Today I met up with some gal pals to attend a reading/signing by author Jodi Picoult. We had a fabulous time talking, eating lunch, and then foisting books on each other. My friend Trish brought her niece Jessica. Pictured above is Jessica meeting Jodi Picoult. It was great because Jessica was so excited to meet her as she loves her books. It was really great to meet a teenager who is so into reading and is such a lovely young lady. She also has her own pet sitting business! This girl is going places I tell ya!
I am currently reading Jodi's new book and it is very good.
Another exciting part of the day was meeting and hanging out with fellow blogger Patti! Her blog is Creative Cottage Dreamer. Patti and I have emailed and I think we have tons in common. It was so very nice of her to join us for lunch and the book signing. I loved meeting her and I hope that we see more of each other. We both like to stamp, read and cross-stitch; so it is not like we don't have lots to talk about! (Pictured above me, Jessica and Patti).
My dear friend Sharon joined us too which was so wonderful. Sharon and I met up early so that we could arm bands for everyone to have their book signed. Also, not pictured are my friend Joyce, her daughter Hannah (another young lady who loves to read!), and her sister. There is nothing like being in the company of like-minded people to really inspire you. I just feel so happy to have spent time with all of these wonderful gals.
Here are Trish and Jessica still basking in the Jodi glow! We are all going to try to get together in May for a reading that Elizabeth Berg is doing.
On the health front, my Mom is still in the hospital. It has been 6 weeks. The light at the end of the tunnel can be seen though. Her surgery is scheduled for this coming Tuesday afternoon. My brother and I will both be there with her. This surgery should take care of things and then she should be on the mend and ready to go home soon. Thank you all for your thoughts, prayers, cards and flowers. It has really helped us to get through this time. I am hoping to get back to a regular blog schedule. I have missed being part of things.
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