Monday, March 17, 2008

The Beach, part 1

What I’m Reading: Can You Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella AND Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder.

What I’m working on: Empowering Character Emotions workshop. I’m way behind. I think I’ll sip a Corona while I read and catch up.

New Words Saturday: 189
New Words Sunday: 113

I’m at New Smyrna Beach on Spring Break. We arrived yesterday. Hmm…. Not so different from home really. I’ve already been to the grocery store twice and have a list for the next trip. There are only 2 clean towels left. (How did that happen?) Of course, that means I’ll have to wash. All the healthy food is still unopened but the kids have nearly cleaned us out of junk food in just under 24 hours.

Normal fun aside, it’s great to be here. We had dinner with friends last night who are staying at a condo down the way. The kids and their friends were here last night. (Eegads, the girls bedroom is a disaster.) The boys are playing Xbox. (I should send them to the beach to play, but it is their vacation, too.) Marcus just dropped the girls off at the beach house that belongs to some other friends to hang out. The computer hook up is right in front of a big window that looks out over the ocean and its huge white-capped waves.

I went for a run this morning. Funny how much further I can run when the endless blue of the Atlantic extends beside me.

For now, I’ve got to get down to business – writing and editing and Empowering Character Emotions.

I’m so far behind.



Dara Edmondson said...

So jealous! Enjoy your time at the beach.

Katie Reus said...

The beach! I'm so incredibly jealous :) I've been sneaking in twenty minute tanning sessions on my lunch break and you're soaking up the real thing!! Hope you're having a fabulous time!