Good for you Marcia! I think we all need to take time off to recoup occasionally. I've been off for a couple of weeks now, between novels. My family wanted to see me again and the spring cleaning? Well, it was time. We've planted a lawn, taken out two flower beds, gutted several rooms in the house and hit the case-lot sales. I've also been trying to finish up our family yearbook for 2007, my solution to scrapbooking.
Okay, so I have actually started some plotting, done a little research online for my next novel, but it's been a good rest. I'll even give it a few more days before I really crack down and begin developing characters for my next novel. I actually find it difficult not to write, especially between books. It's almost an empty feeling that accompanies not creating.
So, as I clean out under the stairs and switch out sprinklers, my mind is still going, creating conflict and experimenting with setting. I think I've got a good start to get some plotting on paper.