Krissie: Basket case

4 Dec

The book is out as of half an hour ago (3:15 am eastern time) and I’m a basket case. See you tomorrow.

22 Responses to “Krissie: Basket case”

  1. Tricia Halliday December 4, 2012 at 10:27 am #

    Well done for getting it done. Relax if you can.

  2. Robena Grant December 4, 2012 at 11:32 am #

    Yay, you!

    Enjoy your day off.

    Meanwhile I’m reading your book, Escape out of Darkness. I don’t have much time for reading at the moment, but I snuggle up in bed for a couple of chapters each night. I so look forward to going to bed with Mack. : )

  3. inkgrrl December 4, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

    For the YAY!!!!

  4. Sure Thing December 4, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

    Since you have free time, be a doll and look up the etymology of the term “basket case” for me. Ok, thanks, bye.

    :-D

  5. Sure Thing December 4, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

    I’m asking for a friend.

    :-D

    • Micki December 4, 2012 at 7:07 pm #

      It started me wondering . . . not a happy beginning, I’m afraid. http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/basket_case Armless and legless soldiers in WWI Britain needed to be carried around in baskets. It kind of resonates with “I feel like I’ve had my legs run off,” though. At least we can manage to put ourselves back together.

      • oneoftheotherjennifers December 5, 2012 at 11:45 am #

        I will never use that phrase again.

      • Sure Thing December 6, 2012 at 1:09 pm #

        In an odd way, this is inspiring. They had things that needed doing, so they got carried to where they needed going.

        There’s an extract in Christopher Reeves’ book “Still Me” where he talks about what a college professor said about showing up for something – even if you were in an accident and lost limbs, someone could carry you in. So Christopher Reeves attended an event that he’d booked before his accident, even though he had been dealing with significant breathing inhibition as a result of being paralysed.

        And then there’s the (Christian) motivator and writer Nick Vujicic – Life without Limbs. Christian descriptor used without prejudice, simply to inform those who may find the evangelical aspects difficult to reconcile.

        And finally, the Daruma doll – 7 times down, 8 times up. I still want to buy a small one (or five to give as gifts)- but haven’t found one yet in my neck of the woods. It is a specialist item from Japanese philosophy so I’ll keep looking.

  6. Robin S. December 4, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

    Woot! Congrats! Now go treat yourself to something totally bad for you but tastes super yummy! Celebrate! (Okay, maybe you don’t want a food reward. So go sew!)

  7. Barbara Cameron December 4, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    So proud of you for getting it done.

    After I get through the last week of a deadline I am useless — just a big couch potato. I hope you get some rest and now get to enjoy getting ready for the holidays!

  8. Lynda December 4, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    Congratulations on finishing! Now give yourself permission to collapse. You’re exhausted and drained, and now that the book is out, your adrenaline level is dropping. So please just be very, very kind to yourself for a while. The world will muddle through without you having to fix everything right now. Love and hugs!

  9. AuntieJB December 4, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

    I agree with the comments above. Take time to allow yourself to come down from the adrenaline that got you through the final push. Sometimes it takes me a couple days just to relax on a vacation. Which means I need to take at least a week of vacation if I want a couple days of relaxing.

    I’m also guessing that your body will do all sorts of wicked things to you over the next week. Negative talk from Depression, worrying from Anxiety, stomach issues, weeping, all sorts of things. Just take them as they come. It’s not necessarily reality. It’s just your body readjusting. If you can, try to be an observer of what’s going on instead of a participant. You’ll get through it. The ride might really suck but you WILL come out the other end.

    We’ll be with you for the entire journey.

  10. Terrie December 4, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

    Yay, Krissie!!! Given what you’ve been dealing with, that is a simply incredible achievement.

  11. KateGeorge December 4, 2012 at 6:48 pm #

    Yay!

  12. Micki December 4, 2012 at 7:08 pm #

    Hooray!

  13. Terri Osburn December 4, 2012 at 7:20 pm #

    I thought you meant for sale and I missed something major. LOL! Congrats on getting it done! I’m sure they’ll love it.

  14. Jill December 4, 2012 at 7:27 pm #

    Book is out the door ! Yay ! Congratulations, Krissie !

  15. Rozasharn December 4, 2012 at 7:37 pm #

    Congratulations!

  16. Chris S. December 4, 2012 at 9:04 pm #

    Well done, you!

  17. Reb December 4, 2012 at 10:11 pm #

    Extremely well done!

  18. Cindy December 5, 2012 at 1:52 am #

    Woot!! Excellent!

  19. Louise December 5, 2012 at 5:07 pm #

    Fantastic, the book is out … done and dusted.
    Congratulations on getting it done!!!