Winter 2011 will remain in my memory as a kind of lost time.
I have never been so sick. I was in the hospital, and in and out of urgent care. To recover, I’ve had to change everything about how I eat. Happily, the foods that remain: chicken, turkey, and fish; cooked spinach, carrots, mushrooms, and butternut squash; pasta, crackers, and white bread; eggs, skim milk, lowfat cheese; applesauce, cooked apples, and pears — it’s enough to eat well and happily.
I wish I’d written so much more in that time, but I couldn’t stay awake, let alone write. It was a good day to be awake after 3 pm in the afternoon.
But, things are improving! And a new spring is dawning (though we are still getting snow in Seattle). I am eager to see what is possible in this body that is working better, and with a mind that is rested.
I’m particularly looking forward to the Rainforest Writers Retreat coming up next week.
Finally — time to roll up my sleeves and do some uninterrupted writing, with a brain that can manage it. I’m so happy, and eager!