You might think I'm the biggest slacker ever but truly, I have legitimate excuses for not posting a single book this week. And I do feel really horrible about it but there were many obstacles that got in the way. Finally, FINALLY I can laugh about them, but this past week was NOT a very good one!
First of all, I had to visit the rectal and colon doctor, and seriously, when I walked in there, OMG, what a bunch of assholes! (OK, I could NOT resist THAT JOKE!). And SERIOUSLY, I did go to the booty doctor, but ALL IS FINE down yonder and I didn't have to do anything, and that's all I need to say about this little problem, but if any of you have had babies, and have pushed THAT hard, and know what it feels like to have ... well, never mind. But that was the start of my week.
THEN, I simultaneously wished my son a happy 14th birthday and then got a migraine so severe I ended up in bed and vomiting for two full days, and part of the time when I was sleeping on the floor (because you know how the floor is cool and comforting and you need to be by the toilet, and you have the pillow and blanket next to you?), well, when I got up at one point, I threw my back out. So not only was I having a migraine and vomiting, I also couldn't stand fully erect.
Vicodin no longer alleviates pain for me, and there's no way I'm going to take two, and taking pills were not working because I would puke them up so I had to push through the pain of it all. Sleep was the only thing that would help, and every time I fell asleep I had these crazy hallucinogenic dreams where I swear I created all sorts of mutant animals and I told my children stuff that when I woke up I couldn't remember if I told them these things in real life or in my dreams. I also dreamed I was in a building and my brain was having these crazy freaky incidents that probably really do happen to people who have migraines in real life and the building was spinning like a carousel and I couldn't stop it and other people in the building were walking normally but I wasn't and I was trying to stop from weaving, like I was drunk but wasn't really.
It was so freaky.
When I could finally get out of bed, I couldn't look into bright light, go near a computer (words are still bothering me, and reading and watching TV pains me), loud noises make me want to cringe. I didn't eat for a day and a half (the one plus!).
So that was how I spent some of the most recent days.
THEN, my good neighbor was having surgery and I promised to help her with her twin babies who are just one year old. And she really needed my help, so although my brain was better and I could now eat, my back was still messed up. With the help of Diva (who I let stay home from school because she had a half-day anyway), we went and helped my neighbor with the babies.
And then here we are and it's Friday.
And I didn't have a chance at all to put up any of this week's books and I thought about them every single day and wondered if you guys thought, "Where the heck is today's book?" or "Did she bail on us and the contest?" I did not! I'm sorry about this!
We've got these books left and come hell or high water, I am going to do my best to get them to you next week!
Party by Tom Leveen
The Very Thought of You by Rosie Alison
The Mistress's Revenge by Tamar Cohen
Things We Didn't Say by Kristina Riggle
Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl & 300 Acres And No Place to Hide by Susan McCorkindale
I'm going to choose the winners for all the previous books RIGHT NOW so go back to see if you've won any of them, and then next week we'll finalize ALL these books, and before mid November, we'll have a grand prize winner for ALL of the books. Thanks for your patience you guys. You've been great! xoxo