By all appearances, summer is winding down. We’ve got our truckloads of school supplies at the ready. Some schools actually begin this week. And every day people ask me, “How was your summer?”
Wait! Did someone say, “Was?!” Watch as my head swivels around 614 times.
“But! But, hey!”, I want to call out, “My summer is just beginning!” I have the next two weeks off from work and won’t be back until after Labor Day. We are leaving town for the first time all summer in order for me to add Indiana and Michigan to my States I’ve Seen list. (Yes, on Wednesday we are heading to a little town on the Michigan coast, where we’ll stay in a big house with Matt’s extended family. We’re going to check out the beach on the other side of this beautiful lake, where the sun sets over the water and we have to move our watches ahead.)
When we get back we’ll still have a full week with me at home in which we’ll celebrate Lyle’s birthday, have our new nanny visit a few times, and host some good friends from Seattle.
So summer is decidedly not over.
But I am bracing myself for fall, as you know. I have done a lot of organizing, sorting, and planning ahead, preparing myself for the onslaught.
One thing that I know will have to change is the amount of writing time I’ve had this summer.
I don’t know if I’ll keep up my summer pace over these next couple of weeks or not, but I rather think it would be in my best interest to start slowing down now, easing into the new mindset.
I love to write and I am truly enjoying this blog; I’m so grateful that all of you
suckers kind people come here to read what I have to say on a regular basis. I have no intention of stopping anytime soon. But in order to get enough sleep – and add exercise back into my life this fall – I will have to spend less time in front of this computer. In a way (a really, really fun way!) this blog has taken on a life of its own this summer; now I need to help it get used to riding in the backseat for a little while. (Where, in all likelihood, it will whisper something extremely witty, and I’ll think, “I need to blog that just as soon as I get home.”)