Ok, it’s been a mad few weeks work wise – both in the day job and with writing projects – but I’m finally getting my head above water…I think.
Storm season is well and truly upon us – in fact as I type the sky has darkened again and my phone screen is full of severe storm warnings. We have, however, had some gorgeous blue in contrast to the rain – which, of course, we need. Check out this great pic of our local falls by @thephantomphotographer.
The week in pics
What was painful this week
I finally found my way to the podiatrist this week to attempt to deal with the ankle pain that has, of late, caused my morning walk to be more of a hobble – and a painful one at that.
At the moment it’s taped up and I’ve had to stay off it for a few days. It’s apparently a combo of:
- underlying ankle weakness – my ankles have always been unsteady and hyper-flexive,
- carrying too much weight,
- my back and hips being out of alignment – as a result of me not finding a chiro or osteo since we moved,
- trainers that have lost all their support,
- living in thongs or bare feet, and
….well, my eyes began to glaze over at that point. Throw in a sustained effort to double my daily steps over the last 6-8 weeks and all of a sudden we have an overuse injury.
It goes without saying that I need to lose weight, but in the interim, I have to have some painful therapy on the affected calf muscle.
I’ve had this exact tendon issue in the same ankle/ lower calf a number of years ago when a booking under the influence led me to think that I could maybe learn to run. I got through it then, so will get through this one now – although I am, of course, 6 years older and nearly 10kgs heavier.
As far as wake up calls goes, it’s a good one.
What I wrote
I’ve finished the proof for Happy Ever After, written the blurb and acknowledgements so it’s now ready to go off for formatting – which, of course, is the point where I question myself. I am, however, very proud of this book. It’s a stand-alone, so not part of the series I’d been working on, and different to what I usually write. As I said, I’m super proud of it and hope you enjoy it too.
In the meantime, I have the structural edit back for Careful What You Wish For, so will get started on the re-write for that this week. I’m scheduled to start the draft for It’s In The Stars on November 1. It’s the last in the chick lit series that began with Baby, It’s You and will tie everybody’s stories together. Well, that’s the theory anyway.
What I cooked
I’m putting together an ebook of the recipes that I’ve used in both Happy Ever After and Wish You Were Here, so my daughter’s workplace is getting plenty of morning teas.
This week they got a plate of these chocolate choc-chip cookies.
Tomorrow they’ll be scoring this oaty ginger slice that Max cooked in Wish You Were Here.
What came out of the Sunday Lunch Decision Bowl
Brouhaha Brewery in Maleny.
We took a stroll up Maple Street and checked out the second-hand bookshops and then shared a pizza and some pork scratchings at the brewery. Perfect.
What I’m looking forward to
Hubby’s birthday on Friday and then Ms T and I are heading to Sydney to celebrate my father’s 80th birthday with the family.
Linking up with Denyse in Life This Week...