Posts Tagged ‘Vancouver’

Aug

25

2015

Seasons: Love the One You’re With

Filed under: Family, Pondering, Vacation Madness, Writing

ONE WEEK FROM TOMORROW MY KIDS WