Summer break.







It's been hot here. Hot, hot, crazy hot.

And brittle dry.

I know, I know. "It's summer," you say. But this feels different. Wicked hot.

Today we're hoping for a touch of rain. It's been ages, but I don't know if its coming.

I'm going ot move the rabbit into the basement for the rest of the week to keep him cool. Angoras have a habit of dying when it gets this hot so I've been obsessing over him a bit during the past week and go outside and sprinkle him with ice cubes throughout the day.

Yes, really.

I wanted to talk to you about my summer schedule. Once in a while I tell you that I'm not going to post quite so often but then I go right along posting like usual and you probably forget that I even said it.

This summer I've decided to stop dragging my feet and write my book. At least a good amount of it. I've actually scheduled what sections need to be written by when and am seeing real progress.

It is finally time!

That it means in a practical sense is that I won't be posting as often as I pour my creative energy into that project more than this space.

I still plan to post a couple of times each week and I still plan to dig back into the Peaceful Parenting series very soon, but I am finding myself distracted from the children or the book-writing or my home or other present-moment tasks when I haven't blogged in a few days, worrying that you are wondering where I've wandered off to.

And we just made our "Summer List" of all the things we want to do before the leaves turn, so I'd like a whole lot less screen time and a whole lot more out-and-about time with my people.

Thank you for understanding. Hopefully you are finding more time for life away from the screen too this summer.


P. S. It's raining! Oh! It's really raining!

And now… it's over. 30 seconds of bliss.

Come back, sweet rain!

4 thoughts on “Summer break.

  1. Karen C says:

    No worries about less posts. I find myself spending much less time in front of the computer now that summer is here, anyway. One to three hours of yard work and gardening every day takes its toll, but the reward is so worth it. Enjoy your book writing time. We’ll still be here.

  2. Michelle @ The Parent Vortex says:

    I will very happily send you some of our pacific-northwest rain. It has been raining steadily here for weeks (months!) and everything could do with a big dose of sunshine – plants and people alike! I wore my wool socks and three layers today…

  3. Melonie K. says:

    As someone who has very purposely neglected the computer the past few weeks, I say HURRAY! for you putting family and your book first. Count me as another who will be waiting for posts when you are ready and have the time.

    Hope you get some more rain and your Angora stays well!

  4. Pamela R says:

    Rabbit AC (or Rat AC, in our case) Pack a jar with ice, add water, tight cap, place it in a secure spot. (For the rats we use a pint or quart jar, but the Rabbit may require a half gallon.) Anyway, just thought I’d share since our ratties get REALLY excited when we change out the jar! 🙂 The basement works too. 105 degrees and no rain for weeks here.

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