Why I Write – Reason #1

fal bed.jpgWhy I Write – Reason #1: So I don’t fall out of bed at night.
At least, that’s my working theory. You see, this month I haven’t had time to write. My mom, who has lived with us for the past three years, has dementia that advanced to the point where we needed to find her a place to live where she could receive professional care. Getting this in place absorbed all my time and energy this month.

As a result, my story brain went into overload. The other night I struggled to free myself from gunmen (in a dream), but discovered my feet bound with a belt. I cut my bonds with a knife, but my legs still wouldn’t move. I had to will my body to roll over to avoid getting shot by my pursuers. The next thing I knew I was on the floor next to our bed with my husband looking down on me, asking if I was okay.

So if I don’t return your call or email right away in the next few weeks, it’s because I’m busy writing so that I won’t fall out of bed at night.

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Why I Write – Reason #1

  1. Ha! But seriously. When you can, get away for a few days, and get some rest. Glad you found a place for your mom.

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    • I slept a lot the first week Mom went in. I couldn’t believe how exhausted I was! It would be fun to get away somewhere too. I’ll think about that one!

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  2. What an adventure! Hope you didn’t get any injuries!
    Is your mom doing well in her new place?

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    • Actually, I’m going to call Kaiser tomorrow to see if I should come in – I’ve got several bruises and a little cut, especially where the side of my neck and ear banged on the nightstand when I rolled off, and I’ve had headaches since. Mom seems to slip more each day, but she knows this is a good place for her and she likes the staff. They are very warm and caring. Thanks for asking!

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