On Sunday I was up early (good early, not middle of the night early) and ready to go. I posted on BCDC and got right into work on NaNoWriMo. I have to admit that I am impressed with my own dedication to this project. I’m learning a lot about the writing process and about myself as a writer. In both cases I like what I’m learning.
Gail, Alice and I had planned to go on another trip to the Christmas Tree Shop in the morning. We we were out by about 10am. We were meeting our friend Margot there and planning on lunch after. Although the parking lot looked full when we got there, it was not too bad inside. I hate crowds and was not looking forward to it for that reason. I’m sure if we were there later in the day it would have been impossible.
I got a few treasures while there.
I hear everyone talk about Peanut Butter & Co. but I haven’t had the chance to try it. The cinnamon raisin swirl sucked me in. I got some Chili Garlic Sauce made by the company that makes sriracha sauce. Also a jar of bay leaves. It’s soup season and I’m out of them. All of these were much less expensive than I would have gotten them at the grocery store. Christmas Tree Shop has lots of reduced price foods. My helpful check out lady also told me about another shop in that general area that is similar to Christmas Tree Shop in pricing but with additional merchandise. We’re planning a trip there when we get the chance.
I also got some pretty things.
Two pretty bowls that will be good for oatmeal or soup and a flat plate that will be good for wraps or sandwiches. I like to have pretty things to use to photograph my foods but I don’t like to spend a lot of money. The bowls were $1.69 each and the plate was $1.99. I also got another set of the little ceramic spoons I had gotten last time we were there. I was happy with my purchases.
For lunch we went to…Say it with me…Taco Bell. I don’t actually get tired of eating there. It’s tasty and it certainly is reasonable. $2.33 for two hard tacos. Pretty good. I just didn’t think that you needed to see another shot of Taco Bell tacos! 😉
I worked hard on my novel when I got home and then Ralph decided that we were hungry. 😉 We decided on Picasso’s Pizza and since we were both working on projects we decided to have it delivered. I love Picasso’s for one thing that they have, the mixed cheese salad.
Regular salad things, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and sweet peppers topped with American, provolone and mozzarella cheese. I love that they like to give me extra of their balsamic vinaigrette. I get to use it again.
I take it out of the container and mix it all around. It is so delicious and we also like Picasso’s because they are so reasonably priced. Ralph never eats the side salad that comes with his dinner so I have that to eat too. Sounds like lunch to me!
I felt really good about my word count for Sunday. I found a fun widget on the NaNoWriMo web site to tell you my total. My daily word count was 2438. My current total is…
Pretty cool. I’m excited and as I’ve said all along, I can’t actually believe I’m accomplishing this. I’m proud of myself.
Ralph and I are off in a little while for breakfast with Ele and our special celebrity guest, Little Michael. We always have a good time together. I think there might be Dunkin’ Donuts in our future.
Happy Monday! Stay Productive and Have Fun!