Tati’s Weekly Checkup: 06.06.11


The Good:

  • So far so good with the new job. I have a great team with some really interesting projects lined up, and a lot of autonomy and flexibility about how I get my work done. And I’m finally in the part of the organization I’ve wanted to join for years. I’m an excited gal!
  • I’ve been having a lot of fun getting some therapeutic gaming time in, and sharing it with Fly Girl Gamers. I was most recently over there reviewing the anime Ouran High Host Club.
  • The lovely weather has also played a big part in brightening up my mood. It’s hard not to have a smile stuck on my face while teaching my sons how to hop on a  pogo stick, or gardening with my family.

The Bad:

  • Still having minor chest pains that come and go, ever since the ER trip. I’ve been taking it easy, not stressing too much about writing, making sure to get some fun game time and taking long family walks in the in the evenings after work. There’s a few more stressors in my life that I’m working to alleviate, so if all of this is just the physical manifestation of the anxiety I’d been keeping bottled up, I’m optimistic that I’ll remedy all of this soon.
  • Our beloved television died. Just started randomly displaying oddly colored blotches right over the images on the screen. There’s an emotional and financial attachment to a nice TV set.

The Cool:

  • The new television is better than the old! With features like SMART TV (Internet TV) and 3D viewing options, we’re not missing the old one a bit and were able to get rid of our pricey cable subscription. Best of all we got it for quite a bargain, and I love getting a good deal.

The Work In Progress:

Right now I’m working with my editor on revisions for WAY OUT OF CONTROL. We have a deadline to get all major editing done by the end of the month, so I’ve been focusing on that. Once that task’s done, I have another novella in the works that I need to heavily revise before I submit it for potential publication. So although it seems as if I’m moving slower than a turtle on the writing front, at least there some progress happening.


  1. Congrats on all the stuff going on..Sorry about the TV, but you did get a new one and that makes it all better….

  2. Hi T.,

    I hope you're feeling well. And yes, alleviate all stressors. 🙂 That's why I took a break from the Internet and just read and relaxed, along with other daily tasks.

    That's why you haven't seen me.

    Haven't talked to you in a while. Drop me an e-mail when you get a chance. I'm not on Twitter or FB yet. LOL.

    • Hey there Ty! I'm working on getting rid of the stressors. I too took a semi hiatus from blogging and stuff for a little bit, and writing, although it wasn't 100% intentional, heh.

      Good to know though where you've been. Check your inbox. 🙂

  3. *serious side eye* Have you been back to the doctor? Please don't make me pack a bag and come for a visit. Your hubby will not like me when I kick him out of y'all bedroom to make it your private sanctuary. He can sleep on the couch. It'll be good for his back. 🙂 j/k

    I am glad that the new job is all that you hoped for and the new work in progress. Just continue to take it easy and do what your doctor tells you. You know your hubby is completely loss without you. You have to go into the hospital for an extended stay and somebody is gonna need to take care of him. I got a no Slaus clause in my lease. The kids, however, are always welcome. 🙂 *sending healing positive energy*

    • *smiles* All is well now CC babe, honest! It was stress indeed, and I've been a good girl at getting a handle on all of that. Heheh, but you can still come on by and kick the hubby out of my bedroom – a few nights of monstrous-snoring-free quiet would be very therapeutic!

      LOL – I'm mad you have a clause in your lease that bans my husband! Can't say I blame you though. Or your landlord. *mwah mwah* thank you for that positive energy, darling. I'll take it and use it wisely. 🙂

  4. *muah* Right back at you! I'm so glad to hear you are doing better healthwise now.

    And you know the reason you had to buy instead of rent was because of the Slaus clauses. lol j/k Let me know when you want to christen your own child free/hubby free zone in your house. It can be done. And I know just how to do it. 🙂

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