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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Just Sharing Some Information..

Hello again my friends! 

   I owe each of you an apology.  I have not been keeping up with reviews this week as I should.  I received news yesterday that hit me kind of hard.  They found two more cancerous tumors in my spinal column. Yes, it means more surgery.  I was so sure we'd beat it for good this time. Now I'm wobbling.  I will get the reviews finished and posted. I will! Just be patient with me? Please?  I love reading, speaking to authors, reviewers and those in the publishing world.  Reading helps take me to a place where all the day to day stuff doesn't exist. Where I can laugh, smile, play and be engaged in something other than medicine or health issues.   
 The other thing is this. For those who don't know, I'm from Southern Ohio. I am the middle of 5 children.  Both my parents are gone now.  None of us ever really got along. My mother's parenting style was questionable at best. Competition was high, especially since there are 4 girls and 1 boy.  Because of my health issues, I am disabled.  In late 2010 my van ( 15 yrs old and over 200,000 miles) died. I have three children and doctors appointments and such. I needed a vehicle. With my check I was unable to find a vehicle I could afford. I was stuck, so I did what people do every day, I contacted my older sister to see if she could help. She said no. At the time however, she was newly married and her husband said YES, we will help.  The agreement was I'd make payments monthly. I have been but my sister isn't happy with them. We agreed to a set amount each month and we try to keep it between her husband and I since it was his money.  Tonight she called here and called me and my children everything but human.  Told us we were trash, lazy and she was gonna come get the car. It's in my name so she can't do anything.  All this leads me to this... Because of the news of more tumors, and the pressure from my sister, that is why I am behind on reviews. It's not an excuse but more of an explanation of what's been happening in my life. 

     Each day is a challenge here. We take things as they come because it's all we can do.  Please accept my apology and my plea for patience.  I do love what I do.

 Thank you!



  1. So very sorry to hear this news! Many hugs, prayers and good wishes. Do what you need to do to take care of yourself, ok? We'll be waiting here cause we need *you*!

  2. Thank you Veronica! You make me feel like I'm important. HUGS!

  3. As the saying goes, what doesn't kill us makes us stronger. With so many roadblocks placed in your path recently, you are probably wondering how much stronger you have to become before life gets easier!
    Stay strong and continue to enjoy reading!
    Sunshine and Aloha to you.

  4. Sorry to here this Melanie!! Sending hugs your way!

  5. Thank you everyone. I do appreciate you kind words!

  6. Because I believe smiles help us over the rough patches, I'm sharing something I heard awhile ago.

    Dear God, I know you don't give us more than we can handle, but sometimes I wish you had a little less confidence in me.

    Wishing you rainbows! Cyber-hugs!

  7. So sorry to hear this bit of news. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  8. Oh, hun. I get the wretched family issues. ((Hugs)) and know you'll be in my prayers. Take care of you and *try* not to stress too much.