Joelle Duran (shout_of_joy) wrote in shouts_of_joy,
Joelle Duran

  • Mood:
Long weekend blessings:

     The weather for the Uptown Art Fair on Saturday could hardly have been more perfect. Partially sunny, lower 70s, not humid. So of course it got mobbed quickly, but I had a great time and was blessed by the free transit.

     Sunday morning I finished pass 6 of Geren book 3 edits. Hurrah! So nice to get a good long break before/during when my editor works on it.

     Perhaps because I showed up around 7 am Monday to get a rental car, I was given free dibs on a nice selection. Summer heat is my enemy, so I went strictly by lightest color, which meant I wound up with a rather sporty silver Toyota Corolla. The miles per gallon was amazing!

     Unfortunately for me, the forecast for my time up near Duluth just kept getting raised. So I'm thankful that I also had a 40 hour fast going (though not a complete fast, since I drank decaf iced tea mix instead of water). Once I hit around 16 hours, my metabolism shuts down and it's a little easier to stay cool. Very grateful for that!

     Due to the rental car not having a State Park sticker, I spent a few hours at a park in Duluth until the check-in time for the cabin. As I'd observed years past when I came for an art fair, that place is just crazy with poison ivy. But I had to get a shady spot for my collapsible chair and I wanted a view of the lake. So I'm blessed again...either I'm partially immune to poison ivy or I somehow managed to not touch any (very unlikely). No welts, thank God!

     At the end of my time with God, I drove up to the town of Knife River on Lake Superior to get my mom some candy from Great! Lakes Candy Kitchen. And I got a treat too--they had Key Lime truffles! No way I could pass those up! And they have been delicious.
Tags: art show, book 3: editing, key lime
  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.