If we were having coffee today, January 1, 2017, we would be at my house. It’s too cold to go out and as I sit here typing, it is snowing. It isn’t expected to be much or stick at all. We’re at about 34 degrees. What is really keeping me close to home, in fact close to bed, is my back. For the past three days the pain has been excruciating. I didn’t re-injure myself so I don’t really know what made it hurt so much. I am so stiff I can barely move. Sitting up is difficult and making my way from the bed to the kitchen is quite a challenge. Today it is slightly better and I am hoping that moving around slowly and carefully will not cause more pain. Cross your fingers for me.
One of the reasons I really want to get moving is that I have been re-focusing my energy and time on Tarot. I offered a special in my Tarot group for a $17 new years reading. I got some takers and I have been enjoying doing those readings. I even got to help a fellow blogger by doing readings for a couple of her fictional characters! Those were fun and I think she is finding a lot to work with as a result! And I am happy because the money has gotten me much closer to being able to pay my light bill (scheduled for disconnect later this week)! I am about two more readings away from having the money to pay the bill.
It has been a challenging couple of weeks. I am missing an envelope with the cash to pay my rent for the next four months. I know it’s here in the house but I can’t remember the safe place I put it. I have been looking high and low and I think that might actually have something to do with my back pain. I’ve been climbing the step ladder and looking under furniture and moving boxes, all to no avail and all contributing to the back pain. And stress. That’s why I’ve been quiet here. I can’t seem to concentrate on anything but finding that envelope. I am taking the day off to focus on other things. I have until the 5th and if I absolutely have to ask, my mom has agreed to lend me the $600 and she can send it Western Union so I can have it the same day. I hate to do that but I don’t have much of a choice if I can’t find the envelope by then. I’m hoping a day of rest from looking for it will let me see things differently tomorrow and I will be able to find it.
So aside from my Tarot and trying to find copy editing and proof reading clients, I am going to attempt to write at least 100 words of fiction each day. That doesn’t sound like a lot but some days are so challenging that it will be difficult to do even that 100!
What are you all up to? What are you focusing on this year?
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