Saturday, December 31, 2011

Revived Love

My intense, slightly obsessive love for hamsters has been revived. I've been reading every website post I can about how to care for them, what is the best cage set up, illness's prominent in hamsters, and the different breeds and colors. The only thing I can't find is where to get a hamster. I know you can just go to a pet store but I've read a lot about gross containment and inhumane breeding. I just want to find a hamster to adopt or a good healthy place to get a hamster from.

I intend to get/use a long (four foot) plastic tote to keep my hamster safe and comfy. I have some ideas for bedding and food, even cute little decorations for the hamster's play time. I started out thinking I wanted a Dwarf Robo because they're super cute and tiny, but doing a little more research I found they are the more aggressive and not as good for first time owners. So, now I'm thinking about maybe a solid color Syrian, cinnamon or chocolate colored. =D I'd love to adopt though, so whatever I can find that needs a good home.

I don't even know where to post this other than here. Where do I find the right audience? Does Craig's list do animals? lol I have no idea but I'm going to keep looking for someone who needs an adoptive parent for their hamster. Squee! I'm so excited!!!

The next step is convincing the husband... =P

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


I finished yesterday night at 9:43pm. I validated on the NaNoWriMo site at 50,312 words. I'm happy. I most likely won't blog again until I die.

Friday, November 18, 2011

35 Characters

At this point in my NaNo, after 27k, which is miserably below my 32k goal for today, and 39 pages I have 35 named characters that play a specific part. I am a little disgusted with myself at having so many characters but taking them out would considerably shorten my plots, subplots, and word count. Although, already lacking I love my story and each character - except the bad ones of course, I hates them!

Anyway, Miotke has been kidnapped, her kidnappers have been kidnapped, there have been a sea monster, a shipwreck, fifty giant octopuses, blood-lusty natives, dragons, and now most recent is a dungeon torture chamber. Later we'll have a desert escape and some kind of desert beast attack, as well as a desert city hewn from the rock much like Petra with a runaway desert girl.

We'll have some happy endings, some twist endings, and some obvious endings. I love it!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Lost Track

Wow, I've lost track of time. Today is the halfway point of NaNoWriMo! I'm at 24,900 out of 25k. I'm personally shooting for 26k today. I only need 1.1k before midnight. I'll be rather pushed to get that done. I have work until six, class at seven thirty with a major test I need to study for, and then this evening I'm starting a workout program with a friend from nine to ten.
Yikes! Where does time go? I received care packages from my NaNo Swap partner and my parents - YAY! This month is half over and reeks of stress-filled holidays already! I'll be happy to not stress over Thanksgiving, but Christmas is another story. I need to focus and be determined now to not worry about the little things during that season.
Anyway, Jesus is Lord! God is on His throne! I am His child and He will take care of me!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Day Eight

Well, last night was almost a disaster. The computer was freaking out and by the time it decided to work the husband wanted to game a little. We did and when we got done dieing repeatedly I tried to catch up my last 900 words. Just barely made it and slept soundly afterward.

I don't have much to say today except that hopefully the kidnappers are going to be kidnapped by the end of today's 2k. Main character gets kidnapped by bandits and they all in turn get kidnapped by pirates. Maybe I'll post my general outline later this week.

This is all I have for today. Still loving NaNo and can't wait to munch on some dried mango this evening!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

WOAH! Day Four?

Total Words Written

Words Remaining

At This Rate You Will Finish On
November 27, 2011

as of 4:13pm today!
 I've been sick, and so busy with school and writing I keep forgetting to post. I hope I'm at least putting up a semblance of consistency. On the second I was too sick to write any at all. Yesterday I wrote just under 4,000 words in order to catch up! Phew! That was rough, but I did it with time for LOTRO that night with the husband. School work is sort of getting done and I accidentally missed class last night while writing. I just came home from work and began to type! When Justin (husband) came home he asked if class had gotten out early, I froze. I could feel icy hands clamping around my heart! I felt sick - I never miss class unless I'm unable to leave bed!

Anyway! The head cold/sinus infection is practically gone and things are looking up! 
“He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life." 2 Corinthians 3:6 NIV

Monday, October 31, 2011

Seven and a Half Hours

National Novel Writing Month starts in under eight hours. Many WriMo's stay up until midnight all over the world, where ever they are, and start writing as soon as the bell tolls twelve. As it so happens I had planned to do the same. My initial plan was sleeping as much as possible since I thought school was cancelled for the Holiness Summit. However, I had four amazing holiness services to attend (I'm glad I did, I feel rejuvenated) and one still this evening.

