Yes, I know. I’ve been awfully quiet on this blog, but I promise I have a reason. Several reasons actually, and here are some of them:

1. Pre-Christmas obligations: We’ve managed to keep it simple this year, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t your minimum amount of Christmassy obligations. We’ve had my parents-in-law over last weekend, I have some kind of pre-Christmas goose dinner with my family tonight, tomorrow is the Christmas party at work and then, only two days before our flight to Scotland (yes, you heard right, we’re spending Christmas and the New Year in Scotland), I’m having lunch with my best friend who’s going to live in the US starting next year. So, while this is not a lot, it certainly eats away some of my time.

2. Assembling a kitchen: So, yeah, I assembled a kitchen last night. I finally got around to ordering the small IKEA pantry kitchen and it was delivered yesterday, so I spent last evening actually assembling a whole kitchen. If you are following me on Twitter you might already know that. I am pretty proud now, though my knees hurt from kneeling and crouching for nearly five hours straight and my right hand is torn from all the freaking screws I had to screw in with what is probably the tiniest screw driver in the whole world. But, hey, I assembled a freaking kitchen. Now that I have crossed this of my list, I will happily not do this ever again.

Also, I am aware, that this only explains one evening of no blog activity, but I really wanted to mention THAT I ASSEMBLED A KITCHEN. ALL BY MYSELF!

But the real reason it’s been awfully quiet is this:

3. NaNoWriMo: I somehow missed this year’s NaNoWriMo, although I was pretty motivated to do it. I don’t know exactly why, but I just didn’t get around to writing anything the first few days and then – I guess – there was stuff in my life. Whatever it was, after one week of writing less than 1, 000 words, I knew that this wasn’t going to happen.

I then read Chris Baty’s „No Plot, No Problem“ and decided that I could just as well have my personal NaNoWriMo in December, so that’s what I’m doing right now. I’m at 20, 000 words, and no, I won’t tell you what it is about and from what I have produced so far, chances are very, very slim you will get to read it. It’s not horrible, it’s just in no shape to be shown to anyone. So there. With the vacation coming up, I guess that I need to push it a bit these coming days, but it’s been going really great so far and I’m hopeful that I will make it and have a 50, 000 word novel by New Year’s Eve.

And yes, you are totally encouraged to root for me or annoy me with „So, are you still going to make it?“ questions. However, as I said, you will probably not get to read the result of this adventure, so don’t push it.

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And that’s basically it. Also, there’s work, the books I’m reading and the shows I’m watcing (basically, the usual). We also got a new camera, which means that the old Nikon D70s is now officially mine, and mine alone and I’ve been trying to get a bit more serious about taking pictures with it and understanding what I’m doing or should be doing.

There will be updates in the future, maybe even this year. But if it doesn’t happen, this is what else is going on in my life and it will all be over in the new year and then I will hopefully have more time to take care of this blog.

Until then, have a very merry Christmas and an awesome New Year!

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Here we go, and that would then be all for November.

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Due to the fact that I favorited more tweets this months than probably ever before, the November edition of the favorite tweets post will be in two parts. So here we go:

I have a whole bunch for a second part. You guys were awfully busy this last month.

 

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