Friday, September 28, 2012


It’s been almost two weeks since I last blogged. For me it’s been a very busy two weeks with a lot of new experiences, but I’m not sure much of it is blog material, so I’ll mostly play catch up. First some good news, my next book will be released in February instead of July as I was first told. For those of you who read The Heirs of Southbridge, this book concerns Clayton’s brother, Travis, who traveled farther west when Clayton returned to the East. I received the edits today, but I’m not sure how quickly I’ll be able to start working on it. I’m still in rehab and all of my notes and research are at home,but I’ll see if I can at least get started on it.

Which brings me to my next item. My surgery went very well, though I’m terribly black and blue. My mobility with that leg is improving each day. The staff is great here and they give me an intense workout each morning and afternoon. I brought my laptop and a big stack of books with me, so I’ve been able to keep up my reviews for Meridian magazine. This week I reviewed Tres Leche Cupcakes by Josi Killpack. This one takes place in New Mexico and I like the main character, Sadie Hoffmiller, much better than I did in the first few books in this culinary mystery series.

One weird thing is I get a shot in my stomach every morning to keep me from getting blood clots, yet I’m having a nuisance problem with nosebleeds. Go figure! It’s a whole new experience to learn to walk again, first with a walker, then with arm crutches, to use an ice machine instead of ice packs, and to try to sleep when someone in the next room, who is hard of hearing, is playing football games at full volume all night on his TV. My family and so many of you have been so supportive and I appreciate all of the prayers offered on my behalf.

I’ll admit I’m anxious to go back home and be surrounded by my own things. I love my little grandchildren’s antics when they come to see me here—everything is new and exciting to them—but they’re sort of like the proverbial bull in a china shop. I’m looking forward to quiet nights, my husband’s cooking (he’s very good, while the food here has that steam wagon taste and texture), and it will just be good to close the book on this chapter of my life.


MomKatBev said...

So glad you are doing well. I look forward to your new book.

Bev Hyde

Jennie said...

Thanks, Bev. I so wish your knee surgery had gone as well as mine. Less than great food, a few nosebleeds, and some uncomfortable exercises are my worst complaints. Oh and the guy next door who plays reruns of football games all night!

Austie Bost said...

I'll bet you've never been so "up" on football! There has to be a silver lining there!! :) I'm so glad you're on the mend! The uncomfortable exercises, ugh, they seem to know exactly what to have you to do to make you the MOST uncomfortable, don't they! Well, it's worth it to get to go home, anyhow!

Jennie said...

Woo hoo ! I got the staples out today and if all continues to go well, I can go home Thursday.

Runaway Bridal Planner said...

Very happy to hear you are doing well! I hope everything continues to go good so you can go home later this week!!!

Mindi Battraw said...

I'm so glad you are getting better! Wish I could come help you out!