Tuesday, July 19, 2011

BONS at my house

The BONS (my writing group) were at my house tonight. It was super fun and I love that they all came and stayed until late. We always leave feeling so energized. But I'm tired now--winding down--so this slice will be a short list of tonight's highlights.

1. making a meal out of our favorite cold appetizers and desserts
2. washing it down with berry lemonade and lingering conversation
3. my family and BONS meeting each other
4. sharing our writing pieces, progress and stumbling blocks
5. giving and getting feedback and encouragement
6. my daughter giving everyone pedicures (massage and pretty painted toenails!) while we worked
7. a special stone with a message for each of us
8. a break to swim in the pool
9. ice cream from the local stand--raspberry, lemon, butter pecan, and peanut butter
10. more talking, more laughing, and plans to meet again


  1. Glad you made it; I'm commenting late too! What a perfect evening you described. Makes me jealous but also happy for you that you have such a great group. Painted toenails and ice cream, oh my! Thanks for sharing.

  2. This is such a lovely list. Pedicure, swimming, and ice cream are treats. I understand that the best part however was the sharing, feedback and encouragement. I am glad for you and your writing group.

  3. It was a fun night...I'm glad I got to sit on the infamous sofa. I'm waiting to magically weave words together like you. What? It's not magic but hard work. Sheesh, way to pop my bubble. ;)

  4. How lucky you are to have a group of friends to talk about writing with, or just hang out with in your home. Thanks for sharing your friendships with us.

  5. I agree, you are lucky to have such a group. Sounds like a great evening.

  6. Loved this evening! It is a special highlight of my summer. Loved the way you captured the events in the list. Delightful.