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Nanowrimo is really an alien language.

My grumpy bad day that ended with a smile. That’s what I almost titled this post.

I love spy movies. I saw the trailer for Hanna last year and couldn’t wait for it to come to Red Box. Guess what? It has! My hub shared that crucial info with me last Thursday.

I said, “Did you get it?” In my mind I’m thinking it’s Thursday, we’ll watch it on Friday, what’s 2 bucks?

He said, “No.”

Immediate despair hit me because I knew it would probably be gone on Friday. Well, Friday came and it poured all day! He arrived home with a movie. In my head, I had it all planned – home made pizza on a whole wheat crust and Hanna. Because miracles happen.

I asked with crossed fingers. “What movie did you get?”

He didn’t answer, which wasn’t a good sign at all! My son exclaimed, “It’s PAUL. It’s a funny alien movie.” And he went on to explain the movie to me. (I have no idea how or where he absorbs this kind of info.) I thought it sounded totally dumb.

Grumpily, I said, “Fine. I’ll probably go read after the first ten minutes.” Because it really was my hub’s fault for not getting Hanna on Thursday.

While the movie opened, I explained to my long suffering and patient husband that my grumpiness wasn’t because we couldn’t watch Hanna. It was because I’d spent September and most of October not getting much done with my writing. I’d written 30k and scratched the first draft. I’d outlined 4 different novels and had only recently found the right idea to pursue. That felt like a lot of wasted time. And I needed a good escape!

I watched PAUL. It was dumb with some funny parts. Overall, not too bad. Hey, I watched it.

With the credits rolling, out of nowhere, I said, “I’m going to do Nanowrimo this year.” (Mainly because I desperately need to feel productive.)

After watching an alien movie, my hub looked at me like I was an alien. We both cracked up.

“You’ve never heard of it?” I gasped. He hadn’t. So I explained it.

And realizing how funny Nanowrimo sounds after watching an alien movie ended my day with a smile.

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