Monday, February 25, 2013

Lurgy, Builders, and Lobster Baby

Well! It's been an eventful week, what with Mr TR and I being struck down with the lurgy from hell, trips to the GP, more trips to the GP, and today's journey to the hospital to investigate my apparently high blood pressure (white coat syndrome! white coat syndrome!). There's nothing quite like being poked, prodded, and stuck with wires early on a Monday morning. I can say -- definitively  -- I am now very alert!

And lucky us, this week we have builders painting our back wall, complete with clanging scaffolding and blaring radios. As we live in a five-storey Victorian terrace, any maintenance job seems to take forever, requiring a United Nations team of workers! What I can't get my head around is how these very manly men can bear to listen to Taylor Swift-esque music all day long.

This week, I'll be working on writing a short story for an upcoming anthology. I'm looking forward to crafting a story again, even if it's not my usual full-length novel. And, of course, I'll be doing some Lobster-Baby-Wrangling with my now two-month-old!


What are you up to this week? Entertain me!

50 comments:

  1. Wow your life is certainly full. No wonder your blood pressure is up there *points to sky*

    And walking up and down all those stairs, while good for the exercise, certainly makes one want to lie down.

    Hope you and Mr. TR feel better soonish! Baby is gorgeous!!

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  2. Hope you both get better, asap! Horrid lurgy, my daughter is suffering. Little man is growing, so cute!

    Builders, try listening to them banging and crashing to Greek music! Not a joyous sound, I can assure you!

    This week I am editing through novel three, while avoiding life issues going on around me.

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  3. What I'm up to is nothing as dear as your little one. You are blessed.

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  4. Poor you- hope you have a more relaxing afternoon! and I want little-one's card, so cute!
    This week I'll be mostly obsessively checking my KDP numbers for my new flash-fiction collection, Yes No Maybe, which went live yesterday. Not good- it's very addictive! That and chasing down skydive sponsorship, speaking at the local chamber of commerce and hunting for raffle prizes for the charity...
    But then, I don't have to lobster-baby-wrangle... I have it lightly!!
    Love Laura xxx

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  5. I saw this picture on Facebook and showed my fourteen-year-old daughter. She fell in love. He's beautiful! I'm sure he'll have the ladies chasing him some day. :)

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  6. You poor thing, I do hope your week improves very soon.

    Your baby is so cute, although having those builders making all that noise must be keeping him awake more than you'd probably like. I hope they hurry up and finish their painting.

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  7. A week of gathering strength before heading back to the Isle of Man for a week's work decorating the house we are trying to sell there. It sounds very like yours, Talli - but only 3 floors. Not too easy given age and being deficient in the working leg department to the tune of one!

    Still, every hour I do saves an hours at tradesmen's rates!!!

    John (who will be doing some reading while gathering strength)

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  8. He is beyond gorgeous! I adore the hip cardigan, and how the effort of not being lobsteresque has wrinkled his forehead - or is that something else? :)

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  9. It sounds like you've had enough prodding for now.

    That is really odd music for manly men, too.

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  10. Awwwww Baby TR looks so worried now! Enjoy your story writing and hope you all get better!! You get your blood pressure down, Missy Talli!!! :-) Take care
    x

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  11. Dear me, do hope the trips to see the people in white coats won't have to continue.

    Lobster baby looks so doggone cute it just isn't fair to the little lades. He's already crafting the proper head tilt that says, "hey, I'm looking at you, doll" :-)

    Glad you're able to get in some writing. It can be tough when there's a little one to care for, yourself to care for, a spuse to care for, and an assembly of workers intermittently swaying a hip to Taylor Swift.

    I'm up to my eyeballs in writing that has to be done and prepping for the release of a novella, the first in my NEO Chronicles. Have to really buckle down as I have several project going on and really want to give them equal time. Working full time makes that a tad hard...but, I'm doing my best.

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  12. Oy, lay off Taylor Swift - nothing wrong with a good bop!

    Sorry you've been poorly, it always seems worse when you've got little ones to look after and can't just take to your bed and sleep it off - hope it's all clearing up nicely.

    I'm working at the day job, then working on the sequel to Vampire State of Mind, cooking, cleaning, doing laundry and walking the dogs. Argh!

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  13. No fun being sick and then not knowing why BP is so high. Hope you and Mr. T are in top form soon. Baby T is adorable - picture made my morning.

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  14. Hope you're feeling better soon. Lobster Baby, such a cuties! and Mr. TR need you, so take care of yourself. Here's a BIG HUG.

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  15. Oh Talli, Lobster Baby is so cute. Sorry about your blood pressure. My post today is all about my health issues. Oy!
    Karen

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  16. Hope all went well with the doc! Your little guy is just too cute : ).

    I'm in sunny Florida being lazy, which I highly recommend. My hubs is in a meeting here today and tomorrow so we came down on Friday and made a nice long weekend of it.

