Gearing up for November

Welcome back to me!

I just got back from visiting my family in Virginia and must say, although I'm glad to be back to home-sweet-home, I'm also sad inside. My parents are aging, Mom is turning 87 in a few weeks and my dad turns 89 this Saturday. They are both in pretty rough shape physically and have a hard time getting around. On top of that, my dad has Alzheimer's so it's doubly rough on my mom. However, she is making the best of it and just takes things one day at a time. Thankfully with a lot of hard work and research, my sister and brother were able to find my parents some really great and dependable help. We have a home health specialist coming in 3 days a week and my dad goes to Eldercare twice a week. Both of these have been huge blessings to both my parents and us kids. It was hard to leave them but much easier knowing they were in capable hands.

Now that I'm back, I'm trying to gear up for some upcoming book events. This weekend, Saturday, Nov. 1st, I will be at the Louisiana Book Festival in downtown Baton Rouge. I look forward to this every year because thousands of people walk the sidewalks of this event. It's wonderful seeing so many people that have a love of books.

November 15th I'll be at the Livingston Festival in Livingston, LA and then Nov. 21 & 22nd you can find me at the Broadmoor Arts & Crafts Festival.

I'll also be participating in this years PiBoldMo (Picture Book Idea Month). This will be my first year participating and I'm really looking forward to it. Hopefully I'll be able to come up with some great story ideas!

That's it for me. I'm going to be a busy beaver this month but I'm ready! How about you? Do you have any big writing events coming up?


  1. Good luck at your events and at PiBoIdMo.

  2. Hey! PiBoldMo! Me too. Happy you are back.

  3. So glad to see you are back. I have a feeling that with PiBoldMO and NANO we both may be running on blog empty by the end of the month. Hope to see you around...Oh and Good Luck!

  4. Good luck with PiBoIdMo. I thought about doing it, but never did get on board. I also wanted to do NaNo and didn't... :D.

  5. Hey, best of luck to your parents! I hope they are well-monitored and are being provided with the proper guidance that they need at this twilight moment in their lives, with home care services that really benefits their needs. Thanks for sharing that! Wishing you all the best!

    Michelle Simmons @ Comfort Keepers