The second round of antibiotics will be done on Sunday, whereupon I will be cured.
So, I decree, and so shall it be.
(Betting pool is now open: Am I the Empress of the Universe, or am I not?)
Things — THINGS — that had been let to slide are slowly getting caught up. For instance, while we were ill, any-and-everything that wasn’t A-List (by which I mean — business, bill paying, cat caring), and wasn’t clearly Z-List (adverts from the Dish Network, solicitations for new credit cards, life insurance pitches, &c) got set aside in a pile — PILE. The PILE had reached rather alarming proportions by the time either one of us was feeling well enough to cope, and the first idea was — let’s just swoop all of that stuff right into the trash.
Well, on the day that plan occurred, there wasn’t enough energy between us to implement it, which was probably a good thing. The second plan — which we are calling Plan B — is to go through a few things every day and so winnow the PILE down responsibly, in case there should actually be something that was, oh B, or even C-List and needed personal attention.
So, that’s what we’ve been doing there.
We’ve also been slowly catching up on non-A-List housekeeping, and laundry and whatnot. Today, I vacuumed the house, chopped up onions for freezing, finished up the laundry, did the dishes (note to self: teach Boopsie the Wise to do dishes).
Also, over the last week or so, I’ve been communing with Alliance of Equals, and all the leftover notes from the previous book, handling things, reading (but not editing), and just slowly sinking back into the story and the characters, after our long separation.
I’m feeling confident that I am now well enough, and well enough in tune with the story, to start adding new material without breaking anything. There are, thank ghod, nice, clear hooks set in — In that regard, at least, this is no Dragon in Exile.
And, yes, I am still bitter that we had to ask for an extension on this one. It had all been going together so nicely. . .
Tomorrow morning, I have a dentist appointment, and some errands to run. Tomorrow evening, I intend to open a new file in Alliance, and get writing.
Also, sometime soon, but probably not until after the antibiotics are finished, and I’ve given the cough time to come back, if it’s gonna — I need to find a new gym, and also a group, or a book club, or a volunteer gig (though not, I think, at the hospital) to add into the schedule.
And that? Is all I’ve got.
How’s the new year treating you guys?