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Expect the unexpected.

This week has been more hectic than usual for us.  Nick was sick, which is stressful, and we were trying to finish all the things on our lists before we left for Ireland.  Throw in some birthday celebrations and friends visiting.  It was a full week.

Thursday we packed.  Nick calls it “final packing day.”  He was very excited, but as the day wore on, he seemed worn out.

Finally it was 10 pm and we were getting him ready for bed.  Arden became alarmed.  Nick was struggling to breathe.  Since we had no idea if he had fluid in his lungs, we decided to take him to the emergency room.

I am grateful that the medical professionals at the hospital were all amazing.  Nick had the same nurse, she remembered us from March when Nick broke his ankle.  She told us that when we left, she remarked to her co-worker that she didn’t know how we were going to care for him with that ankle.  We said that we had said that same thing to each other.

Two different ER doctors consulted to determine what to do.  Both of them came into the room and sat down and chatted with us.  We really felt taken care of.  We got home about 3 am.

It turns out that Nick didn’t have pneumonia, but he does have a bacterial infection.  They treated him with an IV antibiotic and a 4 day course of antibiotic tablets.  Nick’s only concern was that he could still travel.

As far as we know we are going to Ireland tomorrow.  And as we do know, we can expect the unexpected.  We need to roll with the punches, and look for the silver lining.  There are lots of common saying in our language to remind us how to get through difficult times.

Today has been a good day.  We are all tired but we are home and happy.  I am choosing to count my many blessings.

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Announcing that I have finished a book with the working title of “The Fairy Fort.” I am currently pitching it to publishers. Keep checking back to watch the progress of my newest novel.

Here is a quick glimpse of the story.

Sarah Doherty is an 18-year-old living in rural Ireland at the tail end of the Great War. Plagued by severe epilepsy, she is protected by her parents and lives a sheltered, secluded, lonely life. The Fae, local Irish fairies, interfere with her life. She falls forward a century in time through the local fairy fort of standing stones. She had a seizure in 1918 and woke up in 2020. The 21st century world includes life-saving prescriptions, physical comforts and the independence and freedom she seeks. The locals are welcoming and Andy Mclaughlin, a handsome young historian, is intriguing. She doesn’t want to return home.

Then a letter arrives from Boston divulging the story of Sarah and Andy’s lives that are deeply entwined in the previous century. They are not yet in love but as they seek to verify the letter through online resources, they feel a growing obligation to their unborn family and to each other. What would happen to their posterity living in Boston if they don’t return to 1918? Even if they do make it back, her parents can never know what happened to her or that would change everything.

This Young Adult time-travel romance explores the question: Do we have the freedom to make choices or is free will an elaborate illusion?

This is my third book. I love reading time travel romances. I am an advocate for epilepsy awareness because my 43-year-old son has intractable epilepsy. As a genealogist specializing in Irish research, I live part of the year in the village where the story is based. I wrote the book to help young adults understand that difficult situations can change your life. Sometimes miraculously.