This & That

Today & Beyond

Welcome back and happy Thursday.  Only one more day till the weekend.  WOOOHOOO!!!!!

And 11 more days until NaNoWriMo.  If you’re not sure what that is, then click here.  I signed up for my first time last year, and I intend to do it again.  I started a book with them and I’m hoping to get more done with it with their help.  I have to reach the target of 50K words.  I’m almost hitting 7K.  So I have a ways to go.

And I’m doing a sequel.  Yes still.  I’ve had a little hiccup with that one because of one little chicken who would rather hide behind a fake name and give me a bad review.  I highly doubt they even read my first book, but felt the need to have their say.

But I’m happy to say that I’m finally back on board with it again, and I am making progress with it.  I am honestly trying my best to get it published in December.  Hopefully ready by Christmas.  *cross fingers* Massively hoping. 🙂  So to everyone who’s bought the first book, and have been patiently waiting for the next,, it really shouldn’t be too much longer to read the end of the story.  I’ll never end off a story with a TO BE CONTINUED ever again, LOL.  So waiting as long as you have,, I really, really appreciate you hanging in there.

So today, and for the rest of this month, I’ll be striving to finish off this one (or at the very least very close) because starting in November, I’ll be concentrating on the other one I started.  Then hopefully get both clued up for December.

So I probably won’t be on Facebook or Twitter much.  And if I do it’s to pop in to catch up on a few things, I will reply back to anyone who’s sent me messages or tweets.

Until then, I’ll leave ya with this little tune to help get you motivated.  It’s helped me with some of my writing.  And I wanna thank Jared Keeso for tweeting it.

Until next time.

K ❤

 

Christmas

Lost traditions….

I’m not sure if it’s because of the phone call I had with my father in-law, or just the fact that Christmas is just around the corner and I’m reminiscing about things we used to do when I was little, but I can’t help but think of what we used to probably take for granted and are most likely on the verge of loosing.

During the phone call, we were talking about jannying (mummers) and that there’s just no one doing this fun activity anymore.  It was one of the highlights during Christmas living around the bay.  Having ‘strangers’ knock at your door, dance around the kitchen, have a drink or two, all the while they try to disguise their voices and having you try to guess who they were.

Both he and I mentioned that the generation of today haven’t a clue, and it’s something that’s not happening anymore in the communities.  Which for me is sad.  I remember one Christmas time my neighbor and a few of his friends (which were all from our community), came to the house, dancing, singing, and having a couple of drinks.  Unfortunately, my neighbor had a bit too much (from all the homes they visited) and had to make a bee line to our bathroom.  LOL.  *Deep sigh* Those were the days. 🙂

I know that living in the city, I can’t get a group of friends together, dress up and go door to door and share a bit of cheer.  The RNC would get a phone call within 5 minutes of seeing a bunch of hooligans walking up and down the street, going to people’s homes with their faces covered.  Not with everything’s that’s been happening around the world lately.

I think that’s the reason why I miss being out home when it’s Christmas time.  But I think that’s also why I don’t go out there either.  It’s just not the same without my grandmother.  My last Christmas with her was in 1996, she past away in January of ’97.  I think that’s when things changed.  I couldn’t cope, it wasn’t the same.

And I know that people will say, it’s time to move on or other variations, but she was my best friend growing up.  She’d listen to me rant about anything.  She’d be wiping my tears one moment, then pouring me up a cuppa tea and giving me a cookie in the next. 🙂  Mind you, she’d give me a kick in the butt too when I needed it. LOL.  And for those of us who knew her, she’s unforgettable, 🙂

It’s funny how I starting off this topic about traditions ended up with me thinking about my grandma.  Well, I guess they sort of coincide.  I can’t talk about one without the other, 🙂

And now I’m needing to fix myself a cuppa tea, 🙂

So until next time.  Have a great day, xoxo

K ❤