As you can see I added a little widget thingy to help me keep track of my word count. Because it's all about counting words this month. Look over there --> See it?
You may be wondering, why am I writing about NaNoWriMo and South Beach on this here blog? Well, it's because I figure if I make my goals for both public, to all three of you who read this, then you three kind readers will help keep me accountable. But if I do it alone, then it'll just be more room for failure.
NaNoWriMo: I'll just be writing a few scenes today. One of the beautiful things about NaNo is that they like you to fly by the seat of your pants. And that's just the way I like to write. It's a rush, almost, sitting here at my Mac, with nary an idea of what will come out as the result. It's like verbal lip rings. Daring and bold, and a bit risky. I like it. So I'll be writing lots of scenes, just to spit them out. And then revise them later. String them together. Fix words and whathaveyou. All in hopes it turns into a novel.
South Beach: So I didn't cheat at all yesterday, despite the two giant bowls full of candy from my kids' trick or treating forays. I would say I deserve a Klondike bar, but alas, they are not South Beach approved. I did find a good recipe I'll share, because I can't bore you enough with my "day to day run of the mill shizz" (Love that, Shelley!)
Baked Egg Cups
(I found this recipe on my Spark Recipe app on my iPrecious)
Preheat oven 350 degrees. Spray cups of muffin pans with cooking spray. I did all twelve. Even though the recipe only calls for six. I'm an overachiever.
Ham slices (I used Canadian bacon instead, because that's what I had)
Eggs (I would use large eggs, not jumbo or dude, you'll be overflowing with eggs)
Salt/Pepper (I also used Paprika)
Cheese (low fat, 2% kind)
Chives (didn't use this at all, because I didn't have any)
After cups are sprayed, line cups of muffin tin with ham or Canadian bacon slices. They will stick up out of the cups. This is ok. I used two Canadian bacon slices for each cup, overlapping them. Bake for 10 minutes. Take out of oven, crack open an egg and pour it into the Canadian bacon cup. Break yolk slightly. Salt, pepper, paprika. Bake for 10-15 minutes, depending on how you like your eggs. Add cheese. I skip this part for myself, because I don't have to have cheese. Call me weird. Serve immediately. Or, do like I did and put them in an airtight container so Hubs and I can grab one each morning, heat it up and voila! Breakfast.
Also, today, after I do my cleaning/laundry/blahblah/writing/music listening/Ellen watching I'll start making felt toys for my two awesome nieces. I must get a head start on this because they are in Germany, so I must account for shipping.
I shall be using this picture as inspiration:
This is from the etsy shop royalrugrats and they make amazing felt toys, should you be in the market for such niceties.
Also I have one last locker hooking project. I know, I know, you wish I'd shut up about locker hooking if I'm not going to do my tutorial. I agree, frustrated friend. I shall get right on that, after NaNo is over.