And, do you remember who these kids are? The movie? (Hint: it’s from 1986) Click the photo, it should enlarge it.
Huh?…Yep. 2013 roared out, and 2014 roared in! Great Gatsby!
Greetings my wonderful readers and fellow writers.
I hope this latest blog about not much at all finds you as well as the flowery words that fall from the mouths of fairy-tale princesses, or as soft as those that cascade from the mouths of babes.
Okay, enough of that. Yes, I’m sure you realize that my regularly scheduled posts have fallen off the face of the earth. Oh boy! Last year ended and the New Year started … both with a big roar. Well, I was hoping for a good 2014, but so far…not so good.
Just to keep you up to date, and not thinking that I am slacking in my postings. I got a terrible Flu the week before Christmas and missed a few days of work. Which was worrying to me since I just started the job the last day of September. Then the weather turned sour, then even more sour, then the hustle and bustle of the holidays… Next thing I know on January 2 my brother took my mother to the emergency room where she then moved on to a hospital stay during the worst freeze in the last 20+ years, including miserable snow storms.
Right at that time my new job went in to mandatory overtime, and since I work with them through an employment agency (until they hire me permanently, if they do) and I was afraid to miss too much work. My normally 45-minute drive at rush hour turned into 1 hour 20 minutes on many days and I was tired just from driving. My mother’s routine gallbladder removal turned into a major surgery where they removed over a foot of her colon as well.
Well, in the meantime, my feline daughter, Ganymede, who has been with me in this life since 1999 turned very ill, having seizures and such. Although given about 3-5 days to live, she is still kicking around…though not kicking as high as previously. I know she is in end stage kidney disease despite she once again deceived the veterinarians. I know her time is nearing to cross the Rainbow Bridge back to Bast in the Summerlands. I know it might sound crude to some, but I have been shopping for my cat’s ornate urn where she will rest peacefully until I decide what I shall do with her remains long term, such as scatter them, or inter the urn someplace peaceful.
I know these thoughts seem morbid to some, but Ganymede is an important part of my life and I have always treated her as such. She is not just an animal to me, but she was there when I prayed, there when I cried and laughed, she moved from state-to-state with me several times, and comforted me when I was sick. I owe her more than she owes me as we sit and wonder as the clock ticks.
As for my mother, she is doing much better and recuperating well. She’s one tough cookie, that mom of mine. She is at home now, this past Sunday marked a week, and she must still take it easy and rest. Rest, a word my mother never liked to hear and still doesn’t. But she must. So far everything looks good and without a doubt, when this mean-ass weather blows away and the tulips peek their heads up through the snow and cold, my mother will be back riding the busses and meeting her lady friends at McDonald’s for coffee, and she’ll be back to her exercise classes in no time at all.
So that’s just what’s been going on in my life. Between the long work hours, the bad weather, and the terrible drives home, I haven’t been able to keep up with my usual posts and schedule my Wordless Wednesdays or my Throwback Thursdays, this week including. But I will be back on my regularly scheduled programming for next week.
Until then, did you read the latest review for Someday Always Comes? Check out here on my blog. It’s the post prior to this one where I reblogged the review. You can also see it on Amazon and Goodreads by Emily at Cactus Wren Review.
Here’s the link to it here on my blog – https://wandasparyla.com/2014/01/20/someday-always-comes-by-wanda-s-paryla/
Thank you all for reading. I appreciate that you take the time to visit my blog.
***Note: I received a copy of this book from the author via a Goodreads Giveaway. In no way does this effect the thoughts and opinions expressed here. I did not get compensated in any way for this review.***
Following the death of her parents and brother, Tessa is forced by unfortunate circumstances into a difficult living situation with her substance abusing Aunt Kiki and Kiki’s physically and emotionally abusive boyfriend, Dino. She goes to school when she can (which isn’t very often), and often seeks refuge with her friends Briana and Sweet and their families. Together they deal with the challenges and hardships that life puts in front of them, and dream about a successful future in the music business. Ultimately, someday does come, and through it all they stick by each other.
Summing it up: 4.5/5 stars
This book is so perfectly placed in its setting.
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Someday Always Comes on Kindle e-book will be free on Amazon January 1, 2, & 3 of 2014! Stop by Amazon and get yours over those 3 days! Any Amazon and/or GoodReads “star ratings” and/or reviews are welcome and greatly appreciated. And I mean it. No matter if you find the book or characters good or bad, whether you like or don’t. Stop by Amazon and GoodReads to read existing reviews if you’d like to.
Visit Amazon here for your free Kindle e-book Jan. 1, 2 & 3, 2014: http://amzn.com/B00B0HMZS2
Thanks, and happy reading!