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11 Things

To celebrate 11/11, and also to procrastinate on NaNoWriMo, I have decided to share some more random things about me and my family.

1. I couldn't care less when the clock hits 11:11. No wishes for me; I'll take the stars!

2. Stars and space stuff stays on my desktop, screensaver, & slideshow when I'm working on the WonderSaga. (So that's like two continuous years now. It's grown on me considerably.)

3. I really want to take an astronomy class. And a guitar class.

4. I keep my taskbar at the top of my screen.

5. I've lived in several states, but we've stayed in North Carolina since I was seven. Moving to Missouri is going to be crazy exciting and scary. I'm not even entirely sure how to do it, and we still don't know what's going to happen with our trailer here. That's often our MO (har har), so I'm just hoping it falls into place the right way. Of course, last time we were this unprepared was our wedding, and most of you saw how that went.

6. Josh is super excited about becoming a farmer. I really hope we can swing self-sufficiency, because I'd hate to see him have to fight for jobs in the middle of nowhere, MO. I think he'd make a great farmer though. I'm really glad I ended up with a man who shares my crazy dream.

7. Eden is excited too, but Ivy is very nervous and scared about moving. She's really grown up a lot this past year, and I'm glad she can share her feelings so clearly nowadays. I'm trying to help her through it, as I did this a lot growing up. I understand. I think they're most upset about leaving lahermite and her kids. I am too.

8. Supposedly, we'll be getting a new dog with our new house. It's a white shepherd (the owner said German Shepherd. I'm not sure, but then I've never seen a white one either). Its name is Jasper. That's the name of Josh's old dog, from Achaiah's litter, who was poisoned a few years back. At the time, we thought it was parvo, but then several dogs in mom's neighborhood had been poisoned, and we'd stayed with her at the time.

9. I've been feeling my mom a lot lately. I don't know if it's because of Grandma's passing, or the thinness of the veil around Halloween. I didn't do a real ceremony, but I opened up myself for a journey as I laid in bed on Halloween. I got to visit mom. It seems like she's been staying around a bit more since then.

10. Last night, my NaNo wordcount was 18776. I'm doing better this year than I have any of the others. This is my third attempt at the WonderSaga, though the first one was half-hearted, and I'd actually done about 2,000 words on an unrelated story the year before that. I guess that would have been 05, and I'd just learned about NaNo in October. Last year, I went all month long for the first time, even though I didn't hit 50k. I think I might actually win this year, if I stay on track.

11. I think the reason I'm not on track right now is because I slept in, and now I'm not dressed to the shoes. I'm still trying to be a decent flybaby (it's my only hope for moving and doing NaNo at the same time). Now that Josh isn't working, he's actually giving silent prods when I forget, by getting his shoes on and making the bed. He encourages me to work on NaNo as long as I want, but we get into a good routine together. I love him! Things are going to work out fine. Time to get my shoes on and help make it happen.

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jadecat
Nov. 11th, 2009 06:50 pm (UTC)
Just so you know- there are white German Shephers, my older brother had one. They're not albino, just a rarity in the breed. :)

I always find moving to be scary exciting.
ahavah
Nov. 11th, 2009 07:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I know there are white German Shepherds. This one just didn't seem to look like one. He's still a puppy though, and his fur seems shorter than I was accustomed to seeing on one, so maybe he'll fill out. He's a pretty dog! They guy said he had papers and everything, so I suppose he's probably right. I think it's cool that they're giving us their puppy.
jadecat
Nov. 11th, 2009 07:43 pm (UTC)
That is neat.

And yeah, I must have read that item wrong, not surprising. At the moment my brain is choosing to interpret what I'm reading in very different ways than what's actually written. I blame Nano. ;)
lahermite
Nov. 11th, 2009 09:05 pm (UTC)
german shepherds are my absolutely favourite breed. i grew up with them. i might steal him when i visit.... ;)

re the visit. i'm thinking an early summer roadtrip that brings us across to yours, then up to wisconsin, then across to delaware, then back home. that covers the in-laws, too hehe. *fingers crossed* !!! i have to roadtrip down to florida, too, though...

josh will make a great farmer. self-sufficiency is a long-haul. be prepared for everything to take far longer than you expect. but as long as you're moving gradually in that direction, and as long as you're having a blast doing it, then all is good!
ahavah
Nov. 12th, 2009 01:24 am (UTC)
Josh has already laid claim to Jasper 2. I'd like to see you tussle for him though.

Don't make any definite plans on dates yet! We'll be planning an official housewarming party once we're settled, so hopefully you could make it out for that. It'd be awesome!

I'm glad you agree about Farmer Josh. I'm expecting it to take longer, but he seems to think we'll jump right in with cows and repairs and food and chickens and everything. I'm trying to foster his enthusiasm while pacing ourselves gently. lol
medievalneedle
Nov. 11th, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
There's a great podcast out there that is free on itunes - Astronomy 101 and 102.
ahavah
Nov. 12th, 2009 01:24 am (UTC)
Thank you! I don't really know anything about itunes, but I'll take a look.
theafaye
Nov. 12th, 2009 12:06 am (UTC)
I had a white German Shepherd growing up. They're lovely dogs.

The children are putting things together to send to you guys. Are they better off waiting until you're in the new home and sending you Christmas stuff?
ahavah
Nov. 12th, 2009 01:25 am (UTC)
I don't know! Go ahead and send a letter if you have one. I'm not even entirely sure what the new address will be, as there are apparently two addresses listed. We'll be here for a couple more weeks, and anything after that could be forwarded anyway. Thank you!
minteluxe
Nov. 12th, 2009 12:40 pm (UTC)
Great job on NaNoWriMo!! And that's awesome about the journey and mom visit.

Also I keep my task bar at the top too. :) It's the best that way! I have to move the mouse way less.
ahavah
Nov. 12th, 2009 12:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

I don't know anyone else who does that with the taskbar. Anytime anyone sees mine, they're like, "What the--?" I moved mine on accident once and liked it. Been like that since.
trystan830
Nov. 12th, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC)
very cool! - esp. your NaNo word count!

#4 - i have a menu bar at top of my home computer - i use ubuntu! :)

Edited at 2009-11-12 06:49 pm (UTC)
ahavah
Nov. 13th, 2009 03:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!

I've heard of Ubuntu, but I don't really know anything about it.
trystan830
Nov. 13th, 2009 03:41 pm (UTC)
welcome!

it's another OS, like Mac & Windows, has a few differences, but pretty much looks and acts the same on the surface.
unbrkncircle
Nov. 21st, 2009 03:38 am (UTC)
Missouri
Funny, i just visited a farm today in Wisconsin that I'm thinking of working on. They aren't certified organic, but they do NOT use pesticides. I did hear about 3 organic farms in MO too: East Wind, Sandhill, and Dancing Rabbit. A friend of a friend worked on them for short periods.

On another note, I think Ubuntu is actually running on Linux operating system, a competitor to Windows and Mac. Linux is "open" code, so the programmers love it. (It's not proprietary like Mr. Gate's stuff.) It's popular in Europe too.
ahavah
Nov. 21st, 2009 04:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Missouri
I'll have to look into those. Thanks! We're wanting to do ours organically, though I'm not a good enough gardener to know if I'll be able to meet that goal. We're sure going to try.

I've heard good things about Linux. I should try to check it out one day.
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