So Much Going On!

It’s been a rough time at the Town’s End. It’s been five months since we last had to pull out the crutches, so we were due for another round, right? While my husband hobbles around cursing his condition, I’m prepping to take the family into low-carb diet mode for the next five weeks (which sucks because that includes Thanksgiving), and trying to decide if I want to forego my planned wrication (vacation so that I can do some writing) in November, and instead use that time to get my daughter’s tonsils out. On a scale of 0-4 with tonsils, she’s at a 3+, which probably why she always sounds stuffed up, has trouble enunciating words, snores, and mostly breathes out of her mouth. Does she need them out? Eh, the doc says that’s a gray area. So long as she doesn’t stop breathing in the middle of the night. *sigh* I haven’t noticed sleep apnea, but then again, I’m not usually in her room very long when she’s asleep.

On an exciting note, though, I’ve got a teaser image from the FULL DARK anthology that’s officially releasing NEXT MONDAY!!! Mark your calendars everyone.

And here’s another thing! Aldrea Alien has a book coming out in December, and it’s available for preorder! I got the honor of beta reading this one, and boy, oh boy did I enjoy it. It brought quite a bit of heat to my cheeks with its steamy scenes, it’s got fun fantasy and magic, and it’s a great addition to the LGBT bookshelf. Definitely check it out. If you preorder it, you can get it for 50% off!

There’s so much to be excited about. It’s almost enough to take my mind off of the whirlwind my life has been lately.

Are you looking forward to the FULL DARK anthology? Are you going to check out Aldrea’s book? How has life been for you?

Loni Townsend

About Loni Townsend

Wife. Mother. Writer. Ninja. Squirrel.

15 thoughts on “So Much Going On!

  1. If it will help her breathe, maybe it’s a good idea.
    Looking forward to Full Dark.

  2. Two of my kids had their tonsils removed, the other two “grew” into them…or so said the doctor. They were enlarged, but stayed the same size a the kids grew. The other two had the sleep apnea and constant ear infections because the ears couldn’t ever drain properly past the huge tonsils and adenoids.

  3. Hmm…I wonder if it is time to take them out too. When I was a kid they decided not to take them when they should have and later as an adult its much harder to recover. I had mine finally removed at 32 and been much healthier ever since. I wish you the best of luck with your family. Especially over the holidays. I love the image of Full Dark!

  4. Eek. I’d get those tonsils out. They usually get worse, and they are silly things we don’t need. My tonsils have actually been acting up (yup, at my age…and yup, I still have them), and I’ll be talking to my doctor soon. Although, mine aren’t as bad as your daughters.

  5. I’m sorry to hear you’re breaking out the crutches again, and that your little one may need those tonsils removed. It always sucks a bit more when family’s involved.

    But hurray for the upcoming anthology release! I will mark my calendar πŸ˜‰

  6. Sorry about the possible change of plans and that all that is going on. πŸ™ Whatever happens I hope it goes well. BUT, congrats on the anthology.

  7. I’m so excited about the anthology, I can barely stand it! You should have seen me acting like a kid at Christmas when the paperback proof(s) came today. My son actually laughed at me.

    I’ve read and excerpt of Aldrea’s work. She’s an excellent writer.

  8. Low carb means turkey is cool. And there are some good carb alternatives (like califlower substituting for mashed potatoes). Depending on your family’s preferred foods, it might just be okay.

    Sorry to hear about your daughter. That must be miserable for her.

  9. I think I’d feel just as conflicted as you about my child’s tonsils. It’s probably why I find myself asking the doctor (and even the vet) questions like, “If it were your kid (or dog) what would you do?” because I like to have as many opinions as possible. πŸ™‚ I hope your daughter feels better soon! Also, kudos to you for the low carb diet.

  10. They used to always take out tonsils. I guess that was why. (Although I never had mine out.)

    As a vegan, I’d starve on a low carb diet. 75% of what I eat are carbs.

  11. Hang in there, Loni! Wishing you all speedy recoveries and good health!

  12. Sorry that things are so tough just now for the family. Keeping you guys in my thoughts. I’ve been reading about the Full Dark anthology on other blogs. It sounds like a great read. Congrats to Adrea on her release.

  13. Sounds like it may indeed be time to take the tonsils out. Surgery is fun, said nobody ever.

  14. I hear you on the rough times. >_< Hope things get better over there for everyone soon.

    And congrats on the book – seems like quite a few people whose blogs I read are in this one, I keep seeing it pop up.

  15. Erm…that IS a lot. Sorry about all the crappy stuff. And you’re going to add a low-carb diet to it all? Around Thanksgiving? I’m not sure that’s legal. You’d better check that out. I’m so excited to get Full Dark. Will grab it Monday. πŸ™‚

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