Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Day the Tour Stood Still

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Hindsight being 20/20 and all, I suppose John's blood-curdling yell at 8AM should have tipped me off that our day in Dallas was going to be a wee bit difficult.

As it was, when I skidded into the hotel bathroom, still half-asleep, and saw the golf ball-sized lump on John's forehead, I was hoping it was merely a flesh wound. (Heh.) The irony, of course, is that it was merely a flesh wound, and would soon be the least of our worries.

Since John was laid out on the bathroom floor, my first order of business was making sure he was conscious (and would stay so), ordering a car to get us to the hospital, and getting us both decently clothed - in that order. In addition to the head wound, John was beyond miserable with what we thought was the flu, so the walk-in clinic we first went to turned us away (none too nicely, I might add), since they couldn't tell if his symptoms were from the flu or the head bonk. So, we called another cab, and waited. The clinic doctor came out and threatened to call an ambulance if we didn't leave quickly, or if John closed his eyes for too long, so it was a long, tense wait. (John was alert enough that we didn't think an ambulance was necessary, but we both had only had a few hours of sleep that night, so he kept trying to put his head down.)

Skipping past a few hours of tedious misery: John was laid out in the ER and on an IV. His head seemed Ok, and the flu test came back negative, so they planned to get just one more bag of fluids in him and then release him. It was getting late, though, so I had to head back to the hotel to get ready for the show. I figured I'd do it solo, and then meet up with John afterward at the hotel.

I should mention that at this point I thought the show at Legacy Books started at 3. It did not; it started at 2. Yeeeah. (Thanks, Amy, for that phone call. And sorry 'bout the screeching.)

I arrived at 1:50 to a lovely crowd of cake-hungry Wreckies:


However, thanks to a host of technical difficulties, all the store's horses and all the store's men could not get my slide show together again. (Not for lack of trying, mind you. Kyle & Jeremy, you guys are awesome.) I really would be doing the show solo: no slides, no John, and not even a mic, at first. Heh.

But here's the crazy thing: it was a great event. Seriously. The crowd was so enthusiastic, and so happy to be there, that I think we all had a fabulous time. It didn't hurt that we had a gorgeous cake on hand, courtesy of Bronwen Weber's Frosted Art Bakery:

Mmmm. Chocolate.

(The three lovely ladies you see here are students at a local pastry school. Since Bronwen was at a cake show, they generously volunteered to help serve.)

Plano really turned on the Southern charm for me. Check out these girls' shirts:


Some even brought gifts, like this gorgeous apron Brooke W. made for me:

Isn't it cute?
(This is Brooke's photo, not mine. I only wish I had a Lucille Ball dress like that.)

And we can't forget our cupcake Wreckplica winners!

From left to right: Kayla, Nicole, & Christy

Here are their entries:

It's Snappy! Haven't seen him in forever.

She even added the rose petals. Awesome.

Fondant censor bars FTW!

When I was about three quarters of the way through the signing line, I found out that John was not only still in the hospital, but that he also had pneumonia. I'm glad I didn't know the whole truth yet (no one did): that in addition to his lungs being filled with fluid, he was also in shock and had a bacterial infection raging through his blood stream.

John was in critical condition for the next two days, and we are still finding out all the many and colorful ways he could have lost limbs or even his life had the infection taken a nasty turn - or if he hadn't been admitted when he was. Yep, all told, we are very happy he bonked the bejeepers out of his noggin.

So that's the story, my dear Wreckies. Well, not completely: I could go on about my fractured emotional state, the tears, the worry, the hotel that locked me out of my room that first night when I was trying so desperately to get to John, the kind nurses who still let me in when I got there late, the fact that John was calling hotels from his bed in ICU to get me into a better & closer hotel, the cab driver who spread the word about us, so that I had other drivers telling me they were praying for John, the ICU food staff who brought extra meals when I hadn't eaten all day, my amazing contacts at Andrews McMeel (Kathy & Amy) who repeatedly told me not to worry about the tour, but to take care of John...yeah, I could go on about all of that.

Or, better yet, I could go on about all of you. The e-mails, the stories, the jokes, the offers of help: you Wreckies made us laugh and cry by turns, but most of all you made us feel like we had one big, snarky family pulling for us. If you'll forgive the gushiness for a moment - I promise we'll get back to poo jokes soon - please know that John and I will always be indebted to you for your kindness these past few days. You've shown us that you are not just our readers, you are our friends. I only hope we can thank each of you personally someday.

Today John is out of the hospital (wahoo!!) and recuperating in our hotel here in Dallas. We're still figuring out what's going to happen from here, and when we'll get to go home, but I believe a rescheduling of the missed events is in the works. So stay tuned. In the meantime, I'll do my best to keep the Wreckage coming. ;)

Thanks to Brooke W., Katie T., and David H. for letting me use/steal some of their photos.
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AllBlueZoo said...

So glad he is out of the hospital and resting by your side! Now you two take it easy and get all better before you try to conquer the world again :)

Tayor@MyOlderBrothers said...

Wow! That's quite a stop on the tour. It's good to hear that John is better, especially after hearing all the stuff that went wrong.

We will each be awaiting our promised thanks in person. That's gonna give you a lot more stops for World Tour 2!

eilbeback said...

Bless you, Jen and John... I got your book in the mail last night and was laughing, then crying thinking about John's health. Know that we all love you for what you give us daily: love and laughter!

John, stay down!!! It took my sis about 3 months to fully recover, coincidentally, in Dallas, too.

Suz said...

Glad to hear that John is feeling better. Take it easy and take care.

Thank you for the many laughs I have gotten the cake wrecks. And some of the eewweess too.

Anonymous said...

Jen,
What a roller coaster you've been on these last few days! I was staring open-mouthed at the computer as I was reading it. I just got my husband out of the hospital on Friday, after a 4-month stint that included six weeks in ICU for sepsis and dehydration, so I kinda get where you are right now. I'm thankful for that bonk on the head, too. You guys will be in my prayers daily, and I hope John recovers quickly.
Sincerely yours in wreckage, Ashley Foreman

Anonymous said...

So glad to see things are looking up, health wise. Hope John is fully recovered soon, and that the remainder of the tour is successful. And a big shout-out to all the caring Texas folks who have been looking after you (and raspberries and stale CCCs to the few rotten eggs)!
Huda

Anonymous said...

Knock knock
Who's there?
Banana.
Banana who?
Knock knock
Who's there?
Banana.
Banana who?
Knock knock
Who's there?
Orange.
Orange who?
Orange you glad I didn't say banana again?

