Mid-Week Check-in

So I feel like ass.  And yet, I’m still at work because as much as my boss has been obsessed with redundancy among our team, she hasn’t bothered to create any for me, so I don’t get to stay home even though my head feels like it’s going to explode.  Because God forbid anybody actually CALL Endnote tech support when they can’t figure out why the program is doing something funky.  Which I just did to tell them that their stylesheet for APA 6th edition was just flat wrong.  I can’t say that all the drugs I’m on to help me get through the day are doing much for my Little Mary Sunshine personality today…  Dear God, give me a gusher of a rain to wash away all this pollen!

HOWEVER,

After a messload of brainstorming with Susan and Claire yesterday, I think I’m finally starting to get a handle on Lachlan and to maybe, kinda, sorta, be on the road back to a normal level of writing. I did not write over the weekend but Monday I had 823 words and yesterday 635 words.  That made me VERY happy.  I’m not ready to declare a bump in word count goal yet, but it’s definitely a good start to the week.

In other random news, I have been griping a lot about my “batwings” this year, ever since hubby’s grandmother told me over Christmas that I have fat arms (yes, I’m still offended and hung up on that).  I haven’t been exercising regularly over the last month, but for the heck of it, I measured my arm yesterday…and it’s down 3/4″ and there is noticeably less…wing.  Um…so apparently all I needed was to do biceps curls repeatedly every day with my 50 pound dog?  IDK.  But whatever, I’ll take it.  My weight has been holding steady, so I’m very relieved by that, as I haven’t done a whole lot to cut back my eating, despite my lack of exercise.  Most mornings I’m falling asleep on the sofa after feeding Daisy breakfast until it’s time to shower for work.  Right now sleep is just more of a priority for me.  I have to say, I kinda miss running though.  I’ll just restart the C25K program whenever Daisy is back on her feet and I’m able to have a normal schedule again.

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6 comments

  1. Aww Kait, I’m sending you lots of love ❤ ❤ I'm sorry you're not feeling well. I don't really have any great advice to offer since I'm pretty much battling the same thing and not really getting anywhere. I did read that it's good to shower in the evening after you've been out in the elements all day because it washes all the pollen and other junk off you, and the warm water and steam helps clear it out your head and sinuses. I've tried it, and I do find that I'm sleeping better.

    Glad at least brainstorming is going well!! Lots of luck for upping the word count the rest of the week!

  2. So glad that you have people to help you work through your writerly issues. I lost my writer buddy to graduate school.

    Can’t wait to read DOTH.

  3. I have to work with migraines sometimes because I’m the only one who can do my job. So I feel for you. I hope you’re feeling better now.

    That really feels good when one of your measurements are down doesn’t it? That’s good, especially since you’ve not exercised much lately. This has been a hard round for me for both writing and exercise. I wonder if there’s something in the air…. Lol

  4. That’s very positive about the wordcount, but it’s the bit about the grandmother’s remark that got me wound up. (My dad does the same thing. Repeatedly. Thankfully we don’t live in the same country!)
    I’ve heard about T-Tapp from a writer-mother who wanted to get back in shape but couldn’t afford to spend hours in a gym. I know you’re already doing well with your own program, but I thought you might be interested. For me, it’s not so much about listening to the unkind comments and letting them run my life asabout getting back into good health.
    I hope the hayfever clears up soon. It really is miserable when you have it.
    All the best. 🙂

  5. Oh, Kait. I feel for you on both the being sick front (my allergies kicked in early in March due to the warmer weather) and the unrealistic work expectations. I’m doing both a rain and work balance dance for you. Glad your writing progress has had a positive turn around.

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