First things first: I married a God. I came home from my San Francisco trip to not just a clean, but a spotless home. Toilets cleaned, baseboards dusted, bath mats washed, plants watered, countertops gleaming, dishes put away, laundry folded, floors vacuumed and the list goes on. Nothing puts me in a good mood faster than a clean house, so bless him for what must have been a full day of cleaning yesterday.
Loooong travel day yesterday. It was raining hard in Atlanta and most flights were delayed. I got in at 7:30 PM from SF and my 9:55 PM flight home didn't actually leave Atlanta until almost 11:30. That got us into GSO at 12:40 AM and I made it home by 1:30 and collapsed into bed. Technically, I still haven't seen Blair yet. He kissed me good-bye at 6 o-clock this morning but I don't think I actually pried my open to see him, so the homecoming will have to be tonight.
(Oh, and while I'm thinking of it, a big thumbs down to the Atlanta airport for charging $7.95 for their wi-fi service. If you're going to delay us for hours at a time, how 'bout some free web time?)
Working backwards, I did not win the Muse Medallion. It was 2 of my entries against the entry of one other person and guess who won? I could have predicted that one. =)
It was still a great conference. I made some helpful contacts and some new friends. For me, the benefit of these writers conferences is always the networking and very rarely the workshops. I also sold 10 books. Respectable, I suppose.
I'm taking time now to do this blog because I have so much work to do that I can't even get my mind around it. I'm almost scared to look at what's in front of me. Knowing me, I'll spend today clearing out the myriad of little things that could be left for later, but that will make me feel like I'm accomplishing something if I check them off the list. It's a short work week and Blair has said he's actually not going in to work over the holiday weekend, so I'm not planning to do much work over Thanksgiving either. Which means this Tuesday and Wednesday need to be super productive days.
On the bright side, it's perfect working weather. It's cold and grey and rainy and makes me want to brew hot orange spice tea and snuggle down at my desk with the cats snoozing beside me. A great day to not leave the house, which is exactly what I plan to do.