And they come with no warning,
nature loves her little surprises.
Continual crisis!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunday Workshop Wrap Up

Busy weekend at the workshop. Didn't get much else done besides reading, critiquing, and general being a human being with other human beings. Other than not getting both novels I was to critique finished before coming here, as well as not being able to read everybody else's novel (which I try to), it was a good time. If you have the chance as a writer to spend time with other writers at the same stage in their careers (or slightly advanced of yours), it's worth moving mountains to be there.

In other news, whatever is giving me hives is still working on me. I'm seeing if it's the metformin, so I've stopped taking it this weekend. Right after the methyl prednisone ran out the itching returned. Now I have these bumps along my thumbs and the ends of my fingers. They're slightly painful, but itching them feels wonderful. Last night I took a super dose of benadryl to see if that would help knock them back. Well, at least it let me sleep through the night. This morning the itching is worse. However, since I'm driving back home today, I have to be careful how much of that I take. I think my last dose was at 7am, so it's going to be a few hours before I can take another. And my hands are driving me batty with the itching.

Tomorrow I get back into the Census stuff. There's been plenty of policy changes since I've been gone. This week we'll be wrapping up operations. So good news is that it'll be over soon. Bad news is that means no more paychecks and we're back on unemployment. Sigh. Haven't heard from the job opportunity, yet. I did drive to cell reception on Thursday to see if they had called. Hopefully they'll call on Monday with an offer.

So, how was your weekend?


sheila, who is not lurking today, said...

I've heard of people "itching to get home" but this is ridiculous! I hope you can figure out whaever works best to stop the physical itching and get lots more of it.

I'm happy the workshop went well, but am glad that you're heading home to Bette. Please give her a hug for me!

Steve Buchheit said...

Hey Sheila. Fortunately the itching is all but over now. I'm pretty sire it was stress related. I'm back to taking the metformin, so we'll see if it was that.

And will give her a hug for you.