Getting Ready for the Trip

I head out in a little while to go gas up the car for our trip to the dance competition in Birmingham.  I’m not looking forward to it but I’m not actively dreading it either, so that is a plus.

I was so tired yesterday.  I still am somewhat but I am feeling better than I did yesterday.  Just hope I don’t relapse or pick up something new this weekend with all the stuff we’re going to be doing.

Going to meet Bob for lunch at a Mexican place.  So I have that to look forward to.  I’m all packed with my clothes, meds, and everything else.  We have CD;s picked out and I am debating bringing a book to read on the trip since my youngest doesn’t like to talk on trips like the other two do.  I just don’t know.

Wish our girls luck and wish me luck–I’m not taking my Xanax on the trip so I will just have to cope as best as I can without it.  Hopefully my recovery is strong enough to handle a big competition with out it. We will see.  Have a good weekend!




Still Trying

to get over this bug.  I have to do laundry today so I am trying to conserve my energy.  And we have Birmingham starting tomorrow afternoon.  So I am stressed all the way around.

I have been in the bed most of the morning, trying to rest.  I went to church last night since i felt better, but I am starting to wonder if I shouldn’t have stayed home.  But I’m taking my meds and trying to get better.

I think I may go lay down some more. Sorry for the short post that says nothing today.  Hope everyone has a good weekend!


Still Not Well

I still don’t feel great.  I did do my schoolwork, finishing it yesterday,. So I have that out of the way.   I just hope whatever this is moves on soon.

So sad to hear that Billy Graham passed away.  He was really God’s man for the past generation. I’m not sure his son is going to be able to take that mantle on with his support for Trump politically.  But he may not be interested in it–he has his own work to do.  I’m just hoping we can get a revival in this nation and pull back from the brink we are on culturally.

I am still sending out work everyday even this deep into February.  I usually don’t keep New Year’s resolutions I occasionally make this long! 🙂 But I’m determined to hold to it and get some results this year.  I already have in getting the novella deal.  So I am just waiting on more of the same.

I think I am going to eat lunch and then lie back down for a while. Hope everyone’s week is going well.



I feel rotten but don’t have the flu.  I went to the doctor and that is what they tested me for,  I’m tired, a little achy, and cold.  No congestion though.  So I am just suffering,  I have an antibiotic in case it’s bacterial so hopefully i will start to feel better before Birmingham dance competition.

Finished my ghost story for my class.  I feel like I spent too much time in exposition and not enough happens but I’ve hit the 1000-word limit.  I think it will continue it for my final project and make more happen–lengthen it out to the 2500 words for that.  I have some ideas for revision for a longer version so i am looking forward to keeping on working on it.

I think i am going back to bed.  My mother-in-law is picking up my youngest from school and taking her shopping as a late birthday present. so i have some extra time to rest this afternoon.  Hope everyone is having a better start to their week.



Story Idea

I woke up from a dream that seemed perfect for a flash story.  In it, people were on a boat floating over a flooded New Orleans, eating a crawfish boil and talking to the people on the boat about the old days of Mardi Gras.  We have a class assignment to create a world different from our own and write a story about it.  I was pretty much going to do the other assignment because I don’t do speculative fiction. But this dream kept pestering me until I thought it all out and started to write it down.  So we will see what comes of it.

Bob’s finally going to the doctor.  He thinks he has a sinus infection plus a ringing in the ears, which is a new symptom. SO he is going to check it out.  I hope he starts feeling better since we go to Birmingham this  weekend for a dance competition.  Fun, fun.

We had a good party for my youngest this weekend–she had three girls come over and do a sleepover.  They played games and talked and ate and just had a good time. We did too,  No drama, no hatefulness, just a lot of fun.

I guess I’ll go back to my story and see what happens!


Going out with Marlo to a new place for lunch called Fine and Dandy. I’m not sure about the dress code so I am spiffing up a bit to go out to it.  Marlo suggested it so there we go.  I’m looking forward to seeing her–she’s always so busy it’s hard to get together with her.  But I am glad we are friends.

I’ve lost the little bit of weight I gained back over the holidays, so that is good.  I now only have 91 pounds to lose. But it’s a start.  I think i will give up sweet tea starting today. I need to do it so i might as well start.’

I have had trouble getting going today.  I will need to do laundry when I get back.    I should have done it this morning but I was lazy and didn’t.  But I should be able to finish it before tonight.

Hope everyone has a good day and a great weekend. We will be birthday partying so will be busy.  Wish us luck!


Dental Visit

Had a dentist visit this morning and that went well–no cavities or anything.  Got a nasty surprise with the bill though.  My dental insurance company is refusing to pay on the crown I got last year–said i had a waiting period before they paid for anything and I had it done in that waiting period.  So now we have to pay for the whole thing.  So that wasn’t good. I paid half on it and they’ll send a bill for the other half.

Ordered the cake for my youngest one’s birthday party this weekend.  Hopefully it will turn out good.  I need to go back to the grocery store in a bit and do the shopping for the weekend.  It won’t be a lot but it needs to be done.

I sure am glad I got an acceptance early in the week because I’ve gotten one or two rejections a day ever since. But that is just the way this submission business is.  All I can do i see who might be interested in what i have.

Pretty and warm day today–it makes it so much easier to stay awake when it’s not so cold and dreary outside.  So that has been good. I need to do laundry today–having the appointment put me behind.  But I’ll get it all taken care of.

Hopefully we will have a good weekend for the sleepover for my youngest one’s friends and that will go well.  Hope everyone reading has a good weekend as well,