Wouldn't you know just when I'm finding my groove again, my pc decides to spazz out on me. It was down most of the day and when I could get on, I had a few other writing assignments I wanted to complete. Then I had a community meeting for my apartment complex. Then dinner.
I confess I almost bailed. Then I thought how I'd feel if I couldn't get on tomorrow. Nope, do it now.
Apparently, I have a low tolerance for pain. When I banged my knee at the gym, despite trying to feign toughness, I passed out because of the pain. Before my surgery, they had to medicate me (polite way of saying dope me up) because my blood pressure spiked and it only escalated. Now I had some pain but nothing that should have caused the spike. Throw in a little anxiety (I hate hospitals and the idea of anesthesia really scares me) and you get one spazzed out chica. Lesson: I need to remain healthy. Pain and fear is a nasty stroke- inducing cocktail for me. I have to do better to relax and take my recovery slowly or I risk raising my blood pressure which means more medication. Like I said, I must stay healthy.
My daughter is currently reading Woman Hollering Creek by Sandra Cisneros. She tries so hard to impress me. I confess I initially let an exasperated sigh slip through my lips (I feared she'd be bored and it would be more weeks before she picked up another book) but I rebounded and asked her what she thought. As it turns out the more she reads it, the more she likes it. I confess I haven't told her I haven't read it yet. My daughter assumes I've read everything. While she's running around with her buddies, I'll have to read it so I can ask her more and we can enjoy talking about a book we've both read. She is still my reluctant reader so when we both like a read it is a huge treat for me.