Love,
Christy, age 9
PS - Continue to get well! Laughter is good medicine! Bye!

Meredith said...

Glad John is okay. Hope you both rest and relax for a bit before heading out again. We can be patient till you're both feeling up to more cake skewering.

Lara Starr said...

So glad John is better - what a scary, crazy. intense few days. Here's to some rest and recuperation for both of you.

And OMG you got to have a Bronwyn Weber cake - even if she wasn't there, she's my favorite from the Food Network cake challenges.

Trista said...

We are so glad to hear that John is recovering!

And hey maybe you can talk the publishers into an even larger tour in the new year!

Take it easy. Lots of cake. Rest too. Your crazy snarky huge wrekky family is behind you and pulling for you.

Jayde said...

Jen I am so thrilled that John is out of the hospital and doing better. You two have definitely been in my thoughts and prayers for the past couple of days.

Hang in there and the most important thing is that you guys get better. Like you said the tour can be rescheduled.

Take care of that fabulous hubby of yours, he is definitely a keeper!

Elsie said...

I'm so glad that things are looking up I've been following your blog right from the get-go and I'd never left any comments but now that I realize how much they mean to you and John I'll make sure to keep it up ;)

Bless you xOxo

Auntie Meme said...

Very sorry for all the horrible things that have interfered with your brilliant book tour. I hope you go home and regroup and recuperate and think about touring later, Scarlett. Every day is a virtual tour of Wrecky Goodness at your blog, so keep up the good work. We're all buying your book anyway, so don't worry about the tour. There's always TV ;-)

WV: That Amber series of cakes was really slesi.

Paula said...

Jen & John,
I just wanted to pass along well wishes for a speedy recovery for John. I just found your site recently and it has turned into a daily must-read for me. I hope you both get some much needed rest and wanted to thank you for providing a hilarious and clever escape from reality. Take care and best wishes.
Paula

ChelleBelle said...

Aww, Jen. This post made me misty. I've enjoyed your blog for quite a while now, and I've been checking obsessively for news of John these past few days. I'm so glad to hear that he's on the mend, and thankful for the bump on the noggin that sent you guys to seek medical attention.

Thanks for making my mornings a little brighter, and best wishes to John for a speedy recovery.

Michelle

angie said...

Thanks for the update. I am glad John is out of the hospital. Hope things get back to normal. *crossing fingers*

Anonymous said...

Wow, that sounds like a gong-show.

Get recuperated soon, John!

JAM said...

Wow, YIKES! I'm so glad John is resting comfortably now, sorry that you're not in the comfort of your own home. Best of luck!!

Megan said...

I've never posted a comment before but I've been a follower of your blog for some time.

I'm so glad to hear that John is on the mend and that things will be getting back to normal. Take it easy and get better, all of your fans will still be here when you're ready to go back on tour!

That being said, I had kind of hoped that a tour stop closer to(or in the vicinity of) Albany, NY would have been in the works. We have a few huge bookstores (Borders and Barnes & Noble) here and I know there are a lot of wreck fanatics in the area! I would gladly make a wreckplica for the signing! There have been many nights where my hubby and I will sit and go through every entry on this blog and just wind up doubled over, breathless and crying with laughter. There aren't many people who can do that! And we love you for it!

Anonymous said...

My goodness, how one can tell such a serious tale and envoke laughter and tears all at the same time I have no idea. But you do it!
I am so glad to hear that John is out of the hospital and that you are hainging in there as well.
*holds coffe mug in the air*
Here is to a full recovery and more wreckage (the cake type) to come!

Becky

Gary said...

Thanks for the latest installment of "When Book Tours Go Horribly, Not-So-Hilariously Wrong."

Take it easy and keep getting better, John and Jen.

I hate to be critical at such a time, but that chocolate cake in today's photo is no Cake Wreck. What's funny about a beautiful, perfectly-made, delicious cake, with three charming student bakers serving it? I would have sent it back. No, I wouldn't-- I would have eaten it and loved it.

I got the book last night, and stayed up late disturbing the neighbors with deafening howls of laughter. When I finally caught my breath again, I had an idea: Make a special dictionary for cake decorators, with the correct spellings of "Birthday," "You're," "Daddy," "It's," "Anniversary," "Congratulations," "girl," "and," etc., and a section on cake punctuation. For example: Never use quotation marks on a cake.

Rapunzel210 said...

What an adventure! Glad he's going to be okay. Hang in there!

Connie Moreno said...

I've been a big fan and follower for several months now and I have to tell you that it really bothered me to hear about all the bad things that were happening to you and John. For days I debated whether to post something or not...After all, we don't know each other and words seems to fail me when it comes to stuff like this. So maybe I should tell you that you are a bright spot in my morning ritual. I get to work early so that I can write a letter to my soldier, check my email, etc... But before doing ANY of that, I check out Cake Wrecks. I love it. It has made me BUST up laughing, over and over, day after day. It's genius. So, I hope all is going well for you. I hope you get to complete your tour and I hope that on payday I'll have enough left over to order your book. *grin* Thanks for the laughs. Lord knows I need them right now.

Kristen said...

I'm so, so glad that John's health is turning around--sometimes it's good to knock yourself stupid.

And, my son's favorite knock-knock joke. (He's four. He doesn't get the concept.)

Knock-knock.
Who's there?
Banana.
Banana who?
Banana says ding-dong! Ding-dong! Ding-dong! (Repeat until someone begs him to stop.)

Sam Snoek-Brown said...

I'm thrilled John is safely out of the hospital and resting down there in Dallas. We all hope you both get to go home soon where he can more comfortably recover, and we can't WAIT to see the get-well cakes!

Susan said...

Glad it is all over. I know how scary those things are. From experience, both pneumonia and infections in the blood leave you with considerable fatigue. In the future it's useful to know that when you take an ambulance to an ER you NEVER have to sit in the waiting room. Ever.

Meanwhile, I've never posted a joke, mostly because I rarely remember them. So this one goes way back.

A boy is riding his bicycle around the block. The first time he comes around by his mother he says "Look Mom, no hands!". The next time he comes around, he says "Look Mom, no teeth".

celestejohnson said...

I love that 9 year old's comment of the Banana Knock Knock joke. So sweet!

I am truly grateful that John is out of the hospital and recovering. Wow, I can't believe that he could have lost limbs and such had he not gone in. Scary stuff!!

