Sorry I haven’t been here for the past few days. I’ve been very sick for the past week or so. Whatever this stupid malady is, I’ve got it AGAIN! The same cold/flu like symptoms had me up coughing and sneezing all night. I went to work Friday, Saturday and Sunday but I took the rest of the week off.
I went to the doctor today and when I arrived the clinic was packed out with people. I tried to squeeze in as a walk-in but the receptionist told me that they were turning people away and telling them to come back tomorrow morning, because there were not enough doctors available to deal with the onslaught.
So, tomorrow morning I will be up early to make the trek uptown to get there before the clinic opens at nine. I guess this virus thing has really got people in NYC in a fix!
I heard several of the cops coughing and sneezing on Sunday morning. Of course the Boss Lady threw them out of the office. That didn’t help me any though.
So, I took myself back home and got back in the bed. When ever I get sick, I love to retreat to bed with a good book, my net book, something cool to drink and perhaps a snack. Nope, I don’t watch television. Haven’t since they went to digital. . . . .
This seems to be the season to move things, because everywhere I go, things have been moved.
Example: The park I run in is undergoing renovations. One day they put those brightly colored blockades to keep you from entering the park in one section. The next day the entire strip is shut down. I had to run in a totally different park the next day. They are trying to build a promenade by the East River and they have been working on this project for years. I tell you, these contractors really know how to milk the City Of New York Government when they want to. Of course, this is all at the humble tax-payers expence.
But, I digress . . . . . .
I go to my friendly neighborhood supermarket and find the whole supermarket has bee rearranged! Do you have any idea what that is like? It’s like walking into a brand new store! It seems that Pathmark does this every year. I haven’t a clue as to why they feel the need to do this, other than to freak out their customers!
All I know is that I wasted more time trying to track down the items I wanted. Asking the staff who were equally clueless would’ve made me go postal . . . . . .
This also happened to me when I visited my friendly neighborhood Walgreen’s. It was like overnight they renovated and moved the entire store. It looks nice. The store is a lot more spacious and a lot less cluttered looking. But, I have to hunt for the items I need until I remember where they are.
As for my writing, I haven’t been doing much lately. I did manage to open a Twitter account though. Actually, I opened two. One under the name of BarefootTyr ( @BarefootTyr ) and NietzInNY ( @NietzInNY ). BarefootTyr will be my own little personal mini blogs about life. and NietzInNY will be a Twitter book, written via 140 words at a time.
I’m having fun with it so far because it really makes me carefully consider my sentence structure, since I don’t really have a lot of space to play with. What’s the story about? You’d have to pop by and see.
I have more chapters in mind of Crossbow, but with running to the doctor and such I haven’t had the time to sit down and tap them out. I’m going to try to finish at least two chapters this week in order to get this ball rolling again.
I don’t like to say this. But, I’m certainly glad this month is over! With Mom’s death and dealing with her final destination, and me getting sick over and over again. This has been some month! Thank God for His Grace and Mercy!
Well, I’ve gotta bounce!
Via Con Dios!