It's been Two GI prep bottles, 4 glasses of water, a lot of discomfort, a day of strictly liquid diet, one upper, one lower GI scope, one government shut-down, the last episode of 24 and no acceptances and no rejections since my last confession.
Yesterday was a day if prep for a double GI scope which occurred this morning. It's probably been 10 years since I've done one of these before and I forgot how much I hate the prep for them. First there was the liquid diet. It went exceedingly well till oh about 3:30 yesterday and at that point I was craving something to eat. I didn't know what I wanted (specifically) but I wanted something besides bullion, Gatorade, or White Grape Juice. I might add it's a real juggle to keep your blood sugar numbers steady on a liquid diet if you're diabetic.
On the way home I stopped to pick up a prescription for my wife and was introduced to rows of Halloween candy on displays. I confess I could inhale the sweet smell of Candy Corn. I was week at my knees with want for it, but of course I was a good boy. Throughout the evening there would be other foods to crave but today I still crave Candy Corn.
So I've moved past the prep and procedure and am getting back into the swing of things and will return to office tomorrow. I confess I've looked at my office email and can already tell I have a challenging day ahead.
This week our family lost another dog. My son's Mastiff named Church died without any kind of warning. My son found him dead and his body was still warm. Church was one of Mike's dogs that I would dog sit from time to time when he was away. Church and Hoss were my writing buddies when I would stay over to sit. Both have passed.
I confess that I'm still emotionally a bit tinder as a result of the passing of our own dog Mo recently and the news of Church added to my broken heart. We are dealing with some health issues for my Dachshund Barry who has been diagnosed with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency and requires special enzymes added to his food in order to derive nourishment from it. He had lost lots of weight but is coming back slowly. It's tough when your pets are getting along in age.
The arrival of October has been hard to believe. I confess that it sort of sneaked in under my radar. So three fourths of the year is gone. I can honestly say that I already consider this year one of my best for writing and publishing. I believe much of the success is due to my strict adherence to Submission Saturday.
I've sent out more material this year them any since I've been doing this and the results clearly tell me that if I get my work out there, it will find a home.
I confess that I am not ready to put a nail in 2013 yet. I've still got nearly three months for icing on the cake.
Two poems that were recently accepted will appear in print in January so I feel like am already loading the bases for next year. Anyway, I confess that it's nice to feel like something is going right and I am ready to raise the bar for the future.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.