Good News, Bad News

 Posted by at 12:44 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 192014

Well, the good news is that I felt a lot better yesterday. So good that I managed to spend several hours working on my new Big Lake book. By the time I knocked off last night I’d written about 1,500 words.

The bad news is that Terry is coughing and has a sore throat and seems to be coming down with the same cold I have had. She said she doesn’t think it’s going to be as bad, but I just think she’s not nearly as big a wimp as I am. But we all knew that already, right?

Even though she’s not feeling all that well, it didn’t stop Terry from getting her loom warped and starting a new weaving project. She’s never happier than when she’s creating something, whether it’s a marvelous dinner, some delicious treat baked from scratch, a crochet project, or one of her beautiful shawls. I married a very talented lady!

People have asked us how we make room for a full size loom in our motorhome. It’s like anything else, if you want something to work, you make it happen. The loom folds up when not in use and sits in front of our bookshelf, and when we’re on the road Terry rolls it back to the bedroom to get it out of the way. Yes, it’s a bit inconvenient at times, but it’s worth it for the joy it gives Terry. This is our home and this is the way we live our lives, so we adapt to make the things we enjoy happen.

After reading Sunday’s blog about Holidays On The Road, several readers who live or winter in Florida have invited us to their homes for Thanksgiving dinner. Terry and I appreciate that, but we really do prefer to just have a quiet dinner together. We treasure our moments together and it gives us some time to reflect on just how much we have to be thankful for. And that’s what the holiday is really all about, isn’t it?

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time to start a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Dog’s Run, my mystery set in a small Ohio town in 1951. It’s narrated by Eric G. Dove, one of the best storytellers in the industry. Many people tell me this is my best book ever, and I have to admit that it’s my favorite. To enter, all you have to do is click on the Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.


Are you looking for a good Christmas romance book for your holiday reading? My friend Mona Ingram’s A Family for Christmas is now free on Amazon and all other popular e-book venues. Check it out, and leave a review when you’re finished reading it.

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  4 Responses to “Good News, Bad News”

  1. One blessing of living closely with another person in an RV means you share EVERYTHING, including germs. Hope you both feel better by Thanksgiving.

  2. glad that you are feeling better, sorry you shared with Terry, hope you feel better soon girlfriend

  3. SO sorry about you and Terry both feeling ill. Hubby and I carry in our car, as well as have some in the apt., a container of xylitol gum…we chew it as we go in stores, or come back to the car, whenever we feel a sore throat coming on. Not only it is good for the teeth and gums, but it is good for killing germs in the throat too. We have stayed more well since we began doing this. Get it from Amazon in big containers once you decide what flavor you like. We like the Fruit one best. But the mint flavors are good too. We use the brand called: Xlear Spry, but there are others available too. Read up on xylitol sometime…it is interesting how it is used even for school kids in Scandinavian countries. Hope you both recover quickly!! OH, the nasel spray by Xlear is very helpful in keeping infections at bay too….clearing out congestion in the nose, etc.

  4. Nick and Terry, So sorry to hear that your are under the weather. I just finished an 8 day stent of the cruddies. Started with sore throat that felt like strep then nasal junk then deep sinus crud that went to my lungs, thought I was going to die. Ended up getting a Zpak from the Dr. At first he thought I had the flu. Thank goodness no flu but a sinus and lung infection. Not fun. But survived and am on the mend. If you get worse head to the Dr. and have him check you out. You don’t want it to get worse. Love and Hugs to you both!

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