Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Bring it on!

Wowzer, wowzer, wowzer! I have really missed blogging lately and have been trying to get back on here. So here I am!

So much has been going on around here. Halloween was a ton of fun with our sweet babies despite the fact that I fell and apparently twisted my ankle something fierce. All I know is it is swollen, bruised, and super sore.

This past week we have been remodeling our bedroom. We took everything out and painted the walls a beautiful blue. We still have to cut and paint the trim before installing it but the room already looks amazing! I don't want any more white walls in my house whatsoever!

Now on to something that I am super excited about. The kids, eh, not as much. As many bloggers probably already know, November is NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month. The kids and are participating for the first time this year and I can't wait to see what the kids write about! There is a preset word minimum for adults of 50,000 that I hope to achieve but I have adjusted both of the kids goals. Sage is expected to write a minimum of 24,000 words and Raiden's goal is 15,000. That doesn't sound too difficult for a 13 and 10 year old, does it? I'm hoping that next year Sage will be able to make the 50,000 word goal! You may want to say a little prayer for us. We're getting started a bit late! (the story of my life)

1 comment:

Nellie Bracho said...

I'm a writing enthusiast myself and I think those word count goals you set for the kids are reasonable and achievable. They are lucky to have a mom who is mindful of what a great opportunity this is for them. This kind of thing is fun and very educational. The practical experience of it is priceless. I hope they will come to appreciate the creativity of writing and what a useful tool it is to use to express themselves and how therapeutic it can be when their heads get too much going on inside and need an outlet. Also its a great way to share what they have inside with others and possibly help someone somewhere with their own perspective in life.