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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Four Weeks In

There are good things about post neck surgery I rather enjoy. For instance, for 3 weeks I couldn't pick up anything heavier than a dinner plate and everyone fluttered around me reminding me of that fact. I'm now at the 4 week stage, so I can lift heavier things like a clothes basket while I'm doing laundry. Not bad!

I attended the Moonlight & Magnolia Conference where peeps Tricia Mills and Kimberly Lang won Maggie Awards. (Congrats, ladies!) Though I'm embarrassed to say I missed the ceremony because I was in my room trying to get my neck to relax from all the many wonderful workshops I attended. Pooh!

Back to the real world this week. Today, I tried to vacuum. Got much of the lower floor done before my neck started throbbing. Apparently, one uses more muscles in the neck than imagined. Took a break and laid down to relax. Okay, vacuuming is out for now. Woo-hoo for me!! A good thing! Something I can tell my hubby I'm not ready for yet. (Pirate!)

Mom pitched in and finished vacuuming for me. Yay!

So the lesson learned this week?

I still have a way to go and I'm sure there will be more steps in which I can better gauge my recovery. But the great thing is my pain is gone and the writing is flowing freely for the first time in two years. Gotta love modern medicine and the miracles the Lord grants us!

I always say a day shouldn't go by that nothing is learned. What have you learned this past week? Or is there anything particular you'd like to learn?


  1. Glad you're improving. I wouldn't improve too much - vacuuming isn't any fun so hold out as long as you can! LOL

    I have learned that I need to learn patience. It seems everything these days tries my patience to the breaking point. Guess I need to work on that!

  2. This I learned at M&M. Start with the action. Don't show your heroine at home and thinking or driving to the action. If you need to tell anything she was thinking, hearken back to this in the action.

    Truly, I thought I knew this but I must not have because, while reading over my WIP I found where I had done it.

    We see her: Leaving the recently injured boy she'd taken in eating and texting, so he must be okay. Driving to the hero's house. Telling why she knows where the hero's house is. Good grief! Of course, she knows where the hero's house is. It's a small, small town and she has a history with him.

    Geez. Will I never learn?

  3. I am so glad that you are making progess!

    Hmmm, I have learned many things in the past few weeks. One thing that I learned is that if you take a ton of cold medicine you might lose some productivity but you will be so amused by everything around you that it won't matter as much as it probably should.

  4. Cheryl, you are so right! I should be milking this for what it's worth. LOL!

    Jean, I learned that at M&M too and need to remember and apply it to my WIP.

    Stephanie, I sure hope you feel better soon!