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Oh Autumn, Where Art Thou?

Hi Everyone,

Well it feels like it has been forever since I have been on here and it has been. Seems my wretched summer just keeps going, but hopefully there is an end in sight. Yesterday and today the weather has been nice down here, my family is even considering opening up the windows to let a little fresh air in. Today is the first time in ten days that I have been on the computer and I have read (and am responding to) several marvelous emails.

So where have I been? Well, two Fridays ago, my dog had a 15 minute seizure, in which he stopped breathing during the first few seconds. He has since been placed on phenobarbital and a new routine of scheduled morning meds and scheduled nightly meds has taken place. Between the stress of everything happening on the home front, that little flu bug that I thought I had in the beginning of this month, turned into a wicked case of chicken pox last week, and I am just now recovering.(This is seriously the first day that I have been on my computer, and yes, I was having withdrawals.) Of course this all played out, while my mind was recalling the events of September 11, 2001 and September 11, 2008, the day in which I was diagnosed with ITP. Needless to say, it has been an emotional roller coaster this past week.

What can you expect with the cooler air and the changing of the seasons? Well, you can expect more reviews, more author appearances, etc! Starting today, after I finish responding to all of the emails, I will post my latest review, then the new segment starts. Each week, there will be author interviews posted here on Wednesdays or Saturdays. Readers can expect to find a variety of authors from every genre, some from The List, some not. Authors, if you are interested in being interviewed, contact me, so I can add you to the schedule. I hope you all will enjoy!

Thank you all again for your continued support. I appreciate it and I hope you will celebrate a new season with me, here on Ariesgrl Book Reviews.

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!


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A Beautiful Blogger Award

Hi Everyone,

It is a real honor to accept a nomination for an award. It is an extremely high honor to accept two nominations, on the same day! I am speechless. First I want to thank Scribbler for my nomination. This past week was very difficult for me to find time to blog, and when I came back it was exciting to see this nomination. I enjoy your blog and recommend everyone to go check out your website. There are two rules to this award: list seven things about yourself and then nominate seven other blogs.

About me:
1. I live near the beach, but I despise the beach. Give me a snowy mountain and I will be happy.
2. I was diagnosed with ITP at the age of 21, on September 11, 2008, and I have learned to live my life as an open book. By sharing everything, I hope to get people discussing uncomfortable topics and spread awareness about the lesser known auto-immune diseases.
3. I used to work as a Health Unit Coordinator in the Emergency Room in my hometown in Va. I miss my Va family! But we still stay in touch. Oh and distance will help show you who are your real friends and family. Love y’all!
4. I am a night person because the sun and I have a respectful love-hate relationship. If I step outside while the sun is out, I will be burned within ten minutes.
5. I love all animals, but little bugs freak me out. Oh spiders, too. And snakes are on my evil list after one bit Jagger and we ended up in the Animal hospital one night.
6. I am actually planning on writing a book about my life. My new motto is making laughter (not lemonade) from all of life’s lemons. Have no fear this is several years away from becoming a reality.
7. I am the biggest Washington Capitals fan you will ever meet. I am pretty sure I came out of the womb cheering “Let’s Go Capitals, Let’s Go!”

Now for my seven nominees (in no particular order):

1. Write On

2.  Domestic Diva, M.D.

3. The Jenny Mac Book Blog

4. Beating Rheumatoid Arthritis

5. Invisible Ink

6. “The Light-Bearer Series”

7. Writing Waffle

Thanks again to all of you for your support.




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