It’s been a HORRIBLY long time since I’ve blogged! Apologies, for more than one reason, are in order.
First, I missed the posts for the last week of my Tight Spaces Kick Off Blog Tour, including the finale to announce the winners of the giveaway! I have good reasons, I promise. (FYI, the finale post will go up in a few days, within a week.)
Second, I owe the members of my blogging network extreme apologies, since I haven’t been active there either. As a consequence, I haven’t Tweeted the announcements for their blog posts. Sorry, guys! I PROMISE, I’m getting back to it!
Third, I’m sorry, Azure! As you know, Azure Boone, BFF and Crit Partner, and I are working on a joint project that will seriously rock your world. The first book of our Paranormal Romance series, “Archangel’s Creed, The Summoning I, Kassern” is moving fast and we expect to announce the release date fairly soon. But, for the last couple of weeks, Azure has had to cover more than her fair share of the work, because I’ve been offline. Like the amazing friend and fantastic lady she is, she’s never complained, but I’m sure she’s noticed.
Good news, for the moment, at least. My life seems to finally be settling back into my “old normal”, as opposed to the insanity of my more recent normal! My 3 and 4 year old grandsons are both in preschool now, so I have four days a week of only one child at home.
Now, for the even more recent insanity. My mother had a planned surgery scheduled for late October. At a checkup, her doctor decided it should be done immediately. So, last Monday, my 70 yr old mother, who, until the past year, has never seen a doctor regularly, never had an illness worse than the flu, and whose most severe injury has been a sprained ankle, went under the knife.
You have to realize, this woman is incredibly independent. It has to get pretty damn cold in Hell for her to ask for help. She still mows her one acre lawn, runs the string trimmer along the creek banks, walks a mile a day, and climbs ladders to wash the outside of her house down twice a year. Yup, she’s a neat freak, too. So for her to allow herself to be completely incapacitated, to depend on others for everything, is an extreme departure from her normal. The surgery went exceptionally well, and she’s recovering better than expected.
As one example of her strength: the surgery involved a 7 inch incision in her abdomen, and two 1 inch incisions beside it. Once the pain meds in the IV were discontinued, she took ONE pain pill. ONE. Major surgery. After that, she refused them. Didn’t even fill the take-home script. She’s taken a couple of Tylenol following long car trips for check ups. Her surgeon said he’s NEVER seen anyone like her, in 20 years of practice.
Her husband passed away earlier this year, so following the major surgery, she had to have someone with her for several days, and rides to appointments. Her brother and sister have helped her immensely, as has my step-brother, but she’s my mom, and as an only child, the bulk of it falls to my daughter and me.
As a result, I’ve put in quite a bit of time at her house in the past two weeks. Along with that, Hubby and daughter have had specialist doctor appointments, and we had Fall Break from school.
Other than a school field trip to a petting zoo/pumpkin farm tomorrow, the next few weeks, so far, look pretty clear. Let’s hope so, ’cause I’m taking time from writing the first sex scene for “Kassern”to do this post! I’ll have find a way to redeem myself to Azure. Guess that scene is just going to have to sizzle her panties, LOL!