Sundry Sunday

  1. Typing with one hand is a challenge. Fortunately, my right hand is dominant, and it’s okay. Also fortunately, this isn’t permanent. Tedious process, though. Seven hundred words a day is my current limit. Meanwhile, the muses are running amuck with story ideas. I considered (and haven’t discarded) the idea of writing with a pen in a notebook. Anything to keep the tales moving, hey?
  2. Haven’t been drinking coffee. First, wanted to rest and sleep. Second, read to avoid caffeine to promote healing broken bones. So, no coffee, no alcohol, and no chocolate. Had dropped the latter from my diet after I discovered what it does to my prostate. Thinking about drinking coffee tomorrow, as I’m weaning myself off the Percocet. Only had one Perc today, three yesterday. Four are prescribed.
  3. My walking has declined. Been spending most of my time abed. Reached eight thousand steps for the last three days, ten thousand on the last two. I have a long way to go.
  4. Poor spouse. She’s doing such a terrific job, doing everything, and complaining. This is my fifth trauma in our fifty years together (boyfriend and hubby). In order, cut off tip of my toe, mono, broken neck, dislocated wrist, and this. She should’ve vetted me better. In fairness, I had mono when stationed in the Philippines, and she wasn’t with me. One trauma a decade average; is that normal?
  5. The cats on that first night and morning were so sweet. I usually feed them. With daybreak, I asked my wife to do that, but the cats refused to go and eat. She brought the food in to them. Nope; they weren’t eating. Wasn’t till I got up a few hours later that they ate. Number one and two cat continued to stay with me through the day. Their loyalty and concern flatters me.
  6. I feel for the rest of America, enduring a heat wave. Our temps are brushing ninety in Ashland, quite bearable, as night temps fall into the mid-fifties.

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  1. Fifty years together? That’s crazy awesome! Now I’m going to have to trawl through your posts to see what happened. Anyway, do the pen and paper thing for sure! And opt for a fountain pen too. Helps with reducing repetitive stress. I actually wrote an entire novel this way.

    Get well soon and all the best, Micheal!

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    1. WH: It was either a sky-diving or hang -gliding incident, OR I had a bike accident, or something else. Yes, fifty years, a testament to her endurance. Thanks for the notebook suggestion. Yes, I’ve written six novels in that manner but then failed to transcribe them. Godstorms and The Riders of Saytle Ceylon were both written that way, along with The Soul Stone. I need to type them up someday.


  2. Use a tape recorder or digital recorder—you can transcribe later and/or change stuff. I think that’s awful you broke some bones but what’s worse is the no caffeine and no chocolates–hope you heal soon especially with your furry pals helping. . .take care.

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