Saturday, February 27, 2010

A Little Update

I finished the rewrite and submitted it, so that's the primary reason I haven't been blogging much lately. Now the waiting begins again.

The other reason I didn't get around to blogging is because a brother-in-law became terribly ill and was taken, unconscious to the hospital three days ago. He passed away late yesterday afternoon. It's hard to lose someone who shares so many memories, and who has been 'family' for so many years. He was a diabetic who lost his fight with a sneaky illness.

There was a little matter too of a grandson qualifying for the District wrestling tournament in his weight. Of course I had to go watch it. He went three rounds and did a great job for his first year competing in the sport.

I'm not going to promise to do better. It seems that each time I think my life is going to settle down a bit, a new crisis arrives. Anyway I just finished reading a really fun Western and had planned to include a review in my next blog. Maybe next time. The current contest goes until noon Monday, but because I'll be involved with family and the funeral, I may be a little slow announcing the results, but I'll try to do it Monday afternoon.

3 comments:

Elizabeth Morgan said...

That exciting about your book. I hope your grandson was able to qualify in wrestling.

Kerry Blair said...

Oh, Jennie! It's just one thing after another for you, isn't it? I'm so sorry about your brother-in-law and my thoughts and prayers continue (ALWAYS) with your family.

I can't tell you what an example it is to me that you keep turning out simply incredible books, no matter what trials and triumphs you face. You are SUCH a joy and an inspiration! I wish I could see you more often. I keep thinking that if I just lived a little closer, you might rub off.

Always my hero!

Kerry (I'll sign it because I usually can't get this to let me post any way but "anonymously."

KarenG said...

So sorry about your brother in law. That's how my husband's brother died as well. You don't think much about diabetes until it takes over and claims someone you love.

Blogging should never be a priority in a writer's life. Living and writing should come first, then blogging. So it looks to me like you've got it figured out. I'm still struggling with it, because blogging tends to rise too the top of my to do list, more than it should!!