The hardest part about being sick was that I was unable to attend the Homecoming Festivities at our daughter's university last weekend. I'd looked forward to seeing her and was heartsick when Gwynly headed off for the college without me. Even though my decision to stay home was a good one, I had a hard time making it. Thank goodness for cell phones and text messaging, which allow me to keep in touch with The Fashion Queen. Provided I continue to improve as I have been, I'll get to see her one day this week for a mom-daughter outing.
Despite spending much of my time sprawled on the couch and feeling cloudy-headed from cold meds recently, I managed to work on Violets & Violins in small snatches. I have the first 200 pages polished and ready for my critique partners.
Last week, I received this gorgeous plaque from The Heart of the Rockies contest coordinators, which brightened my day. What a lovely addition it made to the wall above my writing desk.
Yesterday, I received a call from the inspirational category coordinator from The Lone Star Contest, who shared the good news that Violets & Violins took first place.
Since I was laid low these past two weeks and have been unable to make my visits to the blogs and Yahoo! groups I frequent, I'd love to hear how you're doing so I can celebrate your good news and commiserate on your challenges. And to anyone suffering with sickness, you have my sympathy.