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ListifyLife Challenge: Favorite Places to Shop

I haven’t done one of these for a few weeks. Almost thought I’d skip this one, too. Me, shop? Not something I enjoy much. Then, I remembered the few places I do love to go into. I’m sure you all could figure out just what stores these are.

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Barnes and Noble is great for browsing. The girl and I usually go there if the boy’s been invited to a birthday party or something that we have to go to Erie for. And if we finish looking for books, we usually stop in the Starbucks upstairs and get a drink and share a big cookie.

Books a Million is in our mall. And I always like checking out their bargain section. I’ve found a couple good books there. Though the general selection is a lot smaller than Barnes & Noble.

And Werner Books may just be my favorite. It’s a used bookstore. The nice thing is when I can find the older books in a series that I’ve fallen behind on. Also, I’ll usually take a box of books in when we go up there. The books there are usually have the regular price. But, if you have an account, you can apply your balance to another half off of that. So, basically you get them for a quarter of the regular price. It’s the main reason I can’t seem to get under 20 books in my physical TBR pile.

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Sunday Summary: Officially a Winner

It’s been another good week. I unofficially finished NaNoWriMo on Tuesday and am officially a winner as of Friday(the first day you could win). Of course, I’m still writing. On Friday, I had my second 7k+ day of the month. That’s high even for me. But, I was on a roll.

Monday I got an email with some good news. My novella, Into the Sun, was accepted for this year’s volume of the World Unknown Review. It will be included with 9 other short stories.

Thursday we got new internet service. We’ve had a local company for the last several years. But “high-speed” is a bit of an exaggeration with it. We’ve tried to get service with verizon before, but they always said it wasn’t available at our location. Even though it was available for everyone around us. Finally my husband was able to talk to someone who actually looked into it and now we have it. And a much better experience than when we first got cable at the apartment we used to live in(but that’s another story).

Went to Erie yesterday to do some shopping. And, wow. It’s crazy already and not even officially the Christmas shopping season yet. I’d say that cements my idea of doing as much shopping as I can online this year. We also got the kids hair cut. They left the boy’s a little longer on top and he wanted it spiked. So, we even got some stuff to do it at home. I think this is the shortest the girl’s has been, but it will be a lot easier to take care of(it gets tangled very easily).

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We also got a new refrigerator yesterday(well, new to us). It has the water & ice in the door, so my husband has to run the water line to it. So, for right now it’s sitting in the middle of the living room. And we’re getting snow this weekend. It’s stayed away(except for one little snowfall earlier) longer than usual. So not really going to complain. But, I guess it’s finally time to get the winter coats out.

As for how my goals have gone this week:

  • Some Fools Never Learn – add 25000 words(this will get me close to 60k) – 27425/25000. I actually finished the first draft, though it’s a little shorter than I expected at ~61250. I tend to add more during the first round of revisions, though. So it may end up longer.
  • Come Back Down – add 1000 words – 1152/1000. Moving into Chapter 2 now.
  • Read: Gotta Read It – get to 75% – this is done.
  • Read: Prodigy, Crown of Midnight(Sarah J Maas), Lover Eternal(J.R. Ward), & The Emerald Isle Trilogy(Renee Vincent) I loved Crown of Midnight and Lover Eternal. I started the first book in the Emerald Isle Trilogy, but it didn’t catch me. So, I set that aside. I did read Chasing Forgiveness(Tia Silverthorne Bach) and Finding Autumn(Heather Topham Wood) on Friday. And started Instant Temptation(Jill Shalvis) yesterday.
  • Knit: Cuddly Chevron Blanket – Strip 22 – didn’t work on this at all this week. On the days I did have time after getting everything else done, the cat was using it as a bed. Maybe this week I will get to it. wpid-wp-1448190302028.jpg
  • Loom: Hat – I made a little progress on this yesterday. Hoping for some more today.

And goals for next week:

  • My Way to You – write 25000 words(will get me close to the end if not all the way there)
  • Come Back Down – write 1000 words
  • Read: Gotta Read It – finish
  • Read: Instant Temptation(Jill Shalvis) & Living Victim(Stacy Green)
  • Knit: Cuddly Chevron Blanket – Strip 22
  • Loom: Hat

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