Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Looking on the bright side... and a free book by Roxanne Rustand

Hi everyone,

Just a very quick note from me today, as I'm typing one-handed while trying to avoid aggravating a shoulder healing after rotator cuff surgery.

So, how are you all doing during these challenging times?  So many have faced personal loss during a pandemic we couldn't have predicted at the beginning of 2020. Quarantine, illness, the loss of loved ones...loss of employment...the shuttering of schools this spring...and now, the unrest that has spread across the nation.  How are you coping?  Are you cooking more? Immersing yourself in reading or projects around your house?  Has there been a bright spot in your daily life?  I'd love to focus on some positives here, because goodness knows some of us could use some!


Leave a comment and be in a drawing for a free copy of my romantic suspense, A Montana Legacy.

Roxanne

27 comments:

  1. reading more
    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  2. I've been working on a few projects and reading as much as I can!

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  3. I feel a lot more rested than before, have really enjoyed reading a lot, have tackled some household projects, and have been walking after dinner with my husband in lieu of taking exercise classes at the Y, which was closed.

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  4. With downsizing and moving plus medical issues, it's been a while since we have been able to have a garden. Although smaller than what we use to grow, our raised bed garden is growing leaps and bounds and appears that it will provide us with an abundance of veggies this year. We've already had lettuce, radishes and green onions out of it. Tomatoes, squash and peppers are putting on and the plants are full of blooms. Nothing beats fresh, home grown veggies!

    Although retired and use to being home, the stay at home order curtailed any trips including the bucket list trip to Utah that we had planned for over a year to see the national parks there. On the brighter side, it's given us more time to enjoy our front porch and to observe all the wonderful critters that visit our small plot of land - everything from rabbits, deer and birds to name a few. With our love of photography we not only got to see but also to capture in photos what we have seen including the beautiful migratory birds like the rose-breasted grosbeak that we would have missed had we taken that trip to Utah. Our love of photography and our critter visitors have help to make the stay at home a lot nicer time.

    It's also been fun and challenging to work side by side in the kitchen. Hubby and I both love to bake, but getting ingredients has proven to be challenging at times. It meant searching for recipes to bake while using only the ingredients we had on hand or, on the rare occasion of going into the store, what we could find.

    I've also been able to catch up some on my every growing TBR list.

    Thank you for the wonderful chance to win a copy of " A Montana Legacy". Love romantic suspense and would love the opportunity to read this book.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  5. I have been doing a little gardening and pulling weeds. These have certainly been trying times but hoping for a bright spot soon by taking one step at a time.
    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  6. I'm so sorry about your surgery. I'm glad that God has blessed you to see hope in everything. racheltirzah(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Praying for a speedy recovery. Things haven’t changed much here as hubby has continued to work and we are busy with spring things as always. We power washed the house and windows, planted our garden, built a new chicken coop and tore down the old one, etc.

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  8. Being retired, my husband and I, are doing pretty much the same thing we normally do, not a lot of changes lol.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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  9. Reading, playing games on my tablet and waiting for the crochet books and kits that I ordered.

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  10. I'm SO tired of cooking! :) With hubs having the TV going full blast, I can't concentrate enough for reading, but I play solitaire games on my computer. :) Hope your shoulder heals perfectly. Stay safe. rw620 AT aol DOT com

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  11. I watch my grandsons (4 yrs old & 18 months) part time..Their Mom works part time/dad works full time...They are FREE entertainment! Here's an example: Raphael over heard me talking to Gideon; I had offered Gideon his monkey pacifier & he threw it, so I offered him his penguin pacifier & he popped that into his mouth. I told Gideon that I didn’t know that his preference was for the penguin pacifier. Raphael asked me what a preference was. So I told him that when we had choices, which one would we like the best. I gave him an example and asked him if his mommy asked him which shirt he wanted to wear: a blue one or a green one? (green is his favorite color) which one would be his preference? He answered the green one. I asked him which toy he’d want to play with: his new paw patrol truck, or the ambulance? Which would be his preference? The paw patrol truck. Then I asked him if his mommy was going to McDonalds and asked him if wanted to get a hamburger, a cheese burger, or chicken nuggets, which would his preference? Without hesitation, he grinned, and said, “ALL of them!” sigh. So much for the preference lesson!  Badawson16 at aol dot com (HEAL Quickly!)

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  12. I am tired of cooking so hubby made a dish last night that was ok but he usually does a good job. Also keeping my pups company but i am used to staying at home as i am battling a disease called RSD. So I have pain 24 hrs in feet,legs,rt hand and shoulders. I am reading a lot of reviewing 1 time every 2 weeks. peggy clayton

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  13. I'm trying to catch up on my long TBR list.

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  14. I do get out at sometimes to help Dad plant flowers and such.
    Some projects I'm working on is that I'm a writing my 5th book for fun and as soon as my scrapbook comes from Amazon, I plan on putting some drawings a friend of mine drew for me in a particular order. I have more projects I find since this Covid 19 disease started.
    I live in the same house as my Elderly Mom & Dad because I can't afford a house or apartment of my own and both my parents are retired. So I try to help around the house.
    If there's anything positive that comes out of this it's that when we look back and reflect on what happened, how it started and such we find that more people recovered than died and a possible vaccine may even be found. The best thing to remember is that there is always a silver lining in every situation.
    Love the book cover. It's very intriguing. Love romantic suspense books. I love to read and review paperback/hardback/print books and would love to read and review your book(s) in print version.
    Crystal

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  15. Working a lot in the yard on nice days while my dh works on house projects. Keeping busy helps. Getting some reading time in later in the day keeps me sane. Hope you heal up quickly.
    kjrochon40(at)msn(dot)com

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  16. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  17. Such a crazy few months! I'm reading as much as possible, but since we were already homeschoolers in the midst of a busy history competition season, things didn't slow down for us - instead, the change to a digital format made things even crazier! My reading time is especially important, and we're playing more games as a family whenever we can.

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  18. Oooo--I had rotator cuff surgery on both shoulders (not at the same time!), so feel your pain! Take it easy and thanks for the giveaway! chendryx (at) nctv (dot) com

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  19. I would be thrilled to death to win a free book. I've been buying a lot of books during these past few months. I hope and pray that you heal quickly and are feeling much better. Keep those books coming. Have a great day. :)

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  20. Some days I cry and don't read/watch any news reports. Other days I praise the Lord for all of my blessings. Because there are blesdings amidst all the negatives. But above all else, I pray for healing in our land and for the opportunity to make a difference. Just the other day I was sitting outside having my coffee and time with the Lord. I saw a baby robin hopping along, attempting to fly. As I watched, one of the parent birds flew down and fed the baby. Perfect reminder that God knows all about that bird and He knows all about me. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of your book. I'm not familiar with your work so I'll have to check it out. Praying for your shoulder to heal. Boxtopscrazy at gmail dot com.

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  21. Praying for a speedy recovery, Roxanne! The book sounds great!

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  22. I've been catching up on some reading and we've been doing some projects around the house. Hope you feel better soon.
    dianah7272@gmail.com

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  23. I actually feel like I've had so many distractions that I've not gotten as much accomplished as usual! I haven't spent as much time reading! That's bad! jarning67(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  24. I love beautiful big sky country! jarning67(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  25. I've been working :( and educating four kiddos lol
    So glad the distance learning is over YAY!!!!

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  26. Still working on recovery from a bad auto accident on Feb 6. Lots of therapy, still using a walker....
    tumcsec(at)gmail(dot)com

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