November Already: NO NaNoWriMo for Me

Sunday again. These things come around like once a week or something. This particular Sunday is gray and rainy, but at least not terribly cold. Muggy is a better description.

Gary’s putting together a small bookshelf we bought at E-mart last night and I am puttering on the internet. I’m feeling particularly distant from all my people in the states; and lonely. Invisible. Forgotten. I’m also feeling particularly uncreative and uninspired, which interferes with my high-falluten ideals of writing a book before I leave Asia. I’ve been getting email from NaNoWriMo groups in Kansas, Albuquerque, New Mexico and even Seoul (I signed up when I arrived). I just delete them with a sigh of disappointment and try to “let go”  inevitable feelings of “this-is-not-what-I-expected.” I’ve been playing with the idea of writing a poem a day as part of the PAD challenge that Poetic Asides puts on every year.  I’ve drafted two poems so far.

I’ve canceled my plans to attend the Seoul Stitch-n-Bitch group today because Saturday got away from me and I don’t feel like I got anything done and want to play catch-up today.  Mondays loom LARGE and are always followed by equally difficult Tuesdays, which are in turn followed by long Wednesdays, so it’s hard to think of anything else but prepping for the week. Fortunately there are only three weeks left in this “Track-A” term, and next term’s Track B is supposed to be much (much) easier.

On a more positive note, we get paid this week (our 2nd paycheck) and have plans to do some shopping at Costco Wednesday (yes, Virginia, there is a Costco in S. Korea – several actually). They are running a sale on a 10 mp digital camera from Nov. 9th – 11th that I am hoping to buy. I haven’t been able to use my perfectly good digital camera since arriving because I screwed up the charger when I plugged it into a adapter without a transformer, thus blowing it out (I melted my culing iron the same way). A replacement charger and battery only costs $12.00 at Amazon, but they won’t ship electronics to Korea (no one will). So I’m just going to invest in a new camera.

So, this is where I am at the moment. Not much of a blog, but an update nontheless. Drop me a line folks.

3 thoughts on “November Already: NO NaNoWriMo for Me

  1. joyous

    Ah. The ups and downs of traveling. The incredible highs and the wicked wicked lows.
    Too late to tell you ‘don’t be too discouraged’. Too soon to say ‘Don’t worry, it’ll change! – you can count on it changing!’

    SO! The Doctor prescribes a nice stiff shot of Korean sake (or equiv), a good night’s sleep, and a long, lazy Sunday. Repeat as often as necessary!

  2. James

    Your peeps think about you often. Well, at least two of them do. Sorry so bad about e-mail–I think you’ve heard how my last month was. If not, drop me a line and I’ll tell you more.


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