Tuesday, February 19
So why show off this dandy pic, you ask.
Because this is what I do every single day. Get up, put on three or four layers, and go outside to feed the horde, er herd. Eleven horses, six dogs, nine ducks and one outdoor cat. Plus the flock of wild birds that hovers for a bite of dropped grain.
Today I don't feel like it. I have a toothache that's pressing into an ear ache. I really feel pretty bad. I'd like to go back to bed, pull the covers up over my head and sleep most of the day.
When you have animals, that isn't an option. They don't understand toothaches or not feeling good. They understand their bellys are empty and they need food and water. I'm the caretaker. I'm the one they depend on.
So, I get myself up and around and go out. Toothache and ear ache be damned.
Writing today is kind of like that. I don't feel like it. I don't want to today. I want to sleep. All day.
But...I have two requested partials that I'm hoping will turn into requested fulls. I'm on a tight deadline. I need to get them done. It doesn't really matter that all I feel like doing is going back to bed. Or that I don't feel like it.
So, I'll put on my sweats, take some Tylenol and write. Because, today it has to be done.