In the past 27 hours I have had 3 hours sleep.
Yeah, I'm a real princess right now.
The uncute but, very nice pool guys left at 12:30pm and I crawled into bed at 1:30pm. From my last docs appointment I changed my pain pills to Ibuprofen and discovered I would prefer to feel some pain to feeling like I'm about to hurl at any second. Back to tylenol for me.
In fear of making myself puke I didn't take any Ibuprofen before crawling into bed so I woke up at 4:30pm with some major crampage.
I love being a woman, but this part blows.
Now, I am over tired which always freaks me out and I'm afraid to go to bed in case I can't sleep.
Hey, you've been here long enough to know I've never claimed to be sane.
The good news is I am reading a book.
The bad news? It's not perfect by a long shot but I will prevail. I will finish a book that will not receive a keeper grade.
A Thief in a Kilt by Sandy Blair - Her last book was a keeper for me so I went into this with some expectations. Since I'm still reading the book I won't do a full review here.
Here is what you need to know.
1. The first few chapters has the heroine acting like such a fearful mouse that I was sure I was going to chuck the book at any moment. The heroine has passed that stage now (thank you) but if I hadn't been strident in my need to just read a friggin' book already I may have put it aside.
2. And this is where it gets ugly. Every character Hmphs (or however Blair spells it), acks and arghs. I started to count them on the page and if I hit two acks on one page it was a small blessing. I never notice things like this (seriously, the first time someone commented on Ward using 'wifebeater' in her book as a description I almost fell out of my chair. Since I find that term ugly I was surprised I had never noticed it in her books) so if I am noticing it I'm surprised an editor didn't notice and slash at the very least, half of them.
Now I am mentally skipping them whenever I come across these words and I'm not stretching the truth when I say they are on every page. If all these sounds had been scrubbed from the book it would be sitting firmly in a B range for a review. Oh and then there was a parrot that I wasn't expecting that spoke before the reader knew who was speaking and yes, he said 'Awk' I read the sentence at least three times trying to figure out why the heroine was suddenly 'awking'.
Why continue on? Because I will break this slump by force of will (I will dammit!) and I have chuckled at a few scenes and every once in a while the heroine says something funny. I'll do a full review once I finish the book.
Since I will probably fall into a sleep coma at some point, don't be surprised if I disappear for a day.
And I hate when I am craving a food but don't have a clue what it is. I have Sour Kids, All Dressed potato chips, Corn chips, Cheesies, Sour Cream and Onion chips, Dairy Milk chocolate (straight chocolate with no frills), chocolate chip cookies, Animal crackers (the batch I have are over baked and have a burnt taste to them but they help keep the nausea at bay), Coca-cola, chocolate cupcakes (I thought maybe I wanted cake) and ice cream. Also, swiss steak, real beef gravy and mashed potatoes. Don't worry, I would eat a few of something, realize it wasn't working and leave it be.
Okay, the tylenol just quit so I'm off to medicate and veg in front of the TV. I just need to find something interesting to watch.