I'm glad today is Saturday. I feel a bit overwhelmed with Monday on the horizon. I thought I had Friday off from my day job, School Director for an alternative school. I was wrong. I had a thorny computer run to plow through and then figure out how to squeeze in the appointments for my lost "day off."
Today started with a Harvest of Local Authors at Barnes and Noble Waterside Shops in Naples, Florida. Nine local authors shared a small space upstairs between the end of the fiction shelves and the rail to the escalator. I credit Barnes and Noble for the much needed bottle of water, the great posters and for having nice tables set. The few patrons at that time of the morning gathered at the first two tables and formed a bottleneck that lasted throughout the hour or so until the next shift of authors. I did sell quite a few Ghost Orchids and met some charming people who share my love of Corkscrew Audubon Sactuary. However, when all was said and done, it was a brief moment in time with lots of preparation and some of the authors selling nothing. Location is everything. As one author said, "It's the promotion that counts, not the content." Oh, my! I hope that's not entirely true. Ghost Orchid has content that is very enjoyable. If nothing else, the cover is beautiful. I was charmed by those who thought I might be on the cover. Not quite.........perhaps a few years ago.
The rest of the day has been spent organizing work for tomorrow and staying off my aching feet that wore miserably high heels during my non-sitting morning. I still have a few hours left to behave as though the weekend is actually mine. The work I have lined up for tomorrow is analysis of data that I do not clearly understand. It is a formiddable task that makes me uncomfortable in the contemplation. So, that's why I'm glad today is Saturday. I can still enjoy a few hours feeling good about my novel, my hopes and dreams, my new works in progress and the long time yet before Monday.
Monday, students will be back on campus after a four day holiday due to grade reporting and an unused hurricane day. These students are challenging. There's no easy day. However, this is Saturday. This moment is grand.
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