Saturday, October 11, 2008

It's Been a Hell of a Week

In keeping with Dana Denburg’s advice, I’ll keep this short.


Some of my compadres are attending Bouchercon in Baltimore. Some have just returned from Europe or Africa. I’ve just brought my husband home from the hospital. 


Everything is under control, let me assure you of that up front, Dear Readers, but we had a touchy moment or two, there, including a trip to the emergency room followed by two days in the hospital watching my him suck up blood transfusions.  They topped him off with five pints, and we got home this afternoon.  Sounds like he had an accident, doesn’t it? But he didn’t, so where did all his blood go?  Is our house infested with vampires, or giant invisible mosquitos? No one is sure, therefore many tests to follow.


I was very unhappy that I couldn’t manage to go to Bouchercon this year, because I really planned to, but if I had, this might not have had a happy ending.  I’ve made all the arrangements to attend Women Writing the West in San Antonio in two weeks, but it looks like I’ll be defaulting on that one, too, and I’ve already paid for it. 


This morning at 10:00, I’ll be conducting a mystery writing workshop at Tempe Public Library for 15 or 20 people.  I’ve done this so many times that I joke that I could do it in my sleep, and now I’m going to get to find out if that’s really true.


Funny how none of the above bothers me very much. Remember how 2008 was supposed to be the happiest year of my life?  I think it just might turn out to be.


Chapter Two- Later that same day...

Don is fine.  He got to watch the Oklahoma-Texas game on tv, which made him very happy.

Apparently you can teach a workshop in your sleep because it went very well.

And they all lived happily ever after.



4 comments:

ARCHAVIST said...

My thoughts are with you at this trying time. I'm sure you'll all come through it ok.

Donis Casey said...

Thank you, Archivist. From your mouth to God's ears

Debby (Deborah Turrell) Atkinson said...

Donis, my thoughts are with you, too! I hope Don makes a speedy recovery. BTW, I just finished THE OLD BUZZARD HAD IT COMING and LOVED it. Way to go.

Donis Casey said...

Bless you, Debby.