Weekend in Napa

victorian_roomLittle Sis’ wedding is coming up and my sisterly duties are starting to kick in. Tonight I fly out to NorCal and then I’ll whisk her away to the Napa Bed and Breakfast Inn for our girly slumber party weekend. It was voted Napa Valley’s Most Romantic Inn, you know. The rooms look so cute!

I’m quite fond of bed and breakfasts, especially the thought of writing in one. Okay, so my dream life is Nora Roberts’ life. Nothing wrong with that. 🙂

Little Sis has generously agreed to help me brainstorm Across the Silk Road. But I’m sure she’s occupied with her wedding. I can’t exploit her just because I’m trapping her in a pink room and feeding her scones, can I?

Oh yes, yes I can.

Wedding fever

First: They say it’s difficult to sell a mainstream novel set in Asia, but here’s Silver Phoenix! Release party and contest for Cindy Pon’s debut book over at her blog.

4098001_blogBack to weddings: I’ve barely unpacked and thrown my clothes into the washer and already I have to get ready for another trip. My cousin Kimmy is getting married this weekend in San Diego and I’ll take any excuse to go to California — oh, and we’re a close family and all that too, of course! 🙂

This is definitely the year of the wedding for me. I’ve heard this is pretty common for couples to fall into it like dominos one after another. In my case, it seemed like my wedding was the kicker. Shortly after we got engaged, a whole bunch of other people, friends and family, also announced engagements. I suppose once the wedding buzz starts, all the gals started gushing and all the guys started getting nervous, and so on and so forth in a chain reaction.

This year three of my friends are getting married (or are already married now). Two of these were couples in epic relationships that finally took the next step. I was sad to have to miss their weddings since I had moved out of state. Two of my family members – cousin Kimmy and Little Sis are also tying the knot. Happy, hectic times!

It’s good to see that happy news can be contagious too.