Monday, July 23, 2007
My Sundays lately seem to be chock full of activity. Yesterday we had Little Man's third birthday party. This shouldn't have led to a late night, but his cousins stayed with us and I didn't get everyone to sleep until around 10:30pm! I remembered I needed to blog around midnight, as I drifted off to sleep. Then the confusion of getting up to four children who need to be fed instead of two, and my focus was in a totally different arena.
My mind has been whirling since I got home from conference and I've been rearranging my office according to a workshop I attended there. It got a nod of approval from those Playfriends who attended last night. I won't get to paint until later this year or early next, but I'm arranging everything and hanging pics in the meantime. I'm very excited! And know this will help my production, especially once the kiddios get back into school next week.
I can't believe school is about to start. It seems like this summer just flew by, mostly because I was gone for the majority of it. Maybe now things will settle down into a rhythm and I can get my brain back. Not likely... :)
I'd have to say I have 2 favorite memories of the summer of 2007:
1. Wandering the ruins of Kilchurn castle in Scotland. The combination of lapping water, sheep farm, nooks and crannies, and incredible vistas will stay with me forever.
2. Watching my children grow. While they've both had growth spurts this summer (Drama Queen now reaches to my chin!), they've both taken on new responsibilities and abilities this summer. I'm reminded both that they won't be this age forever, and that their growth is a wonderful thing.
I'm just rambling this morning, but I promise coherency next week. Mainly because I won't be speaking! Next Monday I'll be hosting my first guest blogger, Barbara Vey of Publishers Weekly. She'll be telling us how she landed the job that gives her the opportunity to meet talented authors and aspiring authors like us. I hope you'll join us for the chance to get to know this warm and friendly lady!
Until then, what is your favorite memory of the summer of 2007?