Friday, June 29, 2012

Summertime... and the living is easy?

July is right around the corner. The big Fourth of July festivities (and crowds, and traffic) start this weekend. Are you ready? AM I?

My house and yard are finally in order - bring on the houseguests! My kids are settling into their various summer jobs and activities, and my new editor says I should hear from her soon with a first round of edits on SON OF A MERMAID.

Somehow, though, it still feels like there should be two more weeks of June before the Fourth. Where did it all go? I didn't even realize I missed putting up a post on Wednesday - it came, it went, didn't see it whiz by. So much to do, so many things going on the calendar, appointments, classes, lessons, parties...

Does any of this sound familiar to you as well?

It's time to take a lesson from the simple and ancient horseshoe crab, and SLO-O-O-OW DOWN. Now, I'm not saying I want to get washed ashore with the tide and lie there on my back, baking in the sun with my legs wiggling uselessly until I die. No.

More along the lines of taking life as it comes and seeing where the current takes me. In retrospect, last summer went by in the blink of an eye. This summer, I really want to take more time to just enjoy the beauty that is Cape Cod. That's my plan and I hope to stick to it.

What's your plan for summer? Do you have one yet?


  1. I have a stack of books that I'm hoping to get through while the kid are at camp. Three I'm saving for the week at the beach in August. How's that for planning?

  2. nothing is great sounding as yours ;)

  3. ...And now it's July! Can hardly believe it! The annual neighborhood parade is even scheduled for today... still sooo not ready.

    But we did host our first big family BBQ on Friday - fired up the grill and the fire pit to make s'mores. Now THAT's something I want to do more of this summer ;-)


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