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  17. Hope you feel better soon. My week is full of appointments with the belles and of course, Radio Gaga is releasing :)

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  18. ugh, that baby is just so fricking cute! And handsome! He's going to be a looker when he gets older

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  19. Sorry you've not felt well! Hope the painters finish this year.

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  20. The blood pressure is scary! Hope you're okay. I remember renovations in our NYC apartment that took forever. Hopefully yours won't last that long!

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  21. Baby TR is adorable! It's amazing that you're able to write with all that going on. Hope the pesky builders finish soon! x

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  22. Such a cute picture. I hope your blood pressure is okay!

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  23. Two months old already! Wow how time flies. I hope everything is all right with your blood pressure.

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  24. Oh. My Isn't he just adorable!!!!! Is he in need of a surrogate Gran?? Coz I am so up for the job, while waiting for DD to produce. XX

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  25. He looks so serious!

    Construction, lovely. I live across the Canal from Lansdowne, which you'll remember from your time here. For the next two years, they're busy tearing the park apart after the city handed it over to a pack of private developers. Lots of heavy machinery at all hours, including those big jackhammers that just echo on and on....

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  26. That's a handsome devil right there! Maybe you have a contributing writer on your hands? Love the site, you're a great writer :)

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  27. What a little man he looks already, Talli! Glad you're managing to write a little - might keep you sane with all that work going on around you.

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  28. Lobster baby is a cutie. Hope you all feel better soon.

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  29. Feel better, Talli! And the baby is adorable. :)

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  30. Lobster Baby, indeed! That little fellow already knows how handsome he is and how to use his charm! Fathers, lock up your daughters! He'll be of dating age before you know it!


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  31. Oh man. That is NOT a good way to start out a Monday. Poor thing. I hope you'll all be feeling better soon. :) My life is pretty uneventful at the moment. Just the same ol' thing a different day, but I'm crossing my fingers we all stay healthy. We've had way too much of cold and flu season. It's horrible.

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  32. Jeez; you're definitely busy, Talli :) Just remember that all builders require their own weight in tea to survive and you'll be fine :) Hope you feel better!

    Jamie @ Mithril Wisdom

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  33. Oh cuteness! He looks like such a lovely little man in that pic. :)

    You and Mr TR seem to be plagued by builders! The only explanation (if they are not your builders) is that your neighbours are building some sort of bat cave, and bat cave building takes a few years. (Understandable.)

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  34. indeed your son is sooo cute!

    your post helps me to feel better. there's renovations going on in the apartment above me, and the loud music and hard boots walking above makes me a bit on edge:).

    hope you are feeling better. and enjoy writing! so nice to have a a sweet writing assignment to get lost in. enjoy!

    i pop in from time to time as i like your blog so much. i thought i'd leave a message today:).

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  35. What a cute photo! Hope you're feeling better now :o)

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  36. Hi Talli .. he looks like he has a curious mind ... so lobster -baby will work out just fine!!

    How ghastly sickness, trips to hospital, and a grey week with naff music accompanied by scaffolded clangs ...

    Hope you're both feeling better and that handsome two month (I put year!!) old is the picture of health ... look after yourselves ...

    Oh yes I did come to London to the RA to see the "Making of a Landscape" exhibition ... and then on to the Wellcome Institute to see an exhibition on Death brought over by an antiques collector from Chicago ... that was very interesting ...

    There's a few other exhibitions I'd like to get up to see .. matter of planning them in ... cheers for now and happy pram pushing .. Hilary

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  37. There's nothing worse than being unwell when you have a young baby it drains you so much. What is it with all those people who want to make noise and wake baby up just when you've got him down to sleep? At least you are lucky to have lovely parks to go for a walk in and give him lots of fresh air. This week I'm still recovering from flu, I now have a post viral fatique thing going on as well as no voice but at least I can drag myself to the computer to write the days away. He looks so wise in that photo,gorgeous boy.

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  39. Hi, Talli! Feel better soon. Your little guy is soooo handsome! : )

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  40. Baby TR! he looks so adorable (and huggable). I hope you're feeling better soon.

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  42. So sorry about the lurgies - hope you recover very soon. I'm writing walks for magazine and book, sorting out insurance for the van, birthday tomorrow and getting ready to go o n holiday!

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  43. Doesn't sound like you've been having a very good time. Hopefully you're feeling better now and the builders have gone (or at least almost finished).

    Baby TR is a very handsome little boy.

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  44. We'll be celebrating wifey's birthday this weekend. And I have lots of work to do on my MS. Almost up to 300 words! Enjoy the weekend and have fun with the Lobster-Baby-Wrangling .

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  45. Little LB keeps getting cuter and cuter! He also has a very bright look to him. Hope you and hubby feel better soon!

    Julie

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  46. Your little one is adorable but I hope you feel better soon. Take it easy :)

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  48. Not surprised you have blood pressure probs with a 2 month old and builders! hope you're better soon.

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  49. Hey there! He is such a little cutie! You don't ever get a chance to slow down. Feel better soon. I wish I had your energy.

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  50. Adorable photo! Hope everything's ok with the doctor's visit.

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