It’s spring which in Texas lasts about five minutes. I was inspired to do a tiny bit of gardening after attending an iris show, so I picked up a couple of rose bushes for my front yard. If I think about it, I’ll post pics to prove that I actually planted them and didn’t immediately kill them. Other than that, April is kind of a not-much-going-on kinda month in our family, but there were a few things of note.
I began the month with a new job. Of all the clinics that I’ve been part of starting up or reestablishing, this one has been weird. I spent two days in training for the documentation system sitting next to my new clinic director who had a sore throat. Well, lo and behold, guess what? I caught his cold. I don’t get sick often, and when I do, it usually doesn’t last long, but this time that sucker lasted a good two weeks. Sneezing, congestion, coughing and no over the counter meds touched it, thank you very much. But I’m better now and back to my usual 3-5 violent sneezes every morning and the occasional choking while unintentionally coughing and sipping my hot tea at the same time. Es no bueno.
A fair amount of family stuff this month: my mother sold some of her property, my FIL had two procedures for a skin cancer on his eyelid, and mi esposo scheduled what should be his final surgery following his accident from a year and a half ago. That’ll take place this summer, then let the healing begin. Healing takes time, people! It also takes patience and sheer determination for success.
One of my biggest fears in life is missing a commitment, and I did just that very thing last week. I was supposed to be available to help with the book launch and signing for Reckless in Texas, and I totally had the wrong date in my calendar. OOPS! So, to make up for my faux pax, please click the link and check it out. Lots of great stories in there. The last one, Malice in Dallas, contained more than one award-winning stories. Take a look at both of them.
I haven’t written much this month (less than 1000 words as of today,) but there’s lots of ideas brewing in the noggin. Instead of writing, I’ve read 28 books this month. If you need cozy paranormal mysteries and Texas-based romances recommendations, all you got to do is ask. We can talk books for hours. If you haven’t already bought And They Danced, here’s another plug. If you have but haven’t done a review yet, here’s me begging: PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE write a quickie review! (Pretty please and Thank you!)