Lone Writer’s Log Book: Day 49-50, 2017

Saturday, Day 49

  1. Another sleepless night last night. Got out of bed at 4am and laid on the sofa. Was too hot and restless. Might skip the meds tonight to see if that’s the issue.
  2. It’s grocery and laundry day. Typical Saturday, but at least the foot is not bothering me this weekend so I’m feeling motivated.
  3. Went to the butcher shop for bacon, chicken, franks, and a rump roast for the crock.
  4. Grocery shopped.
  5. Did some more shopping with John.
  6. Watched Madea’s Boo.  It wasn’t that good. Most of the movie felt ad-libbed.
  7. Read.
  8. Watched the 2nd installment of CNN’s History of Comedy which also wasn’t that good. This one was about women in comedy and I just felt like it could have been better.
  9. John made fried chicken and fries for dinner. We followed that with homemade chocolate cake.

Sunday, Day 50

  1. Slept much better last night after not taking the meds.
  2. Put the rump roast in the crock to cook all day.
  3. Made bacon, eggs, and grits for breakfast.
  4. Did some shopping. Been looking for a vintage jacket for next weekend’s show but I’m not having any luck finding one.
  5. Cleaned the front flower beds.  It’s 70 degrees outside!
  6. Made a new pasta dish for lunch.
  7. Roast sandwiches with veggies for dinner. The crock pot dish was great.
  8. Read.
  9. Watched Walking Dead.

Lone Writer’s Log Book: Day 47-48, 2017

Thursday, Day 47

  1. Foot was causing a lot of pain yesterday. Couldn’t get a foot doctor anywhere in the city to see me before next Tuesday. Ended up going to Urgent Care and they can me a steroid shot and some pain meds. The foot is much better today. Not as swollen. But still hurts a bit.
  2. Cereal for dinner.
  3. Read.
  4. Relaxing evening at home.

Friday, Day 48

  1. The foot was even better today but I think the meds are keeping me up. I was wide awake at 3am and couldn’t get back to sleep.
  2. Productive day at work at my desk since my foot wasn’t bothering me as much. Didn’t even have to take my shoe off today or wear the boot.  My trade shows are shaping up. I leave in two weeks.
  3. Sloppy Joes for dinner.
  4. Read.

Lone Writer’s Log Book: Day 45-46, 2017

Tuesday, Day 45

  1. It’s Valentine’s Day, which has never been an overly exciting day for me. I did get a card from Mom in the mail though with $20 in it.  That’s always exciting.
  2. Got a small box of candy from a co-worker who is retiring this year.
  3. And donuts for the department from my old boss.
  4. J made a shrimp pasta for dinner.
  5. Read

Wednesday, Day 46

  1. Salads for dinner.
  2. Quick practice after work with Sha’Dam!
  3. Then we went to the last open mic at the old location of the Improv Shop. They are moving to a new place next month. It was not a strong performance for us.

Lone Writer’s Log Book: Day 42-44, 2017

Saturday, Day 42

  1. Made peanut butter oatmeal cookies drizzled in dark chocolate. They are no bake but it’s been years since I made homemade cookies.
  2. Bought a picture frame for the sketch of the dogs I had done for J for Valentine’s Day.
  3. Quick trip to the grocery store.
  4. Laundry.
  5. Had to make a 9pm trip to Walgreens for a prescription for Bailey who is having eye problems.

Sunday, Day 43

  1. Finished laundry.
  2. Late lunch so we didn’t have dinner.
  3. Read.
  4. Watched the new Walking Dead.
  5. Took a hot bath and read some more.
  6. Relaxing day spent at home with everyone.

Monday, Day 44

  1. Started the day dropping Bailey off at the eye doctor for an exam. More prescriptions for his bad eye which has an ulcer in it.
  2. Then went to work and had a busy morning with little work on the shows.
  3. Picked Bailey up from the vet and took him home on my lunch break.
  4. Back to work to try to work on my trade shows.
  5. Wendy’s burgers for dinner.
  6. Went to the open mic at Funny Bone which was moved to Monday night this week due to Valentine’s Day. Every comic who showed up got to go up.


