Friday, December 18, 2020

Interruptions . . .

Update: the new vehicle is here, a red Hyundai Venue SE, sitting in the garage until I can fathom more of the five books of ‘instructions & warranties’ that came with it! The gift of our two older vehicles—including title transfers and delivery—to two of Jim’s grandsons is complete. Our driveway no longer looks like the start of a used car lot.

    My writing time, once again, has been interrupted. This time by a December 14th five-hour evening visit to the local Emergency Room. Pain in the side. Intense. Diverticulitis? Nope. Not this time. Diagnosis: “Renal hemorrhage, left” (a ruptured cyst on my left kidney). Residual pain is ongoing since that day, as the blood from that cyst, thrown into the body cavity, makes its way out. “You should be fine,” the emergency doctors and nurses assured me. “You’ll have some discomfort there for a while.” They were correct. I see my Primary on Monday. The ‘good news’ from that visit was my tests for Covid-19 and Flu were negative!

    Book news: My eBook version of Diabetes by Marriage: A Memoir by Helen Gregory, will be available on Amazon.com for $1.99 on December 20, 21, and 22, 2020. You’ll find a direct link on my website at http://www.pinpubstudio.com

 ~ Merry Christmas 2020 ~

 

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

No reading. No writing. No publishing.

 For nearly two weeks! Time off for Thanksgiving? No, time spent on prioritizing my To Do list, like 

 (1) searching the Internet for holistic methods of rebuilding my old, osteoporotic bones, 

(2) keeping up with my physical therapy exercises for same, 

(3) combing the Internet for reviews on a possible new vehicle . . . mine hits 28 years next month

(4) donating my good but seldom worn (some: never worn) clothing to a local shelter, and 

(5) ditto for my left-over pieces of fabric, assuming I can locate a quilting charity.  

(6) Lastly, discovering a worthy new home for my forty-two year old treasured accordion and its accessories     (which I believe I have done).    

The week past was mostly taken up with updating my high school class Website. Not done yet (many pages), but was surprised to find one page not tweaked since 2005! No doubt there are more to come.

Well . . . all that was more than you needed to know, and sounds to me now like a list of New Year’s resolutions! So, “Onward and Upward”, as C.S. Lewis once penned. I’m off to the north of the house, to the Cat Free Room where ironing and mending and sorting await. 

~heleng~ 

Interruptions . . .

Update: the new vehicle is here, a red Hyundai Venue SE, sitting in the garage until I can fathom more of the five books of ‘instructions &...