Author Jo Huddleston

Sweet Southern Romance

Monday, March 19, 2012

Everything is Looking Up

The winner of last Thursday's drawing for a copy of Death in Dahlonega by Deborah Malone is Faith Hope Cherrytea. I'll email you to get your mailing address and get the book out to you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Monday Musings on This 'N That

This blog post today is truly going to be about This 'N That.

The broken rib I told you about last week is healing well. I expected to be hampered for 4-6 weeks (according to the doctor), especially with difficulty breathing. I'm doing so well I wonder if I really broke it. The color of the bruise would say yes I did--it went from black, navy blue,then a lighter blue for now. I have not done much lifting with the left arm so maybe I'm just being a good patient and being rewarded for good behavior. The hematoma in my hip has lessened and it's much easier to sit now. So all things are looking up on that front.

Most of the family is rid of what the doctor called "the crud." Yay! All of my family had it; the doctor said it was everywhere in the air.

It appears we've jumped from winter to spring in the south. Everything's blooming. The same thing happened this time last year. And our winter wasn't all that cold at that. Heard someone say yesterday we didn't have enough cold weather to kill off the bugs, so get ready for them. I wouldn't choose to live in a northern state because of the cold weather. But a plus would be that there are fewer bugs up there.

And jumping into spring means yellow pollen all over our cars. I love black and navy blue cars but they are the worst for seeing the collected pollen. Our car is white and hardly shows the pollen on it.

We live in a college town and the students had their spring break last week. Now the students are back and we can know that without looking at a calendar. Add 25,000 more bodies, seemingly each with a car, and you know the college is back in session.

Many secular writers include things in their books I choose not to expose my mind to. But I do have some favorites in the secular book field. Two of them have new books just out: Jane Green and Kristin Hannah. Another favorite of mine is Cassandra King and I'm waiting for her next novel.

Sorry about that; book talk is supposed to be on Thursday. I just let that slip in today. That’s all I can come up with for today. But as the days go by I’ll be getting out more and promise I’ll come up with a spectacular blog post next Monday. Please come back and see if I keep my promise.

Till next time ... keep on smiling.


  1. Thank you sooo much for this, Jo !
    looking forward to reading something for FuN ")