I want to post a brief dispatch to let you know that I haven't forgotten about blogging, nor have I been entirely sucked into the new book I'm writing (although that could happen ...). Truth is, I'm sick. I went to the doctor and was diagnosed with a sinus infection yesterday. And they put me on a strong antibiotic, so the treatment is almost as bad as the cure.
Isn't that the way? Go figure.
But really, I have to say that I believe I've set a record. The doctor said the last time I came in with a sinus infection was 11 months ago. Considering that I've averaged 2-3 sinus infections a year since my pre-teens, that's a record. Not a bad run, really. I have been blessed with my health being overall good so for that I can't complain.
So that's what's up. I've been in and out of work with it - trying to keep things moving, you know - and I better get back to it now. I just wanted to drop in and let you know I'm still around. Just moving slower these days. But the medicine is working quickly so I hope to be back on my feet very soon.
Take care. I hope the rest of your week is good. More later.
Hi everybody; I hope you're having a good weekend. I apologize for not blogging sooner, but I had an unexpected surprise: My right wrist and hand started hurting terribly Thursday. Heavy computer use between work and the recently released book were no doubt to blame, and I'm sure the fact that I wrote 3 flash fiction pieces didn't help. I limited my computer use to what was necessary Thursday and Friday, and took yesterday off (thank goodness for my iPod touch, so I could check Facebook and Twitter without too much pain and suffering). It's better today, but still aching a bit - so this will probably be a short entry.
I know a lot of my entries and social media posts of late have revolved around my writing, so I thought I'd give you an update on what's going on in the rest of this corner of the world. Unfortunately, that would be not much. My work is in a (very) rare steady phase. I have a lot of meetings, it seems, but it's routine stuff and not major board meetings. I know exactly why this is: The legislature isn't in session, and with several items pending review in 2012 I'm sure we'll be off and running again when they reconvene in January. So I intended to enjoy this.
I've been lucky in that the church stuff has been pretty level. The evangelism committee is meeting tonight for the first time since May - summer is a slow time for them, and the chairwoman has been working out of state a lot lately, so she's petitioning to keep it simple. Rick has a church council meeting tonight. He was hoping it would be simple, but one of the Pastor's told him this morning that it will probably be a doozy. The July meeting was cancelled because of Bible School, so they have 2 months of work and updates to catch up on. So we both have to go back to church for meetings tonight.
The birds are doing well. Healthy and happy. They all got a bath yesterday and none of them were happy about it. We learned to bathe them before we go out for the day on Saturday so we don't have to get the evil glares until they dry off. It works out pretty good, and by the time we get home they forget how mad they are and are happy to see us again.
It's rained a lot the past few days, which is good because I just fertilized the roses, probably for the last time this season. I hope the rain will result in good late summer and fall blooms. They've done well this summer, which is good. I was worried about how the extreme heat would affect them, but they've done alright and kept right on blooming.
Yes, I'm still loving the new laptop!
That's really all - things have been kind of slow, and I'm grateful for that. Everybody needs that from time to time. I hope all is well in your world. Enjoy what's left of your weekend.