Today started out slooowwww. We got up, drank coffee, talked, ate some breakfast, talked, drank some more coffee, talked, and then we brainstormed my new story and Liz's WIP and then we drank more coffee and then we talked. We're thinking the next time we take a trip, we'll try to find more time to talk.
Lizzie? Anything you want to add here?
Yo, it's Liz. I've just dragged my greasy hand out of the potato chip bag. I do love me some gourmet meals. And talking. As you can tell from the above, we've done a whole lot of that and the other part of the story is that we're not done yet.
I think when we plan a trip next year, we're going to keep the destination a secret. Then we'll just show pictures all week and ask commenters where in the world Nan and Liz are. Not exactly an original concept, but one that should be fun. Especially since we don't know where we're going or what we're doing much of the time. We might have a little "follow the cork trail" game... Of course, Nan will supply the corks because I of course am really only good at holding out my glass and saying, "Yes, I'll try that. And that. And maybe some chips. And that..."
It's been a great writing week. I know we'll have tons of revising and "meshing" to do when we get home, but it is so much fun brainstorming. At home, I read my stuff aloud in my office just to check for flow; here, Nan and I read to each other and count on feedback. Sometimes, "What the heck were you thinking?" isn't always that helpful, but we do our best.
There's a storm watch at home now as we're sitting here, and it gives me my first hard hit of homesickness. Long marriages mean weathering all manner of storms as a matched set, and even as content as I am here, I miss the boyfriend and the particular kind of together that comes with sitting out some thunder and lightning.
Across the table, Nan is watching the radar and texting with Husband (Jim to me--I never call him Husband.) We will keep them safe, and we know they'll be waiting for us Sunday morning.
We're going to spend today writing and making last-day dashes into the olive oil store, the bakery, and--Lord help us--maybe Taste again. Then we'll pack up and head for home Sunday morning. Today is your last chance to comment and be entered for the giveaway--the winner will be announced Monday. We thank you all for joining us on the trip.
See you Monday. Have a great weekend!
|Nan and Liz at South Haven, Michigan|