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Had a lot of pain issues yesterday. Wingstubs flaring up and a sinus headache that all but reduced me to tears. Did some yoga, which helped but only briefly, and sat down to write with limited success. In the end, I curled up with Hobkin and tried to sleep, but couldn't relax. So Matthew read to me--one of the stories out of the Polyphony 4 anthology, actually a part of one of the stories--and I managed to relax enough to fall asleep. I love my hubby.

Still hurting this morning, which does not bode well for the day.

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Writing Stuff

Did 200 words on the fantasy short, but couldn't push on. Stupid traitorous human suit. Did some research on Han warfare tactics, armor, and weaponry. The Chinese had handheld crossbows in 200 BC. They also had steel. Wow. Also did some research into the clothing styles, Hanfu, which were very different from the mandarin styles that gained prominence in subsequent dynasties.

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I'm feeling:
crappy crappy
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On May 2nd, 2005 02:18 pm (UTC), cricketshay commented:
*gentle hugs* I hope you feel better soon. I'm glad you have such a nice hubby to read to you.
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On May 2nd, 2005 02:25 pm (UTC), shawn_scarber commented:
Hope you feel better soon. Sounds like an icky sickness.
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On May 2nd, 2005 02:36 pm (UTC), terracinque commented:
The Chinese had such a headstart on the rest of us, technology-wise. I wonder how they went so terribly wrong.
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On May 3rd, 2005 02:46 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
As soon as they began to revere the status quo, it became the foundation of their decline. Any society that doesn't value progress and innovation is doomed to fall behind. They were standing still while other civilizations caught up with them, and then passed them by. Can't rest on one's laurels.
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On May 3rd, 2005 02:51 pm (UTC), terracinque replied:
Plus, the xenophobia of the Ming dynasty. Don't forget that.

You might enjoy the book I'm reading right now: Kim Stanley Robinson's Years of Rice and Salt. Alternate history.
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On May 3rd, 2005 03:06 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Oh yeah, xenophobia, a cultural mainstay in Chinese history. All bad.
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On May 2nd, 2005 02:46 pm (UTC), lousy_timing commented:
I hope today finds the pain lessening for you as time passes. I'm sorry to hear that yesterday was the creature it was.
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On May 2nd, 2005 02:51 pm (UTC), puskunk commented:
If you capitalize Han, don't you have to capitalize Mandarin too?
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On May 3rd, 2005 02:46 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Um, yes? Oops.
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On May 2nd, 2005 03:08 pm (UTC), dragonmyst commented:
{{{huggles}}}

hope you feel better.
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On May 2nd, 2005 05:29 pm (UTC), sonnydenbow commented:
Sorry you're feeling bad, Eugie. Hope today is better.
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On May 2nd, 2005 05:36 pm (UTC), faerie_writer commented:
That Matthew *does* sound like a good husband. Hope you feel better soon.

~Maggie
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On May 2nd, 2005 06:31 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
Get better soon, Eugie. I like reading your writing updates. It keeps me motivated! Anne Fitten
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On May 2nd, 2005 08:52 pm (UTC), keesa_renee commented:
Aww, I'm sorry to hear that! Hope you feel better and the words start flowing soon!
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On May 3rd, 2005 05:01 am (UTC), dean13 commented:
When ill or in low spirits it is most wonderful to be comforted by the ones we love. A local expert in comforting, Pippin the cat, says "Meow!" I think that translates to "Give Hobkin a snuggle". Suzy and I agree. We also suggest giving Matt a big hug. But don't squeeze either so hard their eyes bug out!

Sinus headache are not fun! I hate them. Hoping your sinuses drain and the pain passes, soon. And that the word flow easily, once again.
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On May 3rd, 2005 11:54 am (UTC), tstauffer commented:
I've had a sinus headache for the past two days. Must be something in the air. My shoulders are also really knotted up. My hubby gave me a shoulder massage this morning which really helped. Sounds like Matt is a great hubby too! Isn't love grand? I just need a skunk to snuggle with. My cat is too cantankerous and my dog is too needy. She doesn't just want to snuggle, she demands to be constantly petted and if I stop she nudges me. Silly dog.

I really need to get back to writing. I'm dealing with Effexor withdrawal and my brain has felt like goat cheese. Heh, talk about a random image...

I really hope you feel better. You inspire me. Hugs.
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