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Morning everyone and how are you all handling the bitter temperatures? My solution was to stay inside and try to keep warm the best way I could!
And while we had no snow or ice to speak of, just frigid temps in the teens (this morning it was 13!) I could not get my hands and feet warm to save my life! This morning is a tiny bit better because I’m wearing sweatpants, socks and tennis shoes, my pajama top and a light sweater over that! The stupid heater is running non-stop yet won’t reach the temp of 71 to turn off…I think it’s running the fan!!!
I’m sorry to say that so far, the helichrysum blend is not stopping the ringing in my ears and the previous over-sensitivity to sound is back with a vengeance! I will keep on using it because one of the testimonials said it took as long as a month to work.
Today I will have to leave the relative warmth of the house to attend a Red Hat Society function…we are going to see Star Wars the Last Jedi and as usual, I’m dreaming of popcorn, fellowship, and fun! By that time the temperature will have reached 30 degrees (it is 12 now) so there’s that!
Yesterday I made one of my baked blueberry oatmeal dishes and I am about to sample it 😉 I used toasted pecans for this one. Maybe that will warm me up! Sorry I have nothing in the giving-back-to-you-department this morning. 🙁 No sage advice, recipes, tips, or tricks. My brain is in story mode, trying to dream up a new one for Creative Nonfiction Magazine’s True Story issue. Yesterday I fine-tuned a story for a monthly challenge on Medium and now I have to get it submitted to their Slack community (so the community can read and review and make sure it’s worthy of publishing). It’s kind of cool and it will be my first one to have critiqued by other writers so…
I also got a story published this morning on one of the Medium pubs I contribute to, The Creative Cafe. Did you know there is actually a name for the anger I feel when noises bother me? Yeah, check it out.
Saturday most of the family got together and went to Outback for dinner. It was nice and the kindly gentleman making balloon animals and such for the kiddos waiting in the long line made me a lovely balloon bouquet.
I have no idea why he picked me, but I felt special. 😉
I also ran into an old co-worker there I had not seen in forever, that was nice but I didn’t have much time to reminisce, we got called to our table mid-conversation. 🙁
Well! The heater finally cut off- I cannot imagine what our electric bill is going to be!! Speaking of bills, we got the bill from the hospital yesterday…I thought Dave was gonna stroke out! It was ridiculous, and that was after insurance. Let me just say, it was in the triple digits!!!
Well, I’m done with the rant and I need to get to work finding work, lol. Nothing back from any of my proposals I sent to Upwork, I did hear back from an editor at a magazine I pitched to but I responded and she has not answered back yet. It all takes so much time in the writing world. You just have to be patient, diligent, and keep on truckin. Stay warm friends, peace out!