Gratitude Tuesday IV - in Pictures

Today's Gratituesday Top Ten:

1. Annual Brainerd Lakes Writing Retreat - Happening Now!

Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake

2. A lazy, sunny Monday spent on the beach beta reading a fantastic, compelling contemporary YA.

The beach

3. This place:

Coco Moon Coffee Bar, Brainerd
4. Where I drank this:

Carbomb Latte - English Toffee & Irish Creme
5.  This place:

Cat Tales New & Used Books
where I met the owner and author Wendy Rosnau, who told me the amazing story of her journey as a writer: from nearly illiterate young mother who taught herself to read and who wanted to write stories to a published author of 14 romantic suspense novels. 

Here's what I found there:

You know I love my Meg books!

Wendy was kind enough to give me a copy of one of her books and wished me well.


6.  And this place:

Emily's Used Books
 where I found this:

Go Meg! Solve that mystery!

7.  Exploring and finding this:

Green Gables Road
where I also found my future home:



8.  Time (and inspiration) to work on WAITING FOR THE SUN.

9.  My dear sister Mary, who is at our house with Toad and Birdy.

10. Coffee.  I may have already mentioned this, but I'm about to pour myself another cup.

What's on your list this week?

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    1. You know, it's been a really great day. :) It'll be back to reality for me tomorrow afternoon.

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  2. How cool! I just did a small writing retreat at my Catskill farm last weekend and we had a real blast too! It's so revitalizing.

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    1. Sounds wonderful! Love the idea of retreating to a farm.

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  3. What a great place to get away and write!

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    1. It has been lovely - and quiet! But I do miss my kiddos.

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  4. Beautiful pics, and that coffee looks divine!

    I've been thankful this week that I've had some free time during the work day to get some serious editing done. Score! I need to catch up on that.

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    1. Thanks! It was rather tasty. And it had a clever name.

      Don't you love weeks like that? I'm already dreading going back to work next week! Good luck with the editing!

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  5. OMG - MEG! I haven't thought of those books in years! I absolutely loved Meg when I was a kid! Wow, that brings back memories. And also - it's 11:30 at night and now I'm craving coffee due to that delicious picture. :)

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    1. I loved the Meg books so much. I would choose Meg over all the Trixie Beldens and Nancy Drews on the shelf. I really need to blog about them.

      I see nothing wrong with having coffee at 11:30 pm. :)

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  6. Wow! That looks exactly like the kind of place that I'd like to spend some time relaxing. :) I'm a teensy bit envious right now. :D

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    1. Jaime, I'm practically weeping right now. We have to leave in two hours. I'm cramming in some quality writing time on the balcony before we go.

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  7. The coffee bar and bookshops make me wish I wasn't at work right now! :-)

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    1. I love finding places like that in my travels. The coffee bar was WAY too loud to write, though. Bummer.

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  8. This looks amazing and I can´t believe my WiP saw that lake and got to hang out with you there! Lucky WiP :D
    I love the pictures of the bookstore too! Really, wow!

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    1. Thanks! At one point the pages blew away across the sand - it reminded me of the scene in Anne of Avonlea where Anne meets Morgan Harris. Have you seen those movies (Anne of Green Gables)?

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