Monday, November 14, 2005

Still alive!

Nine days of writing (less one sick day in which I did nothing useful) has netted me about 19K. I'm still on a decent track, if I can average 2600 a day. Today I did 3300, so it's doable. The story is fun, contemporariness notwithstanding. I have been finding many entertaining ways to make my male main character's life miserable. His lady friend is doing better at the moment, but I'm looking for a role reversal there anytime soon. It's all good.

The really good news is that in the past four or five days I have been relatively painfree in the neck and shoulder for the first time in ten weeks. It has been a long haul, and there have certainly been times I didn't think this flare-up would ever flare back down. I'm very thankful for the many people who have been praying for me; I've been very aware of you. I see the doctor again tomorrow.

This past weekend we took the long trip out to visit our daughter and son-in-law, and from there added more miles to see Jim's 94 year old grandmother. She's not doing very well, and it had been over a year since we'd seen her. I'm sure she forgot we'd been there within five minutes, and we wished we could forget, too. Somehow it still seems important that we went, though.

Jim decided I needed a recliner (my kids figure I'm the one who's ancient, now...) to help out with my neck problems. We found a good price on a good quality chair, so that is kind of cool. When you're kind of short, it's hard to shop for an easy chair. It was a huge store, specializing in upholstered living room pieces, and there were exactly three chairs that fit me. At least that brought the choices down to a deal-with-able level. It was good to spend a few days with family. Which of course means that Jim is back up-country for work for the next few days. Can't get used to having him around...

3 comments:

Jean said...

Glad to hear you're still kickin'. I figured you were swamped writing. Thanks for the update. Hope you enjoy that recliner! And I hope it helps.

Karenee said...

I'm glad you're feeling better!

Gina Burgess said...

Hey Val... thought I'd pop over for a minute. I'm so glad you are feeling better!! I just hate it when I've got lots of wonderful things to do and I'm sick. See ya out and about :)