Soon I'll be heading down to Florida for my brother Johnny's beach wedding. I've never been to a beach wedding, so this will be a nice experience. I have a cool summer dress, and barely there sandals (or bare feet! Those who know me know I look for any excuse to take off my shoes and go barefoot!).
I've asked Angie Gumbo Writer if she wants to meet me there - she needs some time away. She's trying to get her schedule fixed so perhaps she can and so we can find a place we hope overlooks the water. Otherwise, I'll be staying with another group in a cute beach house overlooking the sand and gulf.
I've not been to the beach in a while. Last beach I went to was in Oregon. It's been a very long time since I've been to any gulf beaches. I don't think the oil spill has reached where I am going . . . I hate to even think about that spill and what it's doing to the fisherman and shrimpers *sigh* Not to mention the environmental, the wildlife, the tender coastal grasses and the rest, and to the small towns and communities . . . *sigh again*
GMR has said he wants to stay home - no hot sandy beaches and weddings for him *laugh*
I'll be around the Panama City area - in one of the little beach towns in that area, so if any of my blogging buddies are near there, email me and let me know and perhaps there is a way we can meet to say hello.
I think I will take another blog header photo while there - with Tender Graces & Secret Graces at my feet, and as well, the Sweetie manuscript lying there.
Tender Graces (and SG) continues to do well on Kindle and as well on regular overall Amazon (I am not looking at ratings, but my publishers and some friends are sending me notes going WOW TG is at so and so ranking!whoop! and I am going Yayy! but keeping myself from going there to look and all that jazz. But, I do hope this will get the indie booksellers and other bookstores to start stocking it better than they have! I know it's a competitive business and brick and mortar bookstores, particular the indies, are having a hard time of it for the most part.
So, this week I pack and ready for the beach. I have a hat. I have a cute dress. I have sandals and bare feet. I have a fake tan going (laugh). The Boopmobile will be shined up and full of gas. I am going to consider this a vacation. Yes. That's what I'm going to do. Ahhhhh!
What are you doing for vacation? Any plans you are excited about this summer?