Monday, October 09, 2006


Wow. What a busy few days!

The awards luncheon on Friday was wonderful. Three other people also won awards and everyone was so gracious. I really want to start doing more for my state historical society - hopefully I'll be able to explore some opportunities in the future.

Saturday, my local RWA chapter went to the Nebraska Book Festival and had a great time. The picture to the left is of our display that my daughter and I put together. Nothing fancy, but it's something we'll be able to use over and over again.

Sunday we went to church and after we had lunch, I sort of wandered around the house, wondering what to do with myself. Then I got the hair-brained notion to go and weed the flower bed up front. Weeds were choking it, small trees had sprouted, and it generally looked a mess. I didn't plan on spending three hours on it, but that's exactly what I did. I also hung up a few Halloween and fall decorations on the front porch and I'm rather pleased with how it looks. Unfortunately, it also just wiped me out physically, leaving not much enthusiasm to write. But I did get my exercise and that's always a good thing, right? ;-)

This week should be quieter than last week and I hope to put a lot of focus on my novel. The weather changed radically, too, and it's nice and chilly outside. Of course, I celebrated the chilly weather on Sunday night with a nice bowl of chili - unfortunately, I had to pass on the cinnamon rolls. ;-)


  1. What a lovely weekend!

  2. We have snow forecast tomorrow and Wednesday--must find all the gear LOL!!! Glad you had a nice weekend!!

  3. Glad your weather changed. It's been cool here. I felt bad when my temps were lower than yours.

  4. Sounds like a great weekend!!!

    I'm envious of your cooler weather...

  5. maria6:53 PM

    Congratulations on your well-deserved award, Melissa. Just the kind of motivation a writer needs when the inspiration wanes a bit.


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