Friday, January 28, 2011

Troubles....

Now Playing -    
So Glad You're Mine by Elvis Presley

Life -  
 
 My life, for the last week or so has been consumed with worry and stress. My grandma suffered a massive stroke a few nights back and has since been in hospice care. She hasn't come out of it and is only slightly responsive to things around her. She, along with all of my family, is in Idaho, three thousand miles away. I knew being this far removed was gonna be tough, especially for weddings and holidays, but man... this is the worst.

I can;t dwell on it too much here, but she's very dear to me and I wish I could be there.

At the same time, I've been trying to study for my upcoming Pharmacy Technician Certification classes, which keep getting delayed. This is my big chance to pass it for work, so I can;t screw up, but I have so many other things going that I've been pretty stressed, which makes it even harder to study. I did have my first class on Wednesday, after it had been delayed three times and I felt a lot more comfortable with my progress than I thought I would, so that was nice.

And then there's Lindsay's book. She's been getting some great responses to her cover and attracted the assistance of a fellow romance writer. In theory, this might take a small amount of the pressure off of me, but in reality, that means we've gotta step up our game and that means more work. We'd just planned this first novel as a quiet, soft release. Something to judge the waters before we release the three novels in her series over the next 12 months. Now though, things have to be a little bigger for this release. Which could be good... We'll see!
Writing - 
Nothing, though I'm looking forward to a bit of progress...

The ROUS FAMILY -     

9 comments:

randymeiss said...
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randymeiss said...

Kris I'm so sorry to hear about your grandma. I can't imagine the pain at living so far away. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts.

Congrats to Lindsay on the book release, I think. It's interesting when you think that a higher level of interest in the books is something desirable, it definately comes at a price. I wish both of you much success with that endeavor.

The Grows said...

Sorry things are so hard right now. I am sure you will do great with the pharm test and pass with flying colors. In the mean time call you family often and be glad we have some technology so you can still stay in touch with them during this hard time.

Reviews Of Unusual Size! said...

Thanks guys. It's been hard, but we'll get through it.

Catherine A. Winn said...

Prayers and good wishes heading your way for your grandmother as well as you and your family.

Jonathon Arntson said...

I am sorry to hear about your grandmother. I know how it feels to be worlds away, and it sucks royally.

Good luck with the endeavors you wrote about. I have a best friend who is a PT at Walgreens. I am jealous of you both.

Medeia Sharif said...

I'm sorry about your grandmother. That's a lot to go through at one time. I hope everything works out.

Reviews Of Unusual Size! said...

Thanks, everyone. She passed away today. But that means she's with her husband now.

Steve at Random said...

My condolences on your loss.