Monday, January 31, 2011
Life and Death
Saturday morning, I woke to a phone call from my mother. Grandma was rushed to the hospital again. Unsatisfied with the care she received in the hospital last week, Grandma refused to seek medical help unless my uncle took her to a different hospital. The hospital my uncle took her to did a bunch of test and found a couple of health problems. I visited her and she seemed a lot happier in this hospital then the last. They are feeding her better food, giving her better care, and all around she says she feels like she’s in a hotel. I’m optimistic about her getting better but I also have regrets for not spending as much time with her lately. The last couple of years, I’ve been so busy with a demanding job that I didn’t have the time or energy for anything else. So that was my Saturday.
Sunday wasn’t any better. It started out as a good day until mid-afternoon when my stepdaughter ran to me with tears in her eyes. She was frantic and although she tried to say something, I couldn’t understand the mumbled speech. Since my stepdaughter cries like ten times a day over one thing or other, I wasn’t fazed by the tears and thought that maybe she got into a fight with one of her friends. So I turned to the friend and asked what happened. Her pet hamster died. We all rushed into her room to check, and yup, she was dead. My kiddo started blaming herself although hamsters don’t live long and she had this one for about a year or so. We were all devastated. The hamster was her baby.
Needless to say, after a sad weekend like this one, I want some good news for a change. So if anybody has anything happy to share, make my day and share it.
Now some news.
My blog tour for “Indecent Encounters” will be from February 7th to February 18th. I will dish a lot of secrets and fun things. I will share my publishing story, a writing tutorial for those dreaded query letters, how I broke the news to my prudish mother that I was publishing erotica, amongst other great topics. There is also a giveaway. So check out my blog from Feb 7th to the 18th.