Les Beehive Photo Challenge: Days 23-31

The end of this challenge!

December 23: Groceries
December 23: Groceries

December 24: Festive Eve
December 24: Festive Eve Per tradition we inflated an air mattress in an attempt to ambush Santa, per tradition, he came while I was in the bathroom.

December 25: Festive Day
December 25: Festive Day Enjoyed good music and good company all day long. Lots of leftovers and cozy togetherness.

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Les Beehive Photo Challenge: Days 11-22

Everything has been so busy lately, but I have kept up with shooting, if not sharing, my photos for this challenge.

December 11: Someone else
December 11: Someone Else Shaun, grading papers.

December 12: Weather
December 12: Weather The snow was melting, the sun was shining.

December 13: Spooky Christmas
December 13: Spooky Christmas

December 14: Movement
December 14: Movement

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Les Beehive Photo Challenge: Days 7 – 10

The challenge is here.

December 7: Tradition
December 7: Tradition Whenever we get some measurable snowfall, no matter how cold it is, Shaun and I go for a magical wintery walk.

December 8: Something shiny
December 8: Something Shiny

December 9: Sleep wear
December 9: Sleep wear

December 10: Decor
December 10: Decor The last few school days have been snow days and it has been so comforting to have Shaun home. Really don’t want to let him go back, but hey, it’s almost Christmas break!

Les Beehive Photo Challenge: Days 4-6

The challenge.
December 4: Macro
December 4: Macro Waiting for Shaun to get home so I can go to the hospital. My grandma was dying.

December 5: Shadow
December 5: Shadow My grandma passed the night before. It was peaceful. My aunt was with her, I am glad for that.

December 6: Star
December 6: Star It started snowing last night, it snowed all morning. Snowflake snow. Magic, healing, therapeutic snowflake snow.

Les Beehive Photo Challenge: Days 1 -3

Doing this photo challenge!

Dec 1. Selfie

Day 1: Selfie It was hard to take this. I’m out of self portrait practice, and so unused to my profile. But that’s the point of doing this, gonna flex my self portrait muscles a bit this month during this challenge and then start a 365 self set in 2014.

december 2: work space

Day 2: Work Space In my housewife photographer industriousness I work everywhere. I do my photo editing at my desk, but I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, especially this past week with Thanksgiving, Second Thanksgiving, and Shaun home for every meal in between. I love love love to cook, and I have been extremely enthusiastic since I got the Isa Does It cookbook and put this side table out for sorely needed extra counter space.

December 3: Hat

Day 3: Hat  I’m feeling vulnerable and out of practice. I’m trying to maintain the feeling I had when I shot a private 365 self portrait set earlier this year. It was a completely honest project.

It’s going to be pretty warm today, but tomorrow night a cold front is moving in, with lots of winter precipitation for Thursday and Friday. Fingers crossed for more snow than ice.

NaNoWriMo: Days 4 – 6

Well golly! I think my blogging this year is suffering a bit for the fact that I’m doing a photo project seriously while I work on my NaNoWriMo, but I’m very happy that I’m not just taking crummy ipod camera photos all month!

three-hundred & eight

I added the additional challenge to the photo challenge that I always use my good camera with the 50mm 1.4 lens attached. No phoning it in!

three-hundred & nine

I had a few light writing days in a row (and I haven’t written yet today!) because of other obligations but I was only 520 words behind on Sunday night.
On day 4 I finished the day with 1146 words, day 5 I wrote 1117 and day 6 a whopping 0.

Adding to the weekend excitement we had two earthquakes. Those are weird around here. Now I’ve experienced four of them in my whole life, and all of those were in the past year and a half. We have little ones a lot, I guess, but not usually something you can feel, but at 2am Saturday morning, we had a 4.7 that woke us up, it mostly felt like someone being really irritating with a hammer outside, or a really strong wind rattling the windows. We had another that evening that just kept going! This one was a 5.6. Both of them were about 70 miles from us, but I read that you feel them like crazy this side of the rocky mountains. Mostly it was a neat experience, honestly, though I hope it isn’t a regular thing! Our houses aren’t built with earthquakes in mind, and mine was built in the 1920s. The basement supports are just a bunch of sandstone slabs stacked on one another.

9480 / 50000 words. 19% done!

NaNoWriMo Day 2 & 3

I’m trying to catch up here! I had a couple of really good writing days. Yesterday I wrote a whopping 4,257 words and today I managed 2,066, which is certainly not shabby. My novel feels a little formless this year, and while I’m certainly managing just fine, I don’t feel like it’s really found itself yet. I can’t wait for that switch when it feels like the novel is writing me.

That thing that happens where I suddenly get all sorts of other things done does seem to be burgeoning, however, and while the Halloween decor is still up (it’s so cold and windy, I wanna stay in by the furnace) and the sink is still full of cupcake related dishes, I did spend hours today working on a pretty rad video (that’s right, rad) which I hope to share soon-ish, as soon as it renders and uploads!

three-hundred & five
And of course I continue with the photo challenge I mentioned in my last entry, the prompt yesterday was “Stack of Books”, this is what I came up with.

I am currently rereading (aloud) Harry Potter & The Lord of The Rings (which sounds like a whole nother adventure), to Shaun. No Plot? No Problem! Is helping me slog through nanowrimo (current word count at this moment? 3045, but I hope to get to 4000 before the day is out) and the Illustrated Jane Eyre lives near my bed because I might, at any moment, decide to reread it for comfort.

7217 / 50000 words. 14% done!

NaNoWriMo Day 1


1. Reflection

Doing this photo challenge that my friend Bohemea came up with for November!

In addition, of course to NaNoWriMo. I got a slow start yesterday, feeling pretty wrung out from the Halloween festivities and excitements, 185 trick or treaters (our new record!), I was dragging my feet all day, and knowing that I was going to start this photo challenge, I really wanted to get my flickr photostream up to date, which meant editing and uploading all my photos from yesterday! I usually try to make a couple of big Halloween themed posts here on the blog, but time got away from me this year.  You see lots of stuff here. Anyway, I wrote 894 words in the early evening, with Shaun for a bit of word warring. I almost forgot to make it funny! Luckily an old gossip named Charity Damask came onto the scene, permanent aflutter, to bring in some comic relief.

894 / 50000 words. 2% done!