Today was a hard day. I woke up with a lupus/fibromyalgia flare and just really hurt all over. I mean my skin hurts. If you don’t understand autoimmune illnesses, try imagining the worst case of the flu you’ve ever had and how you hurt all over and you will start to get a glimpse of what living with one of these illnesses is like. It isn’t fun. I wasn’t entirely surprised by this flareup as I’ve been fighting it off for a few days. But it still makes me sad that I’m going through it. Hopefully this won’t last too long this time.
Since I have been dealing with this today, I haven’t done too much except rest. But I did think some about one of my stories and I am pretty sure I have worked out where I went wrong and managed to get myself stuck. I will now make the adjustments to my story and move forward. So that was really good time spent thinking and pondering.
Gary is going to help me get the salsa on the stove to simmer tonight so I can just do the bottling tomorrow. I know I talked about doing this last night, but I was too exhausted. But it really needs to get done, lupus flare or not. So we will get it going. It really shouldn’t take too long to get prepped, especially with Gary helping me. Then tomorrow is easy and just bottling and waiting for them to process. Easy peasy. I can rest the whole time they are processing.
I am hoping I can do some editing tomorrow for Chandler’s new book. I would love to get a couple of chapters done. And get some beats done for my own stories. And I imagine I will spend some time tomorrow watching a movie when I’m not napping. Hopefully the rest will help and I’ll be as good as new soon. I have to be…I have a challenge starting next week.