Sorry I missed last week, everybody. I tried to log onto my website, but they were doing some work on it and I couldn’t and then I forgot in the days after. There isn’t a ton going on in my life, except, oh yeah- I have bronchitis.
I have never had bronchitis before, but my gosh-darn cough just kept getting worse and last weekend I relented and went to the doctor. Sure enough, it was bronchitis. They were worried it had turned into pneumonia too (thank goodness it hadn’t). So, I have been suffering at home for a little over two weeks now with little to do except cough my lungs out, watch/read the news and read my books. My poor children are bored out of their minds because every time I walk around for five or ten minutes I have to sit back down again.
My eldest daughter turned 9 yesterday, and I really couldn’t do much with her because of this infernal cough. I have been told it generally lasts 3 weeks, so here’s hoping it is on the outs. A. had fun though- she got to go to someone else’s birthday party and eat their cake and ice cream as her party is next weekend. We also made her a feast of her choice that night for dinner. Next weekend will be the real party, but we celebrated as best as we could given the state I was in.
The last I heard about the anthology is that they were doing final proofs. I am not sure what that means exactly. I think they are getting ready to do the final printing. I am crossing my fingers that it will be mailed out any day.
I am getting antsy for school to start again, mostly because I have stories swirling in my head again and it is just too hard to write for any consistent amount of time with the girls home from school. I have a whole list of things I want to do- it is the actual doing them that is the problem.
The Election and Other Things
So, I have watched/read WAY too much news these past couple of weeks. I have landed on the candidate of my “choice”- really just a vote against the other candidate. The last couple of elections I have been really lucky to actually want to vote for a candidate, so this one is a major bummer.
Even the Olympics can’t bring me out of the funk of such terrible election choices, something I normally LOVE to watch. This year, the Olympics feel tainted. I am more worried about the athletes’ safety (from both disease and violence) than who wins the medals. I didn’t even watch the opening ceremony this year. Go USA, I guess.
Still, the Olympics have given me a new reading challenge- to try to read books by authors from the different countries that participate, or at least medal in the games. I figure that will expand my world perspective a bit, something I always try to do in one way or another. So, there’s that.
On that note, happy reading! Have an awesome week!