Hello, sibs! Fairly quick post as I am up too late ....
I am feeling much better, work is more manageable right now for me and counseling is really helping. For one thing it is giving me a reason to focus on my self-care ... like getting to bed at a reasonable time. Total fail on that tonight but for reasons mostly beyond my control ... and this was mostly prewritten so not staying up too late with it. Hubs doing well, kids on and off sick but generally ok ... I started to get sick and then kicked it really quickly, which I again attribute to getting enough sleep. Really haven't done that for oh, about since my 7 year olds were born. Eating better too ... gotta get exercise on track next.
Was reading back posts and noted Songbird
's mention of the Valentine's Day party. I began thinking "what on earth shall we post about for Valentine's Day?" and in a couple of seconds started thinking about our group crush ROB OF COURSE! We shall have a lot of fun, I think, especially now that we can do pix! Hope we don't overload the bandwidth Lynne
, thank you for your kindness. It is scary to look at a list of symptoms ... everyone feels like they have lots of symptoms at some point! It's about number, duration, intensity, and how it impacts your life. If you are lethargic and neurotic, those are mommy symptoms too! I am sorry about you having to be a witness in court, that is stressful, but less so than witnessing the crime! If your legal system is a little like ours you will be a witness of fact and only asked what you saw. Just speak clearly of what you witnessed and don't conjecture about stuff. I find it handy to have a glass of water to take sips from - it keeps me hydrated and also gives me an outlet for my nerves, and slows me down a little. In our local courts they have water for you right at the witness stand. Got 2 copies of your book, one for me, one for my niece who is a middle school teacher! I would love for you to sign them. Exciting to hear about your website. I'm sure you've seen JK Rowling's and Steph's, Cassandra Clare also has a nice one and pretty simple ... simple-looking I guess. I think the important part will be being able to build on it if the book takes off. I'n glad that your flooding did not result in a lack of tap water ... funny how that happens!!Marielle
, thank you very much for your sweet words. Your hospital counselor sounds very wise. I read a quote today about everyone knowing that the soft overcomes the hard, the gentle overcomes the rigid, but how it is hard to do in practice. It was from the 6th century
I have had your experience of coming on too strong in emails at work! Currently I read and re-read and re-read, editing all the time, to make sure my email takes the proper tone ... and I have to try not to write them when I am emotional about the topic, if at all possible. Coworkers are easily alarmed/offended by emails.Sean
, thank you for reaching out and understanding. You are really moving along with your story! Congratulations! I admire you ... it just took me a year to finish 9K words.Songbird
, thank you so much for your empathy and suggestions. I am a moderately religious person and it does help ... just not enough right now. But I do appreciate the sense of peace I gain from my spiritual practices and beliefs. Congratulations on winning the December Cake Day award! I enjoy my cooking and like to play with decorating ... but there's no way I'm winning any contests. It sounds like you are having a great day, and doing great job teaching your kids to read! Congratulations to Bug on her engagement. It sounds like you did exactly the right thing with her behavior ... hold firm and it shouldn't get worse. Congrats to her for being a brave swimming girl!Desiree
, I would hug you back if I could! *virtual hug* Thank you for understanding what I'm going through and the need to step back. A bit late but lots of things are naturals for the crock pot. Maybe chicken cacciatore? Definitely pot roast. It is pouring rain here as well, and cold for the season. We might hit a cheap movie tomorrow.Sarah
, thanks for the sympathy! I've enjoyed everything I've ever read by Orson Scott Card, especially his Ender and Alvin Maker series. I think Alvin Maker is one of the most original and genuine fantasy series I've read.Susie
, Happy Lexiversary!!! I think I have been getting your warm fuzzies, even though I did not read about them until now. Thank you for sending them, sweetie! I finally saw your Hump Day pic. That was very risky on your part. You could have killed one of your sisters DED. I'll say it's a Hump Day! *wicked smirk* YES to your Valentine's Day party! It is fun to be online all at once, I hope we can make it work out! I'm glad you like your invigorating weather! It would be horrible to live there and not love it.Tammy
, your banner of Edward from January is lovely ... that pencil died in a good cause. Your artwork makes a good lure back to the HH, but honestly, I think the reason so many of us FB instead of Lexing is because it is easier, not because it is better. Lexing is better. If you are tempted to do some avie work for me that is only subtly Twilight I would adore that ... I am okay with my avie, but was not really able to get quite the idea I was going for, and you could probably do tons better. My guidelines are 1 using the meadow flowers 2 in a heart motif 3 without overt Twilight references. But if it doesn't inspire you ... I totally understand how Edward can be the difference between making something a chore or fun!Suzan
, whee-oo! That was some niiiice friendly photographic distraction of Rob in Ray-Bans. Thanks for your good wishes and your distraction!Grayce
, good heavens! I'm not sure you need that dog, but I know that you will work hard to teach and train her, you are such a nurturing person.Ginnie
!!! Always happy to see you, honey. Tell us more about work or home anytime.Chrissie
, many of us are bad right now, but we are always working to be better! Good to see you, and happy belated New Year's!Tonise
, if you are here, happy birthday!
To all a good night!