Friday, November 25, 2011

Thankful for so much!

I just returned from my Writer's Retreat in heaven. Two weeks of non-stop writing without interruptions. The distractions were most welcome and I can't believe the time flew by so quickly. 

The home I stayed in was literally like home away from home...with a doggie included. Yes, my little muse has a name--Gus. He's a salt/pepper toy poodle that is one of the most well behaved dogs I've ever had the pleasure for company. Thank you Bella for entrusting me with your precious one. And many more thanks to my friends for the use of their home. This place is House and Gardens beautiful. 

Returned in the nick of time to celebrate Thanksgiving and love on my girls (Chey and Hannah), who I missed something terrible, and of course my husband and home. 

There is something to be said about taking a trip away from the ones we love in order to pursue avenues for growth. Will I do it again? Maybe, most likely...but not anytime soon. While I was away I realized how much love my home holds and how much I missed everyone. And on the tossed side, I made a tremendous amount of headway in two novels that seemed to stagnate to the point of sheer frustration. 

Yes, my thanks extend to many and the receiving end is quite bountiful.