Relaxed Summer Blog season

Happy Summer to you all!

I hope you’re enjoying a few lazy days as well as soaking up time with your families in fun and creative ways. It’s been blazing hot here in central Texas with temperatures climbing well over 100 degrees most days for the past several weeks. We usually don’t hit triple digits until late July or early August so everyone here is a bit worried about what’s to come. 108 degrees is far too hot, even for Texas.

Despite the heat, I’m enjoying time with my kids with a much relaxed routine. We’re staying up late and sleeping in late. We’re playing ball, swimming, reading, going to movies, visiting local attractions, and beginning craft projects. We’re planning day trips around our August trip to Illinois and planning an almost-spontaneous vacation in between. In other words, my summer priorities have shifted toward family.

That said, my blog posts will be sporadic at best until school resumes. Don’t get me wrong, I am still working but at a slower pace. I’ve finished a picture book biography, outlined another, and began research on yet another project – mostly when my son has been in camps.

I’ll still post about upcoming events and big news so check in when you can.

Happy Summer!!!

Quote for the day: “Summer is the time when one sheds one’s tensions with one’s clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all’s right with the world.” ~Ada Louise Huxtable (b1921-)architecture critic and writer and 1970 Pulitzer Prize winner