Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Good, the Bad, and the Very Ugly

I've had an odd week.

First, the good.  My husband and I spent nearly a week in Indiana visiting our older son, d-i-l and two grandsons--as well as our granddog.  It was a delightful trip!  I'm always delighted to spend a little time with our grandsons, and I certainly had fun this time.

Then we flew back to LAX--where the bad occurred.  Klutzy me fell down right on my knees in the baggage claim area.  I thought right away that one was broken, and I was correct.  One good thing, though, was how nice all the people around were, trying to help and expressing concern.  One in particular, a Southwest Airlines employee, especially impressed me by his concern and assistance.  Sure, it was his job, but I thought he performed way over any expectations.

And the ugly?  Well, my husband drove me to the hospital nearest our home, where x-rays confirmed that my right knee was broken.  We've been sharing the ugly confirming x-ray picture with family and friends.  The thing is painful, I've got a brace and walker, and I'll be having surgery this week.

Another ugly thing about it is that the meds I'm on make me sleepy so I'm not getting the amount of writing done that I'd planned for.  I might have to request a deadline extension.

Anyway, hopefully I'll be able to sit at the computer next week and let you know I'm healing well.  We'll see...

But meantime, my Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour goes on, promoting my new release BAD TO THE BONE, the third Barkery & Biscuits Mystery.  I may not be able to run around as much as I've been doing to let the world know about this release, or the next--PROTECTOR WOLF, my eighth Alpha Force paranormal romance for Harlequin Nocturne, which comes out in June.  But I'll do all I can!

BTW, speaking of odd weeks, I just learned that Harlequin is no longer going to be publishing Nocturnes after next year.   Sad!  I'll miss my covert military unit of shapeshifters. 

1 comment:

Betty Hechtman said...

Oh, Linda, I am so sorry about your knee. Also sorry to hear about the demise of Nocturne. With that door closing, I'm sure you will find another one opening. Good luck with your surgery and I have my fingers crossed you have a speedy recovery.