I didn't knit one stitch while I was away. I spent time working through Lala's critique of a novel, making notes of things to change and where more scenes need to be. Her comments gave me a place to stand to get a different perspective and the time passed didn't hurt either. On Saturday afternoon we gathered in the breakfast room of the motel and made bookmarks with pressed flowers, old stamps, fancy papers, origami papers, and a laminator. It was fun.