Monday, February 28, 2011

My Weekend in Arizona

I got back late last night from the ANWA conference in Phoenix, "Writing at the Speed of Life." I thoroughly enjoyed the conference and learned a lot--so much that by Saturday afternoon my brain felt overloaded and rather numb.

The thing I enjoyed most was the association I had with other writers. I loved getting to know my roommates and carpool buddies from Tooele, Karen Hoover and Shari Bird. We had a lot in common and had a lot of fun together.

It was also my first time visiting Arizona and I think I timed my visit perfectly. I left behind cold, snowy weather and basked in the spring-like atmosphere of Arizona in late February. I drank fresh-squeezed orange juice from tree-ripened oranges, listened to the birds sing and even heard someone mowing their lawn. It was the perfect oasis in my desert of Utah winter. I might have to do this again sometime.

So, now I am back at home catching up with everything that was neglected in my absence. I think soon I will go outside and check to see if the bulbs I planted last fall are starting to grow. Spring will come.


  1. Lucky you! I hope you plan to share more great notes from the conference.

  2. I really wanted to go too, but it was my uncle's 100th birthday. Maybe next year! I'm enjoying your blogs about it.