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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Anniversary Blog Fest: Jane Toombs



So, yes, it’s summertime, but the days aren’t long enough for me to get everything done. I converted the house for handicapped and brought my SO, who has Parkinson’s, home from Long Term Care. He’s in a wheelchair, but transfers easily and can tend to his toilet needs and also get from wheelchair to his lounge chair by himself. But this is a guy who used to help me with everything from bed-making to meals, shopping with me for groceries and did everything for our cat, including changing the sandbox.

He still helps me as much as he can, but cannot do everything he used to be able to do. As a result, I’m busier. Though I wouldn’t change having him home, my writing time is restricted. Even with Home Health, which includes PT and a shower gal.

Oddly enough being busier has helped my own health because I’m now stronger physically. Partly from doing the PT exercises along with him, but also because I’m far more active. But I miss writing without interruptions. I’m back to the days when my writing was always being interrupted because I had five kids to raise. But I wrote then and I’m writing now, though much, much slower. I was a lot younger then. Now I’ll be eighty-six two days after Christmas and the years do take a toll.

Of course neither of us expected it to be this way. But love isn’t only about sex, love continues on regardless of age or illness. And that’s the point I wanted to make. I think because we, as authors, do write about sex as a part of love, we sometimes may tend to leave out the caring part of love, which is even more important. Because that’s what holds us together and keeps us going no matter what.

My Viking may now be in a wheelchair, but he’s still my Viking.

Jane Toombs takes you back to a time shortly after Confederation and then, book by book, follows two powerful families in this fast moving dramatic saga about the people--Spanish, Anglo, Mexican and Indian--who struggled, fought, made mistakes, loved and survived to build America's Golden State.

All in one book compilation you will find:

The Bastard - Book 1

The Interloper - Book 2

The Dancer - Book 3

The Rebel - Book 4

The Fixer - Book 5

The Deceiver - Book 6

The Wild Card - Book 7

Available now on Amazon.


Ingeborg said...

Love is all about caring and kindness.

Debby said...

It really does not matter. They will always be our love.
debby236 at gmail dot com

katsrus said...

Love is forever no matter what. You are a very caring lady.
Sue B

Lisa said...

Hi Jane,
All your books sound good. Love is being tender and caring.

Jude Johnson said...

Lovely post, Jane. Indeed, love is above and beyond mere sex. What a wonderful testament to the beauty of your relationship!


Karen H in NC said...

Thank you for a beautiful story of true love and devotion.

kareninnc at gmail dot com

Allison said...

Your blog brought tears to my eyes. So few people today understand that the loving and caring part are what keep people together. Those of us who live with our best friend know how important it is to love, sex or no.

Marianne Stephens said...

Bless you...I certainly understand how life can show you priorities need to be followed. Caring for a loved one is a challenge we take with love in our hearts, and it's not always easy! But, the time spent is always appreciated and will always give fond memories.
You know how my days are spent...with my mother and grandson. I find no time to write, but I've resigned myself to comes first and their needs are important. I'll eventually find some time.
Enjoy your days together, whatever the circumstances.
Again, Bless You and your loving relationship.