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In the Pipe…

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Not quite 5 x 5. Not yet. Yes, it’s an Aliens reference – but it’s been that sort of week. (And I watched it again the other night – it’s one of those comfort movies for me, for some odd reason.) At any rate, radio silence being what it is, I’ve just been completely slammed – the volume of paperwork required for the kids’ summer camps is somewhat baffling, not to mention the crazy amounts of running about, and a fair number of contractors stopping by. (Mostly for estimates, but everyone’s trying to sell something. And really, why is it that nearly every contractor badmouths all the others? “Oh, you should have called me for X. You paid too much for Y.”  No offense, but making the homeowner feel like an ass isn’t the way to get their business. Just saying.) And the dog. The dog. Little miss Maggie, who has… Read more

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead

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I had a sleep study done last week on the advisement of one of my docs. It was mostly one of those things where they don’t necessarily suspect anything, but they want to rule out the particulars of sleep apnea or restless leg syndrome. The good news is I passed with flying colors. The bad news…eh, still not getting a lot of good rest. The sleep doc suggested I probably had an immunodeficiency of some type, which yes, I do – but in some ways it was a relief to not have one more thing going on. (I really, really didn’t want to have to deal with a CPAP on top of everything else.) I’m a pretty high stress person -my brain is always whirling with something, even when I’m so exhausted I can’t directly focus on anything. I sort of wonder if most creative sorts have issues with sleep… Read more

Cleansing of the Palate

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It’s been one of those odd mornings. I woke up at 5:30 and couldn’t go back to sleep, but I didn’t really want to get up either, so I was basically just laying there for while surfing the net on my phone. It’s sort of a lousy way to spend the time, but it wasn’t helped along much because I was getting a bit angry at some things and that tends to work up the hamsters in my brain and then there’s really no shutting it down. (I’m a slow boil, incidentally – it takes me a while to process. But I don’t want to blog about it because I don’t think it will accomplish anything other than to stir up things probably best left alone. ) At any rate,  I finished up revisions on the new manuscript a couple of weeks ago and sent them back to my agent,… Read more