Thursday, July 14, 2011

A little R & R today (and Book Blurb Friday!)

We spent the entire day yesterday at Hershey Park (getting there 20 minutes before it opened and leaving about 2 hours before it closed), and when I say we are tired I mean it! I did some "light" housework today, my daughter was either on or in her bed, and my son (who never sleeps in) didn't get up until 8:30. Unfortunately, my husband was up and out the door by 7:45, so he is feeling a whole lot worse than the rest of us. I actually sat and read a few magazine articles outside this afternoon because the weather was just right, and since energy to do anything else was next to null, dinner consisted of spaghetti and a side salad. (Yes, I was LAZY today...)

As far as crowds, we couldn't have picked a better day. The weatherman was calling for a passing shower at 2 pm that we never got (although there were a few annoying spitty type raindrops that fell earlier in the day for 5-10 minutes), and since it was overcast until around noon, I think it kept some people away. The most we had to wait in line was about 15 minutes, and that was for a very popular roller coaster-otherwise it was almost walk on type status for many rides (except for some coasters)all day.

We did think that my son would ride the coasters since he is tall enough now, but he has a small fear of heights so no go. I hope he gets over this when he's older, but you never know. Anyway, we had a good time but I have no pictures to share. I don't know why we didn't take any...

Oh well-I'm glad it's

 Book Blurb Friday! This is where Lisa Ricard Claro, from Writing in the Buff, posts a picture meant to serve as a fictional book cover. It's your job to write a blurb about the book in 150 words or less to entice a prospective reader. Are you up to the challenge? Here is this week's picture and my story:

Bridging the Past

Amber has a lot on her mind this lazy Louisiana morning. Divorced after 25 years of marriage, she decided to use the Internet to track down old classmates who could help her remember the girl she used to be. But as e-mail responses trickled in, a name caught her eye-Michael Stanton, the boy she first loved then hated.

Amber dated Michael in her senior year, but after a three-year relationship he broke things off in a simple letter, and she never heard from him again-until six months ago. At first she didn’t respond-that was a painful time and she didn’t see the sense in reopening mended wounds. But after a casual first reply, it didn’t take long for all those old feelings to come back.

So Amber stands wondering, will this old wooden bridge join her past life to the one she hopes will be her future? (147 words)

I just loved this photo and wouldn't have minded spending some time on it myself... Can't wait to read all your stories!
PS.  I did get a delivery today that I am loving and will share later this weekend!


  1. Delightful last line, Susan, and I love "lazy Louisiana morning", too.
    Lost love always captivates the reading public. You've got a winner here.
    —Kay, Alberta, Canada

  2. This one hit home for me since it's close to my story. I just know it has a happy ending, but I must read it to find out. Great blurb, and your trip to the amusement park sounds fun!

  3. Nice blurb. Kind of reminds me of mine just a tad - the same element of a long ago love. I loved this photo too!

  4. This grabbed my attention quickly and I forgot that I was reading a blurb. So my only disappointment was not having more to read.

    Sounds like you had a wonderful day at Hershey Park. My daughter has been there and truly enjoyed it, but you wouldn't catch me on a coaster - not even in my youth.

  5. I really do wish there was more of this to read, so many question, so few answers.

    Hershey Park is so much fun, if only we still lived close enough to visit.

  6. Old loves are always fascinating! Great job on the blurb!


  7. The current element of tracking someone down via internet is intriguing and pertinent, since so many people meet/reacquaint online. Romance is my favorite genre, so I'm right there to read this story!

    Your day at the park sounds fun. I'm with your son--afraid of heights. Unfortunately, my youngest daughter is also afraid of heights. She went to Six Flags last week with some friends and only rode one roller coaster (but it was Goliath, the big one). Anyway, she spent most of the day holding her friends' stuff so they could ride. Said she didn't mind as long as she didn't have to do it. LOL

  8. A promising love story with a happy ending? Or will the old wounds resurface? I need to know. When will this be published? Soon, I hope.

    Thank you for visiting with me Friday for my book blurb and leaving a sweet comment!!!

    Today's post LINK

    Hope your weekend has treated you well.

  9. I enjoyed your blurb and your recounting the trip to the amusement park. I will ride anything once. I might be too terrified to ride it again, but I'm always game the first time...

  10. Wonderful blurb Susan! I love the flow of the prose. I'm glad that you all had fun at Hershey. We may go next year. Wouldn't it be fun if we could meet there one time? 2 mommy bloggers on a roller coaster. That could make for some interesting blog pictures. LOL


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