Shannon Stacey

There's a cave with my name on it

So yesterday sucked. No snazzing that up—it just sucked. And I didn’t sleep worth a damn last night. I felt like crap, my back—which carries my stress—hurt like hell, I was given devastating news about the health of two family members yesterday, and I was constantly fighting the urge to go stick the thermometer in Short Kid’s ear while he was peacefully sleeping.

Finally, at 5:30, I gave up the pretense and came downstairs to curl up on the couch with my coffee, my dog and my iTouch, on which I read my blog feeds. The first thing I read was that Jill Shalvis’s Mountain Barbie has passed away. I loved that dog. I always thought she would have been a great dog for my Short Kid, and I started off the day with a good cry.

So now, as I remarked on Twitter, I’m done for the weekend. My funny’s broken and I’m going into hibernation. Later we’ll drag our ragamuffin selves up to camp.

BUT…to leave on a high note, Monday I’ll be giving away two copies of a novella I recently loved, so come back then!

7 comments to “There's a cave with my name on it”

  1. Heather Rae Scott
      · June 12th, 2009 at 9:29 am · Link

    :hug: :hug: :hug:

    Hang in there.

  2. Charlene
      · June 12th, 2009 at 3:04 pm · Link

    Hope you and Short Kid recover and have a nice relaxing weekend.

  3. Rhonda
      · June 12th, 2009 at 3:24 pm · Link


  4. Emma Wayne Porter
      · June 13th, 2009 at 1:41 pm · Link


    (Resists the very strong urge to say, “You’re so soft”)

    Take care.

  5. Natalie J. Damschroder
      · June 14th, 2009 at 8:31 pm · Link

    I’m so sorry, Shannon, about the bad news and the stress and the illnesses and everything. I hope the cave helped and you had a good weekend.

  6. Shannon
      · June 14th, 2009 at 9:15 pm · Link

    “You’re so soft.” :lol:

    Thanks for the good wishes. We have returned muddy and much stronger, both physically and emotionally. Mentally? Always a crap shoot.


  7. Annmarie
      · June 15th, 2009 at 3:47 pm · Link

    I’ve been in a cave too. Not coming out anytime soon. Hope all is well with your ill family members.

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