Was spent at home. Sorry to dupe you, but when I got pneumonia I had to cancel all my travel plans. So this past week and weekend I would have been in Washington DC. Considering how much I was looking forward to conference in DC, I was surprised that after I canceled everything, I wasn’t all that letdown.
Oh, I had a few moments during the week–Tuesday, the day I would have flown there, the Wednesday autographing, and a tea party I was supposed to attend, but otherwise, I really didn’t give the entire affair much thought. I was just so pleased to be home. In my own bed. In comfortable clothes. Not wearing shoes. And no makeup. Sitting on my deck, drinking coffee, drinking in the view, and watching the hummingbirds–those little daredevils of the skies–dive and hum all over my yard. True bliss.
This weekend ended up being doubling rewarding for staying home–two of the boys went camping, leaving only me and the little guy at home. We cooked some, we planted “ketchup” (read: tomatoe plants), and gave each other space to just do what we wanted (him: draw pictures, me: knit).
Best of all, I got to go have coffee with my dear friend, Melissa McClone. I love her to death, she’s like the sister I always wanted. And she is so like a sister. I had barely sat down when she started in: “Are you feeling better? You’ve lost some weight. You look pale. You aren’t doing too much, are you?” This was all in one breath. It warmed my heart. We chatted about writing, kids, more writing, what we weren’t missing about nationals and laughed because neither of us had on anything fancy, no makeup and neither of us had remembered to put in earrings. Like I said, a true kindred spirit.
So what did you do this weekend? A little vacation? A festival perhaps? Some gardening? Share your idea of the perfect July weekend!