Catching Up

October 8, 2012 catching up 5

Wow, what a difference a week makes!! 

I spent most of five fabulous days in Rhode Island.   I flew in Tuesday morning, I was greeted by my friend Pam.  We met over three years ago in the blogging world.  She and her family visited Disney a couple of years ago and and we met, spent a day together looking at books and chatting, sharing food and having a great time.  We’ve kept in close touch, sharing our college daughters moving away, more books, her returning to college, my returning to work.  When I asked her about staying at her house, and attending some book events with me…she was willing and eager! Great friends can begin in the most unique places. 

I’ll be going into more detail on my trip and the book events, but suffice to say, we did much sightseeing, and much eating!!  I don’t think I’ll ever be hungry again!!  Pam and I attended An Evening with Authors, an event for the Love, Carol Foundation, and the lovely Robin Kall Homonoff, of Reading With Robin,was our hostess.  A simple Wednesday evening was transformed into one of my gushiest fan girl moments.  Meeting authors I’ve admired for years is so humbling.  Also meeting a new author whom I’ve just begun to read and admire is also rewarding.  More to come.

I spent half a day at NEIBA, New England Independent Booksellers Association, a breakfast with more authors and then walking the trade floor taking to Publisher Reps and introducing myself as a book blogger….so much fun….details later!!

Pam drove me to Newport on Friday and I ate Lobster Mac and Cheese…TO DIE FOR….good grief it was some good stuff!!!  We drove on Ocean Drive, saw lots of mansions and all this in sunshine and fall colors and and moderate temps….lovely. 

I arrived home Saturday night about 5pm, and the real world was waiting for me!!  My girls both came home and we watched Caitie craft all her “Big Sister” hint gifts for her soon to be “little sister” sorority gifts.  So cute!! 

Sunday my son Nicholas was Confirmed into the Catholic Church.  Very proud of him, despite my own issues with the church, a work in progress.  We celebrated with a trip to Kobe Steakhouse and it was very good!! 

The new week is here…..volunteering, work, housework, reading, writing….and more!!  Never a dull moment.  Wishing you each a productive week. 

5 Responses to “Catching Up”

  1. Sandy Nawrot

    Welcome back! Trips like this are so good for the psyche…friends and books go very well together. And congrats on your son and confirmation. Emma went through that last year. It is a really long process (!), but enlightening for them, and a wonderful ceremony.

  2. Zibilee

    It sounds like you had a great time, and I can’t wait to hear more about it. Excellent that you got to attend a lot of bookish events! Welcome back!

  3. Pam

    What a great time we had together! It was so much fun to get to spend time with a fellow book worm. Still reeling from An Evening with Authors!

  4. Anita

    Sounds like a very good trip! I’m happy for you and Pam, and must say that I look forward to the days of being able to take off for a few days to have a girls outing.

    I’ll be waiting to hear about what you plan to do with all the knowledge and experience you received at the book sellers event.

    Your children seem to be fine – good!

    And lastly,maybe you’ll write about your issues with the church. I think we all have an issue or two. I’m not brave enough to voice mine. 🙂

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