I selected my blog title, For Everything There’s a Season, for a reason. It’s so true and I believe the majority of us know that the pandemic changed our lives … some for better but some not as good. I think due to Covid we’ve all had to make changes. Being quarantined didn’t help a dern bit.
To begin with, my big publishing house closed my line; but, I’m fortunate to have been picked up by Prairie Rose Publishing, who I’ve done several single title releases and anthologies with. My first new book, tentatively named Santa and the Texan, should be out for Christmas. I’m very excited to be working with these awesome authors and their house.
During the beginning of the pandemic, I broke my tailbone. Yelp, it hurt a lot and I spent most of my days medicated and laying on my side watching TV.
Then if things couldn’t get worse, I ended up tripping over my husband’s dog who typically isn’t in the house. That put me back on the couch with my leg extended, a walker to get around, and a wheelchair. I’m getting much better. That’s good news, but I can’t walk long distances, squat, or lift anything heavy.
Over the last five or six months, I’ve had to depend on precious Sister Fillies, Pam and Linda, to format and post most of my blogs, as I can’t sit in a chair for any length of time. Thanks to the love and caring of all of the Fillies, I think I’m getting better, but not there yet.
Now for the good news, no knee replacement just continue with shots in my knee and pain meds, which I don’t take anymore than is necessary, and keeping my knee resting on pillows. I’ve never conquered using my laptop on my lap: so, I’m therefore resorting to my iPad to keep up with things.
This is all leading up to there’s definitely a time for everything. After 12 years and 221 blogs as a Filly, I’m leaving the corral. I’m not leaving Petticoats and Pistols, just going out to pasture, so I can get better; and, help my husband who has macular degeneration. He’s very close to having to stop driving. Family first! That’s my moto.
The good news, I’ll still do periodic guest blogs, as well as being able to help any of the other Fillies who needs a fill in. That’ll take a little pressure off of everyone. You’ll love the new Filly who is taking my regular blog spot. Watch for her announcement…you’ll be as excited to have her as we are.
Oh by the way, the Fillies found me a blanket, so I won’t get cold in winter and a computer, so I can keep up on the news while out in the pasture.
My blessings and much love to each of our readers. And, as they’d say in the Old West “Happy Trails to you until we meet again.”
To three lucky winners, I’m giving away your choice of any of my books.