Mercy, I cannot believe how crazy things have been for me lately! So, I'm spending the day playing catch up for you guys, as well as letting you know about some cool stuff... :o)
Most of you know that my DH had emergency surgery last month to remove his appendix. Thank the Lord that he came through that without a single problem, and in fact, only had to spend one night in the hospital. He's limited to what's he able to do physically (which isn't really a bad thing b/c he could stand a break), at least for the next few months....which means that I've been the heavy lifter person in our household lately! LOL! :o) I take out the trash, push and pull it out for the garbage collectors, and take care of the yard...all in place of hubby. But it's okay...I suppose he's worth it. *wink* Also, because of the surgery, he's been so fortunate to have such an understanding teacher in his last college class. Yep, hubby will be a 2-time college graduate by the end of this year! YAY! I am definitely the proud wife. :o)
In other news, we now have a new relative that is living near us. Hubby's grandma flew in just last night from California. He's only seen her maybe 6 times in his entire life because of living so far away, so it will be so great for him to make up for lost time with her now. :o)
And now for some other tidbits...
There are only TWO DAYS LEFT to get your comment in for the Julie Lessman book giveaway! She's offering reader's choice for any one of her four books. If you haven't gotten a hold of her new one yet, be sure you click here to leave your comment to sign up before midnight Friday, October 29th.
Next, we are only a few weeks away from seeing the winners of the first Inspy Awards. If you have not seen the list of this year's nominees, then you really need to take a look! There are some great books up for nomination, and as a judge, I'm already having a hard time narrowing it down to which book will be my favorite for the Amish fiction category! :o) (BTW, there's a great interview up with Beth Wiseman today on the Inspy site...she's one of the Amish category nominees.)
I also wanted to give a little plug today for something that I'm loving more and more every day....NetGalley! This is THE place to catch some great galleys from a ton of publishers. Currently, there are only 5 (at least, I think that's right) Christian publishers--Barbour, B&H, Moody, Abingdon Press, and AMG--represented over there, but honestly, that's pretty good! :o) Thanks to NetGalley, I've had the opportunity to read and review a lot of great books that I might not have gotten around to otherwise. Currently through NetGalley, I'm reading the newest book by Susan Page Davis...The Blacksmith's Bravery. You do have to sign up and have your membership approved, and the site is geared toward book reviewers. Go check it out!