Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Pain, kids, construction, and deadlines

Most of you know I suffer from a chronic illness. The last week it kicked my ass. I don't mean like slapped me around a bit. No, I'm talking a real sweep-the-leg-Johnny, crane-kick-to-the-face, wax-on-wax-off complete with bad 80s hairband playing in the background old fashioned ass beating. *Shrugs* It happens from time to time, it still sucks though.

"Sweep the leg."

While I was dealing with this horrific shoulder pain --that wound up causing a baseball sized lump (not exaggerating here) on the back of my neck-- my husband was rewiring part of our foyer and living room. See, while we have the ceiling open to take care of the restructuring we figured it'd be smart to get rid of the knob and tube wiring and run copper.

I have to admit the knob and tube was run so beautifully.

With that construction comes torn up floors in our youngest's bedroom (we wanted to save what we originally thought was an original plaster medallion on the foyer ceiling so we opened the floor above to run the electrical through. So many projects in this house, so little time.

In amongst all that insanity I'm doing my damnedest to stay as close to a couple deadlines for my work as I can. I'm really excited to finish the novel I've been working on as well as introduce you to the next Bob novella. My muse has been kind this week and the writing has been flowing. Of course, I've also had a bit more time to write this week. It's the plus side of being unable to move much, I mean I can't do stairs, and that sucks, but I can still write so, woo hoo!

I am, honest!

While all this was happening the universe looked down on me and said, "No, still not enough stress. We better add more." It decided to give both kids a nasty cough and cold. Calgon, take me away, and don't bring me back for five, maybe six, days. But, wait, there's more! Along with the kids being sick our dog really injured his shoulder chasing the cat down the stairs. You'd think that'd learn him --as my old boss from B'ham would say-- but, no, Howie is still chasing the cat up and down stairs. Even if he has to limp fiercely the whole way.

What a 'ruff' life.

We've got him on some tranquilizers to keep him calm and resting so that he can heal up. There was nothing major wrong, just a bad sprain. I have a feeling this coming week is going to be a little better and I'm really looking forward to not only the projects I'm currently working on but some that I have scheduled for the future as well. One of them has got me so excited because I get to work with some of my most favorite people. I wish I could tell you more, muahahahahaha.

This year is bringing me a lot of amazing opportunity and I am so very grateful for it. I'm also pretty grateful for the people I have in my life that understand. I don't know what I would do without you folks.


  1. Hang in there, sweetie. Always rooting for you. <3

    1. Thanks, Kat. I'm rooting for you too. <3


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