Sunday Summary and #ROW80 Update

  1. Today is supposed to be a running day.  So not happening.  My feet are KILLING ME.  Yesterday hubs and I shot a wedding and I was on my feet from 8 until 3:30.  In loafers rather than dress shoes (I had the sense to realize that I’d be crippled in that time span if I was wearing dress shoes).  And I was still nearly crippled.  I think short of going to the wedding in running shoes, I’d wind up nearly crippled.  Girl shoes SUCK.  Came home and used my foot bath, which helped a little but…yeah.  Everything hurts.  So yoga later.
  2. My excitement for the morning was the discovery of gluten free flour tortillas.  Jenny Hansen made a post updating us on life without gluten.  After a week she’s starting to get in the groove and she mentioned these gluten free teff tortillas from La Tortilla Factory.  As this is THE ONE THING I have not been able to duplicate gluten free, I was ecstatic and ordered a case (since, of course, no one carries them here).
  3. Our big plans today are to mostly veg.  We have a few things we HAVE to do–replace the garage light fixture, finish laundry, grocery shop, pick up the house and get all the camera gear put away–but otherwise, the name of the game is REST.  And maybe take a nice long walk with the pups.
  4. I got up the guts to weigh yesterday and found that last week’s intensive cardio blast paid off and I was back down to where I was before all the eating out Thank God.  We’re gearing up to start the Sonoma Diet here tomorrow in an attempt to tackle hubby’s insulin resistance.  He’s just had a tough time of it since he broke his leg 2 years ago.  I did Sonoma myself to great results several years ago (it’s like the foodie’s diet), so this certainly isn’t a hardship on me.  Gotta sit down and do some menu planning this morning.  Wave 1 requires a bit more thought on my part than the diet proper, particularly for portable lunches for him, so I’d like to sort out the full ten days of what I plan to cook.
  5. Today kicks off Read an Ebook week.  In honor of the celebration, all my books are 50% off at Smashwords with the use of this coupon: REW50.  Valid March 4-10.
  6. ROW80 hasn’t gone particularly awesome the last few days.  I didn’t get anything written on Thursday because I was out of town for work and then tired (though I did sort out how to fix a scene in DOTH that wasn’t working).  Nothing on Friday because as soon as I got home we started discussing how this wedding was going to go.  Nothing yesterday because of the actual wedding.  I’m hoping to take advantage of the quiet here in the next little bit to start working on fixing that scene.  But no big.  I will catch up.  And I think I had enough overage in my WIP500 words that I had the wiggle room.
  7. On a reading front, I’m in the middle of a bunch of novella anthologies right now.  I just picked up Angel’s Flight by Nalini Singh (anything by her goes on my automatic buy list) and I’m totally enjoying reading about Ash and Janvier.  I’m also working my way through Wild and Steamy, a steampunk anthology including Meljean Brook (LOVE her Iron Seas books) , Jill Myles, and Carolyn Crane.  Given my attention span the last couple of weeks, these have been right up my alley.  Nice bite sized bits of story that I can knock out in a couple of exercise bike sessions.
  8. We’re getting ready to attack the obscenely long list (at 24 items and growing) of stuff we need to do before listing our house for sale again.  It’s time.  I’m dreading it.  Although once the house is at show-worthy clean again, that will be nice.  I am particularly dreading remulching everything.  That’ll be a project for next weekend, weather cooperating.  I’ll start on the nice easy stuff today–like tossing the curtains in the washer.  The whole thing makes me tired and irritated because we did this for 8 months last year with no results.  I hope like hell we sell this time because WE NEED SOME MORE FREAKING SPACE AND A SECOND BATHROOM.

17 thoughts on “Sunday Summary and #ROW80 Update

  1. Sorry about your feet.. 🙁 When I used to run I would be so upset if I had to miss a day.. but I think the rest will do you good..
    I have to tell you, I have been seeing a lot of this “gluten free” stuff going around.. it looks interesting and terrifying at the same time.
    Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, Kait. Keep up the great work!

