Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Home Sweet Home

I’m back after a couple of weeks of travel. Fortunately, I had Internet access. Unfortunately, it was sometimes sporadic and slow. I thank Kate Carlisle again for guest blogging on my day last week.

I missed my pups! Good thing was that my husband had set up our security cameras so we could watch them--and those who were there to take care of them, including our younger son, who moved in for part of the time as he often does when we’re gone, plus a wonderful pet-sitter and a kind neighbor for the times he wasn’t there.

This was one of those trips that are hard to explain about who was where on which day. My husband traveled east first. I joined him, along with his family, and we took a New England/Eastern Canada cruise, which was absolutely delightful. Even though I grew up in Pittsburgh, I’d never been to New England before. Plus, living in LA as long as I have, I miss my formerly favorite season, fall, and the changing leaves. Got to see them this time!

On our return, we went to the ‘Burgh to visit my relatives, then to our house in Maryland, and finally back to New York City, where I had some wonderful meetings with my editors and agent. Next, we attended the Baron Funds annual meeting which always has surprise entertainment. This year, that included, at lunch, Diana Ross, John Mellencamp, and a wonderful Broadway entertainer named Kelli O’Hara. The main entertainers, though, really rocked me--for real! Bon Jovi was the headliner. One of my all time favorites!

Now I’m home, working under deadlines. Hugging my pups, who are acting as if they worried I’d never come home, both insisting on hugs and giving me orders.

I’m posting this blog to be up on Wednesday, for the first time. I know we’re going to miss having Camille blog with us. I definitely wish her well and hope she visits us often.

Do you ever take trips where you have to stop and think about where you’re heading next? Tell me about them!


Janie Emaus said...

It sounds like you had a great time. And actually, I do like going on road trips where I'm not sure I'll be from one day to the next!

Linda O. Johnston said...

I enjoy road trips, too, Janie--as long as I'm not the only driver and I have some idea of a destination!

Joanna Campbell Slan said...

Linda, when I worked as a motivational speaker, I had to put a sticky note on the mirror to keep track of which city I was in. It was exciting, but tiring!

Linda O. Johnston said...

That sounds even harder to deal with than a two-week vacation, Joanna--but potentially rewarding, too!

Betty Hechtman said...

Wow, what a trip! It sounds like it had everything - family, business and wonderful sightseeing.