Friday, June 23, 2006

A Day Off

Thursday is our official day off (OK, we have a couple of other days too!!)...but it is the day we try to plan nothing!

We began the day by having breakfast with author, Audrey Penn and her friend, Pierre! The talk ranged from book editing to a body's electrical system. Several hours later, we found ourselves on the front pizer sizzling in the summer sun and wondering how to spend that lovely afternoon. Philip appeared to be coming down with a cold so he chose napping in the hammock on the back porch. I, feeling quite well and energetic, took to the beach for several miles of sand walking. I soon left the life guard beach and had miles of sand and water all to myself.

By dusk we were both revived and cooked out late in the back yard. A friend stopped over, shared dinner with us, a bottle of wine and lovely conversation.

It was a wonderful day off.

Lou Ann Homan is a writer, teacher, and storyteller who lives in Angola, Indiana. She is available for writing seminars, storytelling, and speaking engagements. She can be contacted at You can read more at