Thursday, November 6, 2008

A Little of This ... A Little of That.

TIME is racing much too quickly and I'm behind on my Nanowrimo word count, which I vowed wouldn't happen - but did.
It couldn't be because I've aimlessly been wandering around the house when I'm not at work, or volunteering or doing yoga, could it?
Fall is in full swing here in Oregon, with all the lovely leaves falling, falling, falling - as you can see in the picture here. The Mister and I came out into the kitchen one morning and it was as if it had snowed. The overhead windows in the sunroom off the kitchen were almost completely covered, obscuring the light and making our little house much darker. The leaves are gone now. He got busy and washed them all off. I miss them, but I like the light.
I don't know if I told you I joined a journaling group where we get "prompts" on Sunday to jog our brains and get us working creatively in our journals. It's called SoulJournal. Here is a page done with favorite phrases I chose that struck a chord with me. Some are my own, others belong to people whose thoughts I admire. If you have a favorite I'll try and find it for you. Or you can always Google it.
Tonight I hopefully got rid of some malware that landed in my computer. It was a "popup" that told me my computer was infected. Said to download Microsoft virus cleanup to "pervent" damage to my files. So I searched for help online and found some that looked legit. I had to go into my system configuration utility and deselect "brastk." (Which I was happy to do!) Well, the popup is gone, and the little red circle with the white X is gone from the toolbar. Let's hope it stays that way. Remember: Be careful out there! It can be a wide, dangerous Webiverse.
On a much, much brighter note: I attended Valley Art Gallery's Annual Artist Event on Monday and bought myself something wonderful. It's the bracelet you see in the photo, the one with the crystals, silver skulls and the onyx horn-shaped charm. Handmade by Linda Hayes, a Yamhill, Oregon jewelry artist. She studied books and writings on the Vikings and fashioned a bracelet that one of the Viking maidens might have worn. I will wear it as my charm as I ruthlessly crank out the words for Nanowrimo! Offhand, I cannot think of anyone who deserves something like this more than - femminismo!

9 comments:

Southern Girl said...

I couldn't agree more that YOU DESERVE IT! I can only imagine the sounds the charms make as you type away... and wow, I didn't see the skulls until I clicked to enlarge. Nothing is an inspiration for writing (or anything else) more than little, constant reminders of our own mortality. (: Haha. P.S. How's your autumnal rose holding up? I had to bring my potted bougainvilla inside!

femminismo said...

Oh, the roses look so sad, drenched, cold and their beauty consumed by the rain. Wow! I think I'll save that for Nanowrimo! I am a little over 5000 words and ... behind. Should be at 8K. Yes, the skulls clattering do make me think of my own mortality. I have worked in an anagram of Nanowrimo in a character's name. I am so proud of myself it's sickening!! Thanks for checking in. - jeanne

Christy said...

I love your SJ page. Perfect layout and love the sentiments.

Candace said...

So thrilled about that jewelry... you totally should have that. It is cool and spectacular -- I love those skulls. LOL.

Well, Nanowrimo is whipping my butt this week. I hope to catch up this weekend. It's all for fun, right?

morningDove said...

Your SJ Trusting The Journey page is wonderful. I like that you tore your pages - the rough edge and wave of torn pieces add interst. Your background is intriguing - sheet music and is that something patriotic? thanks for sharing, love the bright room.

Francine Cronos said...

Your SJ page is awesome. Great job!
Francine

KathrynAntyr said...

I love the sheet music for you SJ page. The quotes are excellent. Let go, give in...

The bracelet rocks! Good luck with the Nanowrimo. It is a good tough challenge. It is good to be pushed, especially when we've taken up the challenge and didn't have it imposed on us. Now stop reading this and get back to your writing!

LOL k

Edumentor said...

Love the SJ page. I'm still working on mine. I'm doing nanowrimo too, and by "doing" I mean that I've written one page and obsessing about not doing more...

Ro Bruhn said...

What a lovely sunroom, this would be a great place to do art, sitting back with your journal and a cuppa. We are having an early summer 32deg C today, it's evening now with much need light rain falling, quite steamy. I and the garden love it.