Retreats and Obsession

Though a Writing Retreat is months away, I’m already gearing up for the trip and making a list of needs or wants to generate a more enjoyable, week.

Okay, I do buy items that aren’t really necessary, but what can I say? I might need them. Lol

My husband rolls his eyes when he gazes at a corner filled with bags of toiletries, and items that have a long shelf life. A couple of weeks before leaving, it’s easy to add extra items to my grocery list, cross them off, then slide them into waiting bags for the trip. This process saves me a ton of time when I make a last stop at the grocery store trip for refrigerated items. 

Let’s don’t forget cleaning supplies. Heaven forbid. I refuse to take for granted the place is germ free…so out comes my disinfectant spray and paper towels to clean counters, bathrooms, etc.

Don’t think I don’t run two loads of dishes we’ll use while there…because I do.

Is anyone else as paranoid particular as I am when it comes to cleaning a condo before spending an entire week where who knows what type person came before you?

Granted, I admit I’m paranoid particular and cleaning requires time. Still, that nice cup of steaming coffee is definitely satisfying once I’m settled in front of the computer and fingers on keyboard. The view is awesome, especially when we have spectacular sunsets.

Here’s a couple of shots of amazing sunsets from last year. Maybe it was the year before that. Regardless, I hope you enjoy the view!




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Carol’s roots are sown in the South. Her writings are Southern, small town based and include romantic comedies, contemporary romance, and romantic suspense. She believes in falling in love, family values, and happy endings. When time allows, she dabbles in art, and always has popcorn, pickles, and hot chocolate on hand. While a dose of humor sprinkles throughout her stories, they may or not, be based on real life characters. Some are convinced they are, but only she knows for certain, and she won’t gossip. Carol currently resides in Georgia with her husband and family. A multi-published eBook author since 2011, Carol's won numerous awards, and previously published in poetry, short stories and novels. Novels available in ebook: (A Short Story) A MATTER of TASTE, PERFECT MATCH, A SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS (also available in print), CHRISTMAS at the GRANGER INN, CHRISTMAS at APPLE LAKE, THE CHRISTMAS STOCKING. Coming December 2019: A Smoky Mountain Christmas Wedding Coming December 2020: A Smoky Mountain Christmas Baby Where to find Carol DeVaney online:
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10 Responses to Retreats and Obsession

  1. jackiemaurer says:

    Oh, that view looks gorgeous! And no, you’re not the only one who is particular about those things. Hope your writing retreat is wonderful. 🙂

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  2. E. Ayers says:

    I’m green. I wanna go!

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    • Carol says:

      You’d love it, E. We’re set way back in the country and the quiet takes some getting used to. 🙂 Watch fish jump in the lake and ducks swimming or making their rounds. As I checked out a couple of years ago, a man and his wife were behind me. He kept looking at me until it became uncomfortable. Soooo…what did I do? I turned to him, smiled and then finished checking out. All of a sudden he asks, “Are you a writer?” I nodded and said, “Yes.” He elbowed his wife. “I knew it.” All I wanted to do was get out of there. “We were in the condo across from you and noticed your car hadn’t moved the entire week,” he said. Well…I thought that was spooky that they’d been watching. He went on to tell me his wife reads all the time and asked what I wrote. I hope I gained a new reader! You never know.

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  3. susanrhughes says:

    Stunning sunsets!

    Liked by 3 people

  4. leighmorgan1 says:

    What a beautiful spot, Carol! Where are you going? Truly lovely. Happy Writing!

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  5. Jill James says:

    I never thought about all of that while renting a condo…now I will!! What beautiful sunsets.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. ginaarditoauthor says:

    I’m so jealous! It looks so inspiring. And yes, I, too bring my own cleaning supplies to vacation condos. You’re not alone.


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