Thursday, July 05, 2007

New York

I just got back from the lake. A lovely vacation with no computers, TV, e-mail, or any loud noises except the truck that started up every morning at 6 am when the neighbor went to work. And that was fine because at five we were up, drinking gourmet coffee, and sitting on the porch (or sitting in the canoe) admiring the silvery lake.
My sister and her husband own a restaurant and they came laden with food - and so we had wonderful dinners every night. My cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents all came to see us, and we fished, played mah jongg, and walked around the lake. And that was it. And it was heaven.
Now I have sporadic internet use - I'm at my mom's house for a week. Next Monday I'm going to Pennsylvania for a few days. I've never visited Gettysburg, and that's where we're headed for some historical events. My daughter and I are watching the TV series 'Gettysburg' that we rented from the library in anticipation of our trip. We're going with my school chum Debbie, whom I haven't seen in over 15 years!! I hope she recognises me.
I haven't had time to work, and I'm falling woefully behind. But I do have two new books out - Hotline - over at total-e-bound books, and My Fair Pixie is now in print in an anthology called Lady Jaided's Virile Vampires.
If I had more time I'd add links and such, but I'm headed out the door to help my mom with her new house. We just got the dry wall up, it's alnost all taped, and we'll start priming soon.
Got to run!
I'll write more later!


Verilion said...

Oh and there was I thinking that you were back; despite the evidently misleading title "NEW YORK". Enjoy the rest of your holidays. It sounds heavenly so far.

Rosie said...

The lake sounds heavenly especially when we are experiencing 108 degrees. Enjoy the break and your vacation.

Seeley deBorn said...

Sounds lovely! And I must admit it does seem a bit strange to think we are on the same continent.

Bonita said...

Your visit sounds lovely so far. I hope you continue with a wonderful vacation. Enjoy.

Oopsy Daisy said...

Glad you are having a lovely visit with your family. I am so jealous of you going to Gettysburg. I used to live near there for ten years. Did you know Gettysburg is one of the most haunted places in America? Let us know if you see a ghost!

I've been wanting to read My Fair Pixie. I'll have to pick up a copy of the book.

John Nez said...

Well of course you're up by 5am.... that's probably about 10am Paris time!


Wynn Bexton said...

How wonderful...your vacation sounds heavenly. We'll look forward to hearing more about it. Happy travels.

Doug said...

Pictures! Pictures!

Rhian / Crowwoman said...

congrats on the news books Sam - i'll have to track them down! Sounds like a fab vacation - hope you are having a blast. I'm with Seeley - it's kinda neat to realize you're over in our neck of the woods...sorta...kinda. Makes me wanna hop a plane. Okay not really - but it's a nice thought, in an entirely nonstalkerish sort of way. (rolling eyes at myself.)