Days at the beach
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Today was another lovely day in paradise. Blue skies, pale white clouds, bright sun, and the restless, soothing surf. My friend, Christina Dodd, dropped by to say aloha, and we spent the day sitting in our beach chairs, talking.
What's better than a day at the beach with a friend? We talked about all the usual things--our kids, our careers, our crazy everyday lives. And we laughed. That's one of the best things about friendship; no matter how often you actually see each other, you can dive right back into the deep end. Pick right back up where you left off. By the time Jill Marie Landis showed up, we were in girlfriend heaven. I'm sure you could hear us talking all the way down the beach to the state park. We called another writer-friend, Teresa Medeiros, who swore that we called not to say hi, but rather to gloat. :)
And then there's the reading. One of the best things about my vacation time in paradise, is the time I have to read. So far I've read Stephanie Meyer's "The Host" (I know, I know, I got an early peek at an ARC), Alice Hoffman's "The Third Angel," Stephen King's "Duma Key," Christina's "Touch of Darkness," and Jill's "The Homecoming," which will be available in a few months. Next on the pile is Harlan Coben's "Hold Tight." Am I a lucky girl, or what?
Supposedly we're going "zip-lining" on Monday. I'm not entirely sure what it is or how one does it, but I'll let you know how it goes. Picture a bunch of crazy women hanging from strings, flying above the trees. We MUST be mad...
Jill just called and invited us down for drinks on the beach and a barbeque, so I guess I'm off to the store for my part of the pot luck.
I'm sending you all good thoughts, and hope that the weather whereever you are is kind. It's been terrible in my hometown lately, and I swear it's not my fault because I came to the sun.
And LOST is back on!! So it's impossible not to smile...