The Pig Did It

February 07, 2012

It's just not gonna happen.  Everything, anything and whatever falls between is not gonna happen.  Not today, not tomorrow and maybe not next week.

Blog posting...not gonna happen.
Query Letters going out...not gonna happen.
Giving MS one last look over...not gonna happen.
CPing for my writer friends...not gonna happen.
Me, getting to do nothing...not gonna happen.

Why you ask?  Why, Dana, this doom and gloom?  The Pig did it.

Because last week (the whole flipping week!) I'm home from NY a day and my 6yo gets Influenza A.  And yes, that is the human virus strand of swine flu.  Now I've got that little guy back at school and guess what, kid number two, my 11yo has it.  Confirmed cases by doc.  It's a quarantine zone/hospital ward here.  I'm shoveling in meds and  fluids and sanitizing every surface in the house.

Do you hear me people.  

You can't fit writerly things in blocks of time.  Laundry, yes.  Dishes, yes.  Writerly crap, NO!  You need quiet.  Time to think.  To focus.  You can't have your 11yo diva needing more gatorade, his tray removed, more kleenex, more meds, more crackers, more ass wiping, more more more! (Not really that last one.  He's eleven for god sakes, he's been wiping it on his own for a while.)

So much for consist blogging and propelling my career off with that NY momentum.  Gah. Okay.  I'm done.  I've got it out of my system.  THat's all people.  I'll be around when I can.  Maybe I'll drink some coffee and stay up late.  Yeah.  I think I might try to burn the midnight oil. Wish me luck peeps.

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  1. Walking pneumonia swept through our house last week! I hope you stay healthy!

  2. So sorry to hear you're having to go through another round! Did you get a flu shot? I get one every year, and I think it helps. Because, seriously? Picture the kids and hub sick, then yourself lying on the floor with a Tupperware bowl at your side--an awful situation, with no time for it to happen. Good luck trying to get some writing stuff done, but take care of yourself first!

  3. Ahh, I understand your frustration. I was sick most of January. Hope everybody in your house feels better soon so you can get back in the swing of things!

  4. Catherine - Too late, i've been hit. GUess I didn't sanitize enough.

    Anne - WALKING PNEUMONIA! Omigosh. Is the baby ok? (Guess she's not a "baby" any more but in my mind she is.)

    Rachel - Most of January...oh sweetie. Are you back to normal yet? You know it takes a while to get 100% again.

    Jessica - Yeah, well I thought I was going to lysol my family to death apparently, it was not enough because I am sick now. Yay...not.

  5. Ach! Sending health vibes your way. I'm a fiend with the Lysol whenever anyone gets sick in my house. My kids flee before the can.


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