Wednesday Musings

Apparently getting put to sleep so my wisdom teeth could be cut out is more traumatic to my body than I had realized. My wisdom teeth were removed on Friday, and after doing too much on Saturday, Sunday, and part of Monday, the pain and tiredness caught up with me. I spent the entire day yesterday resting. And possibly not even finding interest in reading. And maybe counting down the hours until I could take more pain medicine. (Because, as it turns out, the more tired I am, the lower my pain tolerance….) And maybe not talking any more than necessary. It’s interesting to me how many things I want to say, but don’t really need to say.

If you know me in real life, then you’ve probably heard me talk about Alaska. I don’t know why I find it so intriguing, but the mere word makes my ears perk up. If I read in an author bio that the author’s from Alaska, chances are about 94% better that I’ll read their book than if they’re from anywhere else. I’m rather in the habit of asking friends to move there with me. I daydream about road-trips to that beautiful land. One of my biggest dreams it to live in Alaska for an entire year, so I can go through the whole crazy sunlight and darkness cycle.

All that introduction because yesterday I stumbled upon an old writing friend’s new blog. I haven’t seen Tabitha for nearly four years, but I see her sister’s from time to time. Last time I saw one of her sisters she mentioned that Tabitha was moving to Alaska with her husband and two small children. So, when I came upon her blog, of course I dug right in, and between last night and this morning, read the entire thing (which in reality didn’t take long). The Misadventures of an Alaskan Housewife was incredibly interesting, real-to-life, and sounded amazing without glamorizing anything.

I would say that I can’t imagine doing what Tabitha’s doing, but in reality I can imagine it. I just can’t imagine surviving it. Really though, it sounds quite amazingly fantastic and very much made me think of how small of an inconvenience having my head in a perpetual state of pain from wisdom teeth removal is.


On a completely different note, I don’t know if any of y’all noticed my lack of posts several weeks ago, followed by a bunch of oddly-formatted posts. That was due to the fact that my computer was stolen and so therefore I’ve had to blog on my phone. Thankfully for the last week or so I’ve had a computer to borrow on and off, and currently get to keep borrowing it until I can get a replacement (used) computer. So, that means hopefully my posts will be back to being formatted correctly. (Thank you, everyone, for your patience!)

Along with the lack of a computer, has also meant a lack of writing and editing work. Although I’m extremely and utterly thankful to have had most of my writing projects backed up, I did lose about a month of editing on Echoes, which is a bit disheartening. I’ve yet to dive back into the editing fray, but that should take place any day now. (Possibly even today while sucking on white chocolate M&Ms….)

My kinda-goal for the last while has been to post a vlog every Thursday. Unfortunately I didn’t get an extra one filmed before my wisdom teeth were removed, so I’m not exactly sure if I’ll be able to make one for this week or not, but I’m still going to attempt it.

In the meantime, I’ve been basking in the joy of listening to audio books, going to the library, cutting grass, cleaning our own kitchen, listening to the cantata of nighttime summer sounds, smelling the fresh scent of tall and ripe hayfields, and remembering all over again how absolutely amazing June is.

What about y’all? Have you ever wanted to go to Alaska? How is your June going?

8 thoughts on “Wednesday Musings

  1. Claire says:

    I’m sorry you’re in so much pain from your wisdom teeth, I’ll pray for a speedy recovery for you. ❤ And how frustrating about your computer being stolen – especially with the month of editing! I’m sure it will all be worth it when you have Echoes finished and readers are happily devouring it, but it’s quite the adventure along the way, it seems. 🙂 I’ll check out Misadventures of an Alaskan Housewife, it sounds absolutely fascinating! And I hope you feel better soon!

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      Aww, thank you so much! I appreciate it. 🙂 Thankfully I’m getting some cool ideas for maybe adding into this next draft of Echoes, so that’s a nice thing about having a forced break from it. =)

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      Ah yes! Growing up in a cold country would probably help with that a lot. 🙂 My best friend grew up in a very warm country, and it’s taken her a while to get used to where she lives now.


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