Meandering Monday Musings


The past few weeks have been quite busy, as I mentioned in a previous post, mainly because I’ve been working through the final edit and finicky formatting of my latest book, Hills and Valleys. Once that was released, my body then decided to go into meltdown with a nasty head cold, just in time for the Bank Holiday weekend. The head cold has now moved to my chest, and yesterday I had one of those days when I wasn’t even sure what day it was, when time seemed elastic, as though I could travel back and forth through the years by simply by thinking about it. No hard drugs, I swear. πŸ˜‰

I’ve been this way, on and off, for a while now. I had pretty major surgery last summer (don’t ask πŸ™‚ ), and I think maybe this is still part of the healing process. I was pretty ill when I went in for surgery, and I think the recovery, both from the op and the preceding ill health, has taken it out of me.

Still, I’m all right. There are plenty of people worse off than I am. It’s just getting a bit frustrating, that’s all. I said to my husband the other night that I can vaguely remember a time when I felt really well, but I couldn’t tell him how long ago that was. So I’m going to take a look around and see what I can do to make a difference. Kick my health back into shape (no martial arts puns intended). I’m pretty active – walking every day, karate twice a week, Pilates, zumba. I like to keep moving. And I eat pretty well, most of the time. So these endless head colds and coughs and chesty things and blocked ears and general malaise are starting to get me a bit down.

Having been so busy with the book this past little while, I’m a bit behind on keeping up with everyone’s blogs, only having time to dip in and out. I’ve also had a few new followers recently, and I just want to say ‘Hello!’ Thank you for choosing to follow my blog – you’re very much appreciated.

And, last but definitely not least, I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who’s supported the release of Hills and Valleys on WordPress, Twitter and Facebook – I’ve been really thrilled by the number of tweets, reblogs and posts, as well as all the lovely comments. Setting a new book free can be a challenging time, so all your support has made it so much easier – thank you!

And that’s about all for my Monday Musings – wishing you all a good week! Time to go and find the cough medicine again, I think…


26 thoughts on “Meandering Monday Musings

    • Thanks, Ellen – I think you’re right. I’ve actually been just lying around reading these past two days, and it’s been quite wonderful (other than the cough and cold bit). I do think I need to find a bit more balance, definitely πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, Allie. I have heard that such things can also be a sign of cleansing, your body trying to get rid of stuff. Maybe I need to smudge again… and see the doctor, of course πŸ˜€

  1. That’s pretty common, the post-success let-down, getting sick after a big push. It’s not unlike post-success depression (I wrote a post about that a couple years ago: There’s nothing for it but to take it easy – be nice to yourself, have lots of cups of your favourite tea, indulge in comfort reads and comfort movies – and your strength will come back. Gute Besserung! πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, that’s so very nice of you to say – comfort tea, books and movies sounds just about perfect. I do think it’s a combination of all of those things and gosh, I didn’t mean to sound so down – I know I’m very fortunate, really πŸ™‚

  2. Sorry to hear you’re not feeling well. Constant coughs and colds do wear you down after a while. Perhaps your resistance is low after your surgery and might take some time to get back to normal. I think also you might be doing too much. Your body isn’t getting a chance to rest and recover. Of course I’m going to say this… I think reiki might be good for you. Healing and relaxation all rolled into one. But you may need a few sessions. Have you ever tried it?

    • Thanks, Ali – I think you’re right about me maybe doing too much, Ellen commented the same thing. I haven’t tried Reiki, though I know a couple of practitioners – I was going to try Kinesiology and see if that made a difference, but I think I will add Reiki to the list as well. Too bad I’m not close enough to visit you! πŸ˜€

  3. I think you’ve got to listen to your body and do what it’s telling you to do. It’ll be telling you somethingβ€”even if it’s just ‘slow down and let me catch my breath’. We think we should get over illnesses quickly, and I know I feel lazy if I’m not back on at work within a week. But it sometimes takes longer, even a year or more. Also, there’s always downunderβ€”I reckon that would cure you! Best wishes. xx

    • I think I need to do that too – I obviously need to slow down a bit. This week has been very slow, actually – it’s been half term and the gorgeous girl has been a bit under the weather too, so we haven’t done much. I haven’t even done any writing, other than this blog, which is unheard of for me! I have, however, read four books so far, so perhaps I needed to take time out and recharge. I’m certainly going to be assessing things to see where I can make positive change. πŸ™‚

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