Vacation mode

pink peonies on tablepink-peonies-on-a-table2It has started. This summer is going to be a busy one for us, with a newly almost one year old who wants to move everywhere, grandparents visiting, and a new technical editing course starting for me. Not to mention the book that’s still to be completed. Yes. Better not mention the book. My lack of productivity on that front is embarrassing already.

garden-stone-archBut it’s summer. Let’s not think negative thoughts. Let’s think about summer plans. There will probably be short visits to the city and around, lots of visits to the parks and neighboring farms, splash pads and lakes, but not much else, because it could get too crazy for this already stressed soul.

garden-structureWe already had our yearly dose of Ogunquit, Maine and that should last me for most of the summer. Or else. Nothing else, actually.

blue-door-and-planter2Oh, before I go (because I feel exhausted already after writing this world-shattering blog post) I want to congratulate my friend Rachel J. Fenton whose novel Some Things the English was shortlisted for the 2014 Dundee International Book Prize!

wild-roses-by-the-water1She’s … like no other! I’m sure I’ll soon write to congratulate her on winning the prize. It almost feels like a personal achievement for me too. This might be as close as I’ll ever get to this feeling. Yeap. Let me go and cry my self pity into another cup of coffee, until the baby wakes up and it’s time to dance again.