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November 18, 2020

My DRAWING course is done. I was happy to be learning it, but I am looking forward to not having graded assignments. After this, I will continue another course I started, which is entirely self-paced. I'll continue sharing my drawings on my Instagram: @thewritebuttons 

On the HOME front, I have made a lot of progress on my couch project. Really, it will be a loveseat. I finished the sewing portion of the seat section, the wood base, and have nearly finished the wood back for it. I've added wheels to it instead of legs because I want to be able to move it for easy cleaning. Today, I am working on the sewing of the back piece. I acquired all the hardware I needed for attaching everything. I will have a wood skirt to do, which will help everything stay in place. I also have the sofa cover for it, though I will still have to figure out the arms. I'm taking a break on the sewing until thimbles come later this week because I'm tired of pricking my fingers. 

As far as MUSIC goes, I've decided to focus on guitar. Most of the music I want to play is naturally made for the guitar and I don't really feel like spending time transposing right now. In other NEWS, I finally got all my domains and social media accounts set the way I want, so I got new business cards. 
My POETRY section was briefly lost, but I fixed that today. It can be found through the UNPUBLISHED section. I will be checking over my site as I also found some broken links that need repair. 

I've been planning my 2021 READING list. So far it includes: 
- Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden 
- The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe 
- Self by Barry Dainton 
- 1984 by George Orwell 
- Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw 
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 
- The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson 
- The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories by H.P. Lovecraft 
- The Samurai by Jonathan Clements 
- 100 Best Loved Poems (Dover Thrift) 
- The Sandman Overture by Neil Gaiman 

On the RENO front, I have no idea when I will have a functional bathroom again. I hope it happens soon. There is some other similar work needed in the building and they are trying to get mine done right after that because that job is more of an emergency. 

As far as SKATING goes, I'm focusing more on cross-training right now than getting out as the weather has been iffy and I've been busy with other things. Now that my drawing course is done, I can get out more. I did make use of the unseasonably warm week we had and found a good place to go that is close to home. They've also put the boards up at the local park, so I'm looking forward to checking that out come winter.

In terms of my WRITING, I recently decided that NaNoWriMo is not something I enjoy beyond the pep talks. I'm not someone who writes around 2,000 words a day. I'd prefer to do around 500. That's my plan for the future regardless of which month it is. November is always hectic for me anyway.

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