Saturday, November 29, 2008

Almost Better

What day is it? I have a hard enough time keeping track as it is; throwing a long weekend in with a migraine (when time stands still) has really screwed me up. *checks calendar is corner of screen* Saturday. Got it.

It sounds like everyone had a fun Thanksgiving. I went to dinner with a friend, had spinach canneloni, and Ibis was able to join us for the last hour. Other than that, I've been laying down since Wednesday afternoon. These headaches tend to last about four days and since we've agreed it's Saturday, it's almost gone. I've already done a bit of cleaning this morning and since that only happesn when I'm feeling better, I know the end is near.

Another thing that hasn't happened since Wednesday? Writing. I squeaked out 200 words yesterday morning, then gave up and crashed on the couch. One of the American channels was having a Mel Gibson marathon and I caught Forever Young and Lethal Weapon 4. Add in a couple magazines and that's what I've been doing for the past couple days.

Last night Ibis and I talked to my mom and gramma via webcam (we use Skype) and my gramma was marveling over the technology. She does have email and she reads my blog (hi gramma!) but free online video conversations were a new one for her. She hadn't seen Ibis in over a year!

I plan to get more writing done today but I don't think I'm going to reach my 60k goal for November. I'm fine with that, especially since that wasn't going to be the end of the book anyway. Have a great rest of the weekend!

14 comments:

colbymarshall said...

Well, as long as you are getting words on paper, who cares if you reach it "on time." Sometimes these things can't be rushed :-)

Robin said...

Sorry about the migraine! That's kind of cute to have Grannie do Skype! Maybe I should teach my folks!
Feel better!

spyscribbler said...

So sorry about the migraine! Grannie on Skype, LOL, love it!

I'm still holding out hope, but I recognize I'm being delusional. But if I stay up all night tonight and really push... we'll see. I've done 15,000 in two days before, but...

Better turn off the internet, LOL.

Jen said...

Glad you're feeling better, Mel. *hugs*

WendyCinNYC said...

*I* don't even know how to use Skype. I'm impressed your grandmother does!

Melanie Avila said...

Colby, I've written 500 words so far today so I'm feeling even better. After such a high output all month I felt like a failure these past couple days.

Melanie Avila said...

Robin, she's so excited about it now. She has webTV - not a computer - so she can't use it at her place, but my aunt lives nearby so we may try to plan "talks."

Melanie Avila said...

Spy, that's just insane. Awesome if you can do it, but I won't think any less of you if you don't. :)

Melanie Avila said...

Thanks Jen.

Melanie Avila said...

Wendy, she doesn't actually know how to use it, she sat there while my mom handled things. But yes, it was fun!

ac said...

migranes. ouch. feel better.

Turkey Lurkey said...

Ouch! Four days of headache pain sounds horrible! I hope you are feeling better now!

Pink Ink said...

That's how I had to approach this weekend. Not so much the word count, since I was doing family things.

It's good to take a break. And hey, you did awesome this month!!

Melanie Avila said...

Thanks ladies. :)