After yesterday's topic on spirituality, I am eager to get back to my spiritual practices. I've decided to go to church again this morning. It's been a long while. It's also the big supermoon today, so I'm hoping to do a ceremony and maybe a shamanic journey tonight.
Yesterday was pretty cool. Maya was chosen from a lottery of school kids (one more positive for public school) and went on a Shop With a Deputy trip. Many of the sheriff's deputies and park rangers took a handful of kids out to Poplar Bluff yesterday for pizza and a $100 shopping spree! She got herself a bike that is too big for her and a couple of other toys. Apparently Josh's brother was also going to get her a bike and I'd forgotten he'd said that. I should have told them not to let her get one, so that's my fault, but she may be getting a second one anyway because I think Aaron has already bought them. Whoops. Still, it was a fun trip for her and a really awesome program.
I'm finally feeling like I've shaken this cold. I'm still coughing up yucky stuff in the morning, but I'm not really coughing for the rest of the day and my head has all cleared up, so I'm very grateful. I may try to see if my buddy can meet me for lunch after church. I only have one friend whom I get together and hang out with. I really wish I had more, but at least this friend – Faith – is super-awesome. Hope I get to see her again now that I'm feeling human again.
I don't think I ever did a NaNoWriMo wrap-up. I was an editing rebel, and I chose an editing-to-wordcount ratio of 40k at the end. I didn't really feel like I had done a full NaNo's worth of winning, especially since I freaked out about one chapter and got sick there at the end, so there was a whole week I didn't do anything. I still think my story sucks horribly in the middle, but I'm trying not to give up on it entirely. I hope to keep working on it and find a way to fix it.