No, I’m not ignoring you all on purpose and still haven’t fallen off the edges of the earth. (And still haven’t been kidnapped by hunky, sexy alien either — duh!) In the days since I returned home from Dallas, I’ve not only tried to catch up with corrections and preparations for my class, but I’ve also been kept busy by two ill cats. And now the whole stress of the past weeks and months seems finally to have caught up with me and gave me a tenseness of epic proportions in shoulders and neck. To make matters worse, I managed to fall up the stairs and jar my shoulder. The result? Lots of pain. Duh. Duh. Duh. I’m applying deap-heat salve on a regular basis, smell like bubblegum as a result of it, and will probably have to teach with one of these stiff ruffs-thingies around my neck.
Sometimes life really sucks.
And of course, my Muse chose this time to return home from her holidays.