No Updates This Weekend; Struggling

I honestly feel cursed.

On the three day weekend, I got nailed with a nasty head cold that lingered for over a week, and then I lost my voice. I thought it was due to cheering during the postseason games while being sick, but of course not, nope. Over the last week, I started to feel worse, and it was harder to get out of bed.  I have strep throat. Naturally.

Ever since that weekend when I first got sick, it’s been a struggle to get back on track. My brain just can’t quite concentrate on the writing for long periods of time. I’ve written a bit, but not much and most of what I write, I have to delete and restart. Feels like most of October has been a loss.

I don’t know if it’s because I never really get a lot of recovery time when I’m sick during the school year. I remember working in my office job with a cold and managing just fine, but teaching — man.  I’d go home each day feeling worse than at the start of the day. It felt like running in place and never getting anywhere.

Not to mention, my TMJ doctor took me off the meds that were working, put me on new ones that do not work, and I’ve been playing phone tag with the office for the follow-up appointment, so the headaches are back.

I quit.

Anyway, it’s obvious that Counting Stars won’t be out next week. I’m taking some time to give myself a break today. I slept until 9:00 AM, and I’m gonna do the mountain of laundry that’s stacked up. I’m going to write. I’m just not going to promise anything for a week or two until I’m feeling better.


  • Take your time.

    According to Shelly Samuel on October 30, 2022
  • I hope you feel better

    According to Becca on October 30, 2022
  • Teaching is a tough but rewarding career. You need to give yourself a break and take care of you. I hate when your doctor tries something new because it’s supposedly better and doesn’t work. Yikes!!! Take care of yourself!!!

    According to arcoiris0502 on October 30, 2022
  • I hope you feel better soon
    Take care of yourself xxx

    According to Jess on October 30, 2022
  • Hope you feel better soon. Have you been to a chiropractor for your tmj? Also massaging your neck muscles will help.

    According to Tammy on October 30, 2022
  • Feel better!

    According to LivingLiason on October 30, 2022
  • I’m hoping you feel better real soon – and try not to worry about what’s not getting done – it will still be waiting when you’re feeling better. From the tone of everybody’s posts – we’ll still be here ready to read when you’re able to post again. Jo-Ann

    According to sloppyjo on October 30, 2022