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Rough Week

Coyote Con was a blast – thank you to everyone who stopped by to chat with us!  If you have recommendations for next year, I’d love to hear them!

At the Evil Day Job, I’m under the gun to complete a project by the end of the month.  Yes, gulp, I’m running out of time.  I had plans to take Friday off to prepare leisurely for Coyote Con, but that didn’t happen.  I had plans to take off Nov 1-5 for NaNoWriMo…. but that ain’t happenin’ if I don’t get this project DONE.

Tomorrow’s the day.  I have to make it work.

So I’ve been stressed out, working longer hours, skipping working out, not eating the best, not writing….  All to meet this deadline.

And then my 87-year-old Grandpa had a stroke.  We dropped everything to get up to Kansas City to see him yesterday when the report was that he was slipping away.  Seven hours in the car last night, after working all day, and then working today (started 2 hours late), and my back is KILLING me.  I’m hoping to load up on Motrin tonight and hit the sack early.  No news about Grandpa, so he’s still hanging in there.  But the family is gathering.

Needless to say, there’s lots going on right now.  I’m just trying to hang in there too.  Make my deadline.  Pray for Grandpa and Grandma.  And prepare the monsters for the worst.

Then I’ll start digging Sig out again and tackle NaNoWriMo.

9 thoughts on “Rough Week

  1. *HUG* Hang in there, Joely. My thoughts are with you and your Grandparents, may your Grandfather pull through safely and swiftly. I hope the Motrin and sleep do their job likewise.

  2. I hope the week gets better.

  3. Oh, I am so sorry about your grandpa. I hope he pulls through and gets better. And I hope that your back eases off and you get a good night’s sleep so you can finish your project for work. Sending good thoughts & prayers

  4. Hugs, Joely. Sending lots of positive thoughts and prayers your way.

  5. I’m thinking of you. Sorry for your difficult week.

  6. Joely, I can see you’re busy. Sorry about your grandmother. I sent you an email two days ago about a possible publisher host next year for Coyote Con. You need to talk with her.

  7. It never rains but it pours. I hope things calm down soon. You’ve had more than your share on your shoulders.

  8. Thank you, everyone! I appreciate the hugs and words of support. My grandpa passed away very early this morning. I’m thankful we were able to say goodbye and he’s no longer lingering unresponsive and unaware.

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