Hello, Life. I knew you were lurking around the corner, but I was so busy and so motivated I thought I could outpace you. I thought wrong.
After five days away, I was rejuvenated and ready to hit the ground running. No task was too big. Unfortunately, Life had other plans. I came home to three kids with Strep. If that wasn't enough, we also found out my baby girl has Lyme's Disease. We think we caught it pretty early, but she's on antibiotics for 21 days. We'll retest then and see if she has to continue with another round.
Speaking of wiping me out, my husband and I both succumbed to Strep. It was, quite frankly, stronger than our will to avoid it. I hope with five bottles of antibiotics floating around our house, we'll all be back to normal soon.
In addition to Strep, I have a head cold. Nothing is worse than trying to sit at my computer and type while my head is throbbing and my nose constantly dripping. I spent way too long trying to invent a laptop that could be used while I was flat on my back. Didn't come up with anything!
I'd like to take this moment to thank Life for humbling me once again. Every time I think I can't be stopped, get a little too smug, Life makes sure to step in and teach me a lesson. I hear you, loud and clear. *whispers while looking around nervously * But, I plan to make up for lost time this week.
Hopefully, Life didn't just hear that!
Do you ever feel like Life lurks, waiting to humble you as soon as you get in a good groove?
A huge thanks to A Round of Words in 80 Days for being the "writing challenge that knows you have a life." Another thanks to the medical world for antibiotics.
Writing: I did some mental planning and note taking for my WIP. But not much in the way of words. I'm looking forward to getting back to regular writing this week. Maybe joining in some #ROW80 wordsprints for motivation.
Blogging: Thanks to a guest post from Mom, I posted every day for a total of 1,017 words. I also posted in Mom in Love with Fiction, although I'm behind on posting reviews. Planning to post several over the next two weeks, so stop by and check them out. Managed to keep up with blog reading and commenting, though.
Note: Thanks to everyone for their suggestions on reviewing books you don't like. It helped so much!
Reading: Little to none. Head hurt too bad. ;-(
Editing: Finished a major editing project and on time. *woot*
Exercise: Ran for 4 miles and thought I'd die, so I took a few days off. Hoping to head back to the gym tomorrow. Thanks to ice and now, I have to bid adieu to outdoor exercise for awhile. *sniff, sniff*
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