NaNoWriMo Day 12 word count: 20,906
I got a good hour of writing in at the library today, paid all of my overdue fines, picked up a book I had on hold (How God Changes Your Brain by Andrew Newberg and Mark Robert Waldman), and learned that as long as there’s a lid on it, I can have a drink anywhere in the library building. So I had a decaf Americano while I wrote.
Coffee and writing just seem to go together for me. Although I’m guessing I’m not the only one.
I’ve yet to figure out why my right knee is swollen and making crunching noises when I walk down stairs, so I didn’t run today. I took a walk outside, but I would really like to run.
Tonight I found myself using one of those fun phrases that moms get to say: “Please stop licking your brother.”
I also had a pleasant conversation with a little boy who appeared to be about six years old. He and his older brother were waiting at the elevator at the same time I was while their mom was bringing their baby brother along in the stroller. The six-year-old said, “Brrr! It’s cold!”
“Yes, it is,” I said.
“It’s really cold when you’re not wearing a jacket.”
Then he got a huge smile on his face.
“It would be even colder if you went out in the wintertime with no clothes on at all! Then you’d be like–” and here he took one step, eyes wide, and stopped, as though he’d frozen in the act of walking out his front door.
“You’d freeze solid if you went outside during winter with no clothes on!” I said. “That’s why we wear clothes and jackets in the wintertime.”
“Yeah!” he agreed.
And then the elevator opened.