Yes, I know it has been two months since I dropped by. I’ve been busy with getting the new book polished up for submission and then I caught Covid. Thankfully I am fully vaxxed and double boosted so it wasn’t too bad, but it still knocked me back for two weeks with really staggering fatigue. But now I am all recovered, ready for new adventures and have collected Five Things I’ve been dying to share with you. Enjoy.
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So last Friday I snuck out and had knee surgery.
I tore my meniscus last summer when we were remodeling the house. I’ve been limping along ever since and it has been painful. It turned out to be more complex than they thought
, but it is all fixed and I am doing great. Looking forward to rehabbing it and by summer getting back to all the things I love.
, there’s been a lot of Pi helping me mend and knitting. I cannot recommend two stranded knitting while taking pain pills. … Read more »
So to all of you who have checked in on me of late, Thank You! And hugs to Joan G. and Diane M. who wrote me in the last two weeks to nudge me into bringing the Five Things newsletter back to life. So cheers to the pair of them!
What have I been up to? Facing my challenges and bringing all the attitude, of course.
“Life is about challenges and how we face up to them and the attitude we take into every day.” ~ Martina Navratilova
Recently I posted Martina’s wise advice on my desk. That’s because I’ve … Read more »
Well, clearly you all missed me and I was warmed and awestruck at all the nice emails I got about my return. So I certainly couldn’t miss this week. Especially not with this list on hand.
So here are this week’s Five Things:
When you are reading a great Regency, have you ever wanted to just hang out in those houses for like, well, the rest of your life? Well, here is a way to spend 15 minutes tromping about and Exploring a Regency Town House.
Photo: Bath, 2006
I’ve said this before, I’ll most likely say … Read more »
I’m just going to get right to it. There’s a lot of great things this week.
Oh. My. Goodness.
I don’t know if you subscribe to A.Word.A.Day by
Wordsmith.org but if you do, the usage citation was probably familiar… yes, that was Confessions of a Little Black Gown being used to represent the word
, “Woolgathering.” I was, and still am, over the moon.
Here is a clearer view of the post. If you don’t get this daily email—and why wouldn’t a group of dedicated readers
, aka lovers of words, not … Read more »
Anyone else seeing light at the end of the tunnel that has been the past year +? Yeah, me too. A huge shout out to everyone volunteering and who have dedicated their time and talents to getting shots in arms. Look out world
, here I come!
I know we all aren’t there yet, so in the meantime:
Thank you for all your notes, suggestions and glad tidings. I’m glad my suggestions from last week helped out or led you to something new. So here we go again, Five Things for Friday that you might enjoy, binge or share. Because who doesn’t love something shiny and new to brighten their day?
And if you love something here please share it around, or if you have something to suggest, please send me a note, add a comment, help me find the lovelies in your life and I’ll add them to the list.
Wow!! Thanks to everyone who entered the Cover Flat contest. We got a lot of entries. A LOT.
So I know all my coverflats are going to enthusiastic and good homes. LOL.
The winning packets were mailed out this week
, so watch your mailbox.
And always, thank you for being part of my reading community. You folks are the best!!
Hugs to everyone. Remember Social Distancing Saves Lives. And we are all in this together.… Read more »
Hope is what this book is all about.
This debut novel is a delightful story of WWII and the young and often inexperienced women left behind to cope in war torn London. The story
, despite the grim setting, sparkles with hope and grit in the face of bombings, fires, and personal tragedies. If you … Read more »
Sorry to say, but this promotion has ended. Make sure to sign up for my newsletter (top right hand corner of this page) or keep an eye on this blog for new sales.
That’s right! This Rake of Mine is on sale for a short time for $1.99.
If you haven’t read this reader favorite (and when I say ‘reader favorite’
, I mean READER FAVORITE), now is your chance to fall in love with Mad Jack Tremont.
(And meet that other heart breaker, Captain Thomas Dashwell, who stepped out the sea and … Read more »