It's been a while since my wingstubs and/or shoulder have troubled me, but this weekend, my painfree stretch ended in a triple encore presentation of wingstub aches, shoulder spasms, and a headache. Ugh. Not sure if my wingstubs freaked out my shoulder which caused my headache or my headache made my shoulder tense up which aggravated my wingstubs, or any of the myriad possible cause-and-effect scenarios, but the outcome was me whimpering on the couch for two days straight. I even took two Tramadols last night. One usually zonks me out and leaves me woozy (but painfree and happy) the next morning, but two didn't even make me yawn. And my shoulder still feels like a twisted knot of unhappiness today. Wah!
I wonder if it's a delayed tension/stress reaction from last month. If so, I'm grateful for the delay, as I couldn't have afforded to lose a weekend in October, but I'm even more perplexed by the mystery which is my physiology.
fosteronfilm made sympathetic noises, plied me with snackie tidbits, and let me use him as a shoulder support, and we had a Kevin Kline romantic comedy marathon, starting with Dave, then progressing to In & Out, Fierce Creatures, French Kiss, A Fish Called Wanda, and wrapping up with Soapdish. So yeah, not great on the productivity front, but it did force me to have a leisurely weekend.
The senior editor of Mirrorstone Books sent out a little promo meme to the authors of Magic in the Mirrorstone for their website, and a meme is meant to be posted. Ergo, my answers:
You have my sympathy. Maybe your wings are having trouble growing in. :)
I have a mysterious rash on one thigh, and a mysteriously persistent pain in the side of the opposite foot which makes me limp. Go figure. I've been stoic about the gimpy foot for 3 weeks while treating the rash with antibacterials, antivirals and antifungals, all to no avail, so tomorrow I am going to a medical clinic to see a nurse-practitioner while my doctor is away.
Your "So Fey" story, "The Year of the Fox," is adorable! Somehow Mei is convincing as a fox as well as a seductive woman, and the style is just right.