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So, no, I haven’t kept up with my 10 minutes of writing a day for the last couple weeks. Buuut, I have a good excuse, honest. My older sister came to visit me for 10 days and, for those of you who don’t think that is a good enough excuse, let me clarify. This was the first time:

  • She’s never visited me
  • We’ve haven’t had sister time in 14 years
  • She’s never gone on vacation
  • She’s never left her 6 children for longer than a few hours (as far as I know)
  • She’s never been to DC

We had such a fun, if very full 10 days. We went on the White House Garden Tour, went to brunch, explored a very cute downtown, spending the most time in an antique store, walked all over Arlington Cemetery, saw the Changing of the Guard as well as a wreath-changing ceremony (which included hearing a guard play Taps), toured the monuments, went to Georgetown cupcakes, bought lots of books at my favorite bookstore in Alexandria, took a boat to Mount Vernon, and I’m pretty sure explored a few other things too, but I lost track. And then, of course, prepping for and hosting Easter, and she left the following morning at 5:30 AM.

So, all in all, not much sleep, no time to write, but so much fun.

This week thus far has mostly been recovery and sleep, and I have a total of 2 more days before I have to leave for a work trip. But, now that I am done playing tourist, I am going to get back to writing now. And I am thinking it might be time to get back to exercising as well . . . it’s been awhile.

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Cruises and books

 

So, I am not going to use the excuse “busy” for not having written in awhile. Frankly, I simply kept forgetting and then, when I did remember, other things took priority. Which is how it should be, right? Life takes priority over internet?

We went on our (almost) annual cruise end of March and this time we took my parents with us. My parents have not been on a vacation together since their honeymoon, 32 years ago. They certainly have never been on a cruise. It was so much fun to watch their faces as we brought them around the ship and showed them all the different things they could do, see, and, especially, eat. It took my mom awhile to really realize she could order anything she wanted on the menu without paying for it. And after that, she drove the wait staff crazy. I was a little embarrassed, not going to lie, but totally worth it for her to have a dream vacation. My dad couldn’t leave the stateroom that much, due to his disability, but still said he had the best time of his life. My younger sister and her husband were with us as well, which was fun. All in all, however, it resulted in not much down time, cruise ship or not.  So I did not get nearly as much on my book done as I wished.

I have, however, gone on two work trips since, and worked steadily on editing PoP during those airplane rides. I would have gotten much further had I not decided to re-write most of the first part, which resulted in my currently only being on page 40 of about 120. The important thing, however, is that I am steadily working on it. I promised one of my friends, I would send her the edited portion on the 30th to review – I was supposed to send her the entire edited boo, but that is not going to happen. However, the promise did its job, which was to get me going on editing and now whenever I am at work, I find myself just contemplating how much I could be working on my book instead . . .

Speaking of work, I actually do have projects to get done, so will leave this update at that.

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