Normally, I’d be less annoyed that it’s unseasonably warm. After feeling awful on Friday, Saturday had me visit the urgent care place. I’ve been fighting with an itch (no, not that kind!) and one of the spots looked rather round and perhaps like a bullseye. But the doctor thinks it’s just a fungal thing brought on by getting sweaty in the dojo. Ringworm, actually, which involves no actual worms just appears in rings on the skin. While I’m thankful that it’s likely not Lyme Disease, it’s no fun trying not to sweat in this weather. I need to stay clean and dry!
My visit to the urgent care place may have been just what I needed to get out of the funk I’ve been in. One never knows what will inspire. As waiting rooms are a mecca for a variety of ailments and personalities, the observant and introverted writer can glean some interesting information. One particular woman stood out to me. She is a member of a minority group, has cerebral palsy and anxiety, and was also suffering from a twisted ankle due to a mishap with her walker. What did she speak of? Once her anxiety was under control she planned to get a job, her own apartment, and would be having her parents over to treat them to dinner. With so much crap going on, she was immensely positive and so full of smiles!
All that to say that I’ve put myself on a bit of a schedule to carve out writing time and time for guitar practice. It was needed. I haven’t put anything else on my schedule yet. I like to make gradual changes rather than have so much of my time scheduled that I feel overwhelmed. It’s working so far.
I’ve discovered Yousician. I wish I could afford the subscription because it’s a really cool app. For now, I’ll just see how far I can get on the free version. It’s really forcing me to improve my timing, which is sorely needed.
I’m slowly making progress on my Steampunk Romance short story I’ve tentatively called “The Language of Love.”
Yarr! I hope you scallywags enjoyed International Talk Like A Pirate Day!
Well, I need to get to French early if I hope to have a parking spot.