    1. It’s estimated that as much as 30% of the population is gluten intolerent–most don’t know it. The symptoms are frequently misdiagnosed as other stuff. We’ve been doing it for almost a year and a half. It’s a lot when you first get started, and it’s worse if you don’t cook (I pity those people–they’re screwed) but for someone like me who DOES cook….not really a big deal.

  2. You sure have a lot on your plate right now. But that’s nothing new…you always do. 🙂

    So sorry about your feet. I understand how you feel. Last year at Disney World, my feet hurt so badly that I was almost in tears. Wouldn’t it be nice if we all could find the perfect shoes and we were allowed to wear those shoes all the time no matter how we were dressed?

    Good luck with all the stuff you’ll be working on this week.

  3. When I shot weddings, I wanted us to look good and ‘fit in’, like a guest, but you have to be comfortable enough to work on your feet all day and often into the night. I used to have my assistant dress in a dark pant suit, something that won’t show dust & dirt, and wear comfortable shoes, not sneakers. I forget what kind she wore but she never seemed to have any foot problems. Personally, I used a pair of Doc Martens (like this that were very comfortable. You might like to try something like this: Their styles are a bit clunky but they are comfortable and you can wear them all day. Try poking around their website for something you like. You can order online.

  4. Busy week indeed! I’m not a fan of girly shoes. They aren’t made for comfort.

    I’ve just celebrated being gluten free for 3 years. I’ve been on SCD for 2 years now – unfortunately I can’t do flour of any kind, not even nut flours. I haven’t heard of the Sonoma Diet – I’ll have to look into it. Enjoy the reading 🙂 I went too many months without reading very much and didn’t realize just how unhappy I get when I don’t take at least 15 minutes a day to escape with someone else’s words 🙂
    Have a great rest of your week and take care of those tootsies!

  5. Sorry to hear of your feet trouble, Kait. It caught my attention because we just bought a treadmill which arrived last weekend. I was so gung-ho about getting back into running that I overdid it and messed up my left knee. I thought I had stretched out enough, but reaching that 3 (Sat.) and then 4 mile (Sun) marks did me in. I’m hopeful that’s all that it is, but the jury is still out, as they say.
    Take care.


  6. I’m gluten intolerant myself, though after going cold turkey for a a long time I can tolerate a certain amount before it starts to affect me, which I call lucky. 🙂 I’ll have to try the teff tortillas, because one of the things I find myself cheating on from time to time is a warm, yummy flour tortilla. They just can’t be beat, and living in Texas I tend to see them at a lot of restaurants! 🙂

    Hope things go smoothly with your house…we’re about to move and I’m a stress ball about it, but I’m excited to have more space and multiple bathrooms. Have a great week, Kait!

  7. The amount of stuff you constantly have on your plate exhausts me, LOL. Enjoy your day of rest! Good luck with the house, crossing fingers it sells this time. All the best for the upcoming week Kait.

  8. Yeah! I’ve been planning to buy RED for a while now, so when I saw the 50% offer, I clicked right over and bought it. It’s in the reading queue! Best wishes on a great week, Kait. Thanks.

  9. Foot pain sucks, no doubt about it. I can tell the minute I need new work boots because I hurt from my big toe to my nose. Nothing feels good. I’ve heard good things about the Sonoma diet, so wishing you well with that!

  10. Totally forgot about the email I got for that promotion, so thanks for reminding me! This may be just the impetus I need to pick up one of your adult books. 🙂

  11. After getting blood clots several years back, heels are a pretty big no-no for me. I do adore girl shoes, but not at the expense of your feet. So, so sorry!!

  12. Sounds like you’re busy, busy, busy! I hope your aching feet are feeling better! I have gotten used to doing my running (and walking) in the five-fingers shoes, and I love them, but boy are they fugly (with a capital f). I don’t think they’d ever be considered wedding attire. 🙂

    I wish my house were ever show -worthy. 🙂

    Good luck on finding time to write (and run) through all the diet and house stuff!

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