That’s how long I will be alone here at home. The boys are gone to their other grandparents who have a cabin on a lake to offer (it’s really a wonderfully peaceful place, even when it is full of families on the holiday weekend). My youngest daughter is busy with friends and a barbecue so I won’t see her and the oldest up in Seattle just got back from a full week away for training for his new job which starts on Tuesday so I would not even think of inviting myself there, even if I do want to see the baby. So I’m here. And it sounds like everyone else in the mobile home park is gone. No kids playing outside. No lawn mowers. No dogs barking. No cars zooming up and down the street. Nothing. It sounds as if I am the only person within a mile!
So what do I do? Well, I signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo. It’s the first time I’ve done that, even though I’ve participated in NaNoWriMo every November, save one, since 2005. My goal for July is to edit and add to the first draft from my 2012 NaNo novel which has been sitting untouched and unread since December of 2012. So there’s that. I will work on that. There are also four movies out that I might try to catch if the timing is right. I only go to the cheap theater which is $5 for any showing before 6 pm. So I might try that. There’s a huge sale at Old Navy. Maybe I will go there but I kind of doubt it. There’s a new book on my Kindle by fellow blogger Rebecca Bradley and I really want to get to that. And then there’s the matter of eating. I should do that some place, or at least go get groceries so I can fix something here. Then there’s the cleaning I have to do. And the rest of the West Wing to watch (I’m on season 4 of 7). And I want to watch the old Independence Day movie which I bought to stream on Amazon. (Tip, if you have wanted to own it, it is currently on sale on Amazon…$4.99 for either HD or SD to own to stream, which is great considering two days ago it was $12.99 and will go back up to that on the 5th.)
Then again, who am I kidding? I will probably stay in bed for the whole four days, watching something or other and reading and hopefully editing my novel (working title is Whole Pieces). Now the only question is do I get dressed or not?
There’s also the mystery of who has been reading my blog…like every single post. I have the IP address and am looking for someone in Alabama that visited my blog 142 times one day this week then another 156 times the following day. I haven’t checked today to see if they are still reading but I think they’ve probably read every post I’ve written over the past gazillion years so maybe they don’t have to come back. I kinda wish they’d say hi or let me know why they are so interested in reading my stuff. Oh well, I’ll see where the IP Address takes me. So far it says Birmingham and Alexander City.
What are you up to this weekend? Are you reading anything you would recommend? If you are celebrating, how? Seeing family? What’s on your menu? Okay, if you’ve got nothing to share, tell me a joke…make me laugh!
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