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Monday Mayhem – Dead giveaway

Posted on Apr 15, 2013 by Margaret Ethridge   4 Comments | Posted in Blog

You always know when I’m home when there’s no 6AM post scheduled on my blog. Why is it I’m so much more organized when I’m away? Oh yeah. I get lazy when I’m at home.

Did you enjoy getting to know Linda and Holly? Aren’t they great? I love getting to know my fellow authors a little better. 🙂

I’ve spent the past two weeks in the Rio Grande valley. Like the west Texas plains, the southern tip of the state is fertile ground for a romance writer, but instead of cowboys and oilmen, I’m now hung up on vacqueros and hot Homeland Security agents. And El Patos’ chicken guisada in corn tortillas. *sigh*

Two weeks was a long time to be away from home, but I was lucky enough to be able to fly my hero down for a weekend visit. We spent 2 days on the beach at South Padre Island, and it was heavenly. He built this love nest in the sand for us:

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And we enjoyed the bayside sunsets:

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But it was way too short. This was the first time Mr. Mags and I have been to the beach together. We discovered that we’re astoundingly good at it, so we will be planning another trip to the sand and surf soon!

The people I worked with in McAllen were great, but by the time Friday rolled around, I was more than ready to head home to my bed and my bunny. I also made it home in time to help this little guy celebrate his one month birthday:

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But I don’t recall telling him he could get so big while I was gone…. Raylon10

Silly monkey.

So that’s what I’ve been up to lately. What about you? What did I miss while I was away?

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4 Responses to "Monday Mayhem – Dead giveaway"

  1. Comment by Laurie
    April 15, 2013 at 10:52 am  

    Nothing much happened around these parts. Basically, work, home, relax, toddler time, bed. Lather, rinse and repeat. This month will be low-keyed but starting in May I will get busier. But I know I missed you.

  2. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    April 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm  

    I can’t believe he’s a month old already, but he’s such a doll. I also can’t believe you and your hero have never been to the beach together. There are some nice beaches in Canada. Just sayin’. 😉 Glad you’re back in the swing of things again! I just started my second week of my final teaching block. I have lots of exciting stuff prepared for the students this week. I was so worried I’d find teaching three classes completely overwhelming, but it’s not that bad after all. And it helps that I have two phenomenal associate teachers who’ve been nothing but supportive. I’m a lucky, lucky girl. 🙂

  3. Comment by Michelle Kelly @anotherlookbook
    April 15, 2013 at 9:28 pm  

    Great pictures! I’m so jealous of that warm weather. It’s also awesome you got to have a nice time with your hubby.
    I cant believe he is a month already!!

  4. Comment by Christine
    April 18, 2013 at 9:20 pm  

    Time flies!

    I haven’t been up to much, just took a little trip to South America, no big deal 😉 I had an amazing time.

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