I’m only going to complain a little, so mainly this whole entry is about being “joyful, joyful”. Just an eensy, teensy bit of “oh, yuck”.
Right smack dab in the middle of writing my current novel, Joyful, Joyful, we made a crazy, crazy decision. We decided that we would round up our daughter and her husband and take off on a summer trip to Charleston, South Carolina… our absolute favorite place to go in the whole world! Literally!!!
Ok, you say, “So what’s the big deal? Lots of families go on vacations together, right?!” Yes, but I don’t think I mentioned that this was our wedding anniversary trip. And… our anniversary isn’t even for another five months!
It was absolutely crazy, and… “JOYFUL, JOYFUL”! (See how sneaky I was in getting in the title of my current writing endeavor?!)
While we were gone, we shopped, ate, toured historic homes, ate, walked Rainbow Row, ate, slept in, ate, and then… we ATE! It was the best and most “joyful, joyful” week ever!
Only problem was, since I had broken and thrown away three sets of reading glasses recently, I had no glasses with me and couldn’t read ANYTHING in the open market or any stores. And, it was cumbersome having to have my husband, daughter, or her husband read the menus to me at the restaurants. So, we all began a search for reading glasses.
We went to probably fifteen stores looking for glasses. Maybe more! Finally, we found some. But, rather than purchasing four pairs, I only got one pair. Temporary insanity!!! Well, they got me through the “joyful, joyful” anniversary vacation, but when I got home, I still didn’t have any for my upstairs office, a pair next to the bed for reading my e-reader, and a pair for the kitchen. I had only purchased one pair… for my purse.
So… my adorable husband ended the anniversary vacation perfectly, ending it by taking me to purchase three more pairs. I’m all set now. All of them in different styles and colors…just adorable!
I had a perfect anniversary vacation, and now I even have plenty of glasses. I have no excuse for not getting some serious writing done today. I have the next almost five and one-half hours to myself.
The only “YUCK” to the whole exciting week is that my glasses went from 1.5 in strength to 2.0. Oh, no… my vision is worse!
AND IF ANY OF YOU MAKE A CRACK (OR EVEN HINT) ABOUT THE WHOLE “AGE” THING WITH REGARD TO MY EYE SIGHT, WE’RE THROUGH! BECAUSE, THERE’S NO TIME FOR “HATERS”. I’VE GOT SOME SERIOUS WRITING TO GET DONE ON JOYFUL, JOYFUL!