Eye Had Troubles Today

Horrible pun in the subject line of this one. I’m sorry about that.  I am definitely feeling the fatigue of all this writing I have done.  It will be well worth it, I’m sure.

I hit my word count today, though I did have some troubles. First of all was the car, which killed my mood.  I got over that.  Next my right eye started bothering me at work, so much that I took out my contact lenses, but them in water (I had no proper solutions with me) and spent the rest of the workday blind.

That’s a nice formula for a headache all right. My right eye started to swell shut, but hopefully it will be better after a few days of wearing my glasses.  I almost gave up, but kept writing.

So it’s around 11:45 PM and I’m about to call it a night.  I’m at around 46,000 words with two days to go.  I think I can finish this thing.  I’m pretty sure I will be sweating it out to the end, though.

I’ll try not to complain so much tomorrow.

Can’t Ever Get Ahead

Do you all remember when I told you last month that I got a promotion at my day job? Well, this promotion came with a modest raise. Nothing huge, but probably enough to cover rising gas prices and health care cost increases. I get paid monthly, so I have yet to see this extra money. I get paid on Friday, so it will finally be there.


Well, the universe must have got wind of my upcoming windfall, because like it always happens, an extra cost came my way. I took my car in for inspection yesterday and they called me to let me know I will need new brakes. The cost is close to the amount (per month) of my raise. Do you ever get the feeling that you are running against current in a fast moving stream, never quite getting anywhere? Me too.

I guess I shouldn’t complain. At least I have a steady job and health benefits and all of that. Still, for once I would love to be able to hit the last week of the month and not have to ask my wife, “Could we please just buy the bare essentials for the week at the grocery store?” It’s no fun being that guy.

On the positive side, my wife drove me to work this morning and our daughter spotted her favorite thing in the morning sky: the moon. I used to correct her when she said “moon” (she says mun) during the day, but I have since learned to not question her. Those little ones notice things we do not and it is wise to pay attention to them.