Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Summer Slide

My boys have been out of school for a week and a half, we’ve been spending lots of time at the pool, and my husband and I are finally tackling several long-overdue projects at home. Sounds like we are having a relaxing, go-with-the-flow summer, right?

Well...not really. The hours at the pool are mostly swim team related—lots of morning practices and evening meets. My boys love being a part of our wonderful neighborhood team! And the projects we’re tackling involve building, painting, shopping, sorting, cleaning, organizing, etc. Add to this all of the writing-related things I have going on, plus planning lessons for my church’s Vacation Bible School next week and preparing for an upcoming conference where I will be working with kids (mixing books, Bible stories, and writing—sounds fun, doesn’t it?). It's no wonder that I am feeling a bit crazy these days. It’s all fun stuff, though!

So while I am not writing as much as usual these days, I am most definitely gathering life experiences to use in my writing one day. And when I do find a few hours to work, I make it really count. In July, things *should* settle down a bit, and I’m looking forward to catching up on my writing, reading, and relaxing. Until then, I am going to "just keep swimming," like Nemo's friend Dory so wisely says. 
Go Barracudas!
Happy Writing!

4 comments:

  1. That's right! Just keep swimming!

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    1. Dory is so wise...my boys used to LOVE the movie NEMO. All of those times I watched it with them have definitely left an impression on me! = )

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  2. Gathering experiences is important. These summers will be a faint memory all too soon, trust me.

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    1. I know, that is why I am determined to enjoy every minute! My sweet boys are growing up way too fast.

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