It is a good thing you didn't mention which hotel chain locked you out of your room or they would be inundated with nasty calls and emails from all of us.

Continued prayers your way!!!

Anonymous said...

Let me echo everyone so far - very happy to hear that John is out of the hospital and beginning to recuperate. My thoughts and prayers will remain with you both.
A

threekidchaos said...

I've been so worried about how John is doing & how you are holding up. Thanks for the full story! I'm so glad to know John's on mend & hopefully you'll be home soon for some much needed R&R.

My whole family loves the book. My 3rd grader wanted to take it to school but I had to nix that because of the 'naughty' chapter. He doesn't get it, but I bet some in his class would & I didn't need that call from the office ;-) He just wanted to show his class the poo cakes. For some reason that chapter appealed to him...

Famous Hat said...

I am so glad to hear that John is better. I have been praying for you both.

WV: untrav - what you have been doing lately.

Ana said...

I'm sooooooooooooooooo happy to hear John is out of the hospital! I was in a meeting until now and all I could think of was "When will he stop talking so I can get back to my desk and check on Cake Wrecks?"! Now you guys go home and get some well deserved rest!

BTW, how about coming to Belgium on your next book tour? I would be the first in line...with the wreckiest of the CCC you could possibly imagine! LOL!

debbo said...

Huzzah!!! so glad to hear John is on the mend. Hope things continue to improve on the health front. Thanks for sharing the story today.

WV: FUNMEN

Amy said...

So glad things are taking a turn for the better. I hope this doesn't prevent you from returning to Dallas again someday, it really is a fine place when you're not laid up in ICU and juggling a million worst case scenarios! Keep feeling better, we all love you guys!

CariOkie said...

Thanks for taking the time to share with your "big, snarky family". Even when it's crazy and scary and serious you make us laugh. Now take care of yourselves!!! The book tour can wait.

john (the hubby of Jen) said...

Hey Guys,

I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for the kind words and prayers. My nurses in the ICU thought I was nuts because I would be giggling at a joke and than crying at a sweet comment.

Jen said everything in the post that I could have and did it better, as usual, but let me just say that you will never understand how much you all mean to me. I am forever grateful. Thanks again guys and WRECK ON!

Yours,

john

Hyla said...

Oh my gosh! So So So glad you are doing better! Keep on the mend!

Anonymous said...

I just started reading your site after you were mentioned on the Pioneer Woman's page. I love what you do and can't thank you enough for the laughter you've brought to my life and the lives of my coworkers. I'm glad to hear John is feeling better and wish you both the best of health and good fortune! Who knew a head wound could save a life? Thank you!

Terry Lee said...

awesome news, jen. glad y'all are out of the hospital environment. hope y'all can manage to get to the comfort and safety of your own home very soon.

still praying for the both of you. thanks so much for keeping us updated.

to hell with the alamo. you'll always remember dallas! ;-)

Jeff Hickmott said...

Wow! Quite the tale. Glad to hear John's feeling better. I had pneumonia last year and it laid me low for several weeks. Take it easy John! Don't overdo anything! How fortuitous that you whacked your cranium when you did!

Trini said...

I am so very glad to hear that things are looking up for you guys!

All the Best from Trinidad (the Caribbean one) :)

Miss B. Haven said...

I never know what to say when someone is going though something rough. I always comes out sounding trite. So, now, just let me say that, I'm really glad everything is getting better and John is doing well.

~Erin

BradC said...

Glad he is out of the hospital and on his way to recovery!

My kids' favorite knock-knock joke:

Knock, Knock

Who's there?

Interrupting Cow

Interrupting C...
MOOOOO!!

5thsister said...

Don't let him try to do too much too soon. We don't want a relapse. In the meantime, prayers are going up for a full and complete recovery!

Gina said...

Yay! John is out of the hospital! Glad to hear you had so much support from the people there and help from everyone who met you!!

Bill said...

I am a firm believer that the body knows when there is something wrong and will do what it can to get others to take notice. I've seen too many people who have a minor issue go get it looked at only to find that there was something major going on beneath the surface. I'm glad to see John was one of those people who had good defenses in place and that he is now on the road to recovery.

Alice said...

Goodness me, what an amazing tale. I'm so glad he's well enough to be out of hospital. I'm so glad that in with the stress and rubbish hotel people and clinic meanies you've experienced real kindness. SOOOO glad the prayers were answered!

I honestly cannot believe you've managed to BLOG this last week. BIONIC people!

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear recovery is going well! I am coming out of lurkdom to tell you how much I love CW and want to thank you for my morning giggle every day. Take care....

siltedrepose said...

Pneumonia's awful. You guys take an extra week now.

Katie said...

I've been following the drama on Twitter, and I'm relieved to hear John's feeling better!

Anonymous said...

Soooo glad things are turning around for you guys. Take your time and heal, we will all still be here when you are better.

Cori in Kansas City

kyooty said...

Thanks for the update on John and his episode in the John.

DrL said...

I'm so happy to hear he is on the mend!

lisadh said...

I am so VERY relieved that John is doing well (well enough to post, even) and out of the hospital. My heart sings for you (trust me this is waaay better than my voice singing).

It's quite a talent to make someone cry and laugh at the same time, so my hat's off to you, Jen.

Stay on the road to better health and we'll be waiting for the Tour, Part II.

Cheers!

Eyebrows McGee said...

The bit about the cabdrivers made me a little teary. I'm glad John is getting better!

GS said...

Just wanted to "de-lurk" to tell you that I've been following your and John's status for the last few days and I'm so glad to hear that he's on the mend. I can't believe how tough you two are! You carried on with the show and he called hotels from a hospital bed?!?!

Blondie said...

Dang John! You gave all of us in Wreckyland quite a scare! So glad you're recuperating in a hotel room now.

And because you need the trifecta, here you go:

Knock knock.
Who's there?
Orange.
Orange who?
Orange you glad you bonked your head in the bathroom now?


Take care of yourself and remember, bathtubs are slippery!

Blondie in Dallas

Darryl said...

Everybody over here at NobodyLikesaJerk (which is me) is very happy to hear that John is out of the Hospital and that Jen has gotten some sleep and food too. We're pulling for both of you to make a full recovery.

Yesterday, because the Bethesda stop was canceled, my friends surprised me at dinner with a copy of the book. So I'm ready and willing to have you sign it (for a small fee of course...just let me know who you want it made out too!)

