Saturday, July 19, 2008

Update on Mom-Pt 2

Sorry for the late post:)

Mom had her conversion today (they put her to sleep, attached electrodes to her, and shocked the heart...ala 'shocking someone' like on ER, when the CPR doesn't work???) and now her heartrate is better than it has been in 4 years:) She'll be going home tomorrow!!!!

Had my signing at Border's today, and it was slow...only sold 2. But had a fantastic day with the spousal unit! He dropped me off and went to Gander Mountain, and then came back. He bought a Street Magic book for K, a laptop desk for S, and a wooden toolbox for W, plus a signed copy of the children's book by the other local author who was there today, Jane Koch. And they are willing to have me back on a busier day, and when that elusive publisher decides to take a chance on my work and publish the rest of what I'm writing!

I digress here: I met an Aussie from Melborne, and she talked my ear off for a half an hour! She was headed to Denver for the next 6 months (her hubby was transferred), and when she discovered I knew Colorado (thanks Mom and Dad!), we were able to compare notes on that state; however, she had never been to Rocky Mountain National Park! Just Boulder and Denver. I forgot to tell her to go to Nicky's Steakhouse....But if she makes it to Estes Park, she'll go right by it! And yes, AJ, I told her about your wonderful books...

Okay. After the signing, we ate lunch at Panera Bread. I'd never eaten there before, but wanted to, and D had been 'haunted' by the latest sandwich commercials, so since we had no children along, off we went. He had the Strawberry-something Salad and Chicken Salad sandwich with tomato-basil bread; I had a ham and Swiss on rye and a cup of broccoli-cheddar soup. We also got chocolate chip cookies (I wasn't impressed...Subway's are better, IMHO) and breakfast for tomorrow (cheese pastry and chocolate-filled bread/pastry/whatever it is. Looked delicious:).

Next stop: Staples. Author BB Walters had shown up at the Wine and Art Fair with her materials in what looked to be a milk crate on wheels. And since I'm not going to be able to park in front of the State Fair venue, one would be perfect to transport my books from the car. And when we went in, they had black with no lid, or blue with the lid. Hubby graciously told me to go ahead and get the one with the lid.

Gassed up the car ($3.85/gall!) and came home to a quiet home:) Where's the kids? Oh yeah...I forgot to mention...S went back to Jackie's; K took W to a 'Pioneer Day' thing at the park, and while we were eating lunch, K called and said he was taking his little brother to the pool:)

And now we're eating pizza. So a good day was had by all. And did I mention hubby's laundry has already been finished?

Tomorrow, Hubby fixes the brakes on my van. There will be a great deal of 4-letter words being uttered tomorrow...

But for now, I'm going to relax and enjoy the solitude. Oh, and head over to join Anny on the chat, before I forget again!

8 comments:

anny cook said...

So glad you had an opportunity to drop by, Molly. Things have been busy, but tomorrow the grandkids go home and things will settle into the boring quiet routine.

Kelly Kirch said...

Yay Mom.

Good to see you last night at the chat.

Molly Daniels said...

Gotta ahow up and support my favorite authors...and see what's coming up:) Hopefully in the near future I'll be posting excerpts and hope people like what I'm writing:) So in the meantime, I'm everyone's cheerleader...and still hitting the wrong keys every once in a while as I get used to this laptop!!!

Ashley Ladd said...

I hate book signings, but I may have to delve back into them at some point. That's not entirely true. I did the one at Lori Foster's event last month.

Regina Carlysle said...

Hey Molly! First time I've been to your blog and I'm kicking myself. It's always so fun to talk to you on the chats and over at 3 Wicked Writers. I'm adding your link to my Regina Blog. Here's mine

http://www.reginacarlysle.blogspot.com

I see you already have my Rita Thedford website. Cool. I feel like a dumbass because I wasn't making the NAME CONNECTION. LOL. I confuse easily. snort.

barbara huffert said...

Glad to hear about mom.

You are so brave, going off to all those book signings. I don't know if I'd ever have the nerve to do that.

Carol said...

I have one of those milk crates on wheels that use for work sometimes. I love it, but mine doesn't have a lid. I didn't know they made them like that. Got mine at Big Lots some time ago. Sorry I missed another one of your signings. I had mandatory OT at work.

Molly Daniels said...

Hey Regina:) That's okay...you're forgiven:)

Carol...the one with the lid was $5 more, and I took the last one they had. And not to worry; I only had a week's notice myself! Maybe I'll see you in September, at the B&N one?

Barb...at the rate I'm going, if I don't get out there and handsell, I'll have to get a 'real job' come November...and don't really want to!