A day in the country

I took a ride out to the country yesterday. I’ve been working hard finishing up a manuscript. (YAY!!!)

The thing about writing is that it’s such a solitary activity — kind of like farming.

The other thing about writing is that you have to sit still to do it. When I’ve finished a book, I need

to let the wind blow through my hair. I need to smell the sun. I need to move.

So when Simply Darlene (aka A Simple Country Girl)  invited me out for lunch, I accepted her gracious invite.

I found the right road but figured I had the wrong house.

The Simple Country Girl lives by her title.

There are good books, good food, and lazy dogs.

And the sweetness that comes from swapping stories, which is a totally different way to spend a day than writing them. There’s nothing like a day in the country to clear a girl’s head.

About Karen Spears Zacharias

Author. Speaker. Journalism Instructor. Four kids. Three dogs. One grandson.

  • http://katdish.net katdish

    Aw, man! Wish I could have been there! What a beautiful day.

    • Karen Spears Zacharias

      You were there… in spirit…. you were. But yes, it would have been great fun to really have you there for the day.

      • http://simplydarlene.wordpress.com/me/ Simply Darlene

        Miss Kathy, you were there in spirit and spunk!

        And oh my land, it’s weird seeing images of my place and my mug on someone else’s site. I have to admit miss Karen, I was a little nervous hearing that iphone click-swish noise throughout the house. Now I see that you were taking covert images 😉

        Thank you for your company, compassion, kindness, and friendship! I hope we do it again soon. And hey, I’m going take a jaunt up the road and find that dome house.


        • Karen Spears Zacharias

          That blue house is interesting

  • DonnaT.

    Aaaaahhh, beautiful. I’m trying to finish a manuscript that just won’t cooperate…maybe I’ll take a drive to the country to clear my head. Your pictures are calling me out of the city!

    • Karen Spears Zacharias

      Good luck with that ms. DT!

  • http://wayiseeit-eleanor.blogspot.com/ Eleanor

    Dixie Chicks! Wide Open Spaces!

    I’m sorry – I do love to soundtrack everything.

    • Karen Spears Zacharias

      I love me some Dixie Chicks. (Take that Toby K.)

  • http://www.aholyexperience.com Ann Voskamp@A Holy Experience

    Two amazing women in one place… on quiet country roads telling stories. Living for Jesus.
    This makes me happy….

    Blessings to you both…

    All’s grace,

    • Karen Spears Zacharias

      Thank you, Ann.

  • http://www.redletterbelievers.com David Rupert

    A Simple Country Girl is one of my favs… so to have a lunch in the country with her must have been great

    • Karen Spears Zacharias

      It was delightful in so very many ways…

  • http://www.culturesmithconsulting.com Cheryl Smith

    This makes me smile big, and way down deep. All of it: good books, good food, lazy dogs and swapping stories.

    • Karen Spears Zacharias

      Cheryl; Thank you so much for dropping by… ksz