Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Post Conference Update

by Maggie Sefton



Apologies for the tardy posting today, but last night Flu Bug symptons showed up and definitely slowed me down.  This morning I feel better.  Taking it easy and will go to doctor to have this cough checked.  I've learned not to ignore a cough.  Years ago I would keep on going and going with a cough sometimes lasting up to two weeks.  That  was in the Superwoman phase in my 30s.  :)  But one time the cough didn't get better and when a doctor checked, it had gone into bronchitis.  That is definitely not fun.  So----I no longer ignore coughs with bad colds or even a slight flu.  I'd never had bronchitis before then, and boy oh boy-----did that slow me down.  It was an effort to walk across the room, let alone take care of my two daughters----both under four years old.  After that I decided that "Superwoman" didn't exist.  She'd died off years ago.   :/



The Malice Domestic conference was fun as always.  I really enjoy touching base with readers and writer folk I've met over the years.  But---I'm now down here a block from the wide, wide Potomac River, so I've added some photos.


Azaleas are blooming everywhere.  The salmon pink and white bushes beside the house are in full bloom.  The combo pink and white are coming.  Flowering pink dogwoods have already peaked.  Don't you just LOVE spring?   What's blooming where you are?

8 comments:

Zena Weldon said...

Here in northern New England, the daffodils opened this morning. Yellow sunshine! Spring is here at last. Trees and shrubs are just starting to open. Ah...............YES!

Anonymous said...

Just got back from my mile walk around the neighborhood. Because of that warm winter and early spring, everything is out and beautiful! I have even had roses on my "Frankly Scarlet" bush for about 2 weeks. Cordella

Maggie Sefton said...

Oh, my goodness, Cordella. Roses already! How wonderful. :)

Aurian said...

Hi Maggie, I just came back from the Love Letter Convention in Berlin (had a blast) but often authors get sick with mainly a sore throat at the end of the second day. Of course that has everything to do with talking! for two days! Talking to fans, and panels and friends, while normally you have a very solitary existence, writing.
But I sure hope there will be an European Malice Domestic Convention one day, as I would love to meet all of you!

Diane LaBrie Leverson said...

Trees are budding and the dogwood across from me has now lost it's flowers. Lots of allergy problems now. My azalea is starting to bloom. It was in the 80's here in Ct. yesterday..

Maggie Sefton said...

Aurian----Boy, I really wish there was a reasonably priced conference in Europe. :) It would be great fun to meet.

Maggie Sefton said...

Isn't it gorgeous? Sunny and in the 80s here in Northern VA, too. Beautiful.

Aurian said...

Does that mean there is an expensive conference in Europe somewhere? I only know about the one for Romance authors/readers in Berlin where I just was.