Tolkien, artist

Words and Phones

Yesterday was one of those days when my wheels spun in place for long periods of time. My DH has been called for jury duty, something that he really can't do because he is self-employed and would have to close his business for a week - not going to happen. So he made the appropriate comments in the section on the form, and I mailed it back. They sent a card in the mail requesting additional information, so we wrote a new letter yesterday.

I also thought it would be good to see about contacting his physician regarding his hearing loss. DH has very poor hearing and has had numerous surgeries attempting to improve it with little effect. So I spent more than four hours on the phone with the clinic yesterday - on hold, then talking to someone, then leaving a message. Then they got back to me, telling me that the Doctor would issue a letter, but only after we had set up an appointment for a new Audiogram and Consult. Then it took another two hours to get the appointment set up! Their excuse? "We have a new phone system and we're short handed." Feh!

I did get my day's stories written. They're not my best work, I just found it really hard to concentrate between all of the phone stuff, but they aren't horrible and they answer the prompts. But the number that was called last night for today's numbers...well...that will take some creative storytelling. A few ideas came to me late last night, I'll get things coalesced today. Too tired.....
  • Current Location: I want to sleep....
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  • Current Music: Gioacchino Rossini - The Journey to Rheims Overture
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I'm on my fourth day out of eight without a prompt. Granted, I only have two cards, but still,it's frustrating mainly because things are very, very light at work (it's Spring Break, so we have very few students around) and I could be using all that time for writing! I have been doing some brainstorming, which should help, but I keep thinking about how much harder it's going to be to write as we become busier towards the end of the month.

(Thank you for giving me an opportunity to vent! I love the "Bad Government" picture. Don't even get me started on government right now; I'm in Virginia, The State That Hates Women, what a horrible year we've had. *head desk*)
Well, I only have eight cards, but their numbers keep coming up. It's been absolutely exhausting, to tell the truth. I have to make sure I don't miss some other deadlines because I'm buried by this.

Sympathize with your 'head desk' for Virginia.

- Erulisse (one L)
You could add some more cards if you are short of prompts,I added one after the challenge started.There is a Faramir card, and two about Gondor's Stewards that might suit you.

Edited at 2012-03-08 01:02 pm (UTC)
Oh, goodness no, I'm very proud of my restraint! I thought all my focus would be on the Review card (which has only had one number called, poor thing) so I'm happy to have the Textures card to work on instead.
You are evil, truly. No, I think I'll stick with my eight. I'm staying QUITE busy enough, and actually am supposed to work full-time and have a life shared with my DH. Shocked!

- Erulisse (one L)

Realized afterwards that this was a response to Ann, response is still accurate here - LOL

Edited at 2012-03-08 01:55 pm (UTC)
LOL, sorry for the confusion, but no worries. I have no idea what induced me to choose 25 cards! I think my cats are getting fed up!
Good luck with your prompts! Mine are a mixed bag, but an idea is starting to form.hope all goes well for your husband.
The prompts for today are requiring three fics, but hopefully I can keep them relatively short.

- Erulisse (one L)