In the Joke Dept:
A Frog, a Deer, and A Cake Decorator walk into a Bar...OUCH!

(I have an alternate version of that with a Priest, a Rabbi, and an Imam but didn't want to offend any readers)

Amy Bell said...

i am so glad john is better. what a scare....i love your blog and thank you for brightening my day with your wrecks.

blessings to you

Carol said...

What an ordeal you all had to go through! I think this will be the first time I ever say this to someone...but I am so glad you conked your head, John!! Rest and relax in that hotel of yours...don't try to do much too soon!!

Corrie said...

I'm so, so happy to hear that John is out of the hospital. Take it easy, both of you, to recover from all of this. I hope you get to go home soon.

leannwoo said...

Dang the gushiness! I hate crying before 8am and at work too!

I'm so glad that John is better and out of the hospital. What an amazing coincidence that he bonked his head when he NEEDED to be in the hospital! I firmly believe you had an angel watching over you. And still do. Plus you have all of us who love you dearly and love to read your words everyday.

Mallory said...

That's great, great news! Gotta love the power of prayer :)

Anonymous said...

I don't usually comment. As a matter of fact, I'm not sure I've EVER commented. But I love you guys. I'm sorry the tour took such a dramatic turn, but I'm so glad everyone is okay, and I'm so thankful that (by no coincidence) your fans and friends have been there for you so much. You guys rock, and I'm wishing you all the best! <3<3<3

Ghoul Friday said...

Thank goodness the whole ordeal is over (not JUST John getting better, but the chaos that happens when emergencies arise when you're away from home).

Ok. Out with the stress. In with the funny.

jamina1 said...

I am glad that fortune happened to smile on you and while he bonked his head, it saved his life. My parents have a similar story with my dad's lung having collapsed and his fire-ant allergy sending him to the hospital after 6 months of undiagnosed coughing.
Quick and full recovery to John! Best of luck to both of you on the rest of your tour!

Carol said...

I'm so glad to hear that John is out of the hospital and on the mend. You both have been in my thoughts a lot the past few days.

I hope that for the 2nd "World" Tour, you will be able to make it to Kansas City. We missed you guys!

Blessings to you both for a quick and full recovery.

agent99 said...

So that's what happens when a book tour goes "horribly, hilariously wrong"..... You sure know how to wreck an event. I missed the Chicago event and I am feeling really bad about that right now. I hope everyone mends quickly. I can't speak for all Wreckies, but I think we'd all show up wherever, whenever. Get yourselves better so you can Wreck on! We'll be waiting for you. BTW, you've provided an excellent learning tool for my 4th grader. She loves to visit your pages.

Steph said...

So glad to hear that John is out of the hospital and on his way to recovery. What a scary few days that must have been for you both. I wish you lots of rest of relaxation over the next few days and weeks--you'll need it!

Logospilgrim, the quiet professor said...

Thank heaven everything turned out all right... Take good care, both of you, eh? Your blog has so often made me laugh. May God continue to bless you and your loved ones, and all of your endeavors.

Katiedid1806 said...

I am so happy to hear he has been released. Make sure he does not try to push the rescheduling too quickly. He should allow himself at least 6 months to really, fully recover. Then we will be happy to party on with both of you.

Now try to rest yourself, since I am sure you have not done that yet. We love you both!

Christine said...

I'm glad to hear that John is feeling better. It really could have been a lot worse.

I can't think of any funny stories off the top of my head. And normally when I send someone to an awesome/funny website it's Cake Wrecks.. ^-^

Gossamer said...

So glad to hear John's getting better! Make sure he doesn't over do it too soon Jen! We Wreckies would much rather see you both happy and healthy, even if it means the rest of the tour is kaput!

Rhapsody said...

You guys really are lucky, I let "a cold" go so far, not even realizing it was that bad, and when I finally "crashed," (I woke up from a nap with a 103 fever and chest pains), the docs admitted me into the hospital and I didn't walk out for 2 weeks. My blood had become infected, and they had to hoover my lungs.

I'm glad he's okay!

Morning Glory said...

I'm so relieved to hear that John got better so quickly! That's awesome news.

Bronwynn said...

Glad to hear John is doing better. I'll keep you both in my prayers while he is recuperating

Linda said...

Here's to a speedy recovery.
Linda in Seattle WA

Sara said...

Soooo glad that he is with you and getting better. :)
I hope that you can reschedule your events, and this time it goes a little more smoothly. (And this time come through ATL. Just sayin.)
Here's to a SPEEDY recovery!

Kapten Clark said...

Okay, I was doing fine until I saw John's comment. That's when I almost burst into tears!

I was really scared to death and praying my heart out. Welcome back to the land of the living!

maxon said...

Honey - you take care of that man and yourself first. We'll all be here when you're ready.

Cheryl said...

So glad John is out of the hospital. Now someone needs to get a cake in the shape of a staph bacteria!

Chelsea said...

So glad to hear that this story is trending toward a happy ending! I hope you can get a chance to relax and enjoy your forced time off together!

Caroline said...

Happy to hear John is getting better! Thanks for keeping us informed :)

john (the hubby of Jen) said...

Leannwoo,

I was just imagining a huge, sword-wielding guardian angel standing next to me as I prepared to thrust my head forward to vomit. Then, just at the precise moment, he lowers the split toilet seat just enough so that as my head comes down, I smack it just above my right and left eyes. Then, as I lay screaming and vomiting on the floor, he strolls innocently from the bathroom, hands clutched behind his back and whistling a jaunty "How Great thou Art."

Very cool,

john

Pixie said...

We are just so happy that John is ok and out of the hospital! You guys rock...even when things are out of your control!

Hope

Anna said...

so glad to hear that John is feeling well again. although, i still hope you guys can make it to NYC at some point in the future, the Big Apple would be very happy to have you both.

Amanda in Austin said...

I'm all verklempt!

I'm glad to hear he's on the mend. Take it slow and don't try to do too much too soon.

All my best wishes to both of you. And, for real, take a day or two off from posting wrecks. We can wait!

Julie said...

Wow, my computer had a virus and I was "offline" for a couple of weeks. Sheesh, what I've missed!

Glad John is on the mend. What a scary turn of events.

Sending prayers your way!

Kate said...

So glad to hear that John is out of the hospital. I'm sorry that you two had to go through all that!!! I'll be praying for you both, as you try to get life back to normal!

jmb367 said...

So glad to hear John is out of the hospital and on the mend!

And the bit about the cab drivers made me teary too...

