wednesday words

picaresque. of or involving clever rogues, rascals or adventurers.

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wednesday words

nefarious. Infamous by way of being extremely wicked or villianous; criminal.

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music monday

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stuff and things

so, i kind of took a break. sort of.

i've finished book one. that's the first time i've said it and meant it. i could hand it to someone to read and not worry that there are glaring plotholes (although i'm sure there is a lingering typo or two.) i could. it doesn't mean i'm quite ready too. i'm working on it. also, i'm working on book 2 already. at least in my head. i've got a basic outline, i've started doing doing research (cloning nightmares are imminent) and i'm taking a lot of notes. i'm talking through ideas here and there with shawn and things seem to be moving along. its also stressing me out a little.  i'm having ideas for books beyond this series and kateri said "don't look now, but i think you're a writer." things have gotten real, yo. i'm a writer?!

so instead thinking about it to the point of a panic attack, i've just been ignoring it. here are a few of the ways:

  • canning. boozy cherries were the latest.
  • reading. i'm doing that thing where i swallow books whole again. there's a what i've read on my summer vacation post coming soon.
  • playing with inkodye.
  • making birds say stuff. 
  • and making purses again.
  • garden and yard work. neverending. 
  • plans with friends. trying to catch up from the spring of monkey sadness has been both rough and fun. 
  • marathoning orange is the new black like its my job. i know i am not the first person to tell you to watch it if you haven't already but seriously, watch it.
  • writing about scary movies.
  • oh and hey, i just saw pacific rim. holy swiss chees, that was fun. 

anyway, its been fun. i know i need to start writing again but not putting myself right back in that headspace where shawn's asking "what's for dinner?" and i'm thinking "salad but also, i'm going to have to kill that character, aren't i?" has been nice. i'll get back to it all soon enough.

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wednesday words

choice. the power, right, or liberty to choose; an act of selecting or making a decision when faced with two or more possibilities; of very good quality.

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lagniappe. an extra or unexpected gift or benefit; a small gift presented by a storeowner to a customer with the customer's purchase. 

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this year's cake

this year i didn't start thinking about my birthday cake until about two weeks ago. weird, right? last year i was planning my cake for months, reading the recipe over and over again, certain i was going to screw it up. so when i realized i had no plan, i took to pinterest. of course. i found a link to this cake and my decision was made. its kind of a weird recipe. maybe not weird but weird for me. its been a long time since i used lime jello for anything. because, well, jello's a little weird. weird yes BUT DELICIOUS. limey and tart and moist and yeah, totally delicious. yay, cake!

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it's beginning to look alot like christmas

when i was growing up, my mom was totally one of those on top of it holiday shoppers. she'd have her shopping done by the end of summer, never setting foot in a mall in november or december. she laughed at the hordes shopping on black friday and adored a good christmas in july sale.

etsy's annual community run christmas in july sale is happening july 11-21. you get to save money while checking as many people off your holiday shopping list as you can long before the actual holiday shopping madness begins. my mom would be proud.

i'm offering 25% off most items in my shop and 50% off summer sale items. (piperikoo and brand new items will not be discounted. sorry!) everything is already discounted so no need to remember any coupon codes. easy peasy.

once you're finished visiting cookoorikoo for the sparkle lovers in your life, be sure to check out what other shops have on sale. just search "CIJ" or "christmasinjuly" along with your keywords.

don't forget to buy yourself a present!

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