Posts Tagged ‘travel’
First off today is my sweetie pie’s 40th birthday, so let’s all wish him a happy birthday, shall we?
Two and a half…
HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY RON-RON!!!
As many of you may or may not know, to celebrate his birthday Ron is running all 15 Disney races (that’s 18 medals). He’s about 1/2 way done (9 medals), and thus far appears to have had a great time!
We also celebrated by going dancing/ seeing the Jive Aces, one of our favorite swing bands play. Everyone wears yellow to their shows, so of course we did too. Though Ron had to kick the geek quotient up a bit with his yellow “The Wesely Crushers” shirt.
Don’t worry, I geeked it up too with a Wonder Woman Penny Blossom by BrightCopperPenny (Esty shop linked).
You may know her from her Tiny Princess Captain America costume…
This weekend was a lot of fun. We went to RavenCon & linked up with my dear friend Maggie Allen (previous guest post here). We had such a good time together and both read our upcoming short stories coming out this summer in various anthologies. Not only was it great to hang out/ spend the weekend with her, but also wonderful to be on panels with her/ play off of each other. She’s awesome.
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Crystal Coast Con literally felt like going home.
For about 9 years my husband and I lived all over eastern NC around the MCAS Cherry Point, New River, and Camp Lejeune areas. We lived in New Bern, Swansboro, Kinston, and then finally Emerald Isle for a time.
In fact, I wrote the bulk of War of the Seasons: The Human while staring at the beach & hearing the waves crash from my window at Emerald Isle.
So, when I got invited to a Con that was less than a mile from my old home I was super thrilled to go!
It was so great to see so many old friends (the Carolina 501st Garrison for starters), and make new friends (the talented band Saving Abel was there), and get to spend some time with one of my oldest friends, the talented author Mariana Roberg.
On the whole this little con was full of heart, great fans, and of course my beloved Marines. HOORAH!
I’m glad I was invited & I’m glad I went.
So, I’m back from Afghanistan again – as always a busy, exhausting, yet very productive trip. I love my job!
And of course I made sure to bring proper reading material with me:
It may interest you to know that I finished the 2nd draft of a novella (my Pride & Prejudice in Space story) which is currently with my Alpha reader. I also got a very good start outlining & writing the first 1/3 of the next Songs of the Seasons story on my flights.