It has been a rather interesting month so far. Lots of things have happened. The most notable include my temporary change of duties at work from an assistant teacher to the cook. For those who don't know, I work at a preschool. Our cook was out for two weeks for surgery after an injury during a marathon. Having had food related experience, I was asked to help out in the kitchen while she was gone.
Can I just tell you that working in a prep kitchen (because that's basically what it is), has been one of the most physically and mentally demanding things I've done in a while? The actual job wasn't hard, but all the twisting, pulling, bending, carrying, etc, of heavy equipment, pots, pans, food, etc, had definitely done a number on my creativity and physical body. I haven't been this tired and sore in a long time.
Thankfully, my stint in the kitchen is over. And, with that, I hope my creativity will return. Apparently my characters didn't want to add stress to more stress by "talking" with me during those two weeks. That, sadly, means that I haven't done any writing for a while.
And now, just a few days ago, I learned that my last remaining grandpa passed after a relatively unknown fight with colon cancer. Unfortunately, I don't know many details. I do know he was Stage 4 and that it had moved to his liver last week. I hear he passed in his sleep, so there is that, but now I have that to deal with on an emotional level.
I am very thankful for my husband and his support during all of this crazy sauce, because that's the only way I can explain it. But, hopefully everything will soon be back to some semblance of normal. My book is being reviewed by a small publishing house. I'm making things ready for a backup plan for publishing, just in case. I'm helping out with my church stuff. All in all, things aren't too bad.
Oh, did I mention that my birthday is next week? So there are things to look forward to. And, if you want to read my fan fictions, you can totally check them out on Wattpad, for something to read in the meantime.
Here's to better times.