It is hard to believe that it has been nearly a month since my last entry. It has been a busy month! With all the business of my life, I have managed to keep busy with my creative pursuits.
Crochet: I managed to complete four challenges for Nerd Wars last month. My two favorite are Riley's sweater and a Flower for Penny. I think I will be making more and more thread flowers; I think they are marketable. :)
The new challenges are up, and I have plans for three or four of the six challenges. I have to keep myself focused on my goal of handcrafting all Christmas gifts this year. I have yet to find something suitable for the men in my family, considering I don't see them wearing the hats I've made for them in the past. I'm going to have to get more creative for them!
Cooking: I love avocados and will find any excuse to eat them. If I make anything even remotely Mexican-inspired, I eat at least part of an avocado with it. When I make "Mexican scramble" for breakfast (bell pepper, onion, tomato and/or salsa fresca in scrambled eggs with cheddar or colby jack cheese), I eat it with sliced avocado on the side. Tonight I ate my "Fajita skillet," basically the same as the breakfast scramble, but with a meat instead of the eggs, tonight with some beef. Finally, when I make chili, I like to eat it with avocado. It just adds such a nice creaminess in contrast to all the chunkiness of the beans and veggies. I have even, on rare occasion, eaten a lone avocado for dinner. I know my use of avocado is a bit unorthodox, but it sure is tasty!
Writing: My efforts during National Novel Writing Month were, in a word, slim. I actually made it to 11,000 words, but life just got crazy as the month progressed, and I found I simply couldn't invest the time. However, the story lives on! I intend to continue building the story, just not today. :)