That's right. I just said that about a fortunate couple's wedded bliss. Another wedding. Let's be honest; it's been high season on weddings for some reason this year. And everyone has us go somewhere. So we're off to Bend again. My mother-in-law lives there, so that's a bonus. But it still means driving three hours each way, and we can't afford to take any more vacation time. That makes this a Friday night to Sunday morning trip across the mountains, and that's about as short as I'm willing to make a trip to that section of the state, at least with the kids along. We'll have a nice time visiting with my mom-in-law, and this wedding reception should be a lot of fun Saturday evening. My hubby and I meant to go on a date last weekend. He asked me to set something up, and I totally dropped the ball. So tomorrow we're going out to eat before the wedding reception. I'm looking forward to some one-on-one time with my man.
I already had the day off, but my husband is working today. That means we'll take off this evening. I'm enjoying my day off with the kids, and fitting in the packing and chores while they're happy -- like I usually fit in writing.
This brings up my other reason for this post...what am I taking with me writing-wise? Notes on the Children of the Sidhe series, that's what. I think I'll pack the manuscript of the third novella; that's my next editing project, and I might refer to it as I make notes on the conclusion of the series. I'll take my research on Tory Island, off of Ireland, which I realized yesterday is the setting for the final battle between the Sidhe and the Fomorii. This was a big detail I'd been trying to work out before November -- so SCORE! And paper and a pen so I can set down my thoughts on these characters, fleshing out what I already know with more about their backgrounds and points of view. I'm also taking a book to read. It's possible I won't crack open my writing notebook at all. Cherie Priest's Boneshaker has been calling to me.