I'll have to revisit some old wreckage now. My snark/sentimental balance is off a bit... :)

Lizziebeth said...

I've got it!!! John can spend his recovery time coming up with Cake Wrecks: The Calendar. Monthly pix of the worst of the worst. I can't wait! If he has an extended extended recovery, he can work on a daily calendar for 2011.

*~*Zann*~* said...

I am so glad that John is out of the hospital. I cannot imagine the fear of that, not having your home support network, being in a strange and unfamiliar city, all of it. We have been praying for him.

Suzanne (very jealous of the Bronwen cake.)

CLD said...

Outstanding! It's fantastic to hear that John is on the mend. Make him take it easy -- it'll be a while before he's up to full speed. :)

Take good care of yourselves!

Melanie said...

Aw, bless. I am glad that John is better. Fingers crossed for a rescheduled Austin date!

Angie said...

Glad things are looking up! We missed you in NYC, hope you will do a makeup tour soon! Angie

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, I am here in Plano and so glad you have been taken good care of by my fellow Planoites!! Praying for you to get some rest and and John's quick recovery. I can't imagine the stress and worry you've had. Bless your heart! I LOVE your blog, check it everyday for a good laugh. Thank you for bringing joy daily to many! Take Care! Babs

F said...

OH my goodness, what hell have you guys gone through. I have been praying for you guys a ton lately as I was really worried when you told of all and various things wrong via twitter. How crazy is it that during the happiest time of your cakewrecks career, is also the scariest? Hugs and much health and rest to you both. Reschedule whenever the heck you want to. REST first! I am in Austin, and its ALL good.
Frances

M.Brayfield said...

I hadn't commented yet, but I just wanted to throw in my well wishes and give you a wave from down in Killeen. Take your time getting to Austin.

EG said...

That's quite a story. What a blessing that he bonked the heck out of his head, really!

Blaire said...

I'm so glad John is out of the hospital! May God continue to bless you. I cannot tell you how awesome your sense of humor is - it's one of the many special things about you guys! Remember that everything happens for a reason - enjoy each other and please know that we are continuing to pray for you!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you're still posting. You are amazing! As is John. Staph infections can be a long journey, so stay in touch with your doctors!!! I hope life returns to normal for you very soon. You guys bring a lot of joy to people who don't know you (like me!), so I'm glad you're getting some of the good juju you've put out to the universe back. You deserve all the goodwill and support in the world.

BrandyLSlater said...

Sorry for the craziness, but glad you were in Big D when it happened. My hometown is known for our kindness and hospitality! BTW, which hospital was he in? That's where I want to go if I'm ever in need of an ICU.

Love your site!

Yota Armai said...

I'm so glad John is doing better! You guys have been in my thoughts and prayers. But there is one thing I'm dying to know: how in the world did he bonk himself on the head in a hotel bathroom? Or is it one of the embarrasingly stupid clumsy slip ups that you're always glad nobody was around to witness. (I have those moments all the time)

WriteCards said...

I think your first world tour had much more excitement than you expected! I am soooooo incredibly glad to hear that John is now out of the hospital. I hope you both are able to relax a little now that the worst is behind you.

On a side note . . . I'm a rare woman who doesn't like chocolate, but gee whiz! That amazing chocolate cake just might make a convert out of me! Wow!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Oh my God - You have been through an ORDEAL. I'm so glad John is getting better, but what a scare. Let's hope the next tour goes a lot more smoothly.

Raymond said...

I am glad to hear John is better!

If you are still stuck here in Dallas at lunch you should try to get one of the nice cabbies to drive you over to Twisted Root Burger. That Guy Fieri guy liked it so don't just take my word for it.

I wish I worked closer. :(

Raymond

Schmei said...

So glad to hear he's out of the hospital and on the mend. You managed the last week or so with such grace. I hope you _both_ keep resting. And maybe eat some cake.

Jessica said...

Yikes! I read your blog via RSS feeds everyday. Totally love it and it always puts a smile on my face. Glad everything worked out. Take some time to cuddle while watching some TV on a idle tuesday to aid in recovery.

turbidity said...

I am so glad John is doing better. If you're up for more jokes, here's one:
A vicar and a lovely young socialite are seated next to each other at a dinner party, and the discussion turns to morals. The vicar asks her, "My dear, would you sleep with a man for 5 million pounds?"
"Of course I would," the socialite replied, "I'd be a fool not too."
The vicar then asked, "Would you sleep with a man for 5 pounds?"
"Of course not!" the socialite snapped, "What sort of girl do you think I am?"
"We have already established what kind of woman you are," said the vicar, "All that is left is to haggle over the price."

Abby said...

So glad you're doing better! I'm so glad that all your fans are understanding as well. I was certainly hoping that you would not receive any irate "How dare you cancel" emails. I have to believe in the power of positive thinking. I'm sure you had thousands of people all across the country wishing you well again.

Good luck with the rest of the tour and getting home safe. You guys are awesome!

Abby

Kat said...

Omigod, you poor things! When he's 100% better (and he WILL be), and the tour is over, you have to write a book about it all! Best wishes & hugs for you both~

Jeannine said...

Jen,
I'm SO glad to hear John's out of the hospital.
Thank you both for putting a smile (or look of mild disgust) of my face every day there's a new wreck!
Please take care of yourselves! <3

W. D. Cat said...

SO glad things finally started going right again. (Didn't anyone warn you about the water in Plano??? It'll mess you up for life. Really. ;) ) Now BOTH of you pause for a little while and rest up a bit, mkay? Otherwise we'll have to have a million, zillion supremely ugly CCCs delivered, just to stun you into submission.

Just sayin'.

Laura said...

YAY! So glad John's out of the hospital and on the mend! I wish I could send a joke or some snarky story, but my forte is appreciating those things, not coming up with them.

Yota Armai said...

Oh wait, if I had just read the comments I would have seen that he tried to knock himself out on the toilet seat...Ouch!

The guardian angel bit was hilarious!

Glad you're doing better!

MAM said...

Thanks for the updates. I'm so glad John is feeling better. Go home, get some rest (both of you).

And because recovery is an ongoing process, here is another dose of medicine, in the form of a joke.

A little boy really wanted a bicycle. He prayed and prayed for God to give him a bicycle. But he didn't get one. Then he listened to the preacher one Sunday, and realized that God doesn't work that way. So he stole a bicycle, and prayed for forgiveness.