Lone Writer’s Log Book: Day 40-41, 2017

Thursday, Day 40

  1. Foot is even better. No limping. Still sore though and the swelling is going down.
  2. My trade show planning is wrapping up nicely.  The big one ships next Thursday.
  3. Picked up a drawing I had done for John of our 3 dogs. It was going to be a Xmas gift but wasn’t done in time. So now it’s a Valentine’s gift. The frame I bought was too small for it so I’ll have to get a bigger one on Friday.
  4. Watched the first part in the CNN series “The History of Comedy.”  It was pretty good. I learned something.  But not sure how historical it is.

Friday, Day 41

  1. Very productive day at work with getting the trade shows ready to ship. It’s always a huge task and the foot problems didn’t help, but I’m in good shape.
  2. Had to take Bailey in for an Emergency look at his eyes. One of them is clouding over.  He’s been fighting eye problems for at least 7 or 8 years now, but one of them had clouded over due to an ulcer.
  3. Chili for dinner.

Lone Writer’s Log Book: Day 39, 2017

  1. Woke up definitely feeling a big difference with my foot. It’s still a little sore and swollen but a lot of the pain is gone. Not limping as bad.
  2. Got my federal tax return and immediately paid off two credit cards! That felt good.
  3. It snowed today…just flurries.  But given that we had 70 degree weather yesterday and I slept with a fan on last night, today was odd.
  4. Finished writing the prologue of the work in progress. On to chapter one which I’m starting from scratch rather than going back to what I’d already written years ago.
  5. Went to Trader Joe’s to buy cherry juice. The doctor suggested it to help keep my foot pain from flaring up.
  6. Read

Lone Writer’s Log Book: Day 38, 2017

  1.  I started writing again yesterday. It wasn’t much and only one page, and most of it was rewriting an old prologue; but it’s a start.  And as writers know, that’s what you have to do. You just have to sit down and start writing.
  2. My appointment with the foot doctor was yesterday afternoon.  I hate the cortisone shot but it helps.
  3. Still working on my big trade show at work but I’m getting close to being done with the set-up.  That’s always a big relief.  And it ships next Thursday so time is everything.
  4. Porn loin for dinner, seared on our new stove top griddle.
  5. Read. I started a new book over the weekend that’s been on my list for a while.

Lone Writer’s Log Book: Day 37, 2017

Monday, Day 37

  1. Last week I printed out everything I’d written on a work-in-progress that I started years ago. I was going to read it over the weekend but didn’t, and have thought about starting over again for weeks now. This morning a new first sentence popped in my head right when I woke up so I wrote it down. That’s usually a good sign for me because I always like to start at the beginning.
  2. Dentist appointment today. Just a cleaning. Everything checked out fine.
  3. Sha’Dam! practice. We’re doing 2 open mics next week and have a big show on the 25th out of town.
  4. Leftover pizza for dinner.

Lone Writer’s Log Book: Day 32-35, 2017

Wednesday, Day 32

  1. Payday! Paid bills.
  2. Wow! January is gone already. Turn the calendar. Now I have to start keeping up with the days numerically for my log book.
  3. The Helium Showcase is tonight. I hope the crowd is larger than it was last night.
  4. My pseudo-gout in my left foot is acting up again so walking has been difficult. Hopefully going back to the doctor soon for another cortisone shot.
  5. Spaghetti for dinner.
  6. Was still working on my set list 30 minutes before the show and even added a last minute joke that a friend told me.

Thursday, Day 33

  1. The show last night was awesome! Probably my best yet as far as crowd response goes. I even got an applause break.  There were about 30 people in the crowd not counting any comics who were watching. And got paid for doing the show too!
  2. Still fighting my pseudo-gout. Got a doctor’s appointment for next Tuesday. Went to bed early because of so much pain.
  3. Skipped dinner.

Friday, Day 34

  1. Watched Arrival. Good movie. Kinda monotone.  I’m still processing it.
  2. Salads for dinner.

Saturday, Day 35

  1. Bought groceries. The store was a nightmare thanks to the Superbowl.
  2. Watched Bridgett Everett’s comedy special.
  3. J’s first Blue Apron box arrived. We had Chicken Enchildas for lunch with tomatillo sauce.
  4. Watched Inferno.  It was okay. It was my least favorite of the books, and the same goes for the movies.