wrapping up, July

on life

It’s been a miserably hot month, but I’ve managed to stick to my workout schedule despite the unrelenting heat and humidity. Speaking of miserable heat, a couple of weeks ago I had a thought regarding my lack of energy during the last few months… I was refilling my weekly pill-box and noticed that the bottle of Synthroid was surprisingly warm. Now, it’s been hot year-round, but especially since my last refill. I decided to test my theory by finding a different place to store my meds, and I think it’s panning out, as I’ve started noticing some real changes in my mood and energy levels. I never really gave it any thought when I lived at my mom’s place, since the house was generally cool, but my apartment features wall A/C units that I only run while at home, so the place warms up during the day, especially during the summer months. Given the extreme temps this year, there hasn’t been  a cool day since winter. If the heat altered my meds, it would explain why I’ve been so drained for the last few months. Some days it’s been nearly impossible to work up the desire to do more than the minimum, which has really put a damper on my writing and exercise routines. I’m not entirely back to normal; I feel the way I felt when they were first trying to get my thyroid to normal levels, but I do feel better. Tired rather than bone-weary on most days. I hope this means that my energy be back to normal after a few more weeks, but I’m trudging along for now.

on writing

Day 100 has come and gone and with it two more chapters revised. All in all, some good work this month. Once the words started flowing, the words started flowing. I wanted to get a third chapter finished before the end of July, but that’s likely not going to happen until I can sit at my computer for an all day writing marathon on Saturday.

The book is out and an article I co-wrote with some of my fellow library gals is in pre-pub, so all is well in the world of academia.

on books

I’ve been in a trashy romance sort of mood. After reading the Grisha trilogy, I had a hard time finding anything that really sparked my interest, so I started making my way through the adult manga section of the library and weeding my way through my TBR shelf. I found a few gems and some fun reads, and then I picked up a used copy of Teresa Medeiros’s Yours Until Dawn that I purchased at some long ago library friends’ sale and was instantly hooked. Thus began my foray into romance novel binge reading as I devoured several more of her books. Sometimes I just need some sexy fluff in my life. I’m cool with that.

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Author: gricel d.

writer. librarian. cat lady.

2 thoughts on “wrapping up, July”

  1. How did you end up liking the Grisha trilogy? The end of it – with Mal – really bothered me and put a damper on the whole thing. It felt a bit like cheating. Writer tricks, and all that. Boo.

    Interesting to note about the medicine. I hope it helps you to pick up. I’m so looking forward for the start of school in three weeks so I can get into a schedule!!

    1. The solution was a little convenient, but I felt it ended well. Bittersweet, but not needlessly painful, which I like in a good YA.

      I never made the connection between heat and meds going bad, but after doing some research I’m totally convinced that it was affecting the effectiveness of the pills. I really was starting to wonder why I felt awful all the time and weight was creeping on when my labwork showed normal results. Definitely one of those moments when knowing my body really helped. Doctors just kept telling me nothing was wrong.

      On Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 8:10 AM, marginalia and such wrote:

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