My September has been a blur of hospitals, nursing homes, day-long drives from Virginia to Georgia, and vice versa, raucous school visits including signing books for hundreds of kids, the Small Press Expo, and now Eleanor and I are back at my mom’s house in Virginia.
My mom officially left the nursing home the other day, and we’re trying to figure out what her life is going to look like for the next couple years. A Parkinson’s diagnosis is a real crap-shoot, and everything is especially confusing in the wake of a pretty debilitating bout of pneumonia. She could get better enough to live some more years semi-independently, or… not. So, we’re going to be in Virginia a few weeks at least, trying to set up home health care visits, finishing making her house more accessible, etc.
How’s this going to bear out on Margo updates? I’m still not sure. We’re trying to set up a little away-from-home studio here at the house, so we can get back to drawing. I really miss it – the only drawing I’ve done for the last couple weeks has been on the title pages of peoples’ books! The book launch and all the related promo is also a job just on its own. I’ll let you know as soon as I can.