For weeks my mind was like this:
running, running, running. I had a creative explosion. It felt good. It felt like I had direction. An example of my direction- illustrations for a picture book that I've been holding onto for three years. I had the words- which were alright- but it wasn't until the pictures came into focus that I knew where I wanted to go with it.
But, then the temperature started to rise and stick around 90 something degrees with air that felt like breathing through a dry sponge. My fibromyalgia started to flare up so that each joint felt as if someone was turning screws. I was a wooden door swelling against its hinges and frame. When it gets like that, the pain embogs me and renders me bootless. At its worst, which was this past weekend, I laid down in front of a box fan which sputtered out the only air circulating in our living room. Eww, I was crabby and stuck. I wanted to shoot something.
And my brain got all swampy, slimy, gross.
Today weather has loosened its oppressive hold. Slowly the screws in my joints and muscles are loosening. The doors aren't sticking. Hopefully, opportunity will be knocking on them soon, and I will be able to walk right through.
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Annie's Beach Rocks follows a little girl, her Daddy and her brother on an excursion to the beach to collect rocks. While she is there, Annie learns about the many ways people use rocks in everyday life. She uses all that she learns about rocks to create a special gift for Daddy at home. Available in soft cover, eBook, and through the iBookstore: