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Stupid Sinuses [Jan. 1st, 2010|10:00 am]
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Headache all night.   Almost drifted off a couple of times and then it would get me again.  Blecch.  On the other hand, being awake for hours and unwilling to turn on the light until abut 3 am (moonlight was already hurting my eyes but not bright enough to read by)  gave plenty of time to think about revisions and work to do once I could face the computer again.  There are advantages to most things, if you can only figure out what they are.  (Nonetheless, I'd have preferred the clearer head that would've resulted from 8 hours of sleep and waking up head-ache free.  No Pollyannas here.)

It's brilliantly clear out, with a NNW wind...my right side, nearest the window by the desk, is receiving a flow of chilly air, while my left side is, at the moment, getting some warm air from the heater vent in the ceiling across the room.  Birds have been at the feeding area this morning. 

I've been marking the printout from yesterday (partial printout of two chapters where I had fossils overlapping)  to clear up exactly who should convey which bit of information when, to best effect.   Lying on my stomach across the bed to work on this means less head pain, but is tough on the neck and shoulders.  (And who said it should be easy, I ask myself.   Me, I answer complainingly    (As this is not fiction, I'm allowed to use ly adverbs to describe the mode of speech, heh-heh-heh.   And yes, I just made up that rule.  Try to stop me....no don't bother, I've done it already.

Given that several friends have had much, MUCH worse problems on New Year's Eve and New Year's than my headache (which just hurts...doesn't cost money, doesn't involve serious injury, etc) I've decided that I don't qualify for the "I can top THAT" disaster competition this holiday season.   Years back, I had some seasons with similar convergence of Awful, but this time it's just everyday "Yeah, well, the world isn't perfect, what did you expect?" work/deadlines/headaches/gut bugs.  I 've been lucky.  So far.    

I haven't added the garlic to the stock yet (ran out of oomph after chopping the celery, onions, carrots, parsley) so I'd better get out there and start smushing and peeling and dumping in the garlic cloves.   Then get back in here and dig into the revisions.  I'd really like to be done with all the additions & known changes by tonight, so I can work on pruning and cleaning tomorrow and Sunday, and ship this puppy off Sunday night.  It has unfortunately grown in the rework--the new stuff is needed, but that means some old stuff must come out. 


[User Picture]From: gunhilda
2010-01-01 04:26 pm (UTC)
Happy new year!!!!
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[User Picture]From: mevennen
2010-01-01 04:43 pm (UTC)
Have a lovely New Year and all the best for 2010.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2010-01-01 06:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks. The garlic's in the stock now, all the revision chapters I pulled out and did separately are folded back into the monster, and the headache has eased off. All this is good. I might even goof off a little and go outside while it's so beautiful. We need to turn the garden beds and I should replenish the birdseed. Surely an hour away from the desk won't mean missing my deadline....???
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[User Picture]From: teriegarrison
2010-01-01 07:16 pm (UTC)
Well, my sinus headaches (including the one I have right now) are minor by comparison to the ones you get, and they go into full retreat at the application of aspirin and Sudafed, so there's at least one person in the world whose story you can top. :-) (And no, I'm NOT complaining about my sinus headaches. I'm quite grateful that this is as bad as it gets. Um, knock on wood!)

Happy New Year!
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[User Picture]From: ann_mcn
2010-01-01 08:27 pm (UTC)
First, Happy New Year!. Now, to totally go off topic, you might be interested in this post on Smart Bitches, Trashy Books about what defines "success" for a book. In brief, she argues that there should be a measure of longevity, rather than leaning on the NYT best seller list.
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[User Picture]From: moonsinger
2010-01-02 03:24 am (UTC)
The mountain cedar has hit me hard today. It's hit me a few times earlier this allergy season, but today it is winning the fight. The allergy meds are losing the battle today. If I'm experiencing the runny nose tomorrow, I'm going for something spicy and drinking ginger ale to alleviate the potential stomach upset. Maybe chili.

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[User Picture]From: lingster1
2010-01-02 04:13 am (UTC)
Reading through my friends' posts here on LJ, I'd say everybody seems to be experiencing some sort of crud. I've had it off and on since Christmas Day. (Happy New Year, anyway!)
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[User Picture]From: grassrose
2010-01-02 11:03 pm (UTC)
I've avoided the worst of my chronic sinus stuff this year, mostly by living on Zyrtec. I'm not comfortable with the idea of taking meds every stinkin' day (although I'm grateful they're available), so I hope whatever's in the air settles down real soon now. If it's all the pressure changes causing it, all I have to say is "AAAARRRRRRGGGGHHHH!"
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