"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Lisa Hammond

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau

Monday, July 28, 2014

* RUNNING ON A TREADMILL THAT TRAVELS THE HIGHWAYS *

Help, I'm on a treadmill and I can't get off!
 
 
I've been busier than ever the past couple of weeks...all in a good way.

Wednesday evening was the library event.

Then Friday night was Field of Dreams, which was an amazing evening! (Outdoors at beautiful Forest Park in St. Louis! I'll definitely blog more about that at a later date.)

Saturday morning, The Ronald and I drove to a friends' house at Lake of the Ozarks for a weekend getaway. (One of our sons came over and doggy-sat for us.) I had the best little vacation: floated in a swimming pool for hours, got a bit of a tan, ate "just caught" fresh fish, sat on a deck just enjoying the lake with best friends. It was the first time...since I don't even remember...that I didn't worry about writing or marketing or paying bills, etc. Ahhh..... 

Oh I did actually come up with a few chapter titles for my sequel.One could even be a country song title!


Below are two pictures from a 2011 visit.

Taken from the deck (Sept 2011)


While riding on pontoon boat (Sept 2011)


Tomorrow (Tuesday) my niece and her husband are coming for a short visit. They began in Georgia and have made a couple of stops along the way already.

They're just here for one day and then on Wednesday, July 30th, I'm riding with them to my favorite town in Iowa! When they leave to drive farther north, I'll stay another day or two, and then come home. I'm not sure of my agenda yet. I may hitchhike, bicycle, drive, fly, or travel by train. (I suddenly feel like an old-time hobo!)


I'm not sure when I'll write another blog post because I still need to comment on other blogs, and reply to comments left on my blog, etc. etc.

 
Wishing everyone a beautiful, blissful week!



"Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don't see any." - Orson Scott Card

26 comments:

  1. Sounds like you are having some good times!

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    1. Bookie, it really was such a fun and relaxing time! And much needed!

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    1. Thank you, Delores! I really have been doing exactly that!

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  3. Busy, busy, busy. Have a nice time in Iowa. See you soon. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Hi Molly, if you've come back here to read my replies to comments, you'll see that I'm going backwards. I started with the newest and went back! Thanks for the wishes for a nice time in Iowa! I had a great time!

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  4. Hi Becky...The getaway sounds fabulous. So glad you got to go. Susan

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    1. Hi Susan! Thank you. It really was fabulous!!

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    1. Hey Mary! How fun to see you here! Thanks so much for coming by and commenting! And yes, I always get some fun time in...eventually!

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  6. Relax and enjoy!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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    1. Thanks, Pat! I did and it was wonderful!

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  7. Better take a red bandana tied to a stick to carry your belongings! You want the full old-time hobo experience. Which means you should hop a train for your return trip.

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    1. Hey Val ~ Love your hobo and bandana comments!! LOL

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  8. Isn't it wonderful to be busy in a good way? Sounds like your mini vacations are just what you need. I just want to find time to sit and read. Busy-busy.

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    1. Hi Linda! Thank you and yes, it really is great to be busy in a good way, along with some mini-vacations! Hope you get some of those, too!

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  9. Getting in touch with your inner hobo is a good thing once in a while!

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    1. Ha Marcia! I LOVE your comment!! You and Val tie for the most appropriate and funniest comments!! :)

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  10. Glad you're having an adventure-filled summer, and I love your laid back attitude about getting back home. Hope you are having a good trip. laurie

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    1. Hi Laurie! Thank you so much for stopping and leaving such a thoughtful comment! Yes, my trip was wonderful, and now I'm attempting to catch up....LOL

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  11. Sounds like your having fun! Be safe!

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    1. Hey Lynn! Thanks for stopping by! Yes, it was sooo fun and relaxing!

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  12. This is my idea of a perfect vacation. And I love having company come visit, too.

    Enjoy!

    =)

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    1. Hi Sue! Thanks, and I totally agree with you! :)

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