Weekly Wrap-Up

Because of Christmas, my Wrap-Up is a day late. I’m sure many of you were unable to sleep last night as a result.

Mood

Finally, a real good week! No depression, no mania, no hypomania. I did have a little anxiety a couple of days that felt like they were going to manifest into panic attacks. On each of those days I took half an anti- anxiety pill which put me in a nice balanced state. I can’t take whole pills because they knock me out. Sure, being asleep avoids the panic attacks, but it doesn’t make it easy to get stuff done.

I did have some down points. A little sadness more than depression. In almost all these cases it was while I thought about Trump and his cabinet choices. Fortunately, I was clear headed enough to understand my feelings were situational and not chronic.

To put it simply, I’ll take as many weeks like that as possible.

Weight and Fitness

My weekly weigh in day is on Saturday, so I can’t post my weight. Maurice and I drove up to his parents’ home that day so I didn’t have time.

I was able to get some walking in. My goal each week is to reach 50,000 steps. For me, 10,000 steps = about 5 miles. Last week I walked over 73,000 so I’m very happy about that.

Eating wise I can’t recall, but I think there were several days that I went way overboard. My memory is just not all there. If I did overdo my eating, I hope my exercise compensated for it. We’ll see next week.

After two years I’m back in physical therapy. I’m having all the same problems. Pain in my shoulder blades and down my right arm. Two of my fingers are constantly numb, making them nearly impossible to manipulate. I’m currently seeing two neurologists and a physical therapist and just like two years ago, they have no idea why I have this. Hopefully they’ll figure it out this time.

Writing

Things are better. I’m still struggling with changes that must be made early in the novel and have considered finishing the novel and then make necessary changes later. At this point I’m leaning against that. One reason is because I’m starting with a new writer’s critique group in a couple of weeks and it only makes sense to have them read the newer stuff.

The changes that must be made involve adding a lawyer to the story. Originally, she was supposed to be a minor character, but she needs a larger presence to add believability to the story. I’ve done a lot of work weaving her in, but I’m not happy with the changes at all. I’m back at the drawing board.

Despite the frustration I’m having, I’m thrilled overall. If I wasn’t frustrated it would mean I’m not writing. I’ll take all the frustrations I can get.

Synopsis

It’s been awhile since I’ve been able to say this, so I am thrilled. Last week’s score is a good solid A.