The Sunday Salon

I didn’t post a Sunday Salon last weekend—-too much going on.

On this dreary overcast Saturday morning it is 36 degrees. The wind is from the NNW at 9 mph. The humidity is 51%. It is expected to warm up to the mid 40s. We will have a warming trend over the next 10 days.

My 4-year-old granddaughter Charlotte has the flu. She had gotten the flu vaccine but still became sick this past week. I’ll not be surprised if her parents become sick.

My 19-year-old granddaughter Celeste was in the hospital last week with seizures. The EEG showed the seizures, but they are not in the area of the brain to diagnose her with epilepsy. Instead, she has been diagnosed with dysautonomia which is related to the POTS Syndrome she has. Celeste has several health problems. The dysautonomia is one more on the list. She is home and has not had seizures for several days. There is not a pill to fix this problem. I believe they are going to try biofeedback.

My sister Frances’s husband John has been diagnosed with leukemia. He had a bone marrow aspiration biopsy yesterday at MD Anderson in Houston. We will know more information with those results. He had leukemia and was on chemo 2 years. He had 2 years free of no cancer, it has returned.

Thanksgiving is planned at the home of son Paul who is the dad of Charlotte. But we will see how the family fairs. He has ordered a fully cooked meal from Albertson’s grocery store. I am to bake the pies. Some holidays are like this. Plans change because of sickness or other life stuff.

I finished reading The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. I posted a review yesterday.

I am reading Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I am also reading a book of her short stories which are vastly different than Little Women‘s tone and writing style. It’s as if a different author has written it. The book is below. This is the link at Goodreads.

I just started reading a book that will be a review for Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours. It is Half Notes from Berlin by B V Glants.

I’m wishing all of you a Happy Thanksgiving! Stay well. Stay warm. Read only enjoyable books and drink warm tea or coffee. Don’t forget the lap blankie, and maybe a cat or two.

The Sunday Salon is hosted by Readerbuzz.


8 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon

  1. I hope all the ailing members of your family will be making progress and that their health will improve, and that you will be able to enjoy a good Thanksgiving dinner.

    best… mae at

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  2. Annette, I’m very sorry to hear about all of the health issues in your family. I hope it all works out to be able to get together on Thanksgiving. It can be nice to get together when we are going through rough times. I am sending good thoughts and prayers for everyone for a successful resolution of these health troubles.

    I wonder if Louisa May Alcott had a different audience in mind for her short stories than she did for Little Women. I’ve never read anything of Alcott’s except Little Women. It will be interesting to see what you think about it.

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  3. I’m so sorry to hear about so many loved ones who are sick or have other health issues going on. Seizures sound especially terrifying. I hope The House of Paul are all flu-free so that you can enjoy Thanksgiving together. If not, can you have a re-do at a later date?

    That latte (?) looks delicious and that little Wyatt is too cute!

    Whatever you end up doing this week, I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

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