Monday, October 22, 2007

Pass the Sunscreen

My home in Colorado had its first snowstorm of the season. What started out as rain turned to snow and accumulated on the roads and grassy areas. For a while the driving was a bit treacherous.

At least that’s what I was told. I was fortunate. I missed this first storm because I spent the weekend in Arizona. Um, hum. Sunny, hot Arizona.

I tagged along on a business trip with my husband. I was promised that I would have time to write. (Word count, word count, word count!) Anyway, it didn’t work out that way. Sure, I probably could have excused myself and spent time writing, but then I wouldn’t have had the pleasure of visiting with folks, listening to exciting ideas and making new friends.

You could consider it wasted time in regards to productivity. But sometimes that’s just what a writer needs. Time to meet and greet, time to listen to different points of view and time to listen in on conversations that are mostly outside my realm of experience.

I often wish my friends a good, productive weekend. Aside from word count (let’s not go there), that’s what I enjoyed.


Jan Parrish said...

Good for you. I'm glad you took the time to relax and refresh. :)

D. Gudger said...

The snow didn't last. As usual, the hot Colorado sun came out and melted it away!

But I'm looking forward to that first blizzard (hee, hee).

tonya said...

Sometimes we need that, even when we don't think so! LOL. I hope you had a fantastic time!