Back in Lawrence, Kansas

We are back in Lawrence. Our vehicle has been unpacked, packed again with victuals, unpacked again. So I suppose we’re ready to roll.

Best things so far:

Everything in order

Adult children okay; some flourishing

Our wonderful mattress

The art on the walls

Space in the home

Swimming in a pool, pretending it’s the lake

Not as hot as it was reported to have been

Reading The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery, wondering if I should be reading it in French because she is French and I am reading the English translation

Preparing for a Writers’ Conference in NYC; writing the PITCH for my memoir, Jewels That Speak

ETC.