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A Mom Update

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So many friends have been asking about my Mom, I realized I needed to post an update. It’s been a rough couple of months for both of us, beginning with the realization that she wouldn’t be able to live independently at home any longer. However, the plan for her to move in with us didn’t set well with her. She repeated she didn’t want to be a burden in spite of my insistence that she wouldn’t be.
As of this past Tuesday, Mom has moved to Sunrise SeniorCare, a beautiful assisted living facility. This place is incredible. Heck, I want to live there! Either she’s lying to me or she really does like her new digs. Time will tell. My home will always be open…although I have to admit, where she’s at now is WAY nicer than Casa de Dashofy!
For Thanksgiving, Hubby and I picked her up and took her to the family gathering where she oversaw the carving of the turkey.
No blood was shed, no fingers lost.
With Mom settled into her new apartment, a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders. Onc…

California Dreamin'

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In less than a week, I’ll be winging my way to Long Beach, CA for Bouchercon: Murder at the Beach. Having seen our local forecast, I think I’m getting out of town just in the nick of time. That “polar vortex” thing is being tossed around again. Whoever coined that term should be shot. Too apocalyptic.
In the meantime, I’m trying to get my household in order. You see, not only am I attending Bouchercon, I’m then heading to New Mexico for a much needed vacation and some girlfriend time with my BFF Leta.
The problem is I’m leaving Hubby at home to take care of the cats and life in general. I think he’s having panic attacks.
Hubby: “Am I going to have to do laundry???”
Maybe I should stop at the store and buy a few packages of new underwear and socks for him.
The cats aren’t thrilled with the idea of being left with The Dad either.


Kensi: “Puh-LEEZE take me wiff you, Ma!”


Sorry, baby girl.

Bridges Burned Cover Reveal!

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Ta DA!
This is my favorite one so far!