here we go: i'll admit it. i'm sitting here feeling sorry for myself.
god, i hope today is the climax of a string of one bad event after another that seem to have been chasing something in the life of shnn lately.
i woke up sick this morning. after dry heaving for two straight hours i dragged this body to the clinic where i just was last week with a UTI. an inexperienced nurse weighed me (i've lost five pounds in the last week alone), took my blood pressure, pricked my finger and harvested blood for some kind of test.
i then spent a half hour waiting in room #5, coughing in the glaring light and dissolving into gagging heaves every few minutes.
they gave me a shot (in the butt) and a ton of medicine. i think i'm getting better. i just had some green mint tea, some vitamin C and half a cup of veggie soup.
i spent the day in the red bed, trying to chase away depression in between naps. for once i don't seem to like this damn rain. i want to see the sun. i want a break from my life.
and it's not just me, it seems. i returned from chicago to my soggy city yesterday. my plants are screaming for sun. bethy's home was burglarized while she slept there. the rudds' car was stolen. the hopkins went two days without power. one of our interns got rear-ended this morning. blah blah blah. etc etc.
bear with me as i do this just this once, lay the words out in the hopes that i'm signing off on the pain, worry, stress and illness of the past two months. i'm speaking the past as just that -- the past.
i'm going to nurse myself back to health, nurse my finances back to someplace bearable, reimburse those who bailed me out, began yago again, work on the narnia book, work on my book, take the time again to sing and play guitar. and i'm going to remember the amazing memories that somehow snuck themselves into the recent past.
and so, i'm going to spend some time in photoshop. show you some of the great things that have taken place.
in the meantime, hang in there folks. we do still have each other.