Saturday, January 30, 2010

Begone, January! Begone!

I've been a bad blogger this week - mostly because I've felt like crap, and I've been trying to keep up with my day job. I've had a rotten kidney infection since last Friday night, and I got in a lovely car accident on Thursday.

A (very nice) lady pulled out in front of me because apparently I was in her blind spot. Unfortunately, it was icy as hell, and I couldn't stop. Thankfully, I didn't have my kids with me, and neither one of us was badly hurt. I'm sore, and my car is out of commission for at least a week, but it could have been so much worse. The car is fixable, and she got the ticket. And I got a free loaner car even though it's not part of my insurance. (I think the body shop guy just felt sorry for me.) See? I'm trying to find the positive.

I've been trying to find the positive all month long, but mostly there's been a lot of stress, and I'm ready for it to go away. Usually, I like January - it's a new beginning. Everything seems fresh and clean. Anything seems possible. February, on the other hand, usually sucks ass and is the most miserable month of the year.

But, back to January...I can't think of a single person that I know who's had a great month. Sickness, job difficulties, surprise surgeries, deaths of loved ones, the list goes on. In retrospect, I feel pretty lucky - my kidneys will eventually like me again and Squishy (my car) will get fixed. I'm trying to be all zen about it. I'm also hoping that maybe this year, February and January are just switching places, and just maybe we've gotten all the crap out of the way for the rest of the year. I'm gonna go with that.

In the meanwhile, I think I might read a book. Not one that needs to be edited - or one that I need to work on in any way. In fact, I think it might even be completely devoid of sex. Gasp! If you're looking for a great book to read, head over to Writer's Evolution where we've been talking about reading outside our genres. I've list some of my all time faves, and I'd love to know what you're favorites are. Despite my limited time, I'm always looking for a good book.

9 comments:

Kris Norris said...

What? No Sex?
Isn't that blasphemy or something? I'm sure it's punishable by many lashes with something wet, wink wink. But then you might not see that as punishment.

Here's hoping February is better. But I agree... it usually sucks... oh, wait. That's right. I live on the West Coast, so Feb isn't so bad... but I do remember those east coast blues.

Hang in there... and as Shania Twain says... There's no way to go but UP.
hugs,
Kris

Chris said...

*hug*

Ouch. Definitely glad things weren't worse.

And, um, my January didn't really suck - it was just there. Does that count?

Molly Daniels said...

I'm always thankful that the husband is off this time of the year and lets me 'hibernate' while he takes the kids to school:)

(((HUGZ))) I hope February is better for ALL of us:)

Anny Cook said...

Feel better, kid. I'm reading through my Alistair MacLean's this month. Guns of Navarone, Puppet on a Chain, Dusty Way to Death, Satan Bug... there now. Don't you feel better already?

sterlingwriter said...

Don't hate me, but I've had a pretty good January. February is short, and there's the Olympics, so it will pass quickly, then we only have to get through the ice storms of March before we're into spring.
Sorry to hear about your troubles, but thanks for the book list.

Mia Watts said...

snort.

I read kidney and squishy and it all made sense until you reminded me it's the name of your car.

February! The new January! deja vu.

ErotRomReader (Janna) said...

I'm sorry to hear your January sucked! Mine was okay, no major things like car accidents... I'm glad things weren't worse than they already were. And I sure hope February is better for you!

Regina Carlysle said...

I detest January. Thank heavens it's over. Think February will be better? I dunno...still looks pretty damn gray to me.

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Oh Bron - I agree, January was weird and stressful and February ain't starting out so hot either. Maybe March???? Feel better!