September 18, 2007
A Good Kind of Sore
Jeff is trying to get me put on his membership at the ProClub. While they (the club) figure out where I stand because I was once a member due to working to MS but no longer because I'm not working for MS anymore I have a week's guest pass. In the meantime, they are researching how much more a month it would be for Jeff and whether or not I need to pay the initiation cost since I (as in MS) have already paid the initiation fee for me once before.
Even if it becomes just a monthly payment, I still think it is highway robbery the amount of money one pays per month to go to the ProClub. My inner miser is screaming that I need to find another place to go. Even Jeff's inner miser is wincing a little.
However, that all said, I really like the ProClub and have missed going to it. Jeff is willing to pay for me to go because if I go with him, he is more likely to go. Especially in the next three months when I'm picking him up from work during the middle of the day to go. Thus, I don't feel quite so guilty about the price. I enjoy having someone to go to the gym with and I enjoy helping Jeff do good things for his health.
We are supposed to hear what the ProClub decides this week. I'm hoping for something good. We'll see. In the meantime, I am working my ass off. 30 minutes on the elliptical, 30 minutes walking, many crunches, leg lifts, arm lifts, etc. The only thing I'm not doing is getting into some serious weight lifting until I know whether or not I'm a member again. I don't want to start full body lifting, only to stop again.
So, yes, I am way sore all over my body from my neck and shoulders all the way down to my toes. It's a good kind of sore. One that I really want to work my way out of due to good health and not become not-sore because I'm not working out like that anymore. In any case, we will know either way by the end of the week. We hope.
Otherwise, I'm still all about the writing and the working on the house. By working, I mean being support buddy, reminding Jeff what needs to be done and generally being his Girl Friday while he does all the hard work and heavy lifting. Plus I give him kisses. So, it works out.
Writing is interesting because I'm in the last half of novel #2 and have figured out what to write for novel #3 for NaNoWriMo in and around vacations, RPG contracts, Amazon gigs and family visits. I've closed off the TEoP 2007 slushpile and opened up the 2008 slushpile with the new theme. I'm very excited about it. I'm in the tail end of my Kendrick arc for 2007 and in the last half of the novel for novel #2. It feels good to be wrapping things up.
Plus, I'm ramping up on other RPG projects. Exciting times. I'm almost going to be sad to go back to QA work but I think it will be a nice break from all the writing. I will need the break. I think, at the end of the year, I'm going to have to figure out how much fiction I have written this year in word count. It should be a pretty impressive number.
In the meantime, I am specifically not worrying about how much time and effort moving will take. I am not panicking. Panicking has been scheduled for the week after Hawaii. Therefore, I will not panic. Just plan and think.
Tarot Card for the Day: Three of Wands, Inverted