Krissie: Saturday on the Road

We’re off today, to the Columbus RWA chapter. Crusie’s giving a talk, Lani and I will heckle, and we’ll have a great time. Nothing like a road trip to get the juices going.
I was so crippled we ended up spending a quiet (ha!) day at home, and then the shopping jones became too much so I had to go to Target (there’s no Target in Vermont) and TJ Maxx. Plus we went through Crusie’s fabric stash and I now have 50 pounds of fabric to ship back.
Mona fell in love with one of my shoes, but fortunately I’d bought new ones. Then, while Crusie was busy writing her speech I went out on her deck and was having a great time sweeping the leaves off (seriously) when she came out and chased me away with a broom, and for some reason I had a coughing fit that went on for half an hour. I guess I don’t like damp leaves. So then Crusie decided she had to do it (making me feel guilty but then I said, “naaah”) and I was planning to go back out with a bandanna over my face but then she called in reinforcements.
That’s Jenny after I went out and tied a cloth around her face so the wouldn’t choke, not the Frito Bandito (remember him?). But then brawny Alastair saved the day … and Lani manned (or womanned) the power washer and it looks mahvelous! After a day on the road we can go out and sip wine tonight and listen to the … are there crickets in Ohio? Peepers? Maybe we’ll listen to the werewolves howl. Sounds good to me.
I’m being relatively on target with the food. We had thin crust veggie pizza (though I ate two slices) and salad for dinner, oatmeal for lunch, a nice huge apple, a breakfast bar, and waaay too many goldfish. But still, pretty damned good for being on vacation. And I have no need for the ritual Steak N Shake visit. Plus, in Jenny’s tighter clothes I pass a mirror and giggle in delight.
Pictures to come.
So it’s Saturday in Ohio and all’s well with the world. At least at Squalor on the River. God knows what chaos is going on in Vermont. Though all was well there, last time I checked.
There! My work is done.

22 thoughts on “Krissie: Saturday on the Road

  1. Those lucky gals in Columbus! I wish I could be there and see you all in your hilarity. Congrats on getting the deck cleared off for summer. Now enjoy the day and revel in life, my dear. Hugs!

  2. Love the curls. I got my hair cut as short as a boys yesterday and get a shock whenever I catch sight of myself. Have fun at the meeting. Wish I could be there although I’m going to the L.A. meeting tomorrow. But it won’t have you three in attendance.

    The deck looks fabulous, hope you had a nice night listening to nature.

  3. Krissie,
    Sounds perfect. Enjoy.

    A link to a guide to contentment. I think it’s a highly undervalued trait, especially in writers. We’re always wishing we sold more, made more, wrote more, climbed higher on bestseller lists, etc. Need to be able to find a way to enjoy where we are. A point of sanity, I call it. We all need it.

  4. Rachel says:

    Welcome to Columbus!
    I wish I could stop by, but I don’t think a for year old boy attached to my leg would find it very interesting. Watch out for the snarls of traffic due to Race For the Cure and all of the construction going on here!

  5. jinx says:

    I’ve just dragged myself in to rest after stone-moving, birdseed-buying, bamboo-trimming, and various other tiring bits of recreation, so I’m in the perfect mood of exhaustion to appreciate all those tasks you guys managed to do. Applause! Applause!

  6. Sounds like a lovely day! And the view for the deck is spectacular — a great place to unwind when the day is done?

  7. Courtney says:

    Hope you had fun at the RWA meeting! Enjoy sipping wine on the deck with your sisters and raise a glass for all of us here at ReFab!

  8. Kelly S says:

    Hmm, wonder if my mom wants to go on a longer road trip? Columbus is only 4 hours away.

    As I alluded to, my parents are visiting this weekend. Today we went to a quilt show and tomorrow an art and craft show. They’ll leave Monday and back to work I go.

    Glad to hear all is well at the Squalor!

  9. Maine Betty says:

    I spent the day with a very GOOD friend, painting and priming the living room and my bedroom. She’s meticulous, which is good, because I am getting a little slap happy with the paint. I may sleep there tomorrow night! And…for our treat…Avengers assemble!!

  10. Jill says:

    Krissie, whatever diet you are on is working. You are looking great. Like the curly hair.

  11. I love your hair! Is that still the Bedhead stuff? I might have to buy some of that.

    Wish I could have been there but I did spend the afternoon with my new local writing buddies. I’m so happy to finally have writing friends who don’t live in my computer. LOL!

    Can’t wait to see the pictures of you in the clothes that fit.

  12. Krissie, You sound wonderful, and so happy! It’s good thing, even if the leaves are making you cough. I hope the rest of your day went very well.

    Aren’t good friends the best?

  13. Love the curls, must be Jenny’s fab shampoo. And now the deck is clean of leaves and you all look summery and wonderful. Krissie, you sound happy, you look happy.
    OH has done wonders for you all. 🙂

  14. Lois says:

    Ooohhh TJMaxx with friends! The closest TJ is about 250 mi away 🙁
    Target is only 115 mi.
    So happy to hear you are giggling in your skinnier clothes.

  15. You look fantastic sweetie! Bedhead indeed.

    By all means keep Jen from coughing too. Her asthma is not a happy thing. Does the river help or hinder that, I wonder?

    Beginning to wonder if I should trade ocean proximity for a place on a river.

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