Recap on November and sewing happening again

So, it’s been a week of holidays from blogging and I have to say that it’s been great to come home from work at night and know that I don’t have to try and find something witty or interesting to write about, and that I can just sit on the couch, watch some tv, read a book and just chill. Though having said all that, I was beginning to miss my little blog over here. It’s bee a week since I have done any writing of any sort. I’m missing it all to be honest.

So a recap over November (which I had actually planned to do on the first of the month, but quite obviously that didn’t happen). November was for me a month of stress, highs and lows. I would like to say that the family issues have resolved themselves, but they haven’t, in fact, they have only gotten worse. Having spent the past 30 years fighting with family members over various stupid and petty things (I’m only 34, that’s pretty much my whole life), I’ve given up and I refuse to fight anymore, I really have lost the will. I have the wonderful love and support of my partner, whom I just couldn’t imagine living without, and I have a wonderful stepdaughter who I love and cherish, and from now on, they are the only two important people in my life. Everyone else comes second and if it’s going to be such a fight to keep everyone else in my life, then I think maybe it’s time not to have them in my life. That’s how much I have given up. So that, was the very low point of the month (of the year really.)

Onto brighter and better things. The official word count for NaNoWriMo was 50,157 words. SUCCESS! Yes, I actually did it, I’m so bloody pleased with myself. I will admit, that at the end of the night, when I was completely and utterly stressed, I inserted text back in that I had originally deleted, but, well, I worked it back in, so it’s not cheating. A bit of a blurring perhaps, but not cheating (I did write it after all…) I’d love to say that I have finished the novel, but I haven’t. I found that there was actually more story left in me, and left to tell. I’m not sure how much longer it’s going to be, but there still has to be a whole ending written and a few parts in the middle that I never completed and left to finish later. But I will finish it, and I’m hoping I will finish by the end of the year. That’s my goal anyway. Then comes the editing, and then I want to print a couple of them up to give to my stepdaughter (it was originally written for her after all) and to my sister and friend for being wonderful readers of my very rambling style of writing. I think there’ll be a copy printed up for myself also. I mean come on, I wrote a blimmin novel!!! The fact that no one will ever read it is beside the point, it was a great accomplishment for me. I’m proud.

Other bright points – this time for December – I’m back into sewing. My sister and I have started doing hexies, with the intention of making a small quilt each, with exactly the same hexies, but obviously in a different style from each other. We’re trying so hard to have just one fabric sort of each, so here’s hoping we one day finish. I think the current total is about 29 hexies, so we have a long, long way to go. I’m also about to make a stuffed rabbit for one of the girls at work who goes on maternity leave at the end of the week. Yes it’s true, I’m leaving it to the very last minute, but hey, apparently I work well with a looming deadline 🙂

So it’s lovely to be back in blogland. Now excuse me, I have some sewing to do.

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