Stepping Through the Looking Glass

I am having trouble writing today. I keep passing out for no particular reason. I know for a fact, if I go to the ER they will put me in the hospital and my tenuous hold on financial stability will go down that money drain. And my heart is not really the problem. My last hospital stay only yielded the theory that arthritis in my neck, in proximity to my spinal cord, is causing EKG machines to get false readings that suggest I am having a heart attack when I am not. It also complicated my bankruptcy situation. I cannot afford the health care I need. And I am not the only one in Trump’s America that has that problem. I don’t think I am going to die today. But there are no guarantees in life. Especially not in this hazy, cold morning in America.

Not everything is bad on this side of the mirror, though.

My family returns from Florida today. I have earned money from book sales on Amazon for the fifth month in a row, even though I am averaging less than two dollars a month. The sun is shining again in Texas after a stretch of arthritis-wringing pain from bad weather. I bought a gingerbread house kit at Walmart. I have at least one substitute teaching job this coming week.

I have passed the 35,000 word bar for my work in progress, long enough to qualify as a complete YA novel. But it isn’t finished yet, and probably going to be nearer to 50,000 words.

So, going forward, the world now looks very different. Thanos has been defeated. Trump is being impeached, though probably not removed. And though I am a pessimist, and am preparing for the worst, I am not unhappy about what the future may hold.

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Filed under commentary, health, illness, irony, Paffooney

4 responses to “Stepping Through the Looking Glass

  1. Sincerely hoping your situation improves. Would you consider setting up a GoFundMe or Ko-fi, or some venue where we can support you?

    • I complain more than is really necessary. I am still doing okay. In fact, I am doing great compared to some people I know. The best way to get encouragement and support is through selling a book. I have a dozen of them on Amazon.

      • I did get one of your books! I got the gingerbread one because you mentioned it in one of our comment conversations. Would have gotten a physical copy, but I live in Canada, and would hate to pay more towards shipping than the actual book. So yay, I get to set up Kindle for the first time! 😂

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