My son-in-law was sick, so I had to pick up baby from daycare and keep her until her momma got off work. Now my daughter is sick and I had to pick up baby from them this morning and take her to daycare.
I think it’s the flu. I think baby had it first because she had a blowout the other day when her mom and dad had her. And I think that she was patient zero. She usually is. lol Daycare crud.
I’ll pick her up later, and keep her overnight, IF I’m not sick. I think I’ve got it too though, just starting. Ugh.
I have 18 chapters to go on proofing. Book still is due on Monday. *sigh*
Off to continue proofing. Hope you have a healthy, sickless day!
You Had Me at Jaguar: Emotionally thrilling, sexy, witty and engaging adventure filled with heart pounding danger, exciting twists and unrelenting passion…. was a great read from beginning to end. Highly entertaining reading that was so hard to put down (house work was left undone…. LOL) was a great read!–Cali
I’m still sick, still coughing my lungs out, and still barely getting any sleep. But despite that, I finally managed to write 7,000 words on the story yesterday. So I’m 8K over word count and still have a long ways to go. But I’m thrilled to finally be moving forward again to the end!
At least I finally could concentrate on the story yesterday, unlike earlier when, because of lack of sleep, everything was just a foggy mess, hard to concentrate and come up with ideas. I still need to sleep. Desperately. In the middle of the night, I envisioned three of me, each one taking turns to cough while something was coming out of the darkness to get me. The other night, I dreamed I was being choked to death, until I could finally get a cough out. So yes, nighttime hasn’t been my friend.
Okay, I’m off to cough and write and hopefully get somewhere with this. I was just asked for marketing materials for the book on top of that. No more deadlines! I need to finish this book.
I know I”m sick when I don’t blog, don’t take pictures, don’t pull up weeds, can’t remember if I’ve fed the dogs or not…Writing and other deadline goals? Are you kidding me? Now I have no voice, lost 4 lbs (which is a good thing, now if I could keep it off), fevers have subsided but woke up in a sweat this morning. And I’m coughing ALL NIGHT long. I need to sleep. I think there was one 3-hour stretch where I actually slept straight through before I started coughing again. I cough all day too. I’ll be so glad when I’m feeling better.
I had taken these pictures before I got sick when we had a couple of days hard freeze, but guess what? I’d done everything I could to weatherproof stuff and totally forgot about turning off the water fountain. Thankfully, it’s running fine and it’s been warm ever since. The birds, squirrels, and yes, my dogs, drink from it, so it’s important they have the water to drink from.
Despite being so under the weather, I finally made up the bear for the order on Friday, embroidered the paws last night, struggling to stay awake until they were done, and got some more of my tax stuff together Friday night and spent all day yesterday finding all the stuff, doing the excel sheets, to turn in to the CPA. I used to do my taxes on my own, but I couldn’t keep up with tax laws and I was paying more than I should have. So it was well worth having a CPA do them. I still need to make a sash and bonnet for the bear–it’s a bigger bear, so I’ll have to create a new pattern for it, and turn in my paperwork to the CPA hopefully on Monday.
To top it all off, my editor wanted me to look at her suggestions for a change on the novella. I really couldn’t think when she sent it to me Friday, I think, and told her I’d try to get it back to her this weekend. So today, I want to get that done and the bear done, and them Monday, hopefully I’ll be back on track for Wolff Brother. I told you being sick really doesn’t work with my schedule!
But with no more fevers, I’m hoping I’m on the road to recovery! If I can get some uninterrupted sleep. And I feel great about the taxes and finishing the bear hopefully today too. I’ve been totally stressed over all of it, knowing that time is drawing short for everything. I have to turn in Wolff Brothers in just 20 days . I’m nearly at word count, but need to do a lot more work on it.
I’m off to check out the novella and hope you are having a sick-less day!
Now grandma’s sick. ugh. And it’s nowhere on my schedule. Make teddy bear, work on finishing up Wolff brother, and do TAXES. I see nothing that makes allowances for being sick.
Ugh. So I coughed all night long, have a whopper of a headache, teeth ache, sore throat, and all day coughing. Baby had a fever again yesterday. So far I don’t, but it doesn’t really matter. I’m miserable anyway. I want a do over day. I knew when I started coughing yesterday, it wasn’t good news.
I will probably go back to bed soon. My doggies will be happy. Lazy day for them. Missed opportunity to get a lot of work done for me. BUT, if I rest, maybe I will get over this faster.
Hope you avoid the germ warfare–that all started with…kids.
Between having the flu Fri and yesterday and violent thunderstorms that knocked out my electricity, I didn’t blog. Is this like the dog ate my school paper???
We were lucky we didn’t have any tornadoes in the are like some places did. Feeling better today, but still no appetite. Which is a good thing, isn’t it? Still nauseous though, and that’s no fun.
But this was what I meant to show when I took my walk to see the purple irises but went the wrong way–a green heron (thought it was a snakebird), but when I looked up the pictures of closer shots on the internet for snakebirds–it wasn’t right. The coloration is the same as a green heron. He “reels” in his neck and so it looks like he doesn’t have a long neck.
These are the best pictures I’ve ever gotten of one. He was right down below me on the bank of the pond, but I hadn’t seen him and I startled him. I was trying to get a picture of a great white heron across the pond. So the green heron flew up onto the rock wall. Then when he realized I wasn’t coming after him and he was still hungry, he flew down to the big boulders and made his way back to the water. I took a few more pictures, one of him as a reflection in the water, and then left him in peace. 🙂 <3
Despite being sick and not turning on my PC all day yesterday because of the continuing storms, I did manage to add 1300 words to the story. Seven hundred words short, but I’ll try to make that up today.