Category Archives: Gratitude

Ready to Burst — July 2019 Month in Review

Buried under ketchup-smeared faces and the haze of multiple applications of sunscreen is the suppressed sorrow of July’s end.

August, once a time of overheated laziness, is still a time for yes, but the yesses now feel pushed by impending schedules and starts. There is a preemptive nostalgic ache for idle moments, although they’ve not come to pass. Continue reading Ready to Burst — July 2019 Month in Review

Surviving Summer Funtimes 2019 — Week the First

The first in a series of posts that are supposed to be weekly but probably won't be because it's summer break and I will definitely be doing ALL THE FUN.  To both record the summer fun and to be considered fun at parties that I'm not invited to, I will share with you my family's dangdongdarnit summer Funtimes. Short notes, though, because I am too busy making sweet summer Funtimes to have much time do anything like hide in my office and write while they knock at the door and wail plaintively.  In fact, I would assume that the Funtimes will be so time-consuming that by early July, these entries will be but two words.

 

Summer break, where we again rush in where angels and folks with common sense fear to tread. Continue reading Surviving Summer Funtimes 2019 — Week the First

Carrying on Despite the Email Blitzkrieg

The house is quiet this morning.

The kids’ winter break started on December 21. I modified my schedule so that any work was more of the “clean up/set up/prepare/shallow dive” variety. Noise and festivities do not make for sustained writing.

It’s been a phenomenal break. We all exhaled, enjoyed, celebrated, and overindulged. I said yes (YES!) to things that, during the normal school year, usually get my hearty no. I worked through piles of magazines and books.

Play and rest. Until we hit today.  Continue reading Carrying on Despite the Email Blitzkrieg