Nan Reinhardt, Author

Grown-up love stories, because we're never too old for a little sexy romance…

Day 19: Gratitude and a Great Retreat

September19

Well, we’re back from retreat–Liz is at home and I’m back at the lake. Our trip was fantastic, mostly because we travel so well together, never seem to run out of things to talk about, and yet, enjoy companionable silences. Our condo was lovely and Grand Haven was, well, grand. 😉 We both got done what we wanted to get done and that felt wonderful!

Holland, MI

Today, our drive home went along the Lake Michigan coast until we got to St. Joseph. We caught glimpses of the lake as we drove along the Blue Star highway, stopping in Saugatuck for breakfast and Holland to watch a schooner make it’s way out into the lake. Every time we stopped to see the water, I thought of my mom, got a little lump in my throat, and wished like crazy that Lizzie could’ve met her and that we could’ve stayed another few days.

But life called us home and it was very good to see Husband and friend Moe and the lake. Time to settle back into what is currently my normal. I’ll be back to work on my editing gigs tomorrow–taking care of business stuff and working, probably on Son’s screened porch because it’s a lovely spot and I get a lot done there. However, I will have my sweet memories of this writing trip to warm me and Liz and I will be back on Gchat in the morning as usual.

We do have a couple of fun events coming along as September comes to a close. On Sunday, September 22, Liz and I will be speaking at the Logansport library, so if you’re int he area around 2 pm, stop by. We’d love to see. Then, next Sunday, September 29, we’ll be at the Wine and Wheels car show at Whyte Horse Winery here in Monticello. It’ll be a fun day of wine and hot rods and book signing. Stop by! In between those Sunday events, I’ve got a birthday to celebrate with my sis! We both turn a year older this week.

We’ll be there, will you?

Gratitude for today:
Another amazing writing trip with my bestie
Lake Michigan, always and eternally
Hugs from Husband–I missed his arms around me
Safe driving as we traveled
A new laptop–mine aged into recalcitrance and I wasn’t in a place to try to deal with it, so I got a new one. Same brand, newer model. So far, I’m liking it.

~Nan~

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