Archive for March, 2009

An Adventure: Healing and Patience

So this week has been interesting.  I had surgery on Thursday morning and have pretty much been in la la land since then…  I am now starting to remember things in small doses based off of what people tell me I did or accuse me of.  For example, I remembered that the nurses in the recovery room pretty much decided I was fine and sent me back to my room after accusing me of being feisty because I want to lay on my side (as opposed to flat on my back).

I have a lot of work to catch up on and even more homework to do.  So here I go….


An Adventure: Daisy Chain Blog Tour

This is a first for me.  I have read lots of book and made lots of comments about them to people – read this one, don’t read that. 

On the first of March, I started reading “Daisy Chain” by Mary DeMuth.  That was the day that a long awaited book came out.  I can tell you this – the book was so worth the wait.  Now, I just have to wait until books two and more are released. 

Daisy and Jed’s stories are revealed in a page turning, sleep depriving, adventure.  They battle daily stigmas and appearances – especially those laid down with the East Texas “Bible Belt” .  The memories of Daisy that Jed uses to carry himself through his day, linger within the reader.  Jed’s memories cling to you just as the memories and curosities of your own childhood. 

The hidden story is of Jed, his family, and his neighbors.  I can’t wait to see how these outside characters hopefully develop in the next Defiance novels.  Another story that drew me in was the relationship of Jed and his sister (Sissy).  I frequently associated their “little” moments that are so vividly written to the moments I have shared with my brother.

This book is available through and I would highly recommend it.  If you are interested in using it as a women’s group title or summer reading book, it has a small reading guide within the book.

Daisy Chain on

Mary Demuth’s “Daisy Chain” webpage

I hope you enjoy your daily adventure today.

An adventure of homework

I am thinking that today’s daily adventure entails a lot of homework…. Both of my grad school classes have huge projects due this week and they are so very different.  Here we go…..