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Friday, August 24, 2007

What I Did With My Summer Vacation...

posted by Christine Rimmer...

Note the picture at left. Me and the DH in Napa, California. Tasting bubbly at the Mumm winery. We had a great time in Napa. Five days of nothing resembling work or home life. Sleeping late, sitting out under the trees in the lush backyard of our B&B, sharing a bottle of wine with cheese and these amazing herb and garlic Triscuits. Yes. That's what I said. Triscuits.

And then it was over. That was it. Pretty much all that's happening in my family this year that could remotely be called a vacation. I came back home to write a couple of proposals--and to start a new book by 9/1.

Also this summer, we're doing home improvement. Actually, around here, we're always doing home improvement. We think of it as entertainment. Nothing so fun as being covered in paint splatters, changing the color of the living room. Or the family room. Or a bathroom. Or the kitchen...

I also moved my office this summer. (That's the new space at left) From half of the formal living room in the front of the house to a bedroom near the back. Now I have more privacy when I work. I think that's good. Though I confess I miss the chance to scream "shut up! I'm working here!" at the top of my lungs at least twice a day.

What else? Oh, I attended the RWA conference in Dallas. Great fun, very exhausting. But I got to catch up with all my good buddies and wear all my favorite clothes. What's not to like about that?

Here I am in the published author's lounge with, clockwise from left, Eileen Rendahl, Eve Gaddy, Lenora Worth, Kathy Garbera, Susan Crosby, Cindy Gerard--and that's me in the red.

So now I'm home, here at my desk, wondering how the summer flew by so fast. Time to finish up this second proposal--and move on to that book I'm starting the first of September.

How 'bout you? What did you do with your summer vacation?

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7 comments:

Maureen said...

We went to the beach which is the perfect place to read a book.

deseng said...

I went to the Mall of America in Minnesota with my best friend. We had a blast! The mall is a shopper's dream! We were there for 4 days and we still didn't see everything it is so big!

Michele

Christine Rimmer said...

Michele, I've heard of that mall. Always wanted to visit. One of these days...

Maureen, oh yes! The beach. I am so there...I wish. ;)

Lois said...

Well, outside of reading and being on the computer, which is pretty much it. . . ;) By some sheer form of luck, we did go to NYC to see Phantom of the opera. Mighty cool! :)

Lois

Christine Rimmer said...

Lois, oooo. Phantom. Def a trip worth taking. :)

Nathalie said...

Well, mainly I stayed at home, but I spent one week in New York to do shopping... a total dream come true - I don't live in the States! It was such a great experience... however I also visited the awesome museums.

Christine Rimmer said...

Oh, Nathalie. I *love* New York, too. Way back when, I lived there for a couple of years, pursuing my dream of being an actress. So much for that dream, but I still love the city and never pass up a chance to visit--and shop!