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Joanne has published more than 2,500 articles and was award recipient of the 1990 Woman of the Year for Beaver County, Pennsylvania, for her accomplishments and excellence in journalism and to the community. Her co-authored book, “Unforgettable Journey,” won fifth place in the Grand Beginnings romance contest. An excerpt from her WIP, “Unearthed,” placed her fifth in the Absolute Write Idol contest. Most recently, her essay, “Perseverance,” is published in the Stories of Strength anthology in which 100% of the profits are donated to disaster relief charities. Her most recent articles were published in ByLine Magazine, Writer's Digest, AbsoluteWrite.com, and Moondance.org. She has a monthly freelance writing column at Absolutewrite.com. Currently, she is the sole caregiver for her 85-year-old mother.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Checking In

First, I’d like to thank everyone for the comments, concern, e-mails, and notes sent during the past month or so. I really do appreciate each and every one of you. Mom is fine and I’m doing okay. I didn’t mean to worry anyone. A lot has happened since my post on April 18. I’m gathering all the information and stories and I plan to have a chronological update for you soon after the Memorial Day weekend.
In the meantime, please know that I think of all of you often and I should be back to posting regularly and trying to catch up on your blogs in another few weeks. Love you all!!!!

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Blogger Anne C. Watkins said...

Love ya, Jo!

5/22/2008 1:53 PM  
Blogger rilera said...

Joanne, I've been wondering about you and Mom. Glad to hear you are both OK. Take care and consider yourself wrapped in hugs.

5/22/2008 9:22 PM  
Blogger cornbread hell said...

great to hear from you, joanne.

5/22/2008 11:34 PM  
Blogger Lori1955 said...

Oh I'm so glad you checked in. Now I can breathe a sigh of relief.

5/23/2008 3:07 PM  
Blogger Cinnamin said...

*waving my hand*
Hi Joanne! Me too, me too! I'm glad that you are posting again!

Thanks for letting us know that you are ok!

5/23/2008 3:58 PM  
Blogger ~Betsy said...

OK, I was getting to the point of serious worry. I'm glad you checked in. Stay strong, Joanne. I'm here if you need me.

5/24/2008 9:39 AM  
Blogger nancy said...

i too am relieved that you checked in with all of us, we DO worry about you. i'm looking forward to hearing more from you in the near future but thanks for letting us know you're ok. Hugs to you.

5/26/2008 10:08 PM  
Blogger steflovesnonna said...

I will think of you. I am glad everything is alright. Love you muchly! :)

5/31/2008 3:26 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

Whew! Good to hear from you, Joanne!

6/01/2008 7:05 AM  
Blogger Frank Baron said...

(checks watch)

Yep. We're due for an update. :)

6/08/2008 7:30 PM  
Blogger rainbowheart said...

You had me worried!! It is good to hear that everything is okay. Take care...miss your post!!

6/09/2008 7:49 PM  
Blogger rilera said...

Hi Joanne, I miss your posts. Hope things are OK with you and your mom.

6/17/2008 9:27 PM  
Blogger Cinnamin said...

Hi Joanne... just me... checking in with you.

6/20/2008 8:42 AM  
Blogger Lori1955 said...

Thinking of you sweetie. Drop me a line if you can and let me know you are ok.

7/01/2008 3:56 PM  
Blogger steflovesnonna said...

*joins in with what everyone else has said* I miss you too! I hope you are ok. Take care, we all still love you here.

7/02/2008 6:00 PM  
Blogger Ray Wong said...

Any updates? I worry about you.

Love ya.

7/08/2008 7:59 PM  
Blogger September said...

ditto to what Ray said.

love ya, Joanne.

7/09/2008 11:22 PM  
Blogger nancy said...

please let us know how you're doing. i worry about you. many ((((hugs)))))

7/17/2008 11:48 PM  
Blogger ~Betsy said...

Hey - just checking in. It's been a while. Let us know how you are, Joanne.

7/19/2008 10:39 AM  
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7/31/2008 2:16 PM  
Blogger Cinnamin said...


Joanne, hope things are okay.
Thinking of you and wanted to check in today.

8/01/2008 4:49 PM  
Blogger Nita said...

Like everyone else I'm just checking on you. Know my thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care of yourself.

8/08/2008 9:40 PM  
Blogger ~Betsy said...

Email me if you can, Joanne. I'm worried about you.

8/17/2008 6:21 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

Just checking in.

8/19/2008 1:14 PM  
Blogger Frank Baron said...

Thinking about you Jo. Hope you're maintaining your balance.

(If you ARE feeling a little wobbly, remember that friends are for leaning.) :)

9/03/2008 11:03 AM  
Blogger Joanne said...

I truly love all of you!!! You've all become such dear, dear friends and I find myself extremely touched to come back to dozens of posts full of such love and concern. I'm so sorry I worried all of you. I've been ill. I'm much better now and I should have a few posts coming up in the next week to explain my lengthy absence. I really do love you guys!!! You don't know how much you all mean to me. Armfull of HUGS and LOVE to you all!!

9/06/2008 7:41 PM  
Blogger Cinnamin said...


SO Good to hear to see you posting again and know that you are ok -

Sorry to hear that you've been ill!

I'll check back in with you soon!

9/07/2008 12:19 AM