Here's the first photo of la familia on the beach in front of the fabulous
Holbox Fly Fishing Lodge, where we had one of the best reunions so far. How could we go wrong, really---white sand beaches, blue water, friends and family, homemade ceviche, glorious sunsets...and did I mention the margaritas?
As I mentioned in my post from down there, we were on a quiet, very remote island not far from Cancun. I had never really been to Mexico before, and i quite fell in love with the laid back atmosphere. It is not my beloved Hawaii, but it was wonderful in a totally different way. Goodbye hula and hello mariachi. Did I spell that right? Best part of the getaway was spending quality time with my family; worst part was being totally cut off from my cell phone and my laptop. It's been a long time since I was that unplugged. :) And for Sharon, if you're reading this, you had a couple of great photos in the family slide show.
Now I'm back into ordinary life for the foreseeable future. Ben and I are headed to Hawaii in late March, but as you all know, I have wireless there. No problems blogging from the beach. Also, I'll be looking for good books to read. Any suggestions?
I know you can't see that I just took a break, but I did. I just got a call from my agent, who told me that Firefly Lane has held it's number FOUR spot on the New York Times again this week. How flippin' amazing is that? And True Colors is at number ten. Too bad there's no one here to drink champagne with me. Or maybe we could all toast our drink of choice this evening as if we're together...
Other than book signings and touring and family reunions and finishing the book for 2010, I haven't been doing a whole lot. I guess all that has pretty much taken up all of my time. Oh, and the fact that my satellite company is fighting with the local ABC affiliate is my biggest headache. In case you don't know, what that means is that I don't have ABC, which means I don't have LOST!!! AAAAAAgggggghhhhh.... Picture me angry. I also don't have Desperate Housewives, Brothers and Sisters, Grey's Anatomy...you get the drift. So I'm trying to keep up with my shows on my computer and I'm way way behind. So please, friends, no big spoilers without an alert. I'd hate to stumble across something I hadn't seen yet. Anyone have recommendations for what shows on ABC I should watch first. Literally, I'm weeks and weeks behind...
Thoughts on the Oscars: LOVED the new way they presented the acting awards--I actually cried a couple of times. Shirley Maclaine was especially great, as was Goldie. Loved Hugh Jackman, LOVED the fabulous and amazing set, loved the Seth Rogen/James Franco bit, loved seeing Kate Winslet win. I would have liked more presenters, though. I am a dress watcher, at heart.
Let's see...is there any other news? Honestly, with my tv down and my book at the final editing stage, my brain is reduced to baby food. Thanks to all of you who came to the various signings. I sure appreciated seeing you all. I'll be in Redmond, Washington tomorrow night and Village Books in Bellingham on Saturday night for anyone in the area.
Aloha and adios---