Monday, May 25, 2009
Memorial Day weekend seems to be that quintessential kick-off to summer weekend, and around here it happens to coincide with the end of school this year. We finished up all our year-end activities by Friday, and I spent some time over the weekend going over my summer schedule.
Boy, is it a doozie! Little Man has swim lessons for two weeks, then the following week is Girl Scout Day camp. My mother will come up while I’m at Nationals and stay after I get home. I want to take the kids swimming each week and arrange play dates with their cousins. Add the time for my new diet and ongoing exercise regime.
Let’s not forget the writing projects I have going. I’m working on a proposal that isn’t cooperating at the moment and I’m signed up for a fast draft class that starts next Monday. My sole focus during that is finishing the single title I’m pitching at Nationals. (Did I mention I just started my packing list?)
I’m behind already, which gives me a claustrophobic feeling, almost as if I’m suffocating. And yet, I hope to still have those fun, everyday moments that come with the carefree days of summer. Hmmm… Unfortunately, I’ll probably blink and the summer will be over, just like the first half of the year has flown by.
I know the other Playfriends’ schedules are even more hectic than mine. How’s your summer looking? Any special plans? Plenty of lazy days?
Author Pearl Wolf will be here on Wednesday.
We are currently suffering from a fit of nostalgia… 80’s nostalgia. As part of the madness, we’ve declared June 16th Big Hair Day on the blog. Send us pictures of your Texas Hair, your Mall Bangs, your poodle perm, or even that asymmetrical Flock of Seagulls hairstyle you wore so proudly! There will be competitions, bragging rights to be gained, prizes, and much amusement at what used to be so attractive. Send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 10 if you want to play along!