--Mary

Tiffany said...

so happy to hear that John is FINALLY out of the hospital...Sending good thoughts for a continued quick recovery!!

Anonymous said...

I haven't read all the jokes posted, so this might be a repeat. Still, it always makes me giggle.

Q: How do you catch a unique rabbit?
A: Unique up on it.

Q: How do you catch a tame rabbit?
A: Tame way; unique up on it.

Feel better soon, soon, soon!

RosieLB

ashleyalvina said...

Hello to both of you! SO GOOD to hear that John’s out of the hospital! You two are the official start to my every work day, you are my “go to” …some people drink coffee, I check cakewrecks. You’re both awesome & it’s wonderful to hear you’re doing better!
Thanks for letting us in to the past few days
ashley

Killer Mango said...

We love you wherever you are. Rest, recover, and know you are in all of our thoughts! Which is obvious considering there are over 100 comments up here well before this one!

Lauren said...

I'm a reader and not really a poster, but I've been thinking of you. This post made me tear up more than a little. Glad to hear that John is on the mend. =)

Kelly said...

Fortunate head conk - who knew!? Thanks for keeping us up to date. Remember not to push yourselves, especially you, Jen. Write yourself a positive, healthy premonition and hopefully it will come true!

Liz said...

What an incredible ordeal - I'm so glad to hear that everything has worked out so well. It must have been hell on wheels going through all this away from home. Take some time to get all the way better, and see you when we see you!

XO

Krusho said...

"How Great Thou Art" indeed!

and that is why I LOVE this blog.

Thanks for..well..all of it.

Kim

denisewalks said...

I'm so glad John is on the mend. Thank you both for putting a smile on my face when I check the site in the morning. I'll keep you both in my thoughts.

Kelly H said...

So glad that John is doing better! Praise to God. I'm glad that you guys are doing better and that you've had the support and outreach that have seen you through the rough times. :)

BTW: When you reschedule your world tour, please make a stop in Oklahoma!! Even if it's just for me! You bring joy and laughter to my boring day at work and I'd love to hear more about your adventures and such.
Thanks for the joy and the humor!
Kelly

Novice Writer Anonymous said...

So glad you're both well.

It's amazing what little things can be such huge blessings in life.

And I love cabbies. They're an amazing group of people that are so often overlooked in this world. And yet they're real human beings just like you and me and such.

All the best.

violet said...

JEN! I don't read your blog for a few days, and then this... I am so, so sorry! Poor lovely John. (i can't quite work it out, though- the pneumonia, i get, but the head wound? How?). Hope he feels better soon. Maybe he'll feel a little better already if he gets to wear your apron, which is gorgeous. Sometimes a man needs a nice frilly apron. I know mine does, but then again, he's British.
Take care, i'm thinking of you both!
Kiki

Jonathan said...

Not much else to say than what has already been said. Glad to hear Jon is on the mend. Take it easy, you're devoted fans/friends will be patiently waiting :)

str4y said...

this post totally teared me up.

...yes, I am secretly a big softy. Okay, not all that secretly. Okay, okay! Everyone knows it! There is hardly a Pixar film I can watch without bawling! But none-the-less, your post made me cry a little and I'm so glad your sweetie is recovering.

FrumsGlass said...

Lots of tears as I read about your emotional roller coaster of a day. I am glad John is better and back at home. You will both be in my thoughts.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to hear John is on the mend!

Lolly said...

Holy cow!! I'm so sorry you're both going through all this. Amazing how something like a bonk on the head can be a blessing in disguise. I will cross my fingers for a speedy and uneventful recovery for John.

Bookwyrme said...

Glad to hear John is doing better. Both of you take care!

Katy said...

Thanks for the update guys! You've been in my thoughts.

Babsiegirl said...

I'm so glad to hear that John is better! I'll keep praying for him to have a full recovery!

Leigh Lyons said...

I'm so glad he's okay. We've all been worried about him here (I have several friends who read cake wrecks).

Anonymous said...

So glad things are getting better, and so glad people were there to back you even in a strange place with annoying hotel and clinic staff!
I never comment here, but have been checking daily in hopes that John is doing well, and it sounds like he's on the road to recovery. Very happy it's turning out OK.

Bead Up said...

Oh my gosh, Jen. What horrible timing - and how horrible that it had to happen at all! So thankful, though, that you all got to a hospital when you did and that you had the support of people around you. You are in the prayers of us here in Los Angeles!

Southern Sugar said...

I'm so glad John is out of the hospital and on the road to recovery! This may be the first time I've heard anyone say, "I was glad to nearly give myself a concussion." And with good reason!

Lots of good wishes to you both for a full recovery (emotional, physical, etc)!

Lottifish said...

Feel better very soon John! And hang in there Jen - you're one heck of a wife!

Jennifer said...

I am so happy that John is out of the hospital! Continued blessings on the both of you!

asthehind said...

Woo! Out of hospital IS cool! :D I hope things carry on getting better, and get lots of rest. :)
Best wishes,
As the Hind

Kim said...

I want to wish you both well. Love this blog.

When I showed my husband this following link about Cupcake cars at Neiman Marcus, he said "I sense an impending cake wreck!" He's right--if they crash, that's just what it is!

http://www.boingboing.net/2009/10/07/cupcake-cars-now-ava.html


Hope those CupCake Cars (a different type of CCC) brings a smile to your faces.

Annapolitan said...

So, so glad to hear that John is out of the hospital and he's feeling better.

Also: That apron is TEH AWESOME. Seriously. Someone needs to make a cake of THAT.

House said...

Glad to see that John is doing much better. What would we do without his sarcasm prowess? :@)

Cheryl@SomewhatCrunchy said...

I think this was a case of sarcasm gone awry. All those time John said he felt fine he really meant.... :)

K. Fall said...

Oh MAN you guys!!! Nothing worse than being THAT sick and being out of town. So glad to hear that John is better. Good thing he cracked his noggin!

Jen take care of yourself, and know that all us wreckies are just happy you guys are OK. Wreckiness can wait.

curegirl0421 said...

I'm glad he's out of the hospital... and strangely glad as I know you are that he smacked his head so mightily. The universe is a mystery, eh? (Ooooo, mystical.)

Anyway, yes you are surrounded by people you don't know who care about ya... feel the love! :)

Teapot said...

world tour 2 : i can has canada visit pls? we love you here and are totally sending good vibes down your way!

