Monday, August 3, 2009

Well, I am still walking around in the darkness, but I am making some strides. I think I see clearly the things that need to be fixed in book II (The Truthsayer's Plot) - namely, it needs to have more about the Truthsayer's Plot in it. When in doubt, read your title, people. I have also had a muse-bomb, in that I realize a perfect reason why my Queen Regent is such a hag towards the Dragongar. I've really gotten my notes in order. I also busted out eleven pages on Sunday (after spending much of Saturday sobbing and much of Friday sleeping. I guess I can only do one thing at a time.)

I am still being terribly oversensitive and letting things get to me that I shouldn't. Little peas under the mattress are like boulders these days. And I kinda hate myself for it. One of the things I'm doing to improve things is working on my diet. I have a friend who is going to join me on a crusade to eat better. We were going to start slow: adding fruits and veg (the quantity you are SUPPOSED to eat, not just the onions and peppers that happen to be on the deep dish pizza. Oh, and the tomatoes...) for a week, then cut out fatty foods (...alas for the pizza...) then cut out deserts (yeah, ouch!). But she went and bought Nutrisystem and talked me into it. I can't afford it for long, that's for sure, but perhaps it will kickstart me. And the fruits and veg thing is so important: I KNOW when I eat more of the good stuff I feel better, it's simply a matter of being lazy... and oh how I hate throwing out food, which seems like always happens to the perishable stuff. Which means running to the store every couple of days. Oh well, I could use the exercise walking in from the parking lot...

Wish me luck!


  1. Ok, first up - Bettielee, you are a wonderful, funny and creative person.

    Secondly - Eek! Good luck with the diet, sweetie! :-)


  2. *hugs*

    I buy frozen vegetables so I don't have to worry about them turning into biology experiments in the refrigerator.


  3. It's weird, when I end up eating vegetables, it's *because* they're convenient. Maybe it's because where I'm living there's no such thing as fast food, but popping raw veggies into your mouth is much quicker than cooking a steak*.

    Then again, I am one of the few people in the world who doesn't understand why anyone would want to ruin a perfectly good vegetable by cooking it.

    *This gives me the impression I eat vegetables at the expense of steak. Nothing could be further from the truth.

  4. Thank you all for your comments! Adam - I'm rubber, you're glue, everything wonderful you said bounces off me and sticks to you!
    Diana - yes, frozen veg are our friends! And there is no excuse... I should have several bags in my fridge at all times...
    Salis - you are not mad. I too, love the raw stuff. I really dislike very few veggies... it's just they are one more thing to juggle at meal times.

  5. Hmm, then I'd better get real close and hold 'em against ya. ;-)


  6. I'll hold the lantern so you don't trip over anything in the darkness!

    Good luck with the diet, having a buddy helps a lot. Every once in awhile I buy healthy stuff to eat, and then I put it in the crisper in the fridge and forget I have it. I've had some pretty interesting science experiments myself! :-)

  7. Yes, CR, that is the story of my life...

    Adam, you can hold anything against me...