My friend Jean and I had a wonderful time out at the lake, chatting and just generally catching each other up on our busy lives. Even with a deadline looming, this was exactly what I needed. We ate light meals, drank wine, read books, and talked ourselves blue in the face. Talking with Jean, or any of my friends, always gives me a new perspective.
Internet service is sketchy at the lake, since my office out there is in the process of being moved, and that’s why I didn’t blog.
Yesterday, we drove to beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, just because it was a sunny day, and enjoyed lunch at the Red Lobster. (It’s a good thing I don’t have easy access to those cheese biscuits!) Intending to check out the Coldwater Creek outlet in Sandpoint, we journied on to Sandpoint, but there had been a wreck and traffic was backed up for what seemed like miles. Almost there, we had to turn around and go back. We consoled ourselves with a visit to Borders Books, where my friend Earlee officiates, and it was so good to see her again.
After battening down the hatches out at the lake–making sure nothing is left in the refrigerator, evolving into a science project, etc., we came back to the main house, where the dogs threw a rousing welcome-home party. Spent the evening working on ATCs and sipping the champagne my wonderful publisher, Harlequin, sent in celebration of “Tyler”, along with a truly stunning bouquet.
Jean is on her way home, now as hooked on making ATCs as I am.
And for me, it’s back to the book.
Life is good.