(((((good vibes)))))

rachelle said...

i am glad you guys are doing ok...that is scary what happened. take it easy.
Q: What do you get when you cross an elephant with a kangaroo?
A: Holes all over Australia.

Morgan said...

I"m sure I speak for wreckies everywhere when I say, "Congradulations on you're rehabilitation!"

hehehe.

The Universe© said...

Dear Jen and John,

Well, this is awkward. My mailbox is full of positive energy c/o you guys.

My secretary, Karma, did a great job delivering and it looks like you both got it in due time. It's a backlog back here. I'm afraid I'm going to have to inundate you with even more positive energy! I suggest putting it in storage for later. Or, better yet, invest it. The spiritual economy is doing great!

Again, apologies for the lack of protective gear. I should have known you guys would have a reserve to pull despite my obvious transgression.

Now, back to wincing at those surgery shows. I just love those. Ugh...oh dear GOD! Yeah, that's good.

Sincerely,
The Universe©

post metaphysical script: John, Luck says "You're welcome," about the bump on the head. I know, sometimes I don't get it, either.

Raignn said...

Incredibly, incredibly scary.

I'd been praying for you both since your first post. Very, very happy John's on the mend.

K said...

I am SO glad he is ok. How scary! I'm glad to hear about all the helpful people. Both of you, get some rest! We like you healthy!!!

Danielle said...

Awwwww, I'm SO glad he's doing better! What a terrible ordeal!! Thank you again for entertaining me on a daily basis. :hug:

K. said...

Feel better John!!! We are all praying for you. We love you John and Jen!!!

~Kayla and family of wreckaddicts

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear John is doing better. Thinking good thoughts for both of you.

Amy Raz

Juno said...

Thank Heavens, glad to hear that John is on the mend. Hope everything is better soon. May you get lots of Get Well Soon cake wreckiness!

Dea said...

SO glad you're both able to calm down and breath a sigh of relief! YAY for John being better!!! Really, it's lucky he is a klutz ;) Hope you both find the route home that's best for your emotional and physical health, be it straight home, or more tour! :D

Sara A Broers said...

You've got quite the "wreck" going! Glad to hear that things seem to be on the mend. I'm enjoying your blog.

Jessica said...

Funny how worried you can be about someone you've never met (heck never even SEEN) but I was! I was checking the site more than my normal once a day to see if there were any updates. So glad things are looking up :) Keep resting and getting better.

Kristine said...

Oooo! I love the apron. Great cakes.

Sooooo glad to hear John is out of the hospital! When I found your site, I was having a hard time smiling at ANYTHING. Really, seriously. You put not only a smile on my face, but made me quite literally laugh out loud. For that I'm grateful. That is why you have such loving, committed readers. We want to somehow repay you for what you have done for us!

Dawn said...

So glad to hear he's getting better!

And that chocolate cake is amazing!

Anonymous said...

Jen, im keeping you and your husband John in my hearts and prayers! Take care of yourselves!
love
JoRetta

deemack said...

Yikes!!! And hooray that all are on the mend. Now, to design a cake that says "Congratsulashins on hitting your head so that Drs would take you srsly!" I see a head with a big lump on it with an IV tube attached uncomfortably...

Jenny said...

Pedro: What do you get when you cross an elephant with a fish?

Pee Wee: I don't know, what?

Pedro: Swimming trunks.

May I point out that every goofy joke ever heard by a boy scout is posted online:

http://boyslife.org/section/jokes/

Congrats to John on getting out. I'll keep crossing my fingers for him.

Allison said...

So glad you are out of the hospital, Jon! I hope you slowly, carefully get yourself home so that you can recuperate fully. Preferably with fully fluffed pillows and lots of tea, as Jen sounds like the kind of person who will fluff 'til she drops!

We are so glad the folks in Texas took care of you.

Micah Porter said...

I just want you guys to know, that all of us down here in Austin were pulling for you the whole time. No one I've talked to is at all frustrated, just concerned about you both. We all know things come up, and everyone is just grateful he's doing well now. When you get to Austin we'll show you a helluva time when you're fit enough to enjoy it. We love cake here so much we have little trailers all over the city selling cupcakes! WAAAAAYY better than hot dog carts. Feel better and take care of yourselves!!! Love, Austin, Texas

Anonymous said...

That Apon looks like Epcot Center!

*joke*
Buddah walks up to a hot dog vendor and says "make me one with everything"
*/joke*

*joke*
A horse walks into a bar, the bartender asks "why the long face?"
*/joke*

Anonymous said...

I'm glad that John is out of the hospital! I wish him a quick recovery and hope that the both of you can get home and comfortable soon!

No one minds the interuption of the "world" tour. We just want you to get better! And when you schedule a make up, try to make it out to Pittsburgh! (Or Philly if it's during the summer. >.>)

Anonymous said...

Take care of yourselves! The tour can wait -- your health can not! *grin* Add to that a nice vat of chicken soup and another vat of theraflu and antibiotics you'll be fine.

Hang in there!

Cheryl Franklin
Cake Wrecks Devotee from Auburn, KS

Brae MacDonald said...

I'm so glad to hear that John is doing better and maybe you will finally be able to stop and rest for a moment! Our thoughts are still with you.

Keep him laughing, it truly IS the best medicine, but with a witty wife like you, I'm sure that won't be a problem

Merenda from Miami said...

John,
Congrajoolayshuns on "leaving" the horsepistol.

wv: JOCHI
The preceding wrecktacular week has been no JOCHI for John and Jen.

Rebecca Knight said...

That part about the cab drivers pulling together to pray for Jon really got to me :). I'm so glad he's doing better and that the bump to the head saved the day!

God works in mysterious ways!

Helen said...

I'm so glad he's doing better! Hope you two get to go home soon!

Vicki said...

Who would have ever thought you'd be thankful for a giant bump on the head? So glad that John is better... hopefully, you're recovering too! Your giant snarky family can't wait 'til you're better... so we can start mocking again.

Jynxie said...

Oh. My. God. *Hugs Jen* Have a hug, a nice cup of hot cocoa with whipped creams on top, a pillow I made (It has cute little bears on it!) with the help of my mom, my favorite quilt (It's nice and fluffy, and it's covered in Barbie, Bratz and My Little Pony), and...Hmm, the knowledge that I'm praying for you and John.
I was at Denver, my sister was getting the book signed and I came in when she was right there, and I told you I loved Sunday Sweets. Then we had to run out 'cause our brothers wanted to go home.

Canary said...

I'm soo glad John's better! If you folks are ever in Toronto give me a shout and I'll show you around.

