I took two weeks off from writing. YUP. Instead of writing, well, I rowed a boat down Venice's Grand Canal, drank bellinis with the hubs at Cafe Florian in the Piazza San Marco, climbed to the top of the Duomo in Florence, danced until dawn in a Venetian palazzo, kayaked across a glass-clear NH lake with my youngest son, rendez-vous-ed with dear childhood friends, played very bad tennis, read books that weren't written for the 11-25-year-old demographic, ate too many desserts... In short, I spent a couple of weeks just living. It was awesome. Now, back to work!