heather said...

Hee hee! I don't care how you do it, as long as I get Debi-ness every day! Woot! I totally forgot I did that!! LOL :D