My last post was the end of May, and so much has happened since then. Now it is time to catch up on news of my books and why I haven’t blogged. My Amazing Circus book did not win a prize in the Forward Indie awards in June. However, the finalist award that I did win is still special since out of 1500 authors in my category, I was one of the twenty picked for the finalist award.
The month of June took us on a journey we hadn’t thought of until our 30 year old daughter moved out into her own house. We immediately cleaned up our house and put it up for sale. It took us a month to declutter, and fix things up and paint etc. Once we put it up for sale it sold in 4 days at the beginning of July. Then it was time to search for the right house to downsize to . The end of September we finally found one in Salem that fit our needs, and moved in on October 14.
While all this was going on, my husband was hospitalized the end of August for pneumonia and blood infection, and they found he had multiple myeloma. He ended up in hospital again the end of September with the same thing, and we moved a week after he got out of the hospital. A few days after we moved in he got an infection and was in the hospital again for 5 days. He is now undergoing chemo treatment for the myeloma. Things are settling down and we are enjoying our small home, and less maintenance.
Also my computer died and I had to get a new one. My goal was to start getting my illustrations for my third book started, but with all that is going on with my husband’s health and the holidays upon us, and getting used to this new computer, I hope to start thinking about my book in the new year.
We wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and a Blessed Christmas and New Year.