Life Happens

Some of you  may have been wondering what in the world happened. “Hannah! You haven’t posted since some time in July! We worried you were under something heavy or in a ditch somewhere!”

Sorry. I am. Really.

But, as the title says, life happens. In July, my husband and I undertook a big step in adulthood: we bought a house. We didn’t actually close until the end of August. The rest of the time since then has been dedicated to trying to get the house in order, social obligations, and a problem with figuring out when the best time to sit down and write is now that my schedule is a little different.

I mean, these days, I can come home and work on projects (in fact, we just finished a firepit on Wednesday that we need to break in) or do some cooking in my fancy-schmancy kitchen or continue trying to figure out where to put things.

So, here we are. I’m endeavoring to get back to this (despite the computer currently residing on the kitchen table–hopefully it won’t be that way for much longer).

The good news is that I have a lot of material to write about! I have to actually sit down and write it, is all.

  • We went to the Joe Riley Ballpark Festival of Beers back in August.
  • I went to my cousin’s wedding in Pennsylvania (which was gorgeous and tranquil and at a winery).
  • I have been to Charlotte a few times and got to try a new cidery in the area, plus a distillery. And this awesome bourbon and burger place.
  • I never did write up on the breweries Miles and I went to in Boca Raton when we were there for a friend’s wedding.
  • I also don’t think I did a write up on Frothy Beard’s new space.
  • It’s fall. There’s football and pumpkin beers galore. It’s glorious.
  • I have knocked a couple more books off my reading challenge list.
  • I am, for some absurd reason, going to attempt National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) again. I always do this to myself. Happily, I have the encouragement of my reading and writing group, GRAWP, to help keep me grinding at the word count! (NaNoWriMo is when you undertake a goal to write 50,000 words or more in one month. The daily word count is about 1,300 words a day to meet that.) One idea I have to help keep myself accountable is writing my progress on the blog and sharing a favorite sentence or scene from that day’s writing. Again, that might be really ambitious, but it’s an idea.

Oh, and Miles and I are busy getting ready for our Ducks Unlimited chapter’s banquet (Nov. 4). The fun never ends!

Here’s hoping I’ll get some more posts squared away in the next couple of days. Did you guys miss me?

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