Still Ill

Had a hard time getting out of bed this morning.  I didn’t go work out because I don’t want to ache anymore than I already do.  I am seriously thinking about going back to bed and staying there as long as I can. I didn’t cough any last night because I took some serious cough syrup. So that is good.

Waiting on my class to start up.  We have a reading assignment first thing so we will see what that is.  Hopefully it’s not too complicated since I still don’t feel well.




I just feel physically ill today.  My cough has come back, I ache, and I’m chilled inside the house.  SO I’ve set up a doctor’s appointment and will see if I am really sick  or what.  I took my temp and it was fine so I’m not sure about that.

I started the day off okay–I thought maybe the ache was from my work out, but it hasn’t gone away like it normally does.  SO I put on a big fluffy robe to help with being chilled and have a nest fixed up on the couch to sleep in.

I’ve been sleeping on and off since then so not much to tell.  Hopefully I will feel better tomorrow since classes start then. Don’t know of anything else exciting going on.


to the “Hamilton: An American Musical” this morning.  It really is a cool album.  I’m glad the kids talked me into it.  It’s not too hip-hop for my taste–I understand why it freaks some people out but I like it.

Went and worked out this morning.  I’m looking forward to when it stops hurting as soon as I start pedaling.  My oldest is packing to go back to school tomorrow.  She’s busy and so I am leaving her alone.

I’m going to see if I can do my interview this morning and start working on the story.  We’ll figure it out as we go.



So today has been a bit of a busy day.  I went and worked out my fifteen minutes then went to the church to do the food pantry for the month.  That went really smoothly today but I had to leave early to go to an appointment with my oldest.  Then we ate lunch at Amerigo’s in Flowood and enjoyed some pasta.  Then went to the grocery store to shot for the weekend and all that.

My oldest leaves this weekend to go back to school.  She says she is looking forward to it just like I am looking forward to my school starting.  She is fully into her culinary curriculum now so things will be easier and harder at the same time–she’ll likely enjoy herself more in these classes but they will be very performance-based and stressful.

I got my other interview subject to email me back so I am excited about that.  I’m going to try to get it in to Creative Nonfiction and see if they will be interested.  If not I’ll try selling it locally. I shouldn’t have too much trouble.

I’ve felt really well today but I am ready to just be home for a little while and sit and read.   I’m going to finish my Neil Gaiman book soon and start on Carrie Fisher’s.  I’m looking forward to that.





I feel really icky today.  I think I’m coming down with something.  I’m coughing and sneezing and my chest and ribs ache.    I did do my workout so maybe it’s soreness from that.  But I just don’t know.

I’m doing my interview next week for the Delta Magazine story.  I hope it works out well; I’m not sure about interviewing a visual artist–that not really in my wheelhouse but I will certainly try.   I have an email out to another interview topic that I hope will come through  But we will see.

I think I will try to read.  See if I can get my mind off of how bad I feel today.



Good Day So Far

Today has been a good day.  It could easily have gone the other way.  I woke up with reflux this morning at 3:15 a.m. and did not really go back  to sleep the rest of the night.  I got up at 6:30 and got dressed to go work out and did that, then helped my cleaning ladies out getting ready, then went to see my therapist.

We had a good talk about Christmas and how well it had gone and how I was responding to the New Year with exercise and looking forward to school starting. We talked about making sure my upswing stayed healthy and did not slide into mania.  Different things to watch out for like obsessions and other key notes to keep a lookout on.  SO it was a good session.

Then I went to see Mary Jane for lunch for her birthday and that was fun.  We talked about a lot of stuff–what we were reading and what was going on in our lives.  We really had a good talk as well.  She said she didn’t like getting old, and I told her as far as I was concerned she wasn’t.  So I hope I picked up her spirits some.

Now I need to get going on an assignment I  got from Delta Magazine and see where I can go with it.  I’m looking forward to it!


Workout Day One

So I went and worked out this morning. All I did was ride a bike machine, but I rode for a mile and a half and I think that’s a good start from not exercising at all for so long.  I hope to do this every school morning and see if I can start losing the weight. I went to a 24-hour gym and glad not many people were there.

Had an icy weekend with ice still on the roads. It never went above freezing as far as temperature although the sun did dry a lot of places up since it shone all weekend.   But today is supposed to be fifty degrees and tomorrow  is supposed to be seventy!  Schizophrenic weather here.

Got a note from Delta Magazine–they want me to do a piece for the March/April issue.  So I am waiting on a call from them and will see what kind of deadline it has, etc.  I hope I can do this.

I feel really good today. Hopefully it is the exercise and everything else.  I don’t have a lot to do today so hopefully I can stay out from sleeping.


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