Friday, March 4, 2011

Friday Five

1. This pregnancy has been giving me migraines. I've never had them consistently before. Random ones, maybe once every year or two, yes. Migraines almost every day? Not so much. And unfortunately, being on the computer is one of the triggers. Because of this, I have had to limit how much time I spend on the computer. Since I'm a writer I have to spend at least a few hours on it every day to write (although some days it just hurts too much and I can't). Why am I sharing this with you? Because unfortunately it means I have to severely limit my internet time, which means I haven't been able to keep on everyone's blogs like I'd hope to. Sometimes I read and just don't comment so I can get through them faster (before the headache hits). Please know that I am trying to read, and I still care about you all A LOT, but if I don't comment as much (and if you've noticed that I haven't been for the last few weeks), that is why. I hope this migraine thing is just a phase and will pass, but we'll see. At least I know there is a for sure deadline this summer...


2. Migraines suck. I have much more empathy for SHH who used to get chronic migraines. (He's since learned what his triggers are and rarely gets them now, hurray!)


3. The Liar Society (which just got released!!) is totally made of awesome and so are the authors (Lisa and Laura Roecker). If you've been living under a rock and haven't heard of it (or them), be sure and check back on Monday for a totally hysterical vlog interview they did for my blog. Trust me when I tell you that you don't want to miss it. There's one part in particular when one of them (I won't say who, you'll have to watch to find out) makes the most hysterical mistake. I laughed so hard I may have snorted. And so did they. Luckily for me, I wasn't on video when I did--but they were. Make sure and tune in!


4. I'm still in love with my new WIP, and I'm hoping to finish it by the end of the month. That would normally be an easy goal for me, but with the migraines, the sick kids, the local play I (and my whole family) are in, my part time job, and everything else... we'll, I've got my fingers crossed, but we'll see. Once I set a goal though (especially in a public forum like this), I tend to do whatever it takes to meet it. So there you have it. WIP done by April 1st (if not earlier). No fooling.

5. I'm going to be another year older in just over a week. Not sure how I feel about that. I used to LOVE birthdays, I couldn't wait until I got older. That is, until I turned 21. Then I started to wish that I could just keep turning 21. I still love celebrating, and getting to be a little bit spoiled for a day (one can hope anyway!), but the age part kind of stinks these days. Not too bad yet, but it's starting to get scary. The years seem to go by faster and faster the older I get. What's up with that? Do you remember being a teen and every year seemed to take forever?

So, what's on your mind today? Have a wonderful weekend, and don't forget the hysterical vlog coming your way on Monday!

7 comments:

Lindsay N. Currie said...

Ew, so sorry about the migraine. I had a lot of strange ailments when I was pregnant. Good luck getting rid of it and have a good weekend!!!

Shari said...

I hope the migraines are temporary. Can't wait 'til Monday! It sounds uber fun.

ali said...

Man, you're gonna do that much writing even though being on the computer is killing you? You're a NINJA!!! Way to kick it, Sara!

Angie said...

Sorry about the migraines. Maybe you could try writing with pen and paper if the computer is too hard. I hope you have a great birthday!

Maegan Langer said...

Awww, sorry about the migraines - that's awful! I'm with you on the aging thing. Turning 26 was pretty rough for me, because it meant I was officially closer to 30 than 20. Now that I've had some time to get used to it though, I'm looking forward to hitting 30 in a couple years. I can't wait for the automatic rush of wisdom that comes along with it ;) (Seriously, that is how it works, right?)

Jennie Bailey said...

Oh Sara, that's awful about the migraines! Can you even take anything for them with the pregnancy? It takes a whole cocktail for me to knock them out (none of which you can do with the baby) - 4 ibuprofen, 1 sudafed and a strong cup of black coffee (for the caffeine). I have to repeat every four hours and I can usually knock it out by late afternoon. Hugs to you!! That's how you know your little girl is extra special - the pain. ;-)

The years do move faster as we get older. When we were kids, it would take forever for summer to get there. Now? I can't believe it's already MARCH. Sheesh. I use to dread birthdays, but I've lost a few friends over the years so now I appreciate every year older. It's one more year than they got. So I feel guilty if I get upset about turning (insert an age here) because Tonya, Eva and Shabana never got to see that age. It helps keep it in perspective a bit. Especially for me, who has no kids. :-( By my age, my grandma had her first grandchild (and I'm not even THAT old by today's standards). My mom had a daughter who was a sophomore at USC by this age. If I look at it that way, I feel bad. So I turn it around!

Happy Birthday and hugs for your migraine!!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Ok, how weird is it that I just sent you and email telling you about my horrible headache and how I'd have to get off the computer soon? Bizarro world. We are clearly becoming interconnected...but I do hope that those pregnancy migraines will go away for you soon!!

I will be sure to check back on Monday!