Back to life!!

Well darn! I'm back from vacation and life is back to normal. Why is it that vacations are so short and go by so quickly but real life seems to drag on forever before another vacation comes along.

Although my vacation wasn't very relaxing, it was fun. Our trip home to Ohio went really well, we saw lots of old friends and all of my husbands family. I even got to have dinner with my best friend and she brought some surprise friends with her. What fun that was!

Our stop in Tennessee to check out possible retirement homes was also a lot of fun. Although we didn't really find our perfect house, we did narrow down the area we will probably retire at. It's a lake and golfing community called Tellico Village and is about 20-30 miles south of Knoxville depending on what section of the village you live in.

But houses can be so deceiving from the online photo's!! Either we saw houses with gorgeous views but the inside was a gut job and really outdated, or we saw gorgeous houses inside but no view. And a view of the water, golf course or woods is a must have on my list. I tried to download some pictures for you to see but my computer has decided to take forever and I don't have that much patience today. So no pictures this time.

As far as my writing, I did absolutely nothing towards it for those 2 weeks. It felt good but strange. Not sure I liked it at all! But now it's time to get back into the swing of things. I'm working on 4 or 5 new picture books to submit so guess I better get cracking! Goodbye vacation... hello life!!


  1. I am so glad that your trip turned out well. Glad you are back and hopefully you find that perfect retirement spot. Glad you are back!


  2. Well apparently I am glad today. Ha! Yes I am sure I am a writer...

  3. Courtney,

    Well I don't think I've ever had anyone so glad that I'm back!! ha ha You are definitely a writer.

  4. Vacations are never truly relaxing, are they? LOL

    Good luck with those picture books, Allyn!

  5. Welcome back! I will look forward to seeing some pictures when you get the time. I’m also looking forward to hearing more about your picture books.

  6. I hope you're still cracking that whip. I love your books. You are gifted. Keep it up!!

  7. Vacations can be relaxing and tiring at the same time. Glad to have you back, Allyn, and best of luck submitting the PBs!