Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sunday Update - Week 16

It's that time again. 

I really don't have anything to update in the way of writing or writerly things.  I haven't touched WHTF.  I haven't done any marketing for NC.  I'm not even thinking about EG or any of the other books waiting to be written/finished.  Bleh.

I read one book - The Thirteenth Man by JL Doty.  It was epic, so it took a while, even though I couldn't put it down.  I'm in the process of re-reading Calumet K by Samuel Merwin and Henry Webster now.  I read it years ago.  It's a pretty awesome book with a very simple premise.

I went fishing a few times.  Then the rain hit and the temps dropped.

The rain... Man, it rained a lot.  I'm not sure how many inches total we got, but the lake level is up 5 feet from Friday morning and the Army Corp of Engineers is dumping water out the other end.

Most of the week was consumed with worrying about the cat.  Kira wasn't peeing the way she usually does.  Monday afternoon, she was meowing and spending a lot of time going in-n-out of the litterbox with nothing to show for it.  Tuesday morning, she was fine.  Tuesday afternoon, she was doing the thing again, so I called to get her in to the vet.  Wednesday morning, she was fine, so I cancelled.  She was fine again until Friday morning when I had no choice but to drive her to the vet in the pouring rain.  We didn't have an appointment, so I had to leave her all day and they'd get to her between appointments and emergencies.  They finally called about 3pm and said I could pick her up at 4:30.  Got there, and they were still running tests.  The blood work came out fine, but she does have a urinary tract infection.  Antibiotics for 7 days and an anti-inflammatory to keep her comfortable.  Yes, I should've just ignored her 'getting better' on Wednesday and taken her in.  Live and learn.  She'll really get better now.  As a preventive for the future, she's getting more wet food and some urinary tract formula dry food (if she ever decides to eat it).  If nothing else, we learned that despite her being overweight (14.6 lbs) and almost 14 years old, all her organs are in perfect working order.  She's fat and lazy, but she's healthy.  Or will be once we get this UTI kicked.

That's it for me.  What have you been up to lately?


  1. Poor Kira! I hope she feels better soon.

    I finished proofing 5C and got it off to Createspace. Kindle version is ready to go when I get a proof I like.
    And I've outlined 7C! Yay! Well, mostly. I'm sure it needs more work, but I'm worn out tonight.
    One more read-through on 6C, and it can go off to my beta reader. :-D

    1. She does feel better now. Thanks!

      Yay for 5C! And for all the work you're getting done! You rock!

  2. I was a lump. All weekend. I think I needed it. Except I was pretty much brain dead for the previous week. I got line edits back so no more procrastinating. Gotta get to work. Right after I get more coffee...