Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Plateau

We seem to be resting on a plateau.

My husband's condition had worsened more or less steadily, radiation and chemotherapy notwithstanding, since his diagnosis December 22. But for the past three days he has been a bit more himself. I feel as if we are resting on a plateau after being on a three-month downward slide.

I don't know whether this plateau is wide or narrow, whether it has a steep drop-off or a gentle slope beneath it. Just very, very grateful that it is here for us. We have had more semblance of quality time, as he has been in my reality more often than in the one the brain tumor is creating.

Spring arrived a few days ago--the same day we were "gifted" with a ramp that makes it possible for me to take him out for a wheelchair walk whenever we want to go. We have a routine for all our daily tasks; it even allows me some time to write while he naps--at least on the days I don't have loads of paperwork to slog through.

Life is good here on the plateau. The respite is so refreshing.

Magdalena

Thursday, March 11, 2010

She's back!

Chloe McClain, back on my computer screen, giving Greg Andrews a rough way to go, and an introduction to falling in love, Legend-style.

Wow, I have missed these people!

I have a story to finish, a deadline long gone... And an opportunity to fall in love with Legend, Tennessee all over again.

Magdalena

Friday, March 5, 2010

Auto-buys

There are some books I consider, some I definitely want, and some that are auto-buys.

Take Susan Wiggs' newest, The Summer Hideaway. I pre-ordered, even.

A friend of mine, fellow Kentucky Romance Writer member Cammie Eicher, recently saw her first book published. Congratulations, Cammie! Here's the striking cover for Out of the Shadows.


 

Happy weekend...and happy reading, everyone!


Magdalena