Not much has changed this week in the grandma department. The basic consensus is that she’s not going to recover—something we weren’t exactly surprised to learn after hearing that the entire right side of her brain is non-functioning. But Gram is 93 years old, has already survived a major heart attack, & is ready to go. (Really, she is; she used to tell us that all the time.) So it’s pretty much a waiting game, whether they keep her in the hospital or move her to a rest home for whatever time she has left.
But even though it’s been a rough, tiring couple of weeks, there are still things to be happy & grateful for!
I AM HAPPY that I’m starting to get the hang of my new iPad. Kinda. :bubble I got set up with the Kindle, Nook, & iBook apps, & have downloaded a few freebies for each. I have no problem paying for books, believe me :patrick but I’m starting slow…figuring out how the Apps work, how to “buy” & download stuff, & also to see if I even enjoy reading on the darn thing. If I don’t & won’t end up using it that way, there’s no point in going overboard & buying every book I see just to have it. I also tried to download short prequels to series I haven’t started yet, or novellas by authors I’ve never read before. I thought they’d be good “testers” to help me decide if I enjoy reading on the iPad & also possibly introduce me to some new books & authors I might not have tried otherwise.
I AM HAPPY that, even though Gram’s stroke really has put me behind, I’m still making progress with the writing. Maybe nothing to break into song about, but a little bit here, a little bit there, I’m keeping up with the characters of my brand new “Project: Passion” project—Book 1, tentatively titled PROJECT: RUNAWAY HEIRESS.
So how about you? What are you happy about or thankful for this week that you’d like to share? We want to hear about it. :eeee
Now to announce the winner of Friday’s Free Book Friday giveaway—the action-adventure romance anthology Rescue Me by Cherry Adair, Lora Leigh, & Cindy Gerard…
:chickendance Beth Mast!!! :chickendance
Congratulations, Beth! :patrick3 Please contact me with your mailing information & I’ll get your book out to you as soon as I can!
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Mary Kirkland says:
I’m so sorry about your grandma. I know it’s not an easy thing to go through.
This week I am happy my baby brother is coming into town from california to pick up my hubby and is taking him back to his place to help remodel his bathroom. he should be gone for at least a week…woohoo! lol
I can have cereal for dinner if I want…lol
Oh and my brother is bringing me some green tomatoes from his garden so I can make some fried green tomatoes for all of us.
Peace and quiet..fried green tomatoes and oh did I mention peace and quiet? lol woohoo.
On June 10, 2012 at 8:44 am
I’d like that, too. Bye-bye! Have a good time! *slam door* Commence Risky Business dancing! :patrick3
On June 10, 2012 at 12:07 pm
Beth mast says:
I’m sorry to hear about your grandma.
Thanks for the free read! I can’t believe it. I never win. :thumbsup
Sending you hugs,
On June 10, 2012 at 8:57 am
Well, see there, The Dungeon is a lucky spot for you. :patrick Congrats again!
On June 10, 2012 at 12:01 pm
YAY Beth!!!!!! It is your lucky day!!! :patrick
Sorry about your Gma Heidi!!
On June 10, 2012 at 10:24 am
Thanks, all, for the kind words about Gram. At this point, it’s really just a waiting game & kind of time-consuming. I mean, we all want to be with her at the hospital so she isn’t alone, but…there isn’t really anything to do there. :happysad I guess we’re all just sort of praying for her when she does pass & that she goes quickly & easily.
On June 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm
Kathleen O says:
I am sorry to hear that Grandma will not recover, but like you said she is 93 and most folks don’t even get to that age now a days…
I am Happy this Sunday, because the weather is so beautiful her today.. in the High 80’s and a slight breeze every now and then… ahhhhh sighhhhhhhhhhhhhh… :cool
On June 10, 2012 at 12:17 pm
Liz Lincoln Steiner says:
So sorry about your grandma. It’s hard to lose someone, even when they’re elderly. I hope she’s comfortable. And she’s lucky to have family there with her.
I’m thankful for a recent request for a partial from an agent and am editor. And I’m thankful for having the past week off work to play with my kids (who I’m also thankful for, but that’s not unique to this week), relax, and get away for the weekend. Now if I can somehow convince myself I’m also thankful to go back to work tomorrow, it’ll all be good.
On June 10, 2012 at 1:12 pm