Friday Fragments:
What a difference a week can make. Last night Michael moved from ICU to Step down! He still has a long recovery ahead but this was one giant step forward and such a relief for all of us! Little Dominic is doing well also; as well as can be expected for an 8 year old boy who is trapped on the sofa with pillows under his leg in July. He is actually going to the zoo today with his summer camp in a wheel chair. My daughter is a nervous wreck but I'm sure those counselors feel so bad about the accident they will be extra careful with him. I feel like I have lost the whole month of July. I am expecting the release date for my book soon and I am supposed to have the second one completely finished by the time I get the date. The second book is about Michael; so I have an awful lot to add. I also have to plan a release party and although I have always dreamed of being a writer and that dream has come true I feel bad celebrating because I am realizing my dream because my brother died. Any ideas? Do you know how tragedies and deaths bring out the worst in some people? Well Michael's step father called my husband and basically told him I did some things that I never did. I am one that avoids confrontation at all cost but I was so angry not that he lied about me but that he upset my husband at such a difficult time. Well I called him in front of my husband (on speakerphone) and made him admit he lied. It felt good to stand up for myself for a change but I am harboring resentment and having trouble forgiving him. I need to work on that. There was also someone else from my husband's family that made some ignorant comments to me. I ignored her and my husband brought it up later and told me he heard them and he was angry. I told him we should just let it go and concentrate on Michael. I am also harboring that resentment and don't know if I should forgive and forget or confront? On a much happier note I stopped by yesterday for a quick visit with brand new grand baby Peyton and her sisters. She is still so tiny but I got a smile from her and that will get me through the week.. I had a talk with my doggies and told them why we have been gone so much and asked them to stop peeing in the house. Strangely since the 'talk' they haven't peed in the house. Do you think I could have a new career as a dog whisperer? Friday fragments are brought to us by the famous Mrs.4444 over at half past kissing time and Follow Friday from Java at Over 40 bloggers; please scroll down and grab those links and start hopping. I have made so many new blog friends this past week, I cannot help but smile!

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  • Rebecca Rasmussen

    Hi Doreen -- I am so excited for you, and yes I am getting excited, too. You'll have to keep me posted on all of the upcoming events. If you're ever near St. Louis, I am there!!!! love, Rebecca

  • Doreen McGettigan

    I am going to have a pre-release event for family and some others that are 'in the book' and for the release party I am going to invite anyone and everyone I can think of including all of my press "friends" (I used to work at several newspapers). Right now the waiting for the date is killing me...the cover is 1/2 red and 1/2 black with stick figures kicking one on the ground. It is simple and to the point. I do find myself going from highly excited to very guilty. I wish I wrote a book about how my brother survived an attack.
    I am nervous about going to the book stores and speaking. I don't know why because I have spoken to large groups many is the intimacy of small groups that scare me (lol)
    So what are you going to do? You must be getting excited too..

  • Rebecca Rasmussen

    I love this --- tell me, what do you think you're going to do for your launch? I am so thrilled for you!!!! Tell me all about the book, the cover, the delicious details!!!! xox