by Kami Cornwall
So being off the grid was nice but coming back home and playing catch-up? Not so nice. My boys caught hand-foot-mouth disease (not to be confused with hoof-and-mouth or mad-cow disease) which left them feeling like their throats were on fire, feverish, and vomity. Is vomity a word? Well I'm making it up. It's a word now, people! I dare you to use it in your next book. Vomity! So anyway, I quarantined them. I also spent any free time I may have had devoted to helping our local theatre get the set painted and ready to go. You would think painting a floor to look like an icy lake would be fast. You would think that...but you would be dead wrong. Here is a photo.
This week I have two old website clients who want some MAJOR updates done on their sites which will take me from now until...oh...maybe when I'm eighty to finish. Did I mention the play? Oh, I mentioned the set. Well I'm producing the play too. Yes. Oh, and I was cast as the queen of Narnia too. Yep. Oh, and I'm also doing all of their radio ads, artwork, flyers, um...are you feeling tired reading this yet? Yeah. So free time? What's that? I have actually been fantasizing about running away to a spa and getting a pedicure or a manicure. When a girl's gotta DREAM about getting something as simple as a pedicure done, knowing it won't be a reality any time soon? What does that say about her? Oh, the humanity!
In church on Sunday my favorite person asked me, "How's the book coming along?" I screamed, slapped him in the face, and strangled him. But only in my head. Then I forced a smile and said, "I would very much like to be writing again but for the next two weeks I'm a bit swamped." He said some encouraging words and I went to class.
I'm reminded of a favorite line from The Princess Bride, "Tyrone, you know how much I love watching you work, but I've got my country's 500th anniversary to plan, my wedding to arrange, my wife to murder, and Guilder to frame for it. I'm swamped!" Hope you are all getting enough rest because if you haven't got your health, then you haven't got anything.