Okay, so I don't ever learn. Go ahead and say it. I still think my body is that of a 20-year-old, still lifting boxes and going from morn till night putzing around and readying things for whatever. Still mowing lawns, pruning trees, hauling out the cuttings bags to the trash cans. Moving furniture, climbing on ladders to hang heavy paintings, and yada yada yada ... WHEN WILL I EVER LEARN?????
Because right now my body is angry with me. It hurts! It's crying out to me to go soak in a hot tub, take a handful of Advil, down a glass or two of wine, and end this day ... give it a rest. But it's only 10:42 pm. I can't quit yet, it just isn't right, I'd feel guilty. There are still things to do.
And tomorrow at 8 a.m. Trish and I are going after a U-haul truck in which to load the remaining boxes from the garage, in preparation for the tile man to lay a new floor. After that it'll be smooth sailing till the furniture arrives on the 8th, so I'll get some rest after tomorrow till the 8th. Rest from manual labor, that is.
The other kind of work continues ... completing the design and editing of the new RJBP novel SNIPER by Don Onstott, am waiting for the first edits coming on July 1. Then first edits arrive for HALLOWING SCREAMS by Barbara Watkins, followed by first edits for NEON RAINBO by E. Don Harpe. So, there you have it. The three remaining novels to be published by R. J. Buckley Publishing in 2011. Release dates - September 15, October 15, December 15 ... respectively. Exciting work I do, it really is. I love my life.
So, when I do this physical stuff, the heavy work like I've been doing the past week or so ... it really isn't so bad, and I do eventually get over the pain. So, maybe I am as young as I feel AT TIMES. And as old as I feel other times.
But I do think I will call it a night, maybe take two Aleve and a glass of OJ, and douse myself in a tub of hot water. Yep, that'll do it. Sounds good.
So ciao for now ...