Writing & Restaurants

Hey, This is my first pop-in since starting Nanowrimo.  I am pretty proud of myself because I am actually doing it.  I wrote 1900 words today which was the most so far.  If I go up in words every day, it would be fantastic.  I’ve pretty much set myself a schedule and I find the best time to write is when I first get up after I’ve checked my one comic and any major e-mails, then I just get going while I drink my coffee.  While I knew basically what my story was about, my main character is in high-school and she may be leading me a different direction.  I need to see if I can avoid that or I will have to completely change the title and the whole first few paragraphs at the beginning.  I don’t mind a few loops thrown in but I’m not sure I want her to completely take the story over.  I am thinking if I can really complete Nano (and at this rate + with this attitude, I believe I can), I will have confidence to finish the true story I was working on afterward.  Although, I may take a break and enjoy December, first.  That one is a lot tougher because it is about a mentally,  abusive relationship I actually lived through and I am working from notes from old diaries and memories.  Nano is a lot more fun coming from my imagination.

Other than Nano, my friend and I went to B.J’s Pizza and Brewery in Huntington Beach, CA because I thought they had a large Gluten-Free Menu.  I am a bit picky and I really don’t think their Gluten-Free Menu is quite as large as I’d hoped.  The pizza choices are a bit narrower then expected and the way the Veggie Potato was described was a bit confusing.  The manager was nice enough to come and talk to me about it, after we ordered.  But, needless to say, it’s not one of my favorite places.  I also tried Taco Bell after reading that the Nacho’s were safe and I have to disagree.  Maybe it was the Cheese Sauce which had a wonderfully, hot zing to it.  All I know is that’s  another place I need to stay away from except for maybe their Hash Browns.

Hope all is well with everyone, I’ll be back.  Tomorrow morning is back to Nanowrimo Land.  I want to do this thing so this month, I can’t use Sundays for days of rest.  I know God understands.

Standing For A Belief

Along the lines of my last post, today was Chic-Fil-A Appreciation Day for those of us who appreciate the owner and workers of Chic-Fil-A for standing up for and abiding by what they actually believe.  Without getting into my personal viewpoint on the subject (which would cause a debate I’m sure amongst many) I don’t think a Christian company abiding by the beliefs of the Bible should be very surprising.  I do think its great that they are/were able to speak out and state what they believe and stand for and are willing to continue to stand behind it.

Back To My New Normal

I am so thankful to be over my food poisoning scare and back to normal.  Okay, not normal exactly because my new normal is now a Gluten Free/Wheat Free diet.  But wait, Wheat is Gluten, correct?  so if I say Gluten-Free, I really don’t need to say Wheat-Free or I am being redundant?  The problem I find with this diet is getting my protein/calorie requirement.  It is super tough.

Today, I think I came in super close on the Protein but I am not sure on the Calories.  The last few days I have done good on the calories and sucked on the Protein.

We went to a restaurant/pub that has a Regular andGluten-Free menu which worked really well for both my husband and I;  but I probably should have ordered the Chicken Wings.  The Grilled Artichoke and Fries were delicious and the Aioli Sauce was yummy but there was hardly any Protein in any of it.