Updates, in order of importance and reverse alphabetical order. Oooh, fancy.
Mom: When I talked to her yesterday, she said, "I would say that I feel 25% better than I did last week. I am tempted to say that I feel 50% better, but it might not be that much." I was so happy that I dared not offer 40% as an option. It's encouraging to hear that something, anything, is changing for the better. She attributes the change to her chiropractor and a nice epidural. My sister brought her a copy of The Pursuit of Happyness and she was even able to watch it last week. Actually, she said she watched it five times. I will get her a Netflix queue and sign her up for some things she will like. Yes, that's it. Any suggestions? (P.S. She is quite wholesome.)
Book: I've been working almost every day during this break from touring. Writing is fun and wonderful and I love it. Tonight I counted up the words from all the chapters that I've written so far (which is 14, by the way), and I have just over 25,000. My last book was approximately 50,000 words, so I'm roughly halfway done with writing the first draft. I haven't submitted anything to my editors yet, but I'm hoping that not too much of my word count will fall by the wayside. Usually they ask for more.
Birthday: I'm older today. But then again, isn't that always true?