Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I'm Back

First of all, I got these Kate Spade shoes, originally $258, for $59. Thanks, TJ Maxx.

Apparently the looming specter of personal humiliation is not enough to compel me to write a novel in one month. So back to the important stuff. Penny just turned 6 months on Sunday! I can't believe how big she is. She rolls over really well now, but she still prefers her back (unless shes on the bed in which case she prefers her stomach). She can sit up, kind of, but since shes long and thin instead of squat and chubby like many babies, she doesn't have a great core to squish down on. She just sort of falls over after a minute. But she's also kind of a genius, for instance, she knows how to use the light switch! When the light is off she will put her hand, palm up, under the switch and push up. Then when it is on she will put her hand over the switch, palm down, and push down. Brilliant! (pun intended).

Here are some pics I took of her on her 6 month birthday (The only two that weren't blurry).

Monday, November 2, 2009


November is National Novel Writing Month! So, I have decided to take the challenge. 1,700 words a day and by the end of the month I should have a full fledged novel. I am only blogging this because NaNoWriMo (the organization sponsoring this event) encourages all participants to tell everyone they know that they are writing a novel, in hopes that the looming specter of humiliation will carry us forward. I know it's November 2nd, so you're already 1700 words behind, but if anyone else is interested here's the website, That's my user page. My user name is Smackster. My WIP is titled Don't Shoot the Messenger (Or How We Changed the Block).

What am I doing wasting all these words!? If my blogging is a little sparse this month, I apologize, but now you know why.

I'll see you in December.

(Don't worry I'll make Dave upload cute Penny pictures)