And boy am I looking forward to the weekend. No, I don’t have anything special planned–except maybe trying to catch up on sleep. It is just that every day this week, I’ve had some sort of appointment outside of the house (or in) to deal with. I’m not complaining. Far from it. Each of these appointments, at least the ones dealing with Mom, are steps forward. That is a very good thing.
Good too has been giving myself permission to admit I can’t do everything. Much as I hated leaving Mad Genius Club, knowing I don’t have that weekly commitment helps. Yes, I’m blogging here more than I had been, but that’s different. There is no set theme here. I’m not letting down fellow bloggers if I am late or don’t post. The pressure is still there to blog here, but it is a different pressure. Don’t know if that makes sense, but it is the best I can say.
Also, as much as I hated to do it, cancelling the pre-order for Designation: Freyja helped. The book will come out. It is set for the first quarter of next year. But, in the meantime, I am giving myself permission to recover physically and mentally from the last few months. Doing so is letting the creative juices begin to flow again.
That is very good news.
With the mid-term elections coming up, I’ve done a bit of political blogging over at Victory Girls Blog as well. I did a post on the race for Texas’ 34 Congressional District. This isn’t my district and I didn’t know a lot about it, but one of my fellow VGers asked if I’d take a look at the race and run with it. You can take a look at the post here.
I also have a book review up at VG this morning. A couple of months ago, Ali Vitali published “Electable: Why America Hasn’t Put a Woman in the White House. . . Yet“. Let’s just say I was disappointed with the book. I went into it hoping to find it to be a solid piece of journalism (because Vitali is supposed to be a top political reporter, at least according to her publisher’s PR). What I found was a book choke full of author intrusion, the same tired excuses and accusations and nothing anywhere near groundbreaking. It pains me to say it, but I found it easier to read Hillary Clinton’s election excuses in What Happened which is now available to read for free if you belong to KU. Make of that what you will) and even State of Terror, the novel HRC wrote with Louise Penny.
The Siamese cats we’re cat-sitting are making themselves firmly at home. They sit in front of the TV, letting me know they want me to turn on Cat TV so they can attack the TV screen. They have decided Mom is their person–which is fine with me. They are great cats but I already have two cats and a dog.
And now I need to get busy. We have a follow-up with the orthopedic surgeon this morning. Fingers crossed on how it goes.
Featured image created using Midjourney AI.