I had intended to post something yesterday, but my body decided it would rather spend the day throwing up and huddling, shaking, on the couch. I still managed to pop around to some blogs and say hi, and get a little work done, but nothing like what I’d hoped.
I also talked to my Mommy. I miss my Mommy. I miss Gatorade. It isn’t until a time like this when you’re sick that you realize how much you miss home (not entirely true, as I’ve been missing home for a while now, but still). When you have a cold and can’t find NyQuil on the shelves, or Gatorade. When your baby needs Pediatlite and you look for the big bottles of bubblegum flavor she always liked and all you can get is packets of blackcurrant D’oralite powder to mix with water. Which is so not the same thing. (A good NyQuil equivalent is Night Nurse, though, so if you’re an American in the UK and don’t know about it, ask the pharmacist. They keep it behind the counter. Makes sense because OTC meds here stink.)
And the hubs had to go back to work yesterday, too. So my daughters basically watched me huddle all day. Princess was tremendously sweet and helpful. I guess it takes a crisis. And with hubs gone, no sitting in a darkened room watching X-Files either.
Good news! The wonderful Sonya Vaughn (who I keep forgetting to mention got herself a kick-ass agent last week) tagged me for a “Thinking Blogger Award”. How cool is that? I never win anything!
The award comes with two things: A nifty silver button that I’m supposed to link to my samrtiest post, so if someone can tell me how to do that I’d be much obliged; and two, an obligation to tag five more thinking bloggers. Ah, see, the prize has strings attached.
First I’m going Little bird blue, who always has something thought-provoking to say or an interesting opinion to express.
I invariably find Michele Lee‘s posts worth a read or two. I’m especially looking forward to some of the things she has planned for this month.
Of course there’s my crit/writing partner Anna J. Evans, who I adore, and who, in between Thursday Thirteens and rants, posts sexy men pictures every Monday.
I’m also going to tag Serena Joy, because not only does she have a “This Day in History” widget that I envy, but her posts are always chock-full of interesting things.
Last but not least I’m going with Writtenwyrdd, who just returned from a long road trip (go check out the pictures!) and whose thoughts I invariably enjoy reading.
Ideally I would have tagged everyone on my list. I hate having to pick only a few, it makes me feel like a bad person. Or maybe I’m overmeotional from still feeling a little yech. I don’t know. Anyway.
Oh, and would everyone here think I was completely insane if I had these people design a castle for me?
I couldn’t afford to have it built yet…but maybe one day…
Oh, and Kurt Vonnegut died. I know as a writer I’m supposed to care, because it seems anyone with pretensions to be literary and cool is having paroxysms of grief (as they did when Hunter S. Thompson died) but honestly…I don’t, really. Aside from being sad that a human being has died. I didn’t like his books. Well written, I guess, and fast reads, but not my thing. So there. Yet again december admits her lack of intellectual capability. Some thinking blogger I am, huh?