tc_blue (tc_blue) wrote,

I'm baaaaaaaaaackkk...

I know I've been sort of MIA (only sort of because I HAVE been replying to other peoples' posts and have done TQ LJ stuff), but I'm going to try to be better about posting here.

It's been almost two months since I've posted anything here, and I want to thank everyone who expressed their sympathies for my Dad's passing. It was appreciated more than you know, even though I've not replied to those comments. I couldn't for a long while, mostly because I hate crying and your comments and well-wishes made me tear up. Still do, when I read them.

For those of you who have wondered, I'm okay. Mum is a bit less okay because the defining aspect of her life for the last 4 years before Dad died was her committment to visiting with him every day, feeding him, trying to get responses that were more than 'yes' and 'no'.

And now, some advice.

If any of you have relatives who are elderly or even in less than good health, PLEASE consider finding out everything you can about them, if you don't already know. Their date of birth, mother's maiden name, place of birth... location of marriage licenses, where their parents died (for insurance purposes), terms of service and discharge papers if they were ever in the military.

Knowing those things would have saved me so much time and effort and phone calls. If you have the chance to find it out before you need to, then do it. Truly. And most cemetaries/graveyards/memorial gardens have booklets they'll give you (for free) with guidelines as to what you should know, even who (friends and such, as well as family) when the time comes.

Okay. Enough of that. Just saying. *quirky grin*

So, the update.

I did manage to turn in the MS for my Lime Green color box to TQ. On time, and everything. *hee*

Of couse, me being me, I asked for another color because... you guessed it. Sequel. Or Trilogy, I suppose.

The third and final Conventions book should be out in August. The sequel to 'Life or Something Scary Like That' (tentatively titled 'Life Changes Everything') should be out in November... and the Lime Green color box is scheduled for sometime in October.

The second 'Farmingdale Gentleman's Club' book, called 'A Game of Skills' (at the moment called that) will also be out in November.

I'm currently working on 'Mandarin Orange - Sweet and Sour' (this would be the color box that's the third in my 'Citrusy Fruit Basket' series... Lemon Yellow, Lime Green, and... yeah. Mandarin Orange. LOL).

I'm also working on the third FGC book for Total-E-Bound. I had started another as the third but I've decided that it would work best as the fourth book in that series, so I'll be writing the NEW third soon.

Aside from that, I don't have much of anything going on, so... that's it.

I'm okay and life could be worse. *grins*

I figure that's pretty much the best I can ask for.

Be good to each other, my sugar-coated marshy-chicks!

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