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Been a wild week...

Had an arthritis flare to start the week out.  Had to go get my pre-operation appointment on Tuesday, and realized that I am more stressed about this than I realized (actually, I'm not stressed about the surgery as much as the rehab, I suspect), finally got an appointment for the clinic that does lymphedema therapy (go to that on Monday.)  My ankles have swollen a little off and on the last month, so I suspect this is needful.  Got a nasty cramp in my left calf which pulled the tendon, finished chapter 1 of my big Hawk and Muirnin story, which most everybody is ignoring, but what the hey, this is life, and today I brought home a used weaving loom, one that'll weave about a 24 inch width of cloth, which is fine for what I plan on using it for; it's used but in good shape, and cost me about $1000 less than the new one about the same size I've been drooling over for years would have cost, so that's a cheery thought.  But I really won't be able to play with it until I get somewhat along in my post surgical therapy.    And I'm finally getting my little spinning wheel I bought for taking to reenactments tuned up and having the drive band replaced, so I can actually use it.  It impressed the guy who does the maintenance on spinning wheels at the shop I used...the person who put it together did a very good job, but evidently used parts from several types of spinning wheels...it's kind of an international hybrid.  LOL!

My right thumb is not happy, but my hands are a bit better than earlier in the week, but I will be surely glad when the weather settles down.  I'm tired of being achy.  But one of my rosebushes is trying to break dormancy.  I'm looking forward to the change of seasons.

Devoured an interesting book on the clothing of Norse people, based on archaelogy, called Viking Clothing by Thor Ewing, having fun thumbing through The Highly Selective Dictionary for the Extraordinarily Literate, filled with fun big words and exhortations not to use some words in ways which are actually pretty common, and just started thumbing through The Viking Age: a Reader.  I still am failing at reading fiction, though.  Been trying to read Encrypted by Lindsay Buroker, which is an interesting little SF tale (and I know the author, even, a cool, interesting person), but it's like I can devour heavy science and histories, but give me light fic, and I have trouble continuing to read.  My brain is broken.

Now, back to under my rock for a little while.  Time to whip Pink into line so I can get some writing done...



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Mar. 10th, 2011 11:40 pm (UTC)
ah crap, I forgot to go back and read your story....this week has been a killer. TGI ALMOST F.
Mar. 10th, 2011 11:59 pm (UTC)
If you get to it, read it here: http://fav.me/d3b2c2i

It's got editing changes there, and I didn't bother to repost it here.

But I would appreciate feedback. Hawk and Muirnin is pretty much straight Sword and Sorcery, but they are so fun to play with...The other story I'm working on and have all plotted out even is being so evil to me. So I'm going where I am loved right now.

Edited at 2011-03-11 12:00 am (UTC)
Mar. 11th, 2011 02:09 am (UTC)
I'm sorry you're feeling ignored :( Been there, done that, unfortunately :-/

This has been the ridiculous week to end all ridiculous weeks, and I've been trying (and failing) to compile my 'year in fandom' review in and amongst the craziness.

Good luck with health woes, and congrats on the loom! Maybe it will motivate you through the dreariness of rehab...
Mar. 11th, 2011 06:10 am (UTC)
Yeah, just one of those times. Stressing cause of tooo much at once...sigh.

If I reviewed my year in fandom on an annual basis, I would no doubt go over the top...LOL.

Mar. 11th, 2011 03:10 am (UTC)
Ah, hun- I hope you feel better soon. Must be the week from he**, huh.

My (last) Friday ended with the mother of all migraines (scared the heck out of the hubby), tapered off until I fell down the stairs on Sunday (hurt my back pretty good, too), then another migraine hit again Monday, leaving me in bed for 2 full days.I didn't see daylight until Wednesday.

Has been touch and go ever since; I agree that the weather needs to quiet down some, but sadly it looks like a few more storms before that'll happen.

If you need anything, feel free to hit me up, even if you just need to vent.


Feel better soon, ok?

Mar. 11th, 2011 04:27 am (UTC)
You too! Those headaches...oh, I hate even my little headaches. My arthritis doesn't hurt nearly as bad, I suspect.

And you get to feeling better, too! And if you feel the need to vent, email me...not keeping the chat up much, but do check my email regularly...
Mar. 11th, 2011 04:50 am (UTC)
I may just take you up on that- it's been a horrid week- and not looking like it'll be any better given the storm that just blew in and the resulting flare up.

You want me to use the gmail?

I may need that chat sooner rather than later, lol. Has literally not been my week, either. Maybe a nice chat'll do us both some good...
Mar. 11th, 2011 05:32 am (UTC)
Sorry that you are not feeling well. You know I read your Hawk story. It makes me want to read more sword and sorcery.

I am reading The Sharing Knife series by Lois McMaster Bujold about a fantasy version of America where wizards loosed an evil blight which their ancestors have to kill with Sharing Knives.
In the third book they are on a keel boat. Her research including her own experience houseboating on the Ohio and many first hand accounts and studies of keelboating.
Mar. 11th, 2011 06:06 am (UTC)
That sounds interesting stuff.

Yeah, I will always hold a warm spot for good S&S fic, which is no doubt why I'm writing some. And I do appreciate your reading it. Means a lot...

Bujold is a good writer. Been reading her stuff off and on for years.
Mar. 11th, 2011 07:12 am (UTC)
So much going on with you! I will be wishing you all the best with your surgery and rehab, and hoping for Spring, too! Take care!
Mar. 11th, 2011 05:09 pm (UTC)
*hugs* This week has been one thing after another (evidenced by me commenting a day late) - I have a note made to read your story once I get more than 3 seconds to myself at a time!

*hugs moar* Surgery's on it's way, but you'll be back up to speed in no time; I have faith!
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