NaNoWriMo 2016 Winner

Another NaNoWriMo Win in the Books! (Pun totally intended.)

Life took over this year, but I managed to write most days anyway. Winnie has had her back right leg amputated, and is doing great now. The kitten has been named Tiberius. (As in James Tiberius Kirk.) Oh, and I won a Goodreads giveaway for a book that I really wanted but didn’t know how to fit in the budget! Hopefully it will get here soon…

And I finished NaNo last night about 11 pm, Oklahoma time. Just one more NaNo event to get through (the Thank Goodness It’s Over party on Saturday) and then I can start focusing on Christmas.

Because I failed dismally at blogging in November, here’s all the NaNo updates from the Ferret blog:

Week OneWeek TwoWeek ThreeWinning!

And now, because Tradition…


How has your November been?

The Mess That Is October – The Cat Edition. Literally. Cats.

Before I get into the craziness that has been October (it’s literally impossible for it to get much crazier at this point), I have a few things to mention:

First – I’m running a fundraiser for a friend who has had some really hard times the past year. You can read her story, and donate (or share, if you are unable to donate) at YouCaring.

Second – Sign up for my newsletter. 😀

Third – The Intro to Permaculture online class by Oregon State University starts tomorrow! It’s free. And all virtual. You can still enroll. 🙂 And, just a reminder, my review of that is here.

Really, it all started on the last day of September… when I found the dog had pinned down a feral kitten in the backyard.  Continue reading “The Mess That Is October – The Cat Edition. Literally. Cats.”

Summer Prepping Intensive – Course Review

I’ve been following The Survival Mom for a little while now, as well as a few other ‘prepping’ bloggers.

If you don’t know what prepping is, it’s basically being prepared. You know, like the Boy Scouts, except for major disasters.

Please don’t think I’m crazy. Because I’m not.

See, the time it would have been great for us to be hard-core ‘preppers’ is when Mr. Loper was laid off last year. I’d never wished more to have several months of food already on-hand, since he ended up not finding a job for two months. And unemployment fell through. We had no income at all for two months. That was scary.

Not to mention the two consecutive years (March of 2015 AND March of 2016) when tornadoes have tried to come down on top of our house.  Continue reading “Summer Prepping Intensive – Course Review”