Archive | December 2014

Oh, the Agony!

…because I hurt like hell today.

I think I pulled a muscle while putting Umi’s bookshelf together yesterday. In my shoulder. Right on the left shoulder blade. Where I hurt it the last fucking time and it just healed.

*sigh*

And I just reminded myself that I need to hop on the elliptical. Fucking hell.

As you can see, I really enjoy it. Oh, it’s all fine once I get in a groove, but starting again after not doing it for a long period of time is a real bitch.

Anyway….

Today, I’m grateful for the pain pill I just popped in my mouth because hell yeah, let’s lessen the agony a bit, shall we? Right-O!

*runs off to the gym*

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WTF Am I Thankful for Today?

…because let me tell you, it’s damn difficult coming up with these things every day, especially on days you’re not feeling so grateful, which is of course the day you really NEED to do it.

Just do it.

For fuck’s sake.

*sigh*

Today isn’t that bad, but I’m exhausted. From what, I have no fucking clue, but I just want to crawl back into bed and sleep all day. Probably because I’ve been sick for about two weeks now. Also, it’s not helping matters when I’m up all night playing Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, but c’mon, that game is awesome! It’s not like I’m losing sleep.

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On the bright side, I’m not using sick days, of which I have none left, so it’s good that I have another week off. On the shitty side, I’m fucking sick during not only the holidays but also during my nearly two-week-long winter break. Not cool.

So I don’t know what the fuck I’m grateful for today. I suppose it could be that I work at a pretty cool job that allows me long breaks like this fully paid and without using all of my vacation time (I’m having to use one day on the 2nd). Sometimes, it’s real nice working for a school district. 🙂

What are you grateful for today, and is anyone else fucking sick right now? Sheesh. *cough*

Happy Holidays!

…and I’ve missed an entire week of these, haven’t I? Oh wait, I did one on Monday. Never mind.

So Christmas has arrived and I don’t know what the rest of you got for gifts, but you can’t top a dragon! That’s right, I got a dragon. I’m now the Mother of Dragons.

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Okay, his name is Smaug and he’s only six inches tall, but whatever.

Smaug, the all-powerful

Smaug, the all-powerful

In all seriousness, though, today I am grateful to have the ability to spoil those I love with things they want. If you’ve been around here at all the last five or six years, you know that I haven’t been able to do that and how much it pained me because I truly enjoy giving gifts and seeing faces light up. Oh, I know it’s the thought that counts, but when you’re on the end of not being able to buy anything at all for people you care about while others buy things, thoughts become melancholy and it outright sucks. I have worked my ass off to get back on my feet and take control of my life once again. The only thing that truly gets to you is the amount of time it takes with that hard work. No one tells you how long it will take because it’s different for everyone. Me? I drowned myself in the well of depression for two years (though I had a pretty damn good reason with the love of my life walking out on me), so it really wasn’t until I suddenly had to take care of my mother that I got my ass in gear.

I have two driving forces (or motivations) in my life: money and Umi. The former helps me take care of the latter, though the latter is most important.

What’s your motivation in life, and what are you grateful for?

Monday Morning Blah

…and it is the last Monday of this year I will be working. Woohoo!

Good morning, minions! I wanted to take this moment to wish each of you a Happiest of Holidays and hope all wonderful things come your way. I’m grateful for you all! You keep me grounded. Thank you.

That is all.

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Deck the Halls

…with lots and lots of laughter.

Today, I’m grateful for my co-workers–most of them–for making me laugh even when I feel like hell. Why do I feel like hell today? Because I woke up with a sore throat and swollen glands. Fun times. Of course, there was no indication of this illness yesterday…when I was at the STORE where I could have bought cough drops. No. There was also no indication of this illness when I took a Fioricet last night to fend off an on-coming migraine. Fioricet has acetaminophen in it. Guess what else is loaded with that crap. That’s right, “The nighttime sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, stuffy head, fever, so you can rest medicine.” [1]

So I couldn’t take the medicine before bed because if I had, I’d certainly feel a helluva lot better. *sniffles*

I should have stayed in bed today. *groans*

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1. Answers. Answers Corporation, n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2014.

ARC Giveaway!

…because who the hell doesn’t want an ARC signed by all the anthology authors?

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That’s right, folks, today we’re giving away the signed ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of Into the Darkness: an anthology over in the 12 Days of Christmas event. Join the Facebook party and you could win the ARC, a $50 Amazon gift card, a copy of Into the Darkness or Nemesis in one of three eBook formats, a signed print of Nemesis, or as stated above, the signed ARC of Into the Darkness.

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Tomorrow is the last day for this event, so get busy!

Good luck!

Oh Sweet Little Pill

…that keeps the migraines from starting.

Today, I am grateful for my Fioricet. Mainly because my normally loud co-worker is exceptionally loud today and seems to be gaining momentum. I had to take a pill because I really don’t feel like spending the evening in bed with a migraine.

Meanwhile, I have a couple of edits this weekend.

Happy Friday, Mugglefeckers! Christmas is almost here! Stroll through my blog and play in the snow awhile. 😉

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