A Week (or so) in My Life …

So much for coming to you weekly. I really am trying, but the week goes by and then it’s gone and I can’t get it back. 😀

May has been a whirlwind of activity for us–car repairs, dryer repairs, end of school activities, so on and so forth.

But two things were great that stick out to me.

One, I got a new car. I don’t normally name my cars, but it’s been dubbed Lottie.

It’s a Honda Pilot (we’re a Honda family) in the color of Steel Sapphire, and it drives like a dream.

I’ve had it for a few weeks now and even drove it to North Carolina to #BRMCWC (Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference). Fellow writer, Bonita McCoy and I, rode in style. 🙂 Both of us commented that it didn’t seem to take six hours to get there as the time flew by. She was a great riding companion, and I enjoyed her company a great deal. The way back seemed long, but I think that’s because we were both exhausted. As an introvert, I was people’d out. She’s more extroverted, but I think she was people’d out too. 🙂

The writers’ conference was the second GREAT thing that happened in May. As I said, it was exhausting, but so informative and restorative. I hadn’t been with fellow writers for over two years in such a large setting. I learned; I fellowshipped; I absorbed great writing advice; and I walked and walked and walked. LOL

If you’ve never been to Ridgecrest Conference Center, it’s on the side of a mountain. Stairs and hills pervade the campus. It’s beautiful but tiring. Sadly, I didn’t make it to the top of the mountain this year for sunrise pictures, but I did take a few for backgrounds and to work on my perspective skills. Here are a few of the pictures I took.


A new leaf in front of a mature leaf. Same tree.


Okay, so that’s all for today. How was your May? What do you have planned for the summer?

I hope to have a couple of book recommendations for you next week. Have a great weekend.