Monday, January 02, 2006

Howdy Y'all!!!

OK. The new year has officially started. I'm doing my whole "rah rah" routine with the motivational CDs and have started a new book that combines fairies and ghosts and may or may not work, but is lots of fun to write.

I was GOING to clean out the garage and house and take all of the "stuff" to Salvation Army, but they're closed today. Probably just as well because the fatigue hit like a ton of bricks this morning. Wound up going back to bed for 4.5 hours. Good news is that I now feel almost human. For the record, I do not recommend getting an "unidentified chronic fatiguing illness." Fortunately for me I have LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG periods where it is in remission, especially if I'm careful. And boy oh boy do I intend to be careful. I remember what a pain in the.... ahem... patootie it was when this was active. I feel so very badly for all of the people who have to live with this stuff ALL the time!

I probably shouldn't be confiding this. Too personal. But I feel like most the folks who come by here are good folks, so I'm not too worried. And it lets people know WHY sometimes I can't carry through on my wonderful intentions. Too, stress (either physical from an illness like oh, say, bronchitis; or prolonged mental stress) can trigger the symptoms. So if I seem to be extremely stress-averse, you now know why.

I think this is going to be a very good year. I hope to accomplish a lot. I hope NOT to piss off anybody irretrievably. But I have promised myself that I am not going to be too hard on myself. I do not deliberately set out to anger anybody unless they deliberately attack me and won't stop. Then, well, if they INSIST... Still, most people aren't that aggressive, thank goodness. And if I go through life TRYING to be nice and accidentally do stupid or offensive things, well, all I can do is apologize and move on.

Things are looking promising for my son. I'm glad. I so want him to be happy! I think things are finally coming together for him. Good thing too. He was starting to get very depressed.

Well, back to the book. Since I can't do the donation thing, I'll just listen to my motivational stuff and WRITE. No hardship since that's one of the things I truly love best.

Best wishes to all. Take care of yourselves. If you pray, keep all the folks who were devastated by Katrina in your prayers. At this point I think the shock has worn off and the true depression and impact is sinking in. God bless 'em. I wish I could do more, but (a) I don't even have a clue WHAT to do other than donate to charities and hope it makes it to them and (b) I'm kind of flailing around myself.


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year! I was in a book store yesterday and saw both of your Sazi series books on the shelf and thought of you. I always look for them in every bookstore I go in. Here's to hoping we all have a great, fun, happy and healthy 2006! Wish James the best too!

Yolanda Sfetsos said...


Wow, your new book sounds intriguing! ;)

Glad to hear James is on track too, that's excellent.

Hope to keep in touch with you this year, like we did last year. And pop over to each other's blogs too. That's always fun.

There's a cool quiz I found on Shawn's blog about MONK -- check it out! ;)

Shawn said...

Happy New Years Cie! I can't wait for the new book!