Seeing Hope Ahead

Bob stayed home for another day due to his cough not being under control. He couldn’t even stand up straight in the shower, he was coughing so hard. He got back in the bed and was there when I left this morning.

I had a good day–spent most of it proofreading the catalog for next season’s books. We have some really interesting ones coming out soon, so I need to decide which ones I might want for my personal collection. Even though I’m not even reading the books I have right now. :(. Maybe I’ll start doing better soon.

I felt pretty good today mentally. Worried about Bob, but other than that, I felt well. I work from home tomorrow and will most likely spend all my time on the big long-term project since so many other things are caught up. We will see.

Him coughing all night is about to send me around the bend of being sleepy. I am yawning like crazy this afternoon. So tired. My mind’s not hitting on all cylinders just because of that. I’d love to just get in the bed and go to sleep. But soon it will be suppertime, so no time for that.

Meandering day. Got a big job done but took it by my own pace. That’s the best way for me to work as far as I can tell. I’m really falling into a good solid routine and staying up with all the projects. It’s an odd feeling for me, having spent do long just living minute to minute, hour to hour, day to day. I hope it lasts.


Whew Again!

I did nine spreadsheets today in six hours. Very, very busy bear. Feels good to be working steady and feeling good about it. Of course, I’ve probably had too much caffeine, but Bob coughed all night again and finally went to the doctor today. He has a sinus infection and the beginnings of bronchitis. So he’s been home today on tough cough syrup to get his cough under control and give his antibiotic a chance to work.

And I had the good sense to talk myself out of doing overtime to finish one more thing before I signed off work today. That’s a really big boundary that I was wondering if I could keep with myself as I wound up this afternoon. But I closed up the computer when my time was up and that’s that.

My baby girl registered to vote today. All grown up, the last one to leave the nest this fall. So proud.

I am glad i went back on my Klonopin to calm my nervous stomach. I like feeling healthy and well. Well, not exactly healthy. But I am looking into doing something about it so I can try to work on my weight. First get checked out again by my doctors in April. Then see what advice they can give me. We will see what happens.

Spring has sprung a day late today–temps were freezing yesterday but are up in the sixties today. So nice outside. That makes me feel well, too. I like sunshine outside. Makes me feel a little more energetic and not so sleepy as when the days are just dull and gray.

I had a long talk with a friend of mine yesterday over Facebook that made me feel less alone as a writer. That’s always nice. Writing is such a lonely business. We work alone and are by nature an introverted lot. Good to know someone is in the trenches with me and fighting the good fight. 🙂

I go see Tillie Friday and will have a lot to talk about. I will talk more about working on my anxiety, especially the free-floating kind that has returned. Hopefully she can tell me some ideas I probably just need reminding of. I suppose that’s all for today. Godspeed to all.


I meant to get a lot done today.

And I did. But I meant to do even more but petered out around 1:30 p.m. Ah well.

Now I have to pump myself up to go to the grocery store–we’re so out of food after being gone on vacation.

Bob is set to go to the doctor tomorrow about his cough. He coughed and coughed in his sleep last night and it was miserable being in bed with him. I felt so sorry for him.

We had a good trip back yesterday from Nashville. Long drive but a great trip, no rain or anything.

I wish the first day of spring wasn’t so cold.

It’s not helping my mood.

Grand Ole Opry Finale!

As happens occasionally at the Opry, we had a surprise guest at the end of the show. They announced this, did a commercial to kill time to set up the stage, and out stepped . . .


The crowd blew the roof off the joint.

He played “Calling Baton Rouge” and everyone was on their feet. And didn’t sit down the entire show he played. He sounded great. I never ever thought I would get to see him on stage live. Such a great end to the night.

At the Opry!

Just found out from the TimeHop on Facebook that nine years ago exactly we were here for the 40th anniversary of the Grand Ole Opry! And now we are back again for another visit for another pair of shows. Fun!

We had a good trip up. Bob is getting tonight’s tickets and then we are going to eat dinner. I guess that’s all for today. Love to all


I’m feeling really good. I burned through all my work today and got just about everything caught up. My main priority today was done, and then I spent time catching up some leftover tasks. Monday I’ll do the MS Books blog, some orders, then start on more mailing lists, then back to my big long-term project if there’s time left. So that is already set up in my mind and I know what to do. It’s so nice to be keeping a structure to the day/weeks/month–to know what to do in what order.

I’ll finish up laundry this afternoon and tonight so Bob can pack. That will be nice to have a clean laundry room again! If I manage it. But I’m sure I will.

I hate waiting for the other shoe to drop. That’s how I feel whenever I start feeling well and doing tasks in a timely manner, etc. I can’t even enjoy feeling well because I’m so scared it means I’m going manic. Early mania is so sneaky.

I guess I will wind up everything. I’m not sure if I’ll be blogging on our trip. I won’t take my computer and blogging from my phone is easier than before but takes longer. We will see. So don’t panic if you don’t hear from me–I’m just having fun!


Halfway through laundry. I got all of mine done and will work on Bob’s tomorrow afternoon. I am so deconditioned that after a very short while standing up, I had to go get a chair to sit in and finish up.

Good day at work; caught up several backlogged things and will likely finish catching up tomorrow and have things in a neat, nice bow when I go out of town Friday.

Hope everyone has a good night.

Having Fun

Listening to a pop album of Cajun artists from the 1950s. Interesting.

Pretty good day. Still behind, but I should be caught up by the end of the week if things go the way they typically do. I need to wind up a bunch of things to get ready to go on my trip this weekend. I think we’re going to have fun.

My youngest went out with her boyfriend tonight and we are waiting for her to get back from her date. We went to Cracker Barrel, and I was just looking around and thinking, “There sure are a lot of old people here tonight.” Then I realized–I’m slowly turning into an old person! White hair and everything. 🙂

I need to get some med refills before we go to Nashville. I should get those Thursday. Just to make sure I have enough through the weekend. I tried to see if i could do with my Nexium last week when I just couldn’t get it filled on time. But I sure can’t do that again.

That’s all I can think of right now. Feeling better than yesterday, so that’s something.

Bad Day

I worked at home today but really had to push myself to accomplish anything. I worked on something that wasn’t really a priority because I was just letting it get more and more behind. And so I pushed a need-to-work-on immediate priority off to tomorrow again. I don’t feel right at all today.

I’ve just been eating all day as well. Crunchy carby stuff. Crackers, cereal, and chips. I went out and got a Coke and a candy bar hoping the sugar and caffeine would wake me up and it hasn’t really worked. I slept well, but I think I have spring fever with it being spring break this week with my daughter being off. I just don’t feel right at all in my head.

I don’t think I need the hospital. I think I am just looking forward to our trip too far in advance. I want to goof off. But I really need to do laundry and pack stuff before we leave. I will work on that today and tomorrow so we can pack Wednesday and Thursday to leave Friday morning.

I may just take a nap instead.