Reading, writing and remembering…

First time in a long time I have more than one book going at a time.  Reading one suggested (insisted, truth be told) by two of my daughters: The Duke and I by Julia Quinn.  I am not much for romance novels but have to say this one is pretty dang great.  It has a Jane Austen kinda vibe. It is first in  the Bridgertons Series.

And I just started Conversion by Katherine Howe. I have loved her first book since the moment I opened it. Titled The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane –it was right up my alley. I have no reason to believe Conversion will not leave me wanting to close it after the last word, flip it over and start again.

This may not sound like much “news” but I have so fewer faculties than even 5 years ago, that it is noteworthy to me.  I am also keeping a word journal and when I run across a word that stumps me, I jot it down and then later look it up – origin and all.  I feel like a first grader some days – just learning words and how to use them.  No I have not had a stroke.  But for those of you that might consider rolling your eyes at Fibromyalgia next time it’s mentioned, I advise you to refrain.  It’s real.  It can cause huge blanks in memory and word recollection not to mention ridiculous brain fog and extraordinary pain in places you forget you have.  Lesson learned. The treatment? More mind blowing meds.  And I don’t mean “DAMN! That blows my mind!”.  I mean “Damn…my mind is blown :/ ” So hopefully, old schooling this will help.  Physically writing things down has been the only way I have coped so far.  It’s actually interesting to go back and look at my notebooks since my diagnosis and realize I DO get things done and have the notes to prove it 🙂

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Have a great day everyone! And check out the 4th’s post and enter to win a Gooseberry Patch cookbook (and a little gift  from me as well)!

Peace out peeps!

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The older I get the more I realize that I am losing my mind bit by bit. I dont’ know what is happening to my memory, but it seems to be getting worse and worse as time goes on. I need to do what you are doing and start a notebook. That’s a great idea! Except then I will probably forget where I put it. Sigh . . .