Wednesday, September 30, 2009

"No compulsion in the world is stronger than the urge to edit someone else's document." -H. G. Wells

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Yay! We can turn water back on in 20 minutes!
Guys who came to plant stuff outside broke hot water pipe. Joy.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Okay God, trying 2 take it easy. I guess You figured You'd force me to do so with a virus...

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Okay head. I thought we got along. Why are you letting a migraine in?
My column for this week - what would you do for fame?

Saturday, September 26, 2009

New blog post: Death of a streak. When taking a break may be badly needed:

The death of a streak

Well, my streak of writing 500 words a day died after 147 days.

What happened?

Short answer is, life happened.

Longer answer is more complex.

I came off an intensely busy summer - a son who graduated from college, underwent dental surgery, and got married in a matter of weeks; three wonderful but intense back to back workshops; a vacation with Don.

I finished a 90,000 word novel at the end of August. It was intense and somewhat draining.

I've been helping to care for my inlaws and dealing with other issues on the homefront.

The upshot? I think I drained all my reserves - physically, mentally, and most importantly for this post, creatively.

So right now I'm taking some time to recharge. Don, bless his heart, sent me to a local hotel for a couple of days. From now until Monday afternoon, I'm responsible only for myself.

Hopefully, that will get the creative brain up and running again. Yeah, I fell down. But I'll get up and start another streak soon. I did it once - I can do it again.

Friday, September 25, 2009

In a local hotel for a couple days mental and physical health break. Hubby rocks for suggesting this.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Don and I are in Lakeland goofing off for the day. Tough job, but someone has to do it...

Monday, September 14, 2009

My column is online - I vent. Would've posted yesterday but life has been a stressfest:
Stressed out dealing with health care re: my inlaws...we really want this for the whole country?

Friday, September 11, 2009

Thinking about 9/ of those days everyone remembers where they were & what they were doing when they 1st heard the news.
Tech who drew blood said something that cracked me up. Left outpatient lab smiling & giggling. Got strange looks from waiting room.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Just took a pulmonary function to wheeze and cough a lot. Looks like I still have mild asthma. More meds in my future. Sigh.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

This week's column is online - don't read if you don't like to hear about silly lawsuits:

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Finished with adventures in babysitting. Now sitting in car waiting for monsoon to let up so I can get to front door without drowning.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Finishing up at eyedoc. Eyes dialated. Dark room in my near future.