By jennybookseller on Jul 24, 2016 at 9:24 PM
Just wanted to say that you had a major impact on my life by befriending me so long ago. I may never have found my inner funny girl again without your (and other Cheezers) encouragement over the years. Your creativity, wit, style, compassion, empathy for humans and animals alike is amazing! I know you know how loved you are by us all. I just wanted to add my two cents' worth to your message board. ((hugs and kisses))
By jennybookseller on Jul 3, 2016 at 2:37 PM
Sending giant hugs and bugs and boops and cuddles, dearest Syl!
By jennybookseller on Feb 27, 2016 at 10:35 AM
Haven't checked in with you for a while. Hope and pray you are stronger every day! You know that we all love you and miss your abiding presence on the Cheez. Take care of yourself and let others take care of you, too! Mwah!
By jennybookseller on Jan 24, 2016 at 2:53 PM
Syl! So glad you're home again! You have no idea how full the Cheez has been with well-wishes and worries, funnies and sads, all Syl, all the time since you've started your ordeal. And yet . . . it's like a drop in the ocean, I know, to all that you've given to us, to dear little animals, and to countless peeps your whole life through! We love you so, you know, you know. Heal now. Get stronger every day. Think up a ton of funnies to share when your lolling fingers are ready. We'll all be right here waiting and praying for you.
By jennybookseller on Dec 5, 2015 at 5:03 PM
Just sayin howdy, Syl. Howdy. I know how you're doing. You're doing fab because you are fab and nothing is going to conquer all of that fab-ness. Nuh-uh. Nope. It is a scientific fact that wit kills cancer. Therefore you have nuffin to worry about, you wif your big, giant wit! Thinkin bout you all the time, o course! Thinkin bout you all the time.
By Sylviag on Dec 3, 2015 at 3:20 AM
Hai! Will pick up all the loving support LOLs later after some rest. xo http://cheezburger.com/8590969088
By jennybookseller on Nov 15, 2015 at 2:08 PM
I've heard your news and I am sure praying hard for you! So many on the Cheez love you and are sending our bestest healings feelings. Take care of yourself and get through this as fast as you can! Blessings and hugs!!
By jennybookseller on Nov 7, 2015 at 7:10 AM
Thanks so much for the conga ratzes and all! Love your poem lol! Just so true and lovely. Had a wonderful night on Thursday. The poetry group I started here in town is a fab group. We are close friends now and we really help each other be better writers. I wanted to bring them to a poetry group near Indianapolis I attended for a few years before starting my group. Five of us were able to go (Pat was repairing the roof, so he missed out), and it really felt great to have my friends of old meet my group and to hear how well they write and present their poems. I felt sort of motherly or something. Like they were my poet kids (even though I'm the youngest). Oh, and a note about my new fantasy novel. It is fantasy, and yet not so much. No one is going around waving a wand or anything. It takes place in a tiny town in Indiana. Things are just slightly magical. It's more of a psychological experiment, or . . . hmm. Hard to describe. Anyway, must get off to the post office and real life stuff so that I can just settle in to write and edit. Have a fun weekend! And I hope your back is much better!
By Sylviag on Nov 6, 2015 at 8:16 PM
And Hot Diggity Dog FP congrats!
By Sylviag on Nov 6, 2015 at 8:06 PM
And a couple of AnimaLOL FP congrats!
By Sylviag on Nov 6, 2015 at 7:37 PM
LOLCat FP congrats! SpiderKit i very cute and that makes up for everything :) I really enjoy fantasy and I think it would be fun to write as you can build a whole other world. Possibilities are limitless. Oh double yay on the payoff - I bet that is such a relief. I think a lot of people have sleep apnea and don't even realize it and so glad it is working so well for you. Also glad to see you have put profle info back in. You should put in the link to your blog. which I am continually forgetting nd this time I ED the link in convo between you and P2 and this time I bookmarked it :) "Empty" is a beautfu poem. Bryan and I in our travels often drive along along old not well traveled roads and see those empty houses (which I love to photograph) and wonder about the lives lived there. I love to take pics of old abandoned cars randomly left in fields. I used a pic of one to write a poe. Not sure if you saw it. http://cheezburger.com/8022282496
By jennybookseller on Nov 4, 2015 at 5:00 PM
Hallooo and thanks! So sorry about your back! I hope you're getting lots of good care from loved ones and professional taker-carers! I'm okay. Writing another novel -- about 53,000 words in. Doing an edit at this point to help make some plot decisions before continuing forward. It's not in the bookshop cats series, btw. Trying a bit of a fantasy. More exciting! Also more doggy than kitty, and way more people than either this time around. Got our building paid off at long, long last, and my eye surgeon appt this morning showed that I have nothing worrisome going on. And yep -- using a good ol' CPAP. If anyone is being all resistant and fussy about getting one/wearing one -- you send em to me and I'll tell it like it is! What a difference it makes! My voice has been pretty awful for years. Strained and hoarse. I have my old voice back! I have my younger brain back now that I'm not waking up oxygen-starved. It isn't as comfy as sleeping without, I suppose, but I got used to it fast. I had apnea so bad that I was stopping breathing 88 times per hour. It's a wonder I didn't wake up ded!
