My hubby and I left for Oregon on New Year's Day. We spent a lovely week with my daughter and son-in-law in Eugene and Portland.
|Hubby and Son-in-Law at the Oregon U track. Yes, we were there when the Ducks won the football game.|
|Sculpture on the architecture building when Son-in-Law is a student.|
|We had a lovely dinner at a winery in the Oregon countryside.|
|A lesson in architecture at the Oregon U art museum.|
|Now aren't those babies beautiful?|
|The kids came to the Riverwalk one night after the conference. We had ice cream and then hung out at the Rainforest Cafe.|
|And there's number five. Such a sweetie.|
This last week I signed up for a class at writers.com, called 40 Days and 40 Nights. It's taught by Laurie Wagner. Here's the blurb that sold me:
After 10 weeks and 40 assignments you will see a difference in your work.
You will: feel more comfortable writing; find a looseness in your voice; take more chances, more risks; develop a relationship with writing that is comfortable and familiar. You might even get to know the sound of your own voice.
That's what I would like to find in these next weeks, and it's probably one of the reasons I didn't make any resolutions. I knew I'd lost touch with something in my writing life and I didn't want to just mask the need with new goals. Instead I want to recharge, rediscover my relationship with this thing we call a writing life. I'll keep you posted.