Our six month sit in Tennessee has come to an end.  While Signal Mountain wasn’t really “us”, it was a good place to hunker.   When we did go out, it was to Chattanooga.

I will miss my yoga classes at North Shore Yoga (Sunday mornings with Kay, especially), hiking Signal Point with Paul (and JohnE!), and the Monday evening writer’s group at Signal Mountain Library.

All has been quiet on the blogging front, but I did get a lot of writing done.  My book was finished…until it wasn’t. These guys helped me to clarify where I am going with it and to realize the errors of my grammatical ways.  BIG thanks to Bruce, Frank, and Joe!

Two of My Signal Mountain Library Writing Group Mentors, Frank & Bruce

It won’t be quite the same, but we are going to continue to critique each others work from afar.  I will start seriously looking for a publisher in Portland, Oregon.  Our next sit will be in the Alberta Arts District, beginning in late June.

It has been two weeks since we left Tennessee (ending with a short but sweet visit with Peg and Owen in Memphis on the way out). Since then, we have been to Louisiana (New Orleans), Nevada (Las Vegas), and Arizona (Sedona & Jerome).

I will be blogging about each of those places in the next few days.

We are back in Louisiana now, on a two week sit in Lake Charles.  Yes, it is very hot here in June!  Lucky for us, we are staying in a nice, cool home with a swimming pool out back.  I don’t have too much else to share as we just arrived…

I can tell you this much; the food is really YUMMY (can you say Etouffee?) and the people are really friendly (excepting the local who murdered his estranged wife on Sunday and is on the lam.  In the general vicinity.  Doors are locked).

It is time to get back into my Beachbody routine (drinking Shakeology each morning and working out in the evening is a good place to start).  I have been a bit naughty (might as well fess up now, as future posts will only give me away)…

P.S. Please forgive the lack of pictures as I am struggling to upload them at present.  I don’t know if it is a WordPress issue, an i-Photo issue, or simply (and most likely) a Valynne issue.

P.P.S.  Just found out Grayson Capps is playing at a local coffee shop next week (happy dance)!  I think I like it here : )


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