Whew! 2007 was a fabulous year, personally and professionally. I wrote two-plus mysteries. Not to mention blogging with Killer Hobbies and Midnight Ink authors over at Inkspot. I turned in Dolls & Guise on January 3rd, then sat back to relax. And noticed the pain. Of course, this isn’t the first time my chronic sciatic has reared its ugly head. But suddenly, I have time to notice my excruciating back pain, especially when I sit.
That’s why this is the year of the snake. In Chinese zodiac lingo, I’m a snake. In 2008, I’m going to work on a few ailments. Yesterday, after months of going from one medical doctor to another without relief, I had my first acupuncture treatment. Jury’s still out, although the pain is duller, less intrusive. This isn’t going to be a one-stop-cure-all. I have another appointment on Thursday.
Oh, and a bunch of little black Chinese pills. “Take 12 each day.” “Okay.”
Then I bought an inversion table. It took a while to find. Most stores were sold out. It’s a hot item. Son and husband will put it together for me. Friends and family are in line to try it out.
Next, as sad as it is, I have to spend less time at the computer. No more surfing mystery listservs or googling my titles in the wee hours of the morning and night.
Dear readers and friends, I’m also taking a hiatus from blogging. Camille will move to Tuesdays and Terri Micene, author of two exciting new series (quilting and rubber-stamping) will blog on weekends.
I’m not gone, since I’ll still guest blog and read all your posts from my up-side-down position. Not sure how I’m going to accomplish that, but I’m working on it.
See you later. Maybe we can “hang” out together again soon.
Hui tou jian (see you later),