Sunday, December 05, 2004

My husband has a cold

Stardate 12.4.04 Captain's Log

The day after the ultrasound I peed like crazy and the swelling went down! The blisters popped or seeped or whatever. It was great! But then today there is a little bit more swelling inside my knee--I can feel it when I bend it. But I have an appointment with my chiropractor on Monday so if it gets worse, I can get ultrasound again to loosen things up and get it to drain.

Also, last night I had terrible pain along the back of my knee when I straightened it, which hadn't happened before. I stretched my hamstring and eventually the pain lessened, but it was there when I woke up, and after a few more hours in the CPM machine it was back again. Each time I had to stretch my hamstring to make it go away. I hope it's just that the muscle is tight and not anything serious.

My poor husband is sick with a cold. He has a mild fever, a headache and nausea. We didn't go to Youth Group tonight since he wasn't feeling up to it.

I got chapter two finished! I felt so inspired to write because Heather had been having good writing days lately. I felt so motivated that I sat down with my laptop and cranked out the rest of the chapter.

I have realized, in the past few days, that I shouldn't review books that are not in the genres I prefer to read. I recently read a book not in my normal genre of choice, and although it didn't have horrible writing or anything, it bored the stuffing out of me. I can't give it a fair review because I don't know for certain if my dislike was due to any technical flaws or if I was just biased against the type of book it was. I've thought about it but can't really say for certain what I didn't like about it, why it seemed so blah. I want to say that the characters were cardboard, but a niggling part of me wonders if I just didn't like the genre.

So anyway, I decided not to write a review. If I can't define exactly what I didn't like about it, I'm not about to add a negative review to the author's work. I wonder if that's dishonesty by omission?

Well, my husband went to bed so I'm going to see if I can stay up and write a bit.

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