overcast, still, humid - temps 24
Not as warm or delightful as yesterday. Went off to Cowansville for our french toast breakfast this morning then scooted home. My sister-in-law, Audi, called from Edmonton and we spent an hour chatting. She's terrific...always makes sure to keep in touch. Much better than I am! We have a family reunion every year. We realized when our mother died (Dad died many years before) that unless we made an effort and committment, we might drift apart. So every year we have a reunion, and take turns hosting it. It changes, of course...or more precisely, the participants change...the one thing we feel strongly about is that the "core" three siblings be there, but kids of course often have other ideas - so the niece and nephew count varies.
This year it's our turn, and my brother Rob (Audi's husband) had a brilliant idea. Why not come for Canadian Thanksgiving, in early/mid October... it's a magical time because the nights are drawing in, everyone's in sweaters, and the woodfires are lit. But mostly the trees are changing colour. Out west, where Rob and Audi live, there aren't so many maples, so they miss, and yearn for, the spectacular autumn colours.
So this year we'll all be together here...SO looking forward to it.
The fall launch events are beginning to be finalized. I'll be doing events near Guelph, Ontario, Kingston, Ont...Sutton, Ont. Toronto. Montreal. Indianapolis, Houston, Phoenix and a few other places not yet pinned down. A little more complicated this year since both the US and Canadian books are being launched at the same time.
Busy day today...the Kingston Writers Festival needed a short essay...I'm their Author of the Week next week. And the CBC is gearing up for The Murder Stone (aka A Rule Against Murder) being their book club selection for the entire month of August. If you're interested in joining, here's the link...
Hope that works. But they needed a whole lot of info and photos and links...felt quite overwhelming...and they need them right away. Still, it's wonderful for us, but feels a little stressful at times.
But managed to get another 48 pages edited. Single spaced...so zooming along. So far, so good.
Nothing on the schedule for tomorrow, which generally means the world will come calling. Better than silence, I guess.
Off to the elliptical torture machine. Why isn't cellulite considered as attractive as skin and bones??? When I'm in charge of the world, it will be. Until that happy day, it's the elliptical for me!
Wish me luck.