Friday, April 25, 2008

I'm Back, Kind Of, Sort Of...

Hey there reading buddies and author friends!

I'm slowly getting back into my routine. For now, I'm catching up on some children's books I've been asked to review, as they are short and my attention span doesn't have to be all that long:-)

Surgery didn't go as planned at all. From the moment we arrived at the hospital it seemed that everything and anything that could go wrong did. I'll spare you the gory details, but what was supposed to take 2 and 1/2 hours took over 5 hours to complete.

But I was able to come home (against doctor's advice) that night, and while I had a miserable few days, at least I was with my family. They have been fantastic in caring for me, and I'm doing pretty much nothing but resting and healing.

The books are piling up...look forward to some great and interesting reviews. I have received a wide assortment of titles to choose from, and I'm branching out a bit, exploring independent publishers and looking at more children's literature.

Hopefully, you'll still like it around My Bookshelf. No contests for a bit...need to build up to that, but I have a great one planned for May, so watch for that.

Thank you for all the prayers and love and encouragement. This hasn't been what I expected, and some challenges are still ahead that have me a little anxious at moments...but God is good and He has already made my path for me...just need the courage and faith to walk it.

I appreciate your continued prayers, and your continued readership!

Happy Reading!

Deena

9 comments:

Dawn said...

Glad you're getting better!

lovedandamazed said...

I'm sorry to hear it has been harder than you anticipated. Keep looking up to the Lord, and you know He will hold you up. I'm praying for you whenever you come to mind!

Carole said...

Your readers are still here, Deena! I'm glad that you're home with your family, and I'm praying for your continued recovery.

Nise' said...

Glad you are home and will continue to pray for recovery and healing!

Barbara H. said...

I am so sorry for the ordeal! I hope and pray you have a smooth and uneventful recovery.

Cee Cee said...

Take care Deena and I'm sorry you had a trying experience.

Kim said...

Still praying for you Deena! I'll email later! I've lots to share too!

Kim

Rel said...

Hang in there, my dear :)

Grateful Gramma said...

Hope your recovery will go more smoothly than the surgery and that you will be able to enjoy some rest in the process! Saying a prayer....

Ginnie