Friday, August 31, 2012

Going Crazy with the Walls Closing In!

I'm as bad a sick person as I am a nurse. I'm not good with sickies - very little sympathy - and I have even less for myself. This is day two for me in bed and it's killing me.

What do you do when you're sick, like take to the bed sick? Television? I'm not a TV person and we don't have one in our bedroom. I'm being good and keeping my germs to myself so no front room for me. Do you read. Oh, I hope so. And preferably one of my books. LOL Or do you just lay and stare at the ceiling or sleep? I've tried to do a lot of sleeping but the pains in my stomach are worse when I am vertical.

I've gotten some writing done, I'll admit, but considering my fuzzy head, I wonder if I'll think it's any good once the virus fog lifts. I sent off my first completed novel and the synopsis for the next two books. I plan on a series - romantic mystery. I'm pumped. Here's my first stab at a blurb for the first book:

Lacy Dahl’s research uncovers secrets about the mother she never knew; secrets that dispute the identity of her father and threaten her life. When Sheriff Chance Meadowlark comes to her rescue, she begins to think their present is more important than her past…until his connection to her mother and a murder spin her deeper into danger and further from love.

When the past and present collide, Lacy discovers that where she came from is not nearly as important as where she’s going.

Ta Da!!!

Rusty loves this sick spell. He spends his day lying at the foot of my bed, drowsily lifting a lid now and then to check on me. I did crawl out of bed this morning and cleaned up the kitchen a bit. I heard from two people to leave it alone and they would take care of it. Hmm...wonder who they are.

I didn't get in on the harvesting this morning which was well overdue. We'd had a string of days of rain and then with the wedding taking up our time (yea!!!), nearly all the veggies were multiplying quicker than bunnies. They don't take time off for weddings or sick days. So I peeked my head out of the bedroom a few minutes ago. I'm not sure I want to come out for a few days. Going to be lots of canning and freezing going on.

The wedding was spectacular. Fun and beautiful and surprising moments. Can't wait for the pictures to come back.

The hot water heater quit heating last night. Finally, our home warranty was useful for something. If you'll remember, it didn't help when the fridge quit. The guy came out within a couple of hours of calling him today and we have hot water again. For a $55 deductible, it's fixed.

I know this is disjointed and senseless but so is my stuffy head. Next week, better news from the farm and retirement and writing. Maybe some helpful hints.


  1. Hope you will be well soon. I had to laugh, though, as I am the same way when I'm ill or around someome that is. No patience, tolerance, or time for

  2. Really, really sorry and hope you are better soon.

  3. I'm amazed you can write your blog in your condition. As for your blurb - superb! Great news about the wedding.
    Lots of love

  4. Get well soon my friend! The book series better sell because they sound fantastic, and I want to read them! Here's to no one else getting the bug in the house. Take care.

    1. Thanks, Jody. And yes, there are only men left and you know how they are when they're sick! Then again, can't get much grouchier than me.

  5. Hope you feel better soon, Brenda, I can emphathise with you, I hate being sick too - although it usually gives me chance to catch up on my reading. I can't believe I only just found your blog (from the WRP Promo loop)We've roasted you a few times on the Author Roast & Toast!

  6. Hi Hywela! Yes, you have. Love your blog. Thanks and I'm back to normal. Well, my normal!