Oh, yes, summer is nearly upon us. When parents say goodbye to those longer times of quiet while the children are at school. (Or, for parents who work outside the home, make complicated care arrangements for during the day.)
The past couple of years, I’ve let my writing slip to the side in order to take care of the more immediate crises that pop up with the kids on a daily basis. This year, I’m working on a better plan so I can stick to a writing schedule. Really.
Memorial Day, at least for me, marks the beginning of the crazy season. This year, it really started off with a bang because my sister was married on Saturday.
It was a hairy few days getting everything together, but it worked out well in the end and she looked gorgeous and she married a great guy and the family is so happy for her!
My sister has a side business as a professional baker and created this beautiful display – as if she didn’t have enough to do on her wedding day!
Congratulations, Mary Margaret and Scott!
Now, I’m knee deep in the midst of arranging plans for my daughters for vacation. Got to keep them busy. So camp, library programs, lessons of different sorts, and a possible babysitting job for my older daughter are whirling through my head right now. But I also want to use as much of this time as possible for my writing – uninterrupted, quiet, thinking – time. So much to do….
For those of you who have little darlings, how will you juggle your writing with having children home during the summer?