Thanksgiving Was Good

Hey Everyone!

We headed down to visit family for Thanksgiving. It took a while to get there, but we had a couple of really good days. We had a great time and some nice food with my wife’s family on Wednesday. It was great to see everyone there again, since it has been several months since we were down there. Traveling and making sure we have the hotel room set and everything is always stressful, but it was good once we did it.

Thursday we stopped in at my parents’ house for my family dinner. They live closer, so we were able to stop in there on the way back home. It was great, and I got to see most of my nieces and nephews and their children. It was loud, since my parents’ house isn’t that big and we had a lot of people stuffed in there, but it was fun.

Of course now comes the bad part: I ate WAY too much at these two dinners. Between all the potatoes, the pie, and especially the turkey I just feel like I’m about to explode. I do this every year. Actually, I usually do this twice; once at Thanksgiving and once at Christmas. I have to do better when Christmas comes around this time. It’s just not worth the trouble afterwards, even if I love the meals and the desserts. I just need to eat less of them.

Easier said than done, right?

Anyway, I guess I better get started on losing all the weight I gained the past two days. Wish me luck.

Only 20 days until The Last Jedi. ***Squeee!***

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Have a wonderful weekend!

Writing Conference

Hi all!

This week I’m going to attend a writing conference at the Johnson County Central Resource Library. It’ll be the first time I’ve attended a conference, so I’m excited! But also nervous. I’m not a social butterfly. No, I’m really a shrinking violet. I seriously have issues sometimes in big crowds. Like, heart palpitations and tunnel vision kind of problems. So I don’t know how it’s going to go. I guess we’ll see.

But I have no idea how many people will attend. In some ways it’s worse if there are only five of us at any particular event because it would increase the odds I’d have to interact with someone. I just want to sit in the audience and quietly watch along. I really am not great at the small talk, so it’s tough. The best thing is if there is enough people that I don’t need to talk to anyone much, but not enough people that I actually have any nervous issues. I mean I may not anyway, but I just never really know.

I’m actually not sure all the events I’ll attend. There are a lot of good ones, but I don’t have the time to go to all that I want to. Plus, did I mention my problems in crowds? On top of that, if even a random stranger says hi it makes me very nervous if I’m having a particularly bad day as far as nervousness. I’ll probably say something stupid back and embarrass myself completely. Which is okay, I suppose, but… well, ya know, it’s slightly terrifying.

Wow, this sounds like I’m whining. I guess I kind of am.

Ugh!

Wish me luck, everyone.

Have a good weekend!

Um… Dunno

Hi everyone!

I’m kind of having a brain dead day. I literally just feel like my head isn’t working at all. I am kind of just sitting here, trying to accomplish something (which would be write this post, in case you hadn’t guessed). Not having a lot of luck, really. I just can’t think.

It’s not all bad. Sometimes when I have days like this it leads to my best story ideas. I think what usually happens is my brain kicks into an unconscious mode. Actually, what I think may happen is that the part of my brain that comes up with the stories is taken away for a while. Like maybe little aliens zapped me, then while I was out they removed a part of my brain. So while I spend the rest of the day struggling to put together two coherent thoughts, my next story is being written by the real, alien writers. Sometime later they’ll zap me again and reinsert the part of my brain they took off with. I’ll wake up afterwards, having no idea I was ever partially abducted, and have a bunch of ideas that sound completely brilliant.

So thank you, alien writers, for choosing me to pass your stories along to the human race!

So now what do I talk about? Hmm… okay, well, I guess I could tell you we’ve been watching a really amazing Korean drama called Kill Me Heal Me. It is about a guy who has multiple personalities and the doctor who agrees to secretly be his psychiatrist. I won’t give away any more, but if you like Kdramas at all, you have to see this one.

Got some blood drawn yesterday for some lab work. I happen to have a condition called diabetes insipidus, and I have an appointment with my doctor to check in soon. It’s not the usual diabetes you think of, which is called diabetes mellitus. They share part of a name, but aren’t really related. Anyway, got poked for that yesterday, and will get poked for an allergy shot today. So basically, I’m starting to feel a bit like a pin cushion at this point.

I’ve been writing and sending out queries. I also took part in DVpit on Monday, which resulted in a couple of likes from agents. I sent my full queries out to them, so please cross your fingers for me. I guess that’s really it for now.

Have a great weekend!