A few days off

Friday morning was a whirlwind school visit in Austin to Clint Small Middle School where we ate great pastry and talked about FEVER 1793. Many thanks to Elizabeth the Librarian and the rest of the staff and especially all the students for making the morning fly. Speaking of flying, it took 8 hours, but I finally made it back to Philly. Got home at 9:30pm. My Beloved Husband drove down from NY to make sure I got a hot dinner.

Saturday, I slept. To be honest, that is all I remember. No wait, I looked at my mail. Mer had a friend over for dinner. My sister called too early. My parents did, too, but you can’t say to your elderly mom, “Call back in ten hours when I’m awake.” So I talked to her, and thought I did a good impression of a sane, healthy, rested person. Dumb, dumb, dumb. She called back yesterday to tell me she hadn’t slept Saturday night because she was so worried about me. Sigh

Yesterday was more sleeping. We finished off the taxes and did laundry. Best thing was that we had the windows open all day long and I didn’t turn the heat on last night. I love having the windows open.

I have to get my butt in gear now. Lots more to catch up on today. Tonight I am driving out to Lancaster County. You can find me from 6:30-8pm at Buckhill Book Shop, 1040 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA, 717-627-2665.

Tomorrow I head to New York City for a couple of kick-off events for the New York Reads Together Program, sponsored by the New York Women’s Agenda. I don’t have all the details yet, but I know I’ll be speaking at the Donnelly Library, 20 West 53rd St, at 10am on Tuesday. I’ll be in Brooklyn on Wednesday. Not sure if I’m bringing the computer or not, so it might be a few days before I post again.

All of this traveling has been fun, but I have to admit, I’m ready to start writing again.

Oh, PS to Andrew – thanks for the advice about Dream Theater. You were right.

9 Replies to “A few days off”

  1. Darn it. I’d love to go see you, but I’d have to skip English…and I guess it’s supposed to be for school groups. I hope you have a good time here in NYC though. The weather has been amazing lately.

    PS: There’s no Y, it’s the Donnell Library Center.

  2. Darn it. I’d love to go see you, but I’d have to skip English…and I guess it’s supposed to be for school groups. I hope you have a good time here in NYC though. The weather has been amazing lately.

    PS: There’s no Y, it’s the Donnell Library Center.

  3. Darn it. I’d love to go see you, but I’d have to skip English…and I guess it’s supposed to be for school groups. I hope you have a good time here in NYC though. The weather has been amazing lately.

    PS: There’s no Y, it’s the Donnell Library Center.

  4. Beggin’ Beatnik Rap Rappin’ On Her Drum…Bring the Computer!

    Just a humble little voice speaking, but I do hope you’ll bring your computer with you to NYC. It has been such fun to read your on-the-road LJ entries. You are creating a living, breathing travel log (plus, you’re like a modern day version of Jack Kerouac…your words and pictures are the chorus of the places you visit…I’m thinking “San Francisco Blues”). That’s my vote.

  5. Beggin’ Beatnik Rap Rappin’ On Her Drum…Bring the Computer!

    Just a humble little voice speaking, but I do hope you’ll bring your computer with you to NYC. It has been such fun to read your on-the-road LJ entries. You are creating a living, breathing travel log (plus, you’re like a modern day version of Jack Kerouac…your words and pictures are the chorus of the places you visit…I’m thinking “San Francisco Blues”). That’s my vote.

  6. Beggin’ Beatnik Rap Rappin’ On Her Drum…Bring the Computer!

    Just a humble little voice speaking, but I do hope you’ll bring your computer with you to NYC. It has been such fun to read your on-the-road LJ entries. You are creating a living, breathing travel log (plus, you’re like a modern day version of Jack Kerouac…your words and pictures are the chorus of the places you visit…I’m thinking “San Francisco Blues”). That’s my vote.

  7. I was at your presentation this morning at the Donnel Library, and I have to say it was fantastic….my agency is participating in NY Reads Together as an intergenerational program (as we have done in past weeks) and I will be facilitating a group of 100 seniors about their thoughts and reactions to the book (and having some of our teen participants also participate and voice their thoughts, etc).

    You connect with teens on such an important level, I could see them really *listen* to you. So many young people do not have adults who they can really listen to (or trust) and I was just so impressed with the honesty and connectedness in the room. Thank you.

  8. I was at your presentation this morning at the Donnel Library, and I have to say it was fantastic….my agency is participating in NY Reads Together as an intergenerational program (as we have done in past weeks) and I will be facilitating a group of 100 seniors about their thoughts and reactions to the book (and having some of our teen participants also participate and voice their thoughts, etc).

    You connect with teens on such an important level, I could see them really *listen* to you. So many young people do not have adults who they can really listen to (or trust) and I was just so impressed with the honesty and connectedness in the room. Thank you.

  9. I was at your presentation this morning at the Donnel Library, and I have to say it was fantastic….my agency is participating in NY Reads Together as an intergenerational program (as we have done in past weeks) and I will be facilitating a group of 100 seniors about their thoughts and reactions to the book (and having some of our teen participants also participate and voice their thoughts, etc).

    You connect with teens on such an important level, I could see them really *listen* to you. So many young people do not have adults who they can really listen to (or trust) and I was just so impressed with the honesty and connectedness in the room. Thank you.

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