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.
Cereal for dinner.
Relaxing evening at home.
Friday, Day 48
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.
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.
Foot is even better. No limping. Still sore though and the swelling is going down.
My trade show planning is wrapping up nicely. The big one ships next Thursday.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
My appointment with the foot doctor was yesterday afternoon. I hate the cortisone shot but it helps.
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.
Porn loin for dinner, seared on our new stove top griddle.
Read. I started a new book over the weekend that’s been on my list for a while.
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.
Dentist appointment today. Just a cleaning. Everything checked out fine.
Sha’Dam! practice. We’re doing 2 open mics next week and have a big show on the 25th out of town.
Wow! January is gone already. Turn the calendar. Now I have to start keeping up with the days numerically for my log book.
The Helium Showcase is tonight. I hope the crowd is larger than it was last night.
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.
Spaghetti for dinner.
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
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!
Still fighting my pseudo-gout. Got a doctor’s appointment for next Tuesday. Went to bed early because of so much pain.
Friday, Day 34
Watched Arrival. Good movie. Kinda monotone. I’m still processing it.
Salads for dinner.
Saturday, Day 35
Bought groceries. The store was a nightmare thanks to the Superbowl.
Watched Bridgett Everett’s comedy special.
J’s first Blue Apron box arrived. We had Chicken Enchildas for lunch with tomatillo sauce.
Watched Inferno. It was okay. It was my least favorite of the books, and the same goes for the movies.