Friday, November 23, 2012

I take a moment from school and NaNo to say............


Yep, Whovians, you read that correctly. Today is Doctor Who Day. Why? Because  November 23rd is the anniversary of the broadcasting of the first ever Doctor Who episode.

So I'm planning on celebrating this momentous occasion by watching several episodes, overusing the word 'fantastic', and drooling over this:

And this: 

And this

And this

And this
I really want that.

And this-- A TARDIS keyring that holds emergency money! =)


I must thank Mahri for pointing it out today, or I would have missed it. 

Ta-ta, Whovians! 


Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Hallo everyone!

Yes, yes, I know I have not posted in a while. NaNo has been getting in the way of everything. I have also had a case of blogger's block, and I am sorry. That is all the apology you are going to get. =)

So, Happy Thanksgiving! Anyone else having a hard time believing it's late November?

In keeping with the spirit of the holiday:

Five Random Things I'm Thankful For:

1.) I know it's cliche, but I'm so thankful for my family! Big Italian families are the best. Fun, silly, loud... (like... loud. EVERYONE SHOUTS AT THE DINNER TABLE TO MAKE SURE THEIR STORY IS HEARD! AND TO ENSURE THAT THEIR STORY IS UNDERSTOOD FULLY, WE USE EXCESSIVE AMOUNTS OF HAND MOTIONS!!)

2.) My frikken awesome friends who don't mind that I am probably the weirdest person they've met.

3.) My doggies.

4.) 'Nuff said

5.) But most of all, I need to thank God, for blessing with so much awesomeness and allowing me to be born and raised in a Catholic home.

And now, I'm going to go enjoy the rest of the holiday and spend time with my family.

God bless!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Semper Fidelis! (or...... a belated Veteran's Day post)

I have to say, right here, right now.... that I have a massive  soft spot for soldiers. They are so brave, so loyal..... so awesome.

There really is nothing quite like a soldier.

And because I always cry over happy reunions, I felt the need to share. You have to watch these marines surprising their families. It's awesome.

God bless, y'all!

*Trots off to NaNo her life away*

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Picture Saturday-- Gunslinger

Today I'm linking up with Katrina for "Drawing With Cat" over at The World Crafter

Behold my gunslinger. 

I'm rather proud of him. I even like his face! =)

Now I'm off to NaNo my weekend away! Lalalalalalala..... 

God bless!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Stories in the Mind linkup

So, Pure Grace, over at Stories in the Mind is hosting a linkup for writers. :)

And in the spirit of NaNo, I decided "why not?"

While I am not as dedicated a writer as some other people I follow, I do enjoy writing and I think the linkup is cool.

This week's prompt is: Memories.

Here I go! Eeek! I get so nervous posting my work for people to read.

Word Count: 183

     Thoughts swirled in my head, round and round. I remembered my life before everything changed. I thought how it had been so beautiful and warm not even five years ago, before the Great Fever wiped out over half the community, and those I’d loved had fallen to its vicious grip. I thought about having to leave the cozy cottage Father had built for he and Mum when they were first married. I thought of the dirt falling on my brother’s coffin and my mother’s cloak of mourning being whipped back and forth in the wind. I thought of how, instead of being welcomed into my Uncle and Aunt’s home, we’d been taken in because it was their duty as relatives to care for us in times of hardship. I wondered how Mum’s sister had turned into such an old biddy when Mum had grown to be…. Mum.
      I closed my eyes wearily, the burning feeling of unshed tears making them hot and red. My hand lay listlessly against the rough wood of the wall. I wondered if I was cursed to be unhappy.

There! I did it!

Join the Once Upon a Time... linkup:

~Post a selection from your current WIP no larger than 500 words to your blog.

~If there is a prompt, make sure your section fits the requirements.

~Add the Once Upon a Time... linkup button:


~Connect your link using the linkup button on Wednesdays (they will always be held on Wednesdays)!

~And voila, you are done! Don't forget to visit the other blogs and drop a line.

And go check out Stories in the Mind, it's a really fun blog and so much fun to read. 

Friday, November 2, 2012

To Dream the Impossible Dream.....

Alright, so maybe the title is a bit melodramatic, but I feel like that at the moment. 

My word-count for NaNo at the moment is now 5521! 

This is a very big deal for me, because I am the girl who had a hard time writing that much in a month. 

As I said before, my stories tend to write themselves, and it's a good thing too, because I now have a plot (assassination attempts, magic, maybe a little romance....) And that is a considerable weight off my mind. Hee! 

Treskie pauses for a moment.... I don't know why I've taken to using 'hee!' instead of 'Hehehe!' I guess  'hee!' is more fitting for me. Hmmmm. 

I have also figured out what the countryside looks like for my novel: Welcome to Benenweild. 

Most of the novel happens here:

And there is a very good possibility that this will happen.... rather frequently. 


As it is, HAPPY NOVEMBER to everyone! You know what that means, right? It's one month until December, which is about two months (give or take a week or two) until Christmas. And I'm not going to lie, I am really  excited about Christmas. 

Hopefully I won't let my blog slide too much during NaNo. :) I'm still going to try to draw a little, because I'm better at drawing that I am at writing. 

Now, I proceed to make you listen to Bryn Terfel singing "Impossible Dream."

God bless!