Margaret Mayo, Romance Author

Ups and downs

This has been one of those weeks when anything and everything gets in the way of work. Hospital tests on Monday (nothing serious) Hairdressers today. Dentist tomorrow. Ugh! When all I really wanted to do was write. Trying to write in fits and starts does not suit me. I like continuity. I could happily sit all day every day tapping away on my keyboard.

Does anyone else have weeks like this when they can’t wait for it to end and a new one to start? Looking at my diary there’s nothing on it for next week at all – so fingers crossed…


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4 Responses to “Ups and downs”

  • Laney4 says:

    Yup. I’m currently having one of those.
    Husband recently had car accident (fell asleep at wheel after midnight shift). He is fine and no one else was nearby. The tree isn’t fine. Insurance is skyrocketing. Have been calling all over the place trying to get cheaper insurance. Just when we decide to keep it where it is, they call and say, “We have bad news,” followed by jumping our insurance 50% higher than it already has been jumped. So I made more phone calls. Figured out how to get cheaper insurance (increasing the deductible, etc.) and finally signed the papers today. So upsetting.
    In the meantime, my mother-in-law wasn’t breathing well. Took her to the hospital, got transferred 1/2 hour away, then went by ambulance to another hospital 1 hour away to have angioplasty. Now has a balloon in her main artery. Was returned to second hospital that afternoon and then released the next morning to her home, even though she had been confined to bed for six days straight. She is in an apartment in a nursing home and uses a walker. She has Alzheimer’s but still knows her family and some others. But she’s too weak to get out of bed on her own, she doesn’t remember that she needs to sit up constantly (rather than nap all day like she’d like, lying flat on her bed), because she has fluid on her lungs. This can turn worse in a heartbeat. “The family” has been taking turns staying with her 24/7, trying to get her strength back, but it is difficult when she claims she doesn’t like certain foods (that she has eaten all her life) and refuses to eat. Doesn’t look good….
    So yeah, I can hardly wait for a “new chapter” to begin. Just want our lives “back to normal”, but our normal is now a “new normal”.
    Life goes on and this too shall pass – and all that rot.
    Good luck, Margaret. My calendar also shows nothing special for next week, but there’s no doubt in my mind that it will be far from “normal”.

    • Margaret says:

      Oh, gosh, Laney4, you make my tale of woe fade into insignificance. I’m glad your husband wasn’t injured, but what a kerfuffle (if there is such a word) afterwards regarding insurance.

      And your poor mother. They say age does not come on its own and it surely is true. My thoughts are with you during this trying time. I hope your ‘new normal’ doesn’t take too long in coming.

  • Lacey Devlin says:

    I hope all your tests were clear, Margaret! May next week be a better one for writing 🙂

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