Isn’t that some ancient curse? “May you live in interesting times”? It’s true for me. This past year has been filled with interesting happenstances. Many life changes, a serious crisis or two, but it has all been accompanied by the love of my excellent family and the nurturing of a handful of dear friends.
But the year has held some positive experiences as well. Most recently, that meant a trip to Colorado to visit old friends and a bit of family. My Awesome Friend Alan™, who lives in Colorado, took the kids and me to Casa Bonita, which I had only heard about from the South Park episode, despite living within a short distance of it all my years in Boulder. My son, especially, loved it, and their sopapillas were fantastic. Though I can’t say as much for most of the rest of the food.
We’ve also now started our homeschool year, and even though we’re only two days in, I think it’s going to be a good year. We’re doing a few different things this year, and spending more time on history which always makes me happy.
I also hope to do NaNoWriMo again, but I had better get my act together because I have just over two months to plan a story. I’ve done NaNoWriMo twice before. The first year I came out of it with a decent story, with some major holes to fill in later, but it worked. Last year it was a disaster. My story idea didn’t carry me through more than two weeks’ worth of writing, and so the second half of the month was merely an exercise in futility. I hope that this year I think up enough of a story to carry me through 30 days and 50,000 words. Who else is doing it this year?