If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always had.

Saturday, November 01, 2008


Nope, not the IPod NaNo. You writers, and probably every who knows me, know which NaNo. If not, here's a link. I got up early this morning and got 622 words in before work. I'm doing word count goals differently this year. On the days I work my daily goal is 500, and on off days it's 2720. It all ends up being a hair over 50,000, but I'm being kinder to myself. I have two scheduled days off this month--Thanksgiving and Black Friday (to see TSO, not to shop). I'll be posting word counts here periodically and probably more frequently on Twitter. Now to jump into the fray for some bonus words.

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Happy or confused? Or stubborn?

I haven't quite figured out which best describes my garden. We're supposed to have a freeze tonight, so I bundled up and went outside to harvest my sweet potatoes.

I was expecting this. I just thought I'd have a lot more of them.

I wasn't expecting this. They were coiled all around the bottom of the pot.

Lesson learned: Next year, all the potatoes go in a raised bed, not a pot.

At least the flowers were pretty.

This is a little more confusing: a tomato blossom. If my makeshift greenhouse remains standing, it will eventually become a tomato. They did this last year, too, by the way. That's a second generation plant.

This baffles me. It's a new zucchini blossom. The zucchini has not been sheltered at all, and it's been pretty cold at night. I'll have to go out tomorrow and see what happens here. BTW, this is also a second generation plant.

Would that I were as stubborn about my writing as my garden is.

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