Monday, June 15, 2009

Out of Isolation

So, I was in isolation at the cabin for four solid days and missed reality TV and the internet almost more than I missed my family. But I got a ton of writing/revising/plotting done so I feel like things are under control as far as book deadlines go.

I drove back like a bat out of hell to make it to a doctor's appointment that was straight out of a nightmare. I was hooked up to an electrical current and had all the nerves in my arms and wrists repeatedly shocked to test for nerve damage due to carpal tunnel syndrome, also known as I Shouldn't Have Cheated Through Typing Class Disease. Fun!

Now I have just enough time to do laundry and repack, for tomorrow the kids and I leave for a 9 day trip. We'll be making our way up to Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands for my family reunion. We've rented this fabulous little chalet for our immediate family:

Isn't it adorable? Home base for the rest of the extended family will be at the exquisite Timber Lodge. Me likey:

Orcas is a spectacular island with lots of good memories, all the way back to high school when my friends and I went to bike camp up in the San Juans. I spent a lot of time there when I lived in Seattle and we took the kids there for the first time just last year. We're all happy to be going back. I love any place you can only get to by ferry or float plane!

My postings might be intermittent for the next week or two! Happy summer everyone.

11 comments:

stephanieburgis said...

Ooh, very jealous - that chalet looks incredible! Have a wonderful time. :)

Anonymous said...

Yay for Orcas! Won't you miss camp food? Have a great trip and don't forget to visit the bookstore in Eastsound.

diane

Kimberly Derting said...

I know this trip you're with the family, but next time you're up this way (with some spare time) let me know...we'll totally grab a coffee and gossip!

Have fun on Orcas!!!

Little Ms J said...

Oh, jealous. Have a wonderful time!

Hardygirl said...

Looks dreamy! Glad you're back and glad you had some good writing time. Hope your re-entry went well!

sf

Angie Frazier said...

Oh wow! This place looks fantastic! Have a great time.

Anne Spollen said...

I always THINK I would like to go off into a cabin and write. Gawd, no phone, laundry, bake sales -- then I see the actual cabin and the city girl in me goes, ACCKK!! Grizzlies, snakes, old mountain coots (the human kind)...but glad you got your writing done!

Sarah said...

That last picture makes me wish I lived closer to the ocean.
So was everything okay carpal tunnel wise?

Katie said...

This is gawgeous! I can't wait to see you! soon!

Heidi said...

Glad the writing time went well.

this looks like an amazing reward for missing the family... and all of that reality TV.

BJW said...

Very jealous!! What an amazing cabin. I think I could write endless tomes there. At least it sure couldn't hurt. Really cool spot.