By Sylviag on Nov 3, 2015 at 10:34 PM
Belated thanks for the congrats and belated congrats or FPs I am sure you got while I've been so on and off with back problems the past month. Intensive PT, acupuncture and home exercises are helping. I ED you are using a CPAP machine now - I bet that has really helped with sleeping. How are all your other ventures doing? Still sewing curtains? :)
By jennybookseller on Oct 21, 2015 at 8:13 AM
Harley conga ratz!
By jennybookseller on Oct 8, 2015 at 8:39 AM
Sprinkling you with conga ratz!
By jennybookseller on Oct 5, 2015 at 9:19 PM
I paid maybe ten bucks for the whole bolt. Must be about sixty yards! I haven't cut into it because, of all the fabric I bought at that auction, I love it the most. There's an orange and gold that is wonderful, too. I used it for the backdrop under the books on both of my novels' front cover. The curtains are to replace ones I put up about fifteen years ago that are looking shabby. I need to make more, too. There are (hold onto your hat) 56 nine-foot-tall windows here, and several smaller windows. Only twelve had shades when we bought the building. The rest had to be covered fast and cheap, so I mostly hung queen or king-size bed flat sheets up with the vow that I'd hurriedly replace them with actual curtains. It's taking me a while, obviously.
By Sylviag on Oct 5, 2015 at 9:01 PM
Thanks! Been awhiile. I have to confess I have no clue what "vintage fabric" would be and where to get it. But it must be in teh near prieless category if you have been waiting to get up the courage to cut it :) What are the curtains for?
By jennybookseller on Oct 5, 2015 at 9:00 PM
And hey -- liberry conga ratz!
By jennybookseller on Oct 5, 2015 at 8:58 PM
Thanks for both of your last messages! Just done doing some curtain-sewing. By hand. With vintage fabric. Took me twelve years to dare cut into that bolt!
By Sylviag on Oct 5, 2015 at 8:56 PM
Hot Diggity Dog FP congrats!
By jennybookseller on Oct 3, 2015 at 10:45 AM
Thanks again -- and it was very fun. Next up for me is selling my books as a benefit to the local humane society in November. Oh, and getting the van fixed for real so we can travel reliably!
By Sylviag on Oct 3, 2015 at 10:27 AM
I bet there was a good turnout! What a wonderful fun thing. And another LOLCat FP congrats!
By jennybookseller on Oct 3, 2015 at 10:12 AM
Thanks! The Poe evening was just fab! Pat looked even more like Poe this year.
By Sylviag on Oct 3, 2015 at 8:07 AM
AnimaLOL FP congrats!
By jennybookseller on Oct 2, 2015 at 7:56 AM
All kindsa thanks! Have a wonnerful weekend, Syl!
By Sylviag on Oct 1, 2015 at 10:58 PM
By Sylviag on Oct 1, 2015 at 10:57 PM
By Sylviag on Oct 1, 2015 at 10:53 PM
AnimaLOL FP congrats!
By Sylviag on Oct 1, 2015 at 9:58 PM
Oh I am so relieved to hear that - scary stuff. The Poe event sounds like great fun and what a treat for the audience to have someone as knowledgeable on the author as Pat. Not sure I could read anything anymore by candlelgiht. You have to take a pic and share it :)
By jennybookseller on Oct 1, 2015 at 7:37 AM
Hi! Well, I went to the eye surgeon's office in Indianapolis Saturday. After a thorough exam he concluded that there's nothing to worry about. Whew! The gel in my eye shifted, which happens when you get older, and the flashes and floaters can sometimes accompany that shift to a bothersome degree. No retinal detachment or tears, thankfully! However, he said it was good I went in for an exam. 15% of the time there is a problem when my symptoms happen. Thanks for the congratses! And sorry about your puter troubles. Next up for us -- hubby Pat dresses up as Edgar Allan Poe (complete with brown-dyed hair and mustache) to read The Raven at a bookshop in Indianapolis tomorrow night. By candlelight. He's done this in October for a few years now. Lately to a packed, standing room only audience. He really looks like Poe, and he knows so much about him that he answers questions from the crowd for about an hour after the reading, barely ever being stumped. Oh, except when a girl asked what shoe size Poe had. That was a tough one!