Whew, it's been a wild couple of weeks. Having my little grandson and daughter here for ten days, driving them back to Portland, and then flying home has been busy, busy. You really forget just how much time and attention a toddler requires. I will be finding things for weeks, I know. He is fast and cunning! :-)
As for my daughter, I could tell she needed a break. A break from her life, which has all the trials and tribulations that this economy can throw at her. I know they will be fine, but it's hard to watch your child not smile much. The first really genuine smile of pure joy was when she emerged from the cold water of Lake Tahoe, after her first swim. I could tell she was focused solely on her senses, not on her problems. A beautiful smile of pure happiness.
She took the opportunity of having built-in babysitters and went out with friends some of the evenings. These are the kids she went K-12, and through much of college. They know her well and they had great fun, as it's been several years since they've seen each other. Laughter is very good medicine.
But now we are all back in our places. I have been doing some really interesting reading, which I will share with you over the next few days. I have an idea for a book I have been threatening to write, which I think could be interesting. So all in all, the break has been good for me, too. I have thoroughly enjoyed catching up on your posts. You are an amazing group of writers, and I am always inspired by you.
So what's new with you?