Saturday, April 10, 2010
A Month In The Life--April 9, 2010
Ah...day two of the rest of my life.
Surprisingly, Impy dealt with his shots very well. As long as I give it to him while he's eating canned food he's as happy as a fly on dung. Already, he's started to improve. I'm very happy.
We got back to the house from the vet's at around nine, and the DH went to school while Impy and I settled in for a long morning of editing. After getting six chapters done, I sat down with the Defying The Covenants mauscript and spent a couple of hours doing a quick edit--I call them cleaning edits. That's where I find the ewes on the dressers (instead of ewers) and the majority of the adverbs--gosh dang them all anyway. Then I cranked out a good 12k of new words. Not a bad chunk of change when you get down to it.
And then--lo and behold!--the furniture men showed up. They discovered that the legs were right where I said they'be be--underneath the bottom of the hutch, strapped in along with all the hardware. So, they spent an hour putting that together and at last, I have my hutch. Mirabile visu. Finally, I was able to unpack the last of the totes with my Haviland, crystal and silver in it and we look very fine indeed now. That was another couple of hours.
And then I remembered what the term "bed rest" means. It means rest...in bed--or the couch. That still counts. I also realized why it's probably a damn good idea to listen when you're told not to do anything.
Another three chapters edited before midnight, a few spirited games of Scrabble Upwords, Uno and Monopoly and then to bed. I still managed to hit my word count, got more edited than I thought I would and actually accomplished quite a bit. All said and done, it was a productive day.
But ooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwww. I should know better.