The second step after sleeping was to blog. Here I am!! The third step in my Pre-NaNo schedule was "get some last minute homework done - as per usual - and go over my outline." HA! So far I haven't done any homework with the Holiness Summit going on and with this nasty head cold I doubt I'll do any this evening. I was thinking about drawing up my characters as I see them to keep me from writing too soon, and that might still happen. Right now I'm in the midst of my 4-6 DJ shift at the radio station. Making sure my desk was clear had been step six, and having my NaNo bag handy (full of my sweet treat rewards for this coming fiasco) is still a GO!

We don't really celebrate Halloween since I'm on a Holiness Bible College campus, but I might get my steampunk gear on and have a nerf gun/sword fight with the husband to keep me awake until midnight. He'll crash - I'll tappity tap away on my keyboard until I can't keep my eyes open.That might be sooner than initially planned with NyQuil zapping my system and hopefully this head cold/sinus infection. Even so, I'm super excited about November's events and hope to spend most evenings at Lela G's (campus coffee house) typing until my fingers wear off.

One of the blogs I've been visiting is Sebastian Malloy's bathysphere adventure check it out at
Also make sure, if you haven't, to visit

Friday, October 28, 2011


I'm putting up my posters this week to inspire me throughout November. I have my NaNoWriMo Angel, Porter Milo, standing guard over my soon to be bursting word count. He'll make sure I don't backspace any of those precious words. I also have my NaNo Survival Bag hanging nearby for daily word count rewards when I hit my 2k a day word goal. It's full of dried fruits and a few packs of gushers. Soon there will be Nips/Coffee Candy filling up any of the empty spaces there may be. I have a case of Welch's individually bottled juices in the freezer ready to be slushies and a small plastic jar of Pillsbury Fudge Frosting for those days I really need some motivation.

On my desk beside me I've printed off a copy of the most recent email from Lindsey Grant. It's a great calendar for daily goals and fun things to make sure and do during November. It's almost like a syllabus!

The husband is encouraging, though not joining as he feels his spelling is too atrocious for him to write 50k in a month. I don't blame him, bless his heart! I'm super excited about my NaNovel this month and know Miotke won't let me down. I'm planning on printing out my first Winner's Certificate before December! I'm almost done packaging up my first NaNoSwap for MJSawyer. I hope he enjoys it; just some candy and other silly stuff. I'm waiting for the Optimus Prime Transformer's keychain to ship in so I can ship it out. I know, I know, double shipping - but I wanted it in the same package as the other stuff!!

God bless you as you do whatever you do!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


My NaNo this year is about a 25 year-old princess whose ailing father has bequeathed the entire kingdom to whoever of his two lovely daughters gets married first. Miotke, called Mio by her family, is the older of the two being sturdy and yet elegant in word and deed. Her younger sister Lilyblade, affectionately Lil or LB, is the more princess-ly of the two being willowy and timid.

Of course, the Main Female Character (MFC) must be independent or there wouldn't be much of a story. I mean, them only ever doing what they're told is rather boring and not at all inspiring. So Miotke, fed up with nobles flocking for her hand in marriage, runs away to let her emotions run wild in peace. At this point she meets Emory, who seems to be the Main Male Character (MMC) but he isn't. Emory's a pretty typical hermit, hates people and the world, wants to loose himself in nature - except that he's only 27. The MMC is Knight Dener Redstone pursuing Miotke under the guise of loving her.

This is the time where these seemingly random people get thrown together in a wild adventure crossing oceans and continents looking for adventure and freedom. Will Emory ever get rid of this over emotional yet independent female? Will Miotke find the freedom she's looking for, or will she be forever trapped in the role of princess? What are Dener's true feelings? What insanity will ensue?
Stay tuned for more Miotke this November!

I won't be posting actual excerpts for copyright reasons. I will post basic outline/paraphrases for you invisible people to enjoy. I love writing and am excited to blog my journey through NaNoWriMo next month. Sometime before the 1st I'll write some more about what I plan on doing for NaNo.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

National Novel Writing Month - November

Today is good. God has made it. God has given me all my talents. This being said - I love writing. Last year I was introduced to National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November. I am in love with it! The idea of writing 50,000 words in thirty days is brilliant. Last year I failed miserably. I started ten days late and finished 40,000 words short.
Today I am empowered. I think 50,000 words in 30 days from scratch (a never been written idea) sounds great; a chance to let creativity flow without the hindrance of perfection, editing, or procrastination. It's a fast paced two pages a day race to the finish line with bragging rights for a prize. The NaNoWriMo store is full of clothing, objects, and awareness posters.
I'll be posting my journey through NaNoWriMo right here throughout November. I hope to post more than twice a week. While there may be no one who reads this ever, anyone who does should check out:

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Today or any other random day

I'm naturally an extrovert, that's the way God designed me. Even so, often my mind gets confused. I need people to feel energized, to be at my best, to communicate; but deep inside my heart cringes at the thought. There are times as an extrovert that I hate people and myself. I just want to be buried alive. There are times when I'm totally carefree or determined to do something fantastic today; likewise, there are times when the day seems black as night and everyone else doesn't care.

