Okay, so I went to the doc again on Friday. Sinus infection, Mono. Old news. But she gave me some new drugs that worked amazingly fast. I mean like four hours later I felt like a new person. I promised her I would rest for at least five days. Seriously be a couch potato.
But I lied.
On Saturday I woke up feeling better than I had in months. And even had energy. My husband had planned to plant roses and flowers he bought, but he asked out of the blue if I wanted to go to CAPE. It’s an event I told him about a couple of weeks ago where 100s of comic book writers and artists come and draw, autograph and chat. They raise a ton of money for kids in hospitals. I said yes, and we woke up the boys (before noon, much grumbling) and headed to Dallas.
OMG. It was too much fun. I mean it. Tons of tables with the writers and artists from all over the place. I met a couple of my heroes including Gail Simone who writes the Birds of Prey comic and will be writing Wonder Woman this fall. And Mercedes Lackey, who has published more than 50 fantasy novels was there with her husband, Larry Dixon, who was selling his beautiful Art. Roberto Aguirre Sacasa who writes Fantastic Four was there. And tons of others. I also met some new folks. Kristian Donaldson who does Fallen Angels. And David Mack who does Kabuki. And I can’t remember the rest. I love comics because it’s where art and words come together to form a whole different thing. They’re just cool.
So then… The big plan was to come home and rest. We dropped the youngest off at paintball. The older one had a date. Steve went to bed early because he’d been up for 24 hours straight. So I plopped down on the couch and watched MIssion Organization on HGTV, which totally inspired me to clean. I cleaned the kitchen, breakfast room, living room and yes, my office. That’s right, my office. AND I finished re-reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. (I’d forgotten so much of that story.) I finally went to bed at four a.m.
Then I woke up at noon on Sunday and made chicken and dumplings, cleaned off my desk and so many loads of laundry I lost count. I wrote some music reviews for popysyndicate.com and one my columns for work.
So that was my restful weekend.
What did you do?