The kids were at my aunt's house, which meant the house was quiet from about 11 am Saturday to around 4 p.m. on Sunday. The weather was gorgeous—sunny and mild—and I took the opportunity to turn off the television and hang with my mom. We planned this year's deck garden (more vegetables and fruits, fewer flowers) and I finally got around to reading my friend Kris's book HELL'S BELLES. I was blown away by how good it was. Textured, complex, funny, heartbreaking, scary—in short, a great read. I highly recommend it.
I also managed to write 14 new pages on my WIP over the weekend, bringing my page count to 242. It's going to run long, which means lots of trimming during the second draft edit, but the light at the end of the tunnel is finally in view.