Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

     We'll be celebrating a "Homeless Thanksgiving," for our neighbors and friends who, for whatever reason, cannot be with family.  So far, we've gathered nine guests and have a communal feast planned at our Lake cottage.  Enjoying mild autumn days, I kayak with friends whenever I get a chance.  The Lake is very quiet and beautiful this time of year.  We've spotted deer swimming across the cove, a loon, and a huge blue heron who flies away at the oh-so-slight sound of our kayak paddles hitting the water.
     On another note, have you noticed every time you pick up a paper or magazine, you find something about bullying, especially in schools?  Since bullying just happens to be the topic of my YA novel EAGLEBAIT, I am working to have it reprinted.  I'd love to see it as a paperback or as an e-book.  I'm learning a lot about e-publishing!
     If Thanksgiving is upon us, Christmas will surely follow at the speed of light.  Happy holidays, everyone!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Fall at the Lake

What a gorgeous fall we are having here at Smith Mt. Lake!  Only one frost warning so far and lovely, crisp autumn days great for golf, kayaking, and leaf-peeping.  Kayaked with friends for 2 hours today.  Saw a loon, a few other kayackers and one, just one boat.  This is our lake at its best.  Golf tomorrow--and who cares about the score?