Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Bye-Bye NaNo

In our city, we have brush, bulky item pickup twice a year. Our normal time for our neighborhood is in October. Due to weather and other problems we received notice Friday that our pick up day would be November 12. I love this day. You can put out front anything you want hauled off: couches, chairs, tree limbs, washers, dryers, old wooden fence sections, just about anything except hazardous items and construction materials. I hate hauling stuff off or paying someone to do it for me.

On Saturday, along with my neighbors, I got busy, and overdid it. I'm now walking crooked with a minor lower back problem. (I have had the major problem where you roll off the couch onto the floor and crawl to where you want to go so this is a piece of cake) My back is a lot better this morning, and I know I'll be out and about soon, but sitting at the computer longer than a few minutes is not a good idea. So, I quit working on NaNoWritMo, but I have a great beginning so I'm not sorry about that.

I curled up in my recliner with some nibble treats, tea, and a very nice muscle relaxer. On top of that, my sister gave me her Kindle to try out a whole novel and I found out a chapter into Glass Castle that I forgot I was reading on a device. That's another check on the plus side, but on the floor next to the recliner is a couple of "real" novels. I'm all set for a few days of self-indulgence.

Good luck to those that are staying the course.

20 comments:

  1. Nibble treats, tea, a muscle relaxer, a recliner, and a stack of books? Would I be a horrible person for saying that part of me is a tiny bit jealous? Kidding of course (well, at least half-kidding). I'm so sorry about the back injury (those can be so painful), and hope you feel better! And hey, just because you can't sit in front of a computer doesn't mean you can't get to know your characters and do some novel plotting in your head :)

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  2. Sorry to hear about your back! But I'm kind of with Jess about being a tiny bit jealous. I think sometimes these things happen as a way to force us to settle down, relax and take care of ourselves for a while. I hope you feel better soon!

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  3. Oh no! Take care of yourself and enjoy the Kindle while you're recuperating.

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  4. Jess and Kristie, LOL, I understand because the bright spot is that it's minor and not the other kind. This way I can enjoy my temporary ill health :)

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  5. So sorry to hear about your back. Been there, done that. I'm glad it's the minor problem, not the major one. Still, even minor problems need lots of TLC with nibble treats, tea, and whatever else helps. Excellent about the Kindle tryout. What a nice sister :) Feel better!

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  6. Sorry to hear about your back. But being forced to read instead of write is tragic, right(wink)? Enjoy your down time.

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  7. Sympathy! I have a little lower back trouble and it can be misery. You do the right thing by not sitting at the computer. Shame about NaNo but you don't seem too disappointed since, as you say, you have a good beginning.

    I was interested in your comment about the Kindle as I'm thinking of getting one - still reading reviews of it and pondering...

    Take care.

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  8. Continue to take care of yourself--who knows, maybe the rest of NaNo project is working itself out (like your back is while you're in the recliner) in your head while you rest :-)

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  9. You've got a great start so it will happen in its own time. You're crock-potting it instead of Microwaving it!!! :O)

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  10. Andrea, Shellie, Christine, Kenda, and Diane thank you for stopping by with your sweet comments.

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  11. I hope your back feels better!! Don't worry about Nano - like you said, you now have a beginning that you wouldn't have otherwise. Enjoy the books and feel good.

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  12. Backs can be such a nuisance! Take care and enjoy the time you get to read.

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  13. Hope you feel better quickly! And atleast you got a beginning down!

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  14. Lisa, Kathryn, and Laura, thank you. I'm enjoying the reading but I'm moving around a whole lot better so I'm not sure how long I can milk this :)

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  15. I gave this year up before beginning. I have determined that I need to be more reliable about just writing SOMETHING every day. I started the latest blog with that in mind and am writing at least every other day. Great for me.

    Get well soon!

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  16. Good for you, Ingrid! That's what I try to do but I don't always succeed.

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  17. We have a basement full of junk we need to get hauled away (we're FINALLY planning to redo the basement), but first we'll have to figure out how to get the stuff hauled out since our waste management company doesn't do that. I think it would be worth a sore back to get that stuff cleared out. Feel better soon!

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  18. Susan, that's why I was so excited when I moved here and found out the city did this twice a year. Before I moved from the other town I paid someone to haul off all the stuff I wasn't going to bring with me. Of course you should see our neighborhood right now. Junk on the front curb of everyone's house, tree trimmers came in and filled the rest of the curbs with cut branches, etc. This goes on for a couple of weeks, then it takes a week for the trucks to pick up everything, afterwords the area is all spiffy again.

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  19. I'm SO sorry about your back! But glad you got a good start with NaNo.

    I'm re-following. A glitch in Blogger forced me to get a new blog, almost the same title. I imported everything, but of course the old link will no longer work, and I also lost all my followers (they don't get imported). So I'm re-connecting to those I want to keep following!!

    I just read your post about the Kindle. I got a Nook a number of months ago. I still prefer printed books, but I can't afford to buy very many. I can get at least 3 sometimes 4 e-books for the price of one print book! So, that's good. And I rather like the device. Very compact. Can take it with me wherever I go. Ah, technology.

    Hope your back heals soon and well!!
    Ann

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  20. I went over to your site and followed you again. I'm glad things are getting settled and I love the tabs on your blog. Was changing over to a new template with tabs the cause of it?

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