Time Flies Even When You’re Not Having Fun

Well, last time I posted I was seeing the light at the end of the tunnel of winter and seasonal depression. I was looking forward to more sunshine and the last good skiing of the year. So what did I do? I managed to take a mighty tumble on the mountain and break my shoulder. My right shoulder, which is, of course, my dominant arm. There’s a lot more to this story which many other people will already know, but I’ll spare you the details of a day that was stranger than fiction.

The first two weeks were a haze of pain and pain medication. Since then, I’ve been improving the strength and dexterity of my left hand and discovering the medically approved torture system called “physical therapy”. All of this has put a spanner in my day-to-day work and set me back even further. But it hasn’t all been a terrible time. I’ve re-discovered the wonderful support and love of friends and family. You guys and gals have been great. I don’t know what I would have done without all of you.

I was also able to take a long planned trip to Rome, Italy. Traveling with your arm in a sling isn’t ideal, but it can be done. My doctors have said that I show definite signs of healing and the sling can come off in about another week and a half. (Lots of PT still ahead of me though).

I’ll be flying again tomorrow to New Orleans for the RT Booklovers Convention. This will be a great way for me to get my focus back onto my writing and a daily schedule. Nothing like being surrounded by many other writers and book fans to get the mojo flowing again. It’s been a difficult year so far but I’m trying to stay focused on the positive and to keep moving forward. Wish me luck and I’ll eat a beignet for you!

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One response to “Time Flies Even When You’re Not Having Fun

  1. Mary Gutkowski

    Hi Heather, Have been thinking about you and with all our company this past week, I have gotten myself “behind” again. I thought graduation would end the busy ness, but Mark helped me get a MAC Pro, so here I am trying to understand what I’m doing. Will have a year of free lessons, so I should learn something. When I took the old laptop to transfer data, they dropped my new computer and none of the data transfers anyway. That computer had all my trip photos and I had edited all of them. They were beautiful in spite of the way I took them. Well, I am now trying to do the same and the new MAC is great to work with. When you get home, we will have to meet with your parents so you can see them. Don’t ask me to sent them—that class is a ways down the path of life, as I see it now.

    Our friends from Palisade are coming to visit on Wednesday for a few days, so I won’t be doing much serious learning on this thing until next week. It was great to see your note. Hope you have a great time with the book people. Love, Mary

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