"Oh, life is like that. Sometimes, at the height of our revelries, when our joy is at its zenith, when all is most right with the world, the most unthinkable disasters decend upon us." -- Ralphie from "A Christmas Story"
Truer words were never spoken. Two weeks ago, life was good. My Christmas shopping was almost done, Christmas cards were addressed and awaiting stamps, the house was decorated--inside and out, and best of all, I was finally getting some positive responses from my queries. And then it happened . . . My husband threw his back out--BIG TIME.
I can honestly say, I have never seen another human being in so much pain--he made my labor and deliveries look like a walk in the park. I won't go into detail, but he had to spend five days in the hospital, just so they could get him to the point where he could walk and handle the car ride home.
I'm thrilled my husband is home, but taking care of him (he still can't do much for himself) AND the kids has been keeping me busy and away from the computer. It's funny how up until two weeks ago, my thoughts revolved around querying and writing "the next book". I was constantly checking my email for query responses and obsessively plotting potential stories in my head. But now . . . all I can think about is getting through each day. Because of this, I have decided this will be my last blog post for the year. Life is crazy right now, and I'm doing my best to simplify it as much as possible.
I'll be back the second week of January, but until then, I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas/Happy Hanukkah and a Happy New Year :o)
You're right, some things need to take priority. Hope that your husband makes a speedy recovery and that your family has a great holiday season.ReplyDelete
Ohhh nooo! I hope your husband can recover from his injury soon, and I'm so sorry he's in pain. Human relationships definitely take priority over writing, and being a wife and mom is super important. Happy Holidays and I look forward to reading your blog again in January. Take care, Angela!!ReplyDelete
I hope he feels better VERY soon! Enjoy the break and don't fret over the blogs. We'll be here here when you return in the new year!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the well-wishes! He's feeling a little better and I'm feeling a little saner every day ;o)ReplyDelete
Oh dear friend! I'm so sorry! I hope he gets better soon. Poor guy. And you, little trooper. May you get some order in your life again. I know how hard it is to be torn away from writing when you're biting at the bit to start a project. If nothing else, work out story details in your brain so when you can finally sit down and write again, your muse will be ready to go. Sending prayers your way! Take care of you and yours, and we'll see you in the New Year. (Hope you have a restful Christmas) ;-)ReplyDelete
Anita--Thank you for your kind words and prayers! I so appreciate it :o) I'll probably still pop up on Twitter and the blogasphere, so I'm sure I'll "see" you around (I can't totally cut myself off from my writing buddies :o)ReplyDelete
I hope that he heals quickly! That's really hard. I'll keep him in my prayers. It's completely understandable that you spend time with him. Have a Merry Christmas. :)ReplyDelete
I'm sorry about your husband's back! And who knows? This may be a blessing in disguise for you. Sometimes when I'm forced away from a project, I come back refreshed and able to look at it with a new eye. May your husband heal quickly and you be rejuvenated in your writing. Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!!ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas, lovely! I hope your hubs will get better soon so you all can enjoy the holidays. <3 to you, Ang, and hang in there.ReplyDelete
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I'm sorry, Pal. Life is like a house. Sometimes it's so messy you have to stop everything you're doing to clean it up. But it's what you have to do.
I love you bunches and bunches and hope you have a Merry Christmas! I look forward to a post in the new year.