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WAYLAID BY A VIRUS



A nasty virus knocked me off track this week. I missed two days in the office, many meals, writing sessions, a dentist appointment, flu shot appointments and swim lessons for my kiddies and almost missed parent-teacher’s conferences but managed to drag my aching body out of bed long enough to hear how my kids are doing at school (and hopefully didn’t spread the nasty virus in doing so). I’m behind on Christmas shopping, work, writing goals … Need I go on?

 

I did, however, catch up on a ton of sleep and dropped a good 5-6 pounds. Hey, there’s always a silver lining. Sometimes it’s very feint, but trust me, it’s always there.

 

Despite having to now cram three weeks of work, chores, appointments, etc. into two already over-scheduled weeks, I’m feeling uncharacteristically calm. Normally, I would be panicking at the thought of how much work I need to make up, but somehow I’m not. Maybe the virus is still lurking in there. Maybe my faculties have not fully returned. Maybe I’m learning that there’s no point in fretting or stressing about something I can’t change. What will be, will be. And as the character in my current WIP keeps telling the protagonist, “All will be well.”

 

It’s a new me. I like it.

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angeladegroot
Dec. 8th, 2008 02:15 pm (UTC)
Yes, I experienced a little déjà vu when I was typing my post. Luckily there was no vomit (see previous sick post for colorful synonyms).
juliewinkler
Dec. 8th, 2008 01:58 am (UTC)
I'm so glad to know that not only are you feeling better, but you have managed to squeeze in a visit at a happy-spa, too. I think I would like to share in this virus and invite you to come and visit and breathe on me. Maybe we could swap straws or something on Thursday :)
angeladegroot
Dec. 8th, 2008 02:16 pm (UTC)
When life gives you lemons ...
kellyrfineman
Dec. 8th, 2008 04:10 am (UTC)
You'll be fine. Just make a list and knock things back off it.

And start eating a bit more. You looked peaky.
angeladegroot
Dec. 8th, 2008 02:19 pm (UTC)
I'm eating a bagel as we speak.
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