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About five years ago, I went through a bout with thyroid cancer. No biggie, really. I didn’t even know that I had it until my thyroid was removed, but after that, I had to go through Radioactive Iodine treatment which, at the time, meant four weeks off my thyroid meds and two weeks of a …
Actually the news is from Friday. My baby brother finally got a kidney transplant!!!! Whoo Hoo!!! This is me and Rob. He’s been on dialysis for more than five years, and from experience, I know that dialysis is actually hell. It’s hard on patients and makes you tired, miserable, and yes, I know it’s life …
Years ago, I came home (and by home I mean to my in-laws’ house) from a NJRW meeting to meet my family, my sister-in-law and her husband for dinner at a Mexican restaurant. As we were standing in line for our table, my sister-in-law’s husband asked me what one does at a “romance writers’ meeting.” …
When we moved from PA to Louisiana in 2005, one of the first things we did was buy a new refrigerator. I loved that it came with an ice maker. One of my favorite things is a large glass of instant decaf iced tea filled with ice. A couple of years ago, the ice maker …
Why would I think that, you ask. After all, I am the perennial hostess of the Heart of Louisiana‘s annual Readers’ Luncheon. Well, recently, two things happened that make me question this. About a month and a half ago, I had an appointment with my pain doctor to get my meds refilled. I do this …
I’m excited to introduce you to this book for a couple of reasons. First, Wendy is a friend and a member of our local RWA chapter. Second, I was one of the editors on this book. I honestly think it’s one of the most original, exciting YA books out there. Do yourself and any young …
Dear friends, I find myself worried today. I know that God is in charge and prayer is better than worry, and trust me, I have prayed about this, but I won’t stop worrying until it’s over. Let me start at the very beginning. This is my baby boy: Now, of course, that was when he …
I love doing National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), but I don’t do it every year because usually I’m in the middle of a book and don’t want to stop to start something new. This year, I finished the second run through of Pigsty Princess the end of September and decided to let it sit long …
Prologue to the story: When we were in China, Katja and I took our kids (the ones that were in China!) to a shopping center with the intention of looking at silk. Now, I never buy silk here in the States so finding out they originally wanted something like $100/meter nearly knocked me over. In …
I have always love vintage clothing, especially the WWII era. If you have seen any of my pictures from recent Readers’ Luncheons, which I post on Facebook, you know that I’m all about the clothes. Well, a while back I bought a pattern for a 40s era Swing Dress from Sense & Sensibility patterns. I’m …
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