Bio Moment – What I’ve been reading while recovering

This will just be a short check-in, no links to books or anything… at least for a little while longer.

I’m typing this but… yeah, it’s uncomfortable for my hand, which is hovering over keys and mouse. I can’t grab anything just yet or lay my hand flat. You may recall I’m one of those ol’ fashioned asdf jkl; typist kind of gals. So, please excuse any typos… I’m doing my best!

I saw my surgeon a week and a half ago and he said things were going fine but the stitches were still there and it was obvious it would be taking a while longer for full healing.

These days, it’s looking weird – to me – and so I plan to do a double-check with my GP on Friday when I go in for my flu shot and second shingles vaccine. It doesn’t look or feel infected but it’s lifting and tender and crunchy. I *think* that’s normal but what do I know? I’ve never had stitches – aside from that pesky episiotomy I mentioned (too many times now! LOL).

So, I’ve been reading two books. One, I mentioned briefly the last time I posted. I was super-duper looking forward to it because it’s the sequel to my favorite Stephen King book of all time The Shining. I went at it like gangbusters! Oooh boy… there’s Danny and Mr. Halloren! Yay!

But.

Let’s just say it devolved quickly, once the gratuitous sex that I wasn’t expecting kicked in.

Look, I’m no prude. I’m a grown woman who became an adult in the drunken, disco 70s, for crying out loud. If I want to read about or watch sex stuff, I will. I generally do NOT appreciate it because… ick. That’s not an acronym… it’s a word… short for icky.

(It might amuse you to know that one of my favorite cult movies with tons of gratuitous sex and murder is DePalma’s Body Double. It’s a rollicking POS that I enjoy from time to time. But I digress.)

Okay, so… I’ve gotten about halfway through King’s Dr. Sleep and I will say that I agree with the title. *Yawn*

The second book – the one on the featured photo – is AMAZING. It’s a workbook and since I can write much easier than type (that’s odd, isn’t it?) I have been going against my cardinal rule of “Don’t write in da books” and have been writing, highlighting and dog-earing pages. I’ve made it nearly 3/4 of the way through. It’s by Alexandra Collins Dickerman and I’m not linking this time but will when I do a thorough write-up, which will be soon.

The subtitle will tell you all you need to know about it right now: Using myths, symbols, and images to explore your inner life.

Wowsers, right? Perfect book for me right now!

So, that’s what I’ve been up to. How about you?

I will end with a fabulous quote that mirrors another quote I love but can’t find to share right now…

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. – TS Eliot

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