Charlaine Harris

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  • in reply to: Charlaine’s Books & Blog #2437
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    As Florida’s infection rate has taken off again even those of us who are vaccinated are scratching our heads about what is best to do! My pharmacist daughter, who is quite brilliant and I depend on her for medical advice, has NOT had the vaccine nor have my grandsons! I am VERY concerned since my oldest grandson, Kolton, begins college in August (can ya’ll believe that!!) and will come in contact with a lot more students from countries that are not as conscientious about health care as we are. She is the consultant pharmacist for the hospital pediatric clinic in Madison and is staying informed through the doctors at the clinic and the hospital and at this point they are advising her NOT to vaccinate herself or her boys! (ages 18 and 10) I am beside myself about this because of Kolton’s future exposure and the danger of him bringing infection back to Mason! I have a feeling that as the cases in Florida increase the college will require students to be vaccinated. Time is passing, however, and so far nothing has bee mandated. I was required to put on a mask by a doctors office for the first time in months just the other day. It seems we may be going back to the future!

    in reply to: New Book Releases 2021 #2394
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    A new Jana Deleon “Fortune” book is out today. All fans of Gertie, Ida Belle and Fortune are in for another treat!

    in reply to: I am happy today because… #2389
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    Teehee! Remember-you were an overnight success!

    in reply to: I am somber today because . . . #2371
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    Most of my real health issues of late have been the result of vaccinations! Both the covid shot and the shingles vaccines were very difficult for me. Thank heaven they are now behind me and I should be covered for those terrible conditions. We have been caring for our youngest grandson after school for some time now and he is truly a blessing. He is very obedient and is no trouble-just occasionally needs a peanut butter sandwich or a banana popsicle! 🙂 He loves to help his Papa in the garden and amuses us to no end playin his Zelda games on the tv! He will be ten in October so he is old enough to pretty much take care of himself-but he is too young to be completely on his own. Our physical proximity to my daughter’s home would make care easier for all of us.

    in reply to: I am happy today because… #2351
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    Wow Charlaine, so sorry to hear that. I would think you would be protected by antibodies! Maybe the second one will be easier since you already had the reaction.

    in reply to: I am happy today because… #2345
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    Charlaine, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but it is the SECOND shot that delivers the whammy! I had absolutely no problem with the first shot-I did not even have the sore arm that many reported. YAHOO! The second shot was the kicker! I had severe flue-like symptoms for over a week, and muscle aches for much longer than that. Initially muscle pain, some nausea and mild headache. It was the muscle pain that was worse for me. Just have some Tylenol available!

    in reply to: I am somber today because . . . #2339
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    This has become a real concern for me as I realize my health is truly failing. My daughter and her companion wish for my husband and I to sell our current home and purchase a new home to put on their land near their home. She has recently gained primary custody of her children so our caring for the youngest grandchild is becoming more frequent. Our oldest grandson is a senior in high school and is planning to move to Gainesville for college. He has been the primary after school care person for the youngest boy (8 years old) so there will soon be a more urgent need for the grandparents! Our physical presence nearby would be very helpful for him as well as necessary for us as our health issues may someday soon require us needing more of their assistance.

    in reply to: Harper Connelly #2338
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    That’s great news! I still also have hope for Lily. 🙂

    in reply to: I am somber today because . . . #2322
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    It is so hard to say goodbye to a friend whom you have admired and enjoyed for a long while. Unfortunately, at my age it is becoming much more frequent. My husband and I were just visiting yesterday with a friend who lost his wife just a few weeks ago. He is still dealing with the pain-they had been married for over 50 years-and the shock of discovering just how much she had done for him that he was not even aware of! As well as the loss, he is having to develop a great many skill sets that he never had before! She took care of all the home finances and since they had three homes it was quite a job! It has brought home to me, as a wife who has taken on a lot of reponsibility in my marriage, that I need to make sure that my husband is aware of all the tasks he will have to assume should I precede him in passing. I’ve realized it may be something he is not be prepared for.

    in reply to: Off-Topic Question of the Day #2294
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    well, I now am supposedly immune to the virus! I got my second shot a week ago yesterday and am just now getting over it! I had absolutely no effect from the first shot and thought, ” WOW! This is going to be easy!” 🙂 HAH! Hubby and I got felled by the second shot! Just like having a really bad case of flu. We are ok now, however, and I am really glad its done. With my health issues I was a VERY bad bet if I got the virus so I’m glad I at least have a bit better prognosis. Our area began to have a whammy of new cases of covid just before we got the first shot. I think that may be why our county got the vaccine so quickly. Florida has so many elderly and we are being given the priority for the shots. Since my husband and I are both over 70 years old we were at the head of the list. We had actually been told we would have to wait when I called to get an appointment for the first shot. I was told that even though I called immediately once I found out the vaccine was available, all the medication had already been promised. I was told it would probably be a couple of months before they got more. Fortunately for us, we got a call a couple of days later that they had gotten additional vaccine and would do the shots the next day! I am really relieved-I do have some ammunity now but will be at full protection by next Tuesday.

    in reply to: Off-Topic Question of the Day #2286
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    What a lovely poem! I’m so glad it was not lost! How great to be able to share with your son and he can present your work as a part of his assignment. That is truly special.
    It makes me remember how thrilled I was that some of my work was chosen to be included in The Sookie Stackhouse Companion. We all worked so hard on it and I am really proud of the final product. 🙂

    in reply to: Off-Topic Question of the Day #2275
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    I also love the Innkeeper books. I hope we get a novella at least in that series this year!

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    I really enjoyed the online discussion with Gordon and Ilona about Blood Heir. I first met Ilona at RT in Daytona when she was there after the first Kate Daniels book was released. I thought she was a hilarious person and subsequent meetings just reinforced that impression. I remember the Charlatans had a party at Charlaines rented condo when we were at RT at Orlando, I think, and Ilona came with a group of other authors. We had such a wonderful time-one of my favorite memories!

    in reply to: Off-Topic Question of the Day #2264
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    WOW! The pandimic is still spreading like wildfire in Florida. I have been fortunate to avoid it so far. I have had my first shot of the vaccine so I am anxiously waiting for the second in about 3 weeks. Fingers and toes crossed! 🙂

    in reply to: Off-Topic Question of the Day #2254
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    Ilona Andrews, Blood Heir. Great to visit with Julie and Derek! 🙂

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