Staying Home

Well, it’s been almost six months and I still haven’t mastered the art of staying home. For those who don’t know, this spring, I decided to take a medical leave from work. My RA has gotten bad enough that I needed time to pull myself together. Medications aren’t helping like I’d hoped. And I take so many of them that I decided a break was in order.

So here I am, trying to find my place in my own home. When to write, when to clean, And just how does one muster the drive to take a shower, put on half-way decent clothes and make up to just stare at the same walls that were there the day before?

That sounds like depression, but it’s not. I was actually trying to be funny and failed miserably. I’m not unhappy at home or bored. It’s just that I haven’t quite figured out the rhythm. I had a plan for my week. Get up with my husband each day. Didn’t happen. Cook myself breakfast after I get the boy to school, nope. Well, I got the boy to school, but then I came home and grabbed a bowl of cereal and started to work on my WIPs.

And then the summer hit. Yow-sa!

I got some writing done, but not near enough for my schedule. I did manage to edit three books (actually 2 but one of those I had to do twice. :D) Lovely, lovely edits.  I also managed to start a new project–this one contemporary. Yes, a new venture for me.

August again and time for the boy to go back to school. More time to write and get those household projects complete. Right?

I just wonder how long it’s going to take to get me used to him not being here and having the house to myself. Man, am I going to miss him!


4 thoughts on “Staying Home

  1. I’m sorry you’re not feeling well, Amy. I know where you’re coming from. I’ve been dealing with some severe back problems recently, and have been on medical leave from my job since August 1st. I slept a lot the first week because I had been dealing with intense pain for over a month before the doctor ordered me to stay home. It is hard to find some rhythm to the house at the times that I’m not usually home. A plus is that in the past 2 weeks, I have gotten a lot of writing done, but the my back has jeopardized going to the big conference in September. Right now, I’m not allowed to travel by plane – turbulence could really mess me up. So I’m waiting. I didn’t complete my registration, so if I do get the okay to go, I’ll have to pay an additional fee to register. I talked with the conference treasurer and she told me that I could even “walk-in” at the last minute. So I’m waiting on word from my doctor in the next few weeks.

    You just have to take it one day at a time. Do what you can and don’t worry about the rest. I’m sending you a warm hug, and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

    ~Your agency sister, Loree

    1. Thanks for coming by, Loree. So sorry to hear about your back. That’s got to be terrible. With RA it never goes away,but I have good days and bad days–so I get a break from it from time to time. Staying home is crazy though. I am getting some writing done. Never enough to satisfy me. lol Take care and hope to see you soon. So hope you can make the conference!

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