Letters from Camp: Last Letter!

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I can’t believe it, today is my last letter from camp.  I was going to tell you all about this great holiday that happens to be today, Uncommon Instrument Awareness Day, but… I am all sad.  I can’t believe that today is the last day of camp.  I have to tell ya though… I had a six thousand word day on Wednesday!!!  I couldn’t believe it!  I was super excited about that!

Oh, and about that Uncommon Instrument Awareness Day… well, not many people know this, but I play the harp!  I was going to post this great picture of my harp for you all, but I am away from home and I totally forgot to take a picture before I left.  But I might just add one in later, when I get home next week!  I also play the penny whistle and accordion!  I have a real love for different instruments and if I could have one of everything I totally would.  Someday I want to have a full size floor harp, a violin and I would like to also learn to play the bagpipes!

What about you?  Do you play any interesting instruments?  Share  unique fact about yourself with us!

Letters from Camp: Paperback Book Day, “Squee”

Camp-Participant-2015-Twitter-ProfileLet’s be honest here people… If you are a reader (and of course that is a big assumption on my part, but if you are following my blog I gotta believe you have some kind of like/passion/love for the written word) any time you walk into a bookstore, it is almost as if you are a 14-year old fangirl/boy!

I know that when I am around books, I am all like:

“my precious”

Well, today is going to be a rush, I am going to be gone for another weekend… You know, at that party camp!  (Ok, maybe it is just my sisters house, but still!)  So, since I am so behind and Camp ends in just a couple days, I am going to shoot for getting finished today and tomorrow morning!  Let’s see if I can!!!

What about you? Do you have that same response to books?!? What makes you “squee” like a little teenage fan?

Letters from Camp: International Tiger Day!

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Lions and tigers and bears, nope just tigers!  Today is International Tiger Day, and seeing as I love all the big cats, I thought I would share this grand day with you, along with some images from one of my dear friends and an amazing photographer!  Please check out her site and buy some prints!!!

Lunasa Photography: T&D's Cats of the World &emdash; T&D's Cats of the World

Lunasa Photography: T&D's Cats of the World &emdash; T&D's Cats of the World

Lunasa Photography: T&D's Cats of the World &emdash; T&D's Cats of the WorldLunasa Photography: T&D's Cats of the World &emdash; T&D's Cats of the World

Lunasa Photography: T&D's Cats of the World &emdash; T&D's Cats of the World

Lunasa Photography: T&D's Cats of the World &emdash; T&D's Cats of the World

Letters from Camp: One Day, at NaNo Camp…

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First a quick update… I have to say I sadly did not manage my 5k day, but I did manage over 1k!  So that is something, there is still hope! I know that I can do it! Maybe tomorrow I will hammer out enough to get more caught up!  Now, here is an idea that was tossed at me, and this is my attempt. I know that there could be more, and that this can become “something” so let me have it!

camp_nano_logoThis one time at NaNo camp, there was this inappropriate comma! And don’t get me started on the ellipses, stuck where one should never go. The fragments that leave you hanging! Feeling oh so unfulfilled! Or the sentences that seem to go on and on and on and on. The repetition, same words, phrases, and the like, abusing our minds in a manner most unbecoming!  And what is with that exclamation point, or is it mark… really, why can’t it stick with the point!  I have ta say… really and truly, why can one never get what should be where?!?

I have a few ideas for adding in the dash, question mark, colon, those could all be added, and I would like to think up a few more different grammatical type things.  Maybe even create a second little story! What do you think?!?  What more does it need? What would you want to see in there?

Letters from Camp: Back Where I Belong, For a While…

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Well, after a fun filled weekend gallivanting around the countryside.  Seeing things from another point of view and even checking out how other camps work, (alright, maybe I was just visiting family, but that doesn’t sound nearly as fun, now does it?!?) I am finally back home where I belong.  At least for a few days.

For your viewing pleasure, here are a few images from my wonderful weekend, more to come on the musical I was blessed to see!

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Wind Up Car! (now the wind up is not really how this works, but it sure is cute isn’t it?!?!
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Garbage Can Car (I actually saw this driving down the road, it was just epic!)

 

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Most of the cast for Mary Poppins!
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I love classic cars!
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Just me, what more did you expect?!?














Well, I hope your weekend was as amazing and fun-filled as mine!  What did you get up to? Please let me know! I want to hear all about it!

Letters from Camp: The Mosquito!

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I have a tale to tell… of a lonely little mosquito.  One who was so lonely in fact that he decided to… oh, wrong story!

This story, is really in fact about that pesky mosquito swarm!  You know the one. It follows me all around camp! I can’t go anywhere, or get anything done!  For some reason it would seem that anything I do manage to get done, gets all the life sucked right out of it! I don’t really know how, but I know that durn mosquito swarm is behind it!

You have StoryCoat to blame for this sordid and infamous tale!  What about you? Is your camp journey going where you want it to? Is there a mosquito swarm fallowing you around, sucking all the life from your tale?

Letters from Camp: Homesick!

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So I gotta say, visiting this other camp sure has been fun, seems they do a lot of partying around here, but boy does it make me homesick for Camp NaNo!  I miss my wonderful top bunk, and my great cabin mate StoryCoat!  She always has a ready smile and creative ideas when the juices aren’t flowing!  I want my little writing cubby back.

some of the mischief we get into!
some of the mischief we get into!

The only thing making it worthwhile is time spent with some great new friends! (Ok, maybe they are not so new and maybe they are even the whole reason why I am away from camp NaNo, and just maybe they are even family!)

metravelI can’t believe there is only one week of camp left! So many words to manage and so little time! I hope when I get back from my field trip my story loves me just a little more and the characters start speaking to me, so that I don’t fail camp this summer!

What about you? Have you had any excursions from camp? Do you find yourself homesick when you step away from camp for a little while?