It’s been weird, to say the least.

You’ve all been so nice.  Thanks.  I mean it… thanks.

Dad’s not out of the woods yet.  As my husband reminds me, baby steps.  He’s had a few setbacks, but overall he’s making progress.

I headed home early this morning, after picking up coffee at the Human Bean, a drive thru coffee place that has been my lifeline all week, or maybe my mainline – yes, I have been mainlining caffeine.  I was so happy when I read on their sign that they would be open on Thanksgiving from 4:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  I hit the drive up window at 6:55 a.m.

The trip was interesting – some pea soup fog, some ice, some black ice, some freezing fog, some wind on steep mountain roads and me driving like a bat out of hell because that’s what I do.  Only saw one cop.

When I drive this route I count raptors.  On the way up I counted 38.  On the way down I counted 29.  Big fat birdies.  Of course on the way home I had to pay a little more attention to road conditions.

Hubby was here for about 30 minutes after I got home and then he left for Thanksgiving dinner with my cousins in San Francisco.  Don’t say, awwww, poor you!  There is no poor me.  I wanted to de-stress by cleaning my house, doing laundry, walking my dog.  I simply couldn’t cope with making conversation.  That would have been a bridge too far.

It’s Thanksgiving and my dad’s alive so the lack of a turkey doesn’t bother me one bit.

While I was away, Jaye and I did some work too, and my Science Fiction Romance or Fantasy Romance or Futuristic Romance or Time Travel Romance, Daughters of Persephone, Book One, Exile, is available on Amazon.  Click the title for the link.

Princess-in-exile, Aja Bokinan, is the Thousand Year Empress. While her family has remained in forced isolation for nearly thirty years, women throughout the empire have been banned from public life. Females have no legal standing and they have become little better than property. The restoration of the monarchy is their only hope. Revolution threatens the male dominated Coalition. Resistance forces expect the Princess to be the salvation of the empire. The ruling generals fear she will be its destruction. 
Kyr Aram, is a smuggler and secret Resistance sympathizer. He must find a way to protect the Princess from both the general who plans her assassination and a traitor on his own ship who wishes to see her dead. Kyr believes she is no more than valuable cargo. With the Thousand Year Empress, he gets more than he bargained for.

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7 Responses to It’s been weird, to say the least.

  1. Amber Skyze says:

    So glad you made it home safe. Love the new cover. :)

  2. Glad you got home okay. Is this a new book in the series? I read it all a while and about 600 books ago. I am off to Pilates then cardio.

    Life changes when you least expect in. Last week I got an email from an old friend – our realtor actually. Yesterday in the paper I read his obit. Hadn’t heard from him in years. Weird. Good guy – straight up, kind and could sell your house in one showing.

    Steph

  3. Penelope says:

    Thanksgiving isn’t really about the turkey, it’s about giving thanks. Which is what you did.

    I am thankful your dad is doing better!

    Gorgeous cover for that book!

  4. Tim Dittmer says:

    You’re doing good, keeping your head straight and your heart open.

  5. I am so glad you made it home safe. I will continue to keep your dad in my prayers.

  6. I am so glad you made it home safe. I will continue to keep your dad in my prayers…

  7. Sandra Cox says:

    Glad you’re home, Ms. Julia and glad your dad is coming along. Hugs.