A staycation is pretty much ideal when you have a dog. (No worries about how the pooch will adapt to the new locale.) And we had fun being dorks and pretending we'd rented our house from VRBO. ("Can you believe these people left us all these projects to do? Jerks!")
We basically pretended we were retired. We slept in every morning, enjoyed our coffees, and then went for long walks on the beach with Rita:
|Had the beach to ourselves!|
|Well, except for all these guys... (There were literally 100s one day. Never saw that before.)|
|Rita had a great time!|
|...especially when we ran into a collie meet-up!|
|She loved romping with them|
|She enjoys a good romp. You?|
|And then she needed to cool down.|
|Rita enjoyed helping with the leftovers. See her there? (That's a 1/2 a burger w/ an egg on top.)|
We had a beer or a cocktail and watched the sunset each night:
|Yes, that says "Voodoo Doughnut" beer. It was yummy.|
Or, tried to watch the sunset when it was foggy:
We even got one project done! We put together our new BBQ, which Rita is very much a fan of!
|"Can I have some of that, Daddy?"|
Have you ever done a staycation?
In Book News...
(I know I'm supposed to be wordless today - but I'm bad at that. You know that. And I wanted to share something...) On Tuesday I got to experience both the highs and lows of having your book out in the world - all within about 30 minutes of each other.
Shall we start with the high? I got a lovely message on my Facebook page from Kathy Porter, whom I'd just "met" through the Blog Paws community. She said she'd read my book, enjoyed it, and wrote this lovely blog post about it. Go check out her blog!
After that lovely little high, I was checking my Amazon book page (as I obsessively do), and saw that I had a new review. I thought maybe it was from Kathy, after writing her blog post, so happily and hopefully went to check it out. Nope! It was a 2-star review saying how disappointing my book is and that her $3 was "wasted."
This just goes to show you can't please everyone! Don't even try!
Sorry about being so Wordy on Wordless Wednesday!!