Mission Accomplished! (Well, STARTED anyway)

Congratulate me, people!  I spent the entire day WRITING!!!! Okay, I took an hour to get a bit of other things done…eating, doing a bit of fix it work.  Passed that, though, I did a long-hand sketch of my story.  The Author’s Note and then typed it up…on an ACTUAL TYPEWRITER!!!

Does the work. No social media.
Does the work. No social media.

Yup. I think I’m gonna do it that way. Write it, longhand, type it up and then take it to document page. THAT WAY, by the time it gets to the Doc page, it will be more fleshed out. That’s my hope. And it doesn’t hurt to hope.

The point is, I got it DONE. No youtube. I can listen to one story on YT before bed…  Secret Window by Stephen King….It’s a weird one, but good.

I just wish the were more hours to the weekend. Like….a WEEK’s worth.  Once upon a time, I had the entire weekend to laze (and do things). Now, my mother needs more of my time and other issues come up. Thankfully, my mother’s biggest problem is that she just can’t do as much as she used to, so that’s where I come in.  And I feel like a selfish worm;  wanting that time to myself.

According to some sources,  C.S. Lewis was writing in stops and starts when he was staying with a friend’s mother, after the war. He promised to help the friend’s mom and lived up to his promise.  Wonder if he regretted those good intentions when it was all he could do to get a PARAGRAPH committed to paper before she needed this or that done.

Next week, I’m helping with church clean up, but that’s early on Saturday, so, heaven willing, I’ll have the rest of the weekend to get some writing done.

I live in amazement that ANYONE gets ANY Writing done, in this work-a-day world.  Is there an Island for writers?  If so, where’s the next ship heading there and how much is it (One way  😉   )

Waxy Build Up

  It’s embarrassing when it happens on your floor (at least according to the most memorable commercials of the 70’s)  but it’s downright INCONVENIENT when it happens to your ears!  Yes, I speak of that nasty wax build up that accumulates in the inner ear; IMPOSSIBLE to get to, unless you’re a doctor with a teeny ear wax removal kit.  

   Today, I went to my doctor and told him about my slight hearing loss in my right ear and he looked at both and told me I have dry wax in my ears. Hmmm…. don’t remember putting it there.  In any case, I was told to use BABY oil for a week, to soften the gunk and then he would flush it out and I would be hearing normally again. 

   All things considered, that’s something to be thankful for.  A hearing Aid would cost two grand per ear. Baby oil, at the bargain store, costs $2.00.  Guess which one I DON’T want to get.  Yeah, I’ll cope with baby oil just fine, thank you!   This time, next week, I’ll be able to hear myself sing .  Makes me wonder if I shouldn’t just let the stuff accumulate until ….nah! My singing isn’t THAT bad.