NaNoWriMo 2015

It’s November! And for writers that means NaNoWriMo is here! National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a month long process in November where the goal is to write 50,000 words (boils down to roughly a 150 page book). If you are interested, check it out:   

I started this a few years ago but sadly have not yet been able to reach 50,000 words. Every year I try but then fail for whatever reason(s), and end up being frustrated with myself. The last few years the reasons have been due to health reasons.

I wasn’t going to participate this year. I thought, ‘I’m never able to finish so why keep trying?’ That was until I listened to my friend/old co-worker’s podcast. You can find that here:    You should check it out if you like to write anyway, it’s very informative. In it, she mentions that she also has struggled with this and suggests of maybe trying a different approach with it. Such as by making a goal you know that you can accomplish. Why didn’t I think of that?!?

Now I am feeling motivated and excited! I really haven’t set a goal to reach so many words, just to do my best. So far I have a little over 850 words and you know what? I’m perfectly happy with that. :)

Are you participating in this year’s NaNoWriMo?

And with it being November, the trees are beautiful all around us. Below are some shots I took with Storm while playing in the leaves.


Wordless Wednesday – Pouting

I can’t remember the last time I participated in Wordless Wednesday. I’ve been good this week with getting things done online. Not sure why and I won’t question it. :) This picture was the result of me denying to play with Storm when she wanted. I wasn’t feeling well and I told her to go lay down. She went to her bed & sat like this. Someone sure knows how to make a person feel guilty! She is such a little shit. Hahahaha!

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We finally have Internet!

Yayyyy! About a week ago, I had a company come and set up my Internet & cable. It’s been fantastic to watch my favorite tv shows again and to watch the news to know what the weather will be like. My mother is relieved that I don’t have to ask her that anymore. :)

And the net–it’s fantastic to get things done online at calm pace instead of going to my moms and being a spaz for an hour to do all of my short updates on everything. Most importantly, it’s such a relief to lay in bed on a bad day & use my cell or Kindle without having to worry about using only a certain amount of data. That is definitely a big one.

Storm is loving it here. It’s a very family oriented place, so there are kids always running past our windows with high pitched screams that make me cringe. As a result, Storm always wants to be watching out the window or to be outside. She LOVES kids and is very gentle with them.

That is all for now, I know I have  TONS to catch up on regarding all of you. :) So happy to be “connected” again!

"Mom! There's so much more room to play!"

“Mom! There’s so much more room to play!”

Home sweet home

Home sweet home

Missing you all!

Hello all,

Storm and I have moved and we are so happy! Storm has much more room to run now and loves it. Although, she sits by the door and looks at me as to say, “Can we go home now?” :) She is still getting comfortable with her surroundings and barks at EVERY sound. But she has a chance to see much more and it drives her crazy not being able to play with all the kids riding their bikes.

I’m still trying to figure out a situation with having no internet or cable. Every so often I go over to my mom’s to chat and use her internet. Haha! :) I hope all is well and miss reading about what is going on with your lives!

Jenny (and Storm)

Wordless Wednesday – Tuckered Out

My sweet angel… I wasn’t sure which edit to use today. This is the first time I used HDR on one of my shots. I love other people’s shots with HDR. But for some reason I almost like my non-HDR more. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m not use to working with the HDR? Anyway, enjoy!





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Alone with Chronic Pain


A new post from my other blog

Originally posted on sdloopy:

It has been a while since I’ve posted (other than Walk for a Dog) something on WordPress. I haven’t even been able to read my follower’s posts. It makes me feel a little sad because I usually get such joy out of writing and I may not have internet access soon.

My boyfriend and I had broken off things a few months ago and our lease expires at the end of August. My name finally came up for housing so I will be living in a housing unit. I’m not really excited to live on housing and to deal with all the paperwork but it will feel good to have my own place. I actually have a place in mind that I would love to live in but am not going to say anything on this post in case I jinx myself. :) So, to be continued…

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Walk For a Dog

With having Lupus, I spend a lot of time on my smartphone. I get my money’s worth since I spend hours in doctor’s waiting room, hours in bed or the couch flaring and/or resting. So I am prepared on my phone with plenty of apps to keep me busy during these times.

One app, however, is for when I’m feeling pretty good and it is called Walk For a Dog. This app keeps track of the dog walks you have a day. So much distance equals so much money for a shelter/rescue of your choice.

It keeps track of how many miles, MPH and distance you walk for a month. It even maps where you walk.

I did a search and found there are other apps like this but I don’t know if they actually donate money. I believe this one to be factual based that they mentioned it in one of my dog magazines. Check it out! :)