Good morning! 😀 I can not even begin to tell you how good it felt to sleep in my own bed last night…. and now sit in my recliner looking out on a beautiful day and knowing I will soon be basking in the sun with a book enjoying a (for the most part) quiet day.
Quiet because no one knows I am in town. Well, a few friends do, but I was supposed to come back from New York and go right into the MS 150 bike ride that I would have shuttled to yesterday afternoon after I got off the plane. The night before I left New York I cancelled out of the ride. I really wanted to do it but several things were at play:
1. I was exhausted from all the events and constant “go go go” of New York
2. I really was missing seeing Hubby, and our new pup, Sam.
3. A little peopled out. I had been with large amounts of people since last Sunday and I am a person who needs to unplug from the activity and step back at least once a week. Doing the ride today and tomorrow would have put me with about 2,500 people.
4. I wasn’t looking forward to two more nights in a hotel.
SO here I am. Home. Today I am going to mow the lawn and listen to audio. I have some wonderful choices thanks to a dinner we had the last night in New York with John from Brilliance audio (going with The Magicians, John!) . I cant wait to dig in and I just finished one last night on my IPOD so I am ready. 😀 I am also going to write a few reviews throughout the day. I wrote up a list yesterday and I am about 5 behind, soon to be more as this afternoon I am sitting on my deck with book. That is the plan. And later we have invited friends over to grill tonight and hang out and chat. She is in my book club so it will be fun to talk BEA, and they are close friends so this will be quite laid back and I am soooooo looking forward to it.
For this mornings Saturday Snapshot brought to you by the wonderful Alyce from At Home With Books, I thought I would give you a few random shots of New York and the Expo. I started my recap post yesterday afternoon with BEA Recap 1, and hope to put up recap 2 later today. I am writing a blow-by-blow of my daily experience to give you the BEA feel. To pick up the full story on the pictures, please read my recap posts. 😀
More to come in the next couple of days here. 🙂 Also a completely random note but today is my 3 year blogiversary – in the past two years we have had a big party here with giveaways (books, swag, gift cards) and fun stuff and I do not want to miss that so please accept my invitation to my 3 year Blogiversary Party which will take place on Friday June 15th. 😀