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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Day One Hundred Forty-Three

Happy November 20th! Today is my dad's 52nd birthday, though to me he definitely doesn't look like he's in his fifties.



Ok, this photo is from my wedding like two and a half years ago, but he really hasn't changed since. So... happy birthday!

Today I attended a writer's retreat. :) It was pretty fun! We started the day with introductions and then moved on to some warming up exercises. After that, we did some freewriting based on pictures she had all over the room. I zeroed in on an old painting of a girl from maybe the 18th or 19th century reading a book and I wrote the beginnings of a story about her family wanting to choose a husband for her and she could care less.

Anyway, after that we broke for lunch and writing! I worked on my NaNoWriMo novel during this time (33430 words!). Once lunch was over we got into smaller groups and read what we had written and then critiqued each other, all positively of course. It was helpful! They really liked the father-son relationship I was trying to show as well as the period language. Yay!

One funny thing about this thing was it was full of old people. Like 60s, 70s, 80s, kind of old people. They were all nice. I did giggle a bit at an old lady wearing a knit/lace top with only a big grandma bra underneath... hehehe.

Once home, Dexter got a good walk, I did the dishes, caught up on shows, you know the deal. Then it was over to Sarah's house to pick her up! We were going to a Scentsy party hosted by one of my coworkers. It was so fun! I won a free scent and I bought two plug-in warmers and six more scents, it came in a package deal.

Now I'm home! And getting this blog worked on. If you're checking this right after I post this, you might not see anything... but for everyone else... Notice anything different? ;)

7 comments:

  1. The old lady with the knit top and grandma bra cracked me up haha

    I like your new background! I happened to change my blog up today too! Great minds think alike :P

    Oh, and Happy B-Day to your Dad!! :)

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  2. Omg, I *love* the new backgroud!!! =D Miranda did a really good job!

    Yay for Scentsy! =D

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  3. love, love, love, love, love, love, LOVEEEEEEE the new design :) And also the big grandma bra comment :P hahah!

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  4. Nice blog changes, Chantal! I liked the old one and I like this one, too!

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  5. I love your new background!! Congrats on doing such a great job with NaNo, I was so excited about it but then Eric proposed and now I've been consumed by wedding planning :) Good luck with the last 9 days!!

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  6. This new background is sooo you! It matches perfectly.

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