Today I feel too much. Today I know the end is near. Today I hurt and cry and plead with whoever will listen to forget me so I can die. Today I want the cowards way, the ultimate pity party. Today I see there is no light at the end of my tunnel. It's only today when I see the pain I cause and know that all I do is leech from the ones I love. On days like today I write so loud my throat is sore from screaming and my cheeks are chafed with tears. On days like today nothing cheers me.

I spend all day today wallowing before I reach deep inside to acknowledge I need help. I used to be the one that helped my depressed friends make it though the darkness. I am supposed to be the one who helps instead of needing help. I spend all day today crying and tearing myself apart fake virtue by fake virtue before I realize there is only One who can cure this disease.

"Jesus the very thought of thee with sweetness fills my breast, but sweeter far thy face to see and in thy presence rest.  O hope of every contrite heart, O joy of all the meek, to those who fall, how kind thou art! How good to those who seek! But what to those who find? Ah, this nor tongue nor pen can show; the love of Jesus, what it is, none but his loved ones know. Jesus, our only joy be thou, as thou our prize wilt be; Jesus, be thou our glory now, and through eternity." - Text: Attr. to Bermard of Clairvaux; trans. by Edward Caswall

As I write it out I feel that much better. The darkness flees at Jesus' name. This moment, right now, as I type this into this tiny blog box I feel the pain lift slightly. I know Jesus lives and his name calms the fear and doubt and anger and hurt and pain and care and worry that clouds my puny soul. If you, reader, can attest to feeling the first two paragraphs in your own soul, feel out the words of that song above and speak them aloud. The very first word brings peace. Amen.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Not So Deep Desires

There are plenty things in this world that everyone wants that may never happen - things they can't control. However, there are things we can work toward - things we can control to a point. Here are some of my not so deep desires that I am working toward.

Lo Temp Glue Gun
Wooden model mannikin
Hanging wall pocket
Ball magnets
Scrapbooking Pattern Pack "Earth"
Dark Brown Album
Mini calculator keyring
Foxface wallet
Stormbeater Umbrella (my best buddy broke my last one on accident)
Blue Medallion wax warmer
Fast Flats
Pure Ice "French Kiss" and "Jamaica me crazy"
Julie Kagawa Iron Daughter and Iron Queen
Ankle weights
Icecream maker
Lensatic compass
Hanging stars keyring
 Dwarf Hamster (plastic home, food dish/food, water bottle, lil chew things, rolling car)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Part Way Into The Year Resolutions - A Beginning

My Part Way Into The Year Resolutions shall begin this blogging. I'm sure this list will eventually grow, but this is my starting point. I've dropped blogging for some time (since myspace was cool) and have decided to pick it up again as my imagination needs room to grow publicly. My life needs spice (be it garlic, oregano, or cayenne) and this shall be a miniscule part of it.
Basic information for anyone who may stumble upon this: I am married to a great Christian guy, I am a communication major at Kentucky Mountain Bible College (senior fall 2012), I DJ 6-9am and 4-6 pm Mon-Fri for the summer and kick it back 4-6pm during the school year, I love blue and Japan, I'm learning to speak Japanese, interior decorating and scrapbooking are things I love, I love writing and have indeed published a book (The Unity by Kala Mathes), I like being girly and tough, you don't actually have to call me Hg, and last but not least I believe in the Holy Trinity, that God sent His only son to die on a rugged cross for the sins of the entire world, and if you confess with your mouth 'Jesus is Lord' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead you will be saved (Romans 10:9).

1. Save up for ice cream maker ($30-$40)
2. Paint nails once a week, at least
3. Read all Colleen Coble books in campus library
4. Creek walk
5. WIN junowrimo* 2011 (25k words)
6. WIN nanowrimo** 2011(50k words)
7. Lose 20lbs before Mid terms in October
8. Finish nano 2010
9. No D's allowed during this fall semester
10. Learn to think in Japanese
11. Join/Be active in a writer's club
12. Build cedar chest for future baby

*June novel writing month
**National Novel Writing Month