Marie said...

So glad to hear he is out of the hospital! I hope you guys can get home safely and presume life as normal! Best wishes!

Anonymous said...

How do you spell relief? Hearing that j-o-h-n-i-s-b-e-t-t-e-r. Don't run yourselves ragged on our behalf (behalves?)!

Word verification is fecis. Eww.

Angie said...

I'm glad for that noggin-knock, too! I might not know you, but I'm full of sympathy for everything you're both dealing with.

So glad that John's out of the hospital. You're both still in my prayers.

Melissa said...

One more person who's going to lecture John about taking it easy for a while:

John! Down! Stay! Good Boy!

I had a very mild case of pneumonia this spring which was caught very early, I'm 23 and healthy, and it still laid me out for a week. My mother-in-law is also a nurse and a professional worrier with lots of horror stories. Pneumonia can be BAD, fatally bad, even without an infection on top of it. Please, go home and sleep for a couple of months before even thinking about resuming a tour. We'll wait! I promise!

I'm not totally surprised that you knocked your head - when you're that sick, your coordination goes, and a strange hotel bathroom is a fantastic place to injure yourself. Still - lucky! I love your image of a guardian angel, that will have me giggling all day.

So glad you're recovering well. Wreck on!

heather said...

Wow!

Somewhere between my righteous indignation on your behalf at the way you were treated at the clinic, and the end of your post when I found myself tearing up, I realized you're right...it is like we're friends. huh.

Every day I check in to see what hilarity you have in store for us, and (almost) every day you make me laugh when I need it most.

What a bizarre and amazing thing this internet is!

Take care...we're all with you in spirit (think how crowded it would be if we were all there in person...yikes!)

Lettertjes said...

Good to hear John is feeling better again! Take is easy and take your time to recover now :-)

Jen, I can't imagine all the stress you have gone through. And still updating the website in the meanwhile. You rock.

Sara said...

This post brought me close to tears! My roommate and I love you guys and this website so much! We were sad about John and you and the canceling of our tour stop, but we hope to see you soon and meet you in person! I'm so glad John is okay (my pre-med roommate got me REALLY nervous!)!! Hope to see you guys when you finish your tour!

Sara said...

Jen and John,

Thahnks for bringing me daily laughs, my life is much more fulfilled since I found cake wrecks ;) glad you're all feeling better, i just wish El Paso wasn't 9 dang hours from Dallas so I could do something to help you guys out!!!

rick said...

Glad to hear John is on the mend.

Usually my jokes are "joke-wrecks", here's an example:

What's a one L ama?
A Tibetan holy man.

What's a two L ama?
A South American animal.

What's a three L ama?
It's a great big fire.

Ta dump bump!

WV - ressin
I guess there was a good ressin your guardian angel smacked you in the head with a toilet seat.

Lindalou said...

I can't think of better timing for a concusion. Mysterious ways is an understatement.

I'm glad he's out of the hospital and recovering. Get home safely and rest up. "No Leaping" (that's what my masseuse says after a massage.)

D.B. Echo said...

Holy crap. ANY head injury MUST be taken seriously and dealt with IMMEDIATELY. I guess that clinic never heard about Natasha Richardson. I cannot believe they turned him away without dealing with it. That could have been a fatal decision on their part. (If Natasha Richardson isn't enough, ask me how and why my father died sometime.)

Where and how did the blood infection come about? And was it the cause of the fall that led to the head injury?

Anonymous said...

Wow. What a blessing you were forced to go to hospital at that time! So glad to hear John is out of hospital, and continued prayers that he recovers easily and quickly.
(and that you do, too)

And for what it's worth, saying a prayer for you both is small potatoes compared to the regular tears and gales of laughter you have both inspired. Thank you.
Sparrowhawk

Kim said...

So glad he is feeling better! And that apron is adorable!

Anonymous said...

So sorry you've been through so much in the past few days--hang in there!

C. Beth said...

So, I totally wanted to come to the signing in Austin. But I was flying home from New York that afternoon, so I realized I'd miss it.

I'm therefore convinced that the reason God allowed all this to happen was so you could reschedule Austin for a day when I can make it.

I know, this is a very self-centered way to see the situation. But wouldn't you be self-centered too, if you were clearly SO IMPORTANT to God? Yeah, I thought so.

(In all seriousness, I'm really glad John is doing better. My 37-year-old husband had some crazy stuff happen a couple of years ago, involving brain surgery, and pneumonia, and a blood clot. It's insanely stressful, and I'd imagine it's really hard when you're far from home. But the support of others is a true gift, and I'm very glad you've experienced that, just as we did. AND glad John escaped all those scary "could have happened" possibilities, just as my husband did.)

Lots of love & prayers,
Beth in Austin

Skye said...

Thank you for continuing to post during all of this! I can't imagine having the time or emotional energy to do so in your situation. I am SO happy to hear John is out of the hospital! If you reschedule a stop in Bethesda, maybe I will see you there :)

WV: deconis- the Greek goddess of decorating/wreckerating

Blalock said...

So glad he is out. Hope the healing continues and you can go home soon. What an adventure!!!

Amanda (& Nikki) said...

Hooray! No more hospital (for the moment). My daughter will be really glad to hear it, too, when I pick her up from school later. She really enjoyed attending her first book signing in Chicago and meeting two of the coolest people on the planet.

We couldn't think of a good joke to pass on while John was in the hospital, but the jokes that WERE posted were inflicted on everyone else in the house

Wreck on!

Anonymous said...

Great to hear your husband's out of the hospital! It must weird at times to know you have so many followers on the interwebs, but it's surely times like these, when you need all the prayers and support you can get, that they really come in handy.

Anonymous said...

Wow... what an incredibly scary experience. Best wishes for a continued recovery.
-a longtime blog reader

jennifer said...

Jen,

Thank you for sharing the story of John's head injury, illness and hospital stay. I have been checking the site multiple times a day for updates. I am so very happy that John is out of the hospital and feeling better.

It has been really cool reading all of the posts from readers around the world. It is nice to know there are so many folks who care about you and John and who enjoy the site as much as I do.

Jennifer

Clare said...

Like many others, I'll delurk for a sappy moment to say how glad I am that John's feeling better. It's amazing how I feel I know the two of you, just by reading your comments on 'wonderful' cakes. It must have been incredibly hard for both of you and I can't put into words how much I admire you for your strength.

Hope you're feeling 100% soon!

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