Monday, August 22, 2011

Home Again

Aren't vacations wonderful? Time away from home, away from the usual schedule. Except that there are still clothes to wash, and dishes to clean, and floors to sweep (how does the sand follow us everywhere?). But it is wonderful to spend time with extended family that we don't get to see often enough. And it is wonderful to jump in the waves with my brave son and daughter, sit on the beach and read book after book on my Kindle, and take photos like this one:


LBI sunset
And this one:

Ah - I can still smell the salty air. Oh wait - that's the basket of beach towels waiting to be washed in my laundry room...

Even though I was away, I kept up on my reading. I finished six books and started preparing my reviews for the two upcoming blog tours I'm joining in September (see the details by clicking the blog tour buttons at the top right of this page). Can I tell you how much I loved my Kindle? I made notes, highlighted passages, and breezed through my TBR. So awesome. I don't know why I waited so long to get one.

This week is dedicated to those last minute things that need to be done before school starts next week. And writing. And editing. I also hope to post my results from my Google calendar experiment that I wrote about last month. Some interesting results, but mostly it showed me that the time I spend thinking about writing doesn't count as actual writing time. Bummer.

Happy Monday - hope your week is off to a great start!


  1. WOW, I love that second photo. Really, really love it. I often wonder if vacation is worth it. You work your butt off before you go & when you get back. Laundry is never ending....


  2. Thanks, Michelle. I liked that photo, too. I took it with my phone, I think. I'm always surprised when I get great pics using my phone!

  3. Oh, I love going to Florida for vacation, which is what this post reminded me off. :)

    For me, vacation is often a perfect time for reading, though I'd like to do more writing than I usually get done, but I'm sure I'll always feel like I haven't written enough.

  4. Lauren, I always feel like I don't get enough writing done! There's always more I wish I could write and never enough time... :)