out with may and into june
I’m late this week. I hate it when I forget things, and boy, did I forget to send this out.
What was I doing that had me forgetting?
Cleaning up my backyard. Oi. What a mess it was from this past winter. Dead leaves, branches trimmed from our trees, and trash that had blown in from who knows where.
I feel rather old this morning too. This whole business of bending over, raking, and all that jazz is hard on a body.
May seemed to flash before my eyes. Between the writer’s conference, the mini-vacation, and life...it zoomed by like a drive-by-fruiting. (Mrs. Doubtfire reference if you’re scratching your head, wondering.)
The conference was fun. I got to meet several people, including the rest of my critique group (minus one—Shannon couldn’t make it this year. We missed her too.)
Britney’s family was fun. Her kiddos are full of energy and spunk. They were too cute!
Deb is so funny and sweet. She brought me funeral potatoes. Ha! I’d never heard of such a thing. They were...interesting. Hahahaha
I’d met Julie at a previous conference the year before. As always, it was fun to see her and spend time with her.
Plus, I got to meet my personal assistant, Kami. Talk about a sweetheart. She saves my bacon a lot. (Like, messaging me and saying, “Hey...you didn’t send out your newsletter. What’s up?)
In general, it was so fun. I even got to meet Elana Johnson. She’s just as awesome in person as in her videos. I really enjoyed talking to her. I like her joy approach to writing. It’s easy to get stressed about things and forget the joy. I don’t want to forget my joy and love of writing.
My mini-vacation was a blast. We checked out an all-you-can-play arcade in Richardson. It was so fun. Then we headed to Dinosaur World where my girls enjoyed digging for fossils. Before we left, we strolled around the mall and hit up the LEGO store.
All-in-all, my May was pretty great. How was yours? Are you ready for the summer? I think I am. It is summer, so winging it is okay. Ha!
Okay, it’s the weekend and it’s time for relaxation. See you all next Friday. Have an awesome weekend and an even better week!
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