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Feeling Blah~ 
20th-Sep-2010 10:08 pm
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We took Henry back to the vet today. Dr. Barnes thinks he's doing okay, holding his own on his weight and looking better. But he's been huddled in the back of the closet all day since we got home, and as far as we know hasn't eaten or drank a thing.

They gave him another bag of fluids, and we're now giving him cortisone pills twice a day.

(It's hard to believe this morning he actually came out on his own and jumped up on the bed three times and slept under the covers with me for a while . . .)

Anyway, tomorrow is back to work, and I'm hoping it will pump up my energy level. Too much 'time off' isn't necessarily a good thing. I certainly don't think it's contributed to my own health.

On the writing front, I actually got three votes for my Twilight story (and only one against, hehe); and I supposedly got two for my Tudor verse story, although I swear one was for the wrong story. There were so few entries in the latter, one writer (the only one who didn't get any negative votes) was declared the winner. So that's over.

Anyway, I'm feeling so blah, I'm not sure I'll take the time to feedback all the folks who ask for it, which I've done the last two rounds. We'll see.

The Twilight story was something I'll always remember writing, because of immersing myself in the time period (1918) and then getting the chance to talk about it on our trip to the beach last week. One of the things I spent hours on is the baseball aspect, actually finding things in my research that you can't find at Wikipedia (for instance, I found the announcement in the Chicago Tribune archives of pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander being drafted in April of that year, which meant he missed the World Series). I loved it when we were driving to the coast and Wayne mentioned that he had a relative who once talked about playing against Alexander in a minor league game.

Now I just want to finish the full story, which I had to cut down to near-nothing to make the competition word count. I have a feeling if I don't do it now, I'll never do it. I'm so in love with this whole back story thing, I wish I could do my own banner (and maybe I'll give it a shot).

And since I hate the prompt for the next round, I might use a skp . . . but if I skip one round, will I ever get back to it? I know myself so well.

In the meantime, shout out to myhope who has been in the hospital. We've missed you much!

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Comments 
21st-Sep-2010 06:00 am (UTC)
The best part about these 'Last Author Standing' communities? Giving you a reason to write fanfic -- that we can use in other places! If you continue to do it, great. If not, I just hope you keep on writing.

Congrats on getting votes -- that story certainly deserves it! I can't imagine anyone voting against it, though. (These people and their voting drive me nuts, personally. But whatever.)

It's certainly time to go back to work. This last week of vacation has been anything BUT restful and relaxing... But it was LOVELY having time off! And I think we got a lot done, too.

Henry? I don't know. He'll either pull through or not. We'll deal if he doesn't, but I admire the way you've stuck by him and helped him in this terrible illness. You're a great pet owner.

I agree -- it's been awful missing Theresa myhope! I hope she's better now.

And DO continue to work on that AMAZING Twilight story! I love it and think you've done incredible research. It's wonderful, and I really want to read more...

I think Dr. Barnes is very special -- and Henry seems to love her! I'm glad she's been our doctor on this one. Henry does seem worse tonight. We'll just have to wait and see...
21st-Sep-2010 06:36 am (UTC)
I loved you talking about your story on the trip to the beach also, and I know that Wayne was really into it all. He loved baseball so much and was so impressed with your research. That always impresses me also.

I am sorry that this last week of time off has been so stressful with Henry so sick. I hope that he continues to improve and will keep the prayers going to all of you daily.

I took Nicole to the orthodonist today, but she can not find any real evidence of TMJ. She thinks it may be something else, but not sure what. Anyway she did the adjustment that was due on Saturday, so we don't need to go again. Nicole got purple and green as her new colors. I am to journal when she hurts the most and what happens daily.
21st-Sep-2010 09:26 am (UTC)
Thinking good thoughts for Henry. I hope your blahness eases...
21st-Sep-2010 11:11 am (UTC)
I hope your blah feeling goes away and you start to feel better. I have those days too. You just gotta ride that feeling out.

Your story research is phenomenal. So good. I could never write for that time period. I don't have a feel for it and don't really understand what life was like then. I'm more than happy to read your informed take on things.

The prompt this week is indeed uninspiring. I was thinking abt skipping too! If I don't have anything written by Sunday I'll use my mine.

21st-Sep-2010 03:29 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a good sign that he came out to sleep with one of his folks. Speaking for the sick (currently) I would venture to guess that the vet trip just wore him out, and too much of ANY stimulation good OR negative is just too much!

and thanks :)



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t
23rd-Sep-2010 03:54 am (UTC)
*sending healthy thoughts your way*
23rd-Sep-2010 04:32 pm (UTC)
thank you :)

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t
23rd-Sep-2010 03:53 am (UTC)
*hugs*
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