Posts tagged NaNoWriMo
Chocolate Chip Spelt Cookies with Pecans + Orange

A funny thing has happened in the past year and a half. Every time I relay to someone that I am flying back to Minneapolis, I say without hesitation “I am going home for the holidays” and yet when I then say how long my trip is, I conclude with “I am flying home at the end of the month.” I suppose learning to call two places home is part of growing into full adulthood, but there is something curious about it when the two places are so vastly different.

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Apple Upside-Down Basbousa with Orange Blossom Cardamom Cream

I have mentioned a couple times that I am pushing myself through National Novel Writing Month (granted, the election drama put me behind a bit), but I have not revealed what exactly I am writing about. Truth be told, I am not sure it falls under the category of “novel,” exactly, but more like a quilt of short stories, tied together by some over-arching theme that I am hoping will reveal itself eventually.

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Pumpkin Spiced Scones with Maple Coffee Glaze + NaNoWriMo 2016

The funny part about working a steady part-time job and having everything else freelance, floating up in the air, is the uncertainty and constant surprise of which projects are going to be pulled down from the sky, take over your life and when. After a summer-full of gathering up movement inspiration and working towards certain dance goals, suddenly here I am in November, sitting sedentary for half of the day, writing frantically, exercising nothing but my mind, and dancing strictly during the classes that I teach a measly 10 hours out of each 168-hour week.

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