"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)