Northern Colorado Writers Conference Countdown (with Prizes)
You can win weekly prizes during the conference countdown, whether you're attending the two-day event or not. Check out what's happening this week at The Writing Bug.
What I'm Reading
If I can just find a little more time, I'll finish Terry Odell's most excellent When Danger Calls. I think you can still get a copy of the hardcover edition of this book from Terry, but it has now also been released as an ebook. If you like mysteries with a nice dash of romance, I recommend this one.
Next up is Lee Child's latest Jack Reacher novel, Worth Dying For. Have to read it next because the library wants it back in three weeks for the next person on the Hold list.
Favorite Blog Post of the Week
This prize once again goes to Elspeth Antonelli at It's a Mystery. Sorry, Elspeth, there's no money or chocolate attached to this prize. Elspeth's post is called 10 Signs of a Typical Writing Day, and if you're a writer (or even know a writer), you'll love it.
2011 A to Z April Blog Challenge
I know you're sick of me mentioning this blog event. I understand. So I'll just say, try it, you'll like it, you know you want to, click on the logo in my sidebar and sign up.
And Now the Katrina Katie Kitten Story I've Been Holding Back
On Friday, Feb. 11th, the kitten we adopted from the animal shelter about three weeks earlier became very ill. We've been through a very scary time with Katie, putting her through multiple visits to the vet and some tests way too tough for a cute little kitten less than six months old. It's been hard on her because she was suffering so much, and hard on us because we were so afraid we were going to lose her.
Katie is a trooper, though, and she has an astounding desire to get better and stick around to humor her humans. Since Sunday, she has been making daily improvements. It's enough of a heart breaker to almost lose a pet (and if feels as though she's been here forever instead of a mere six weeks), but to see her try so hard to get better and regain control of her people brings tears to my eyes.
I'm happy to say that Katie is improving. Our wonderful vet considers her illness a mystery and a challenge, and he even calls us to check on her and discuss what we should do next. To his credit, he has even told us the next step, if she were to get worse again, would be to pull in the well-known Colorado State University Veterinarian Hospital team to apply their diagnostic expertise to her case.
This evening, however, Katie is even better. She not only ate her own meal, she conned me out of a few bites of my baked chicken. And then she wanted to play.
So keep your fingers crossed for Katie. She's a keeper (and she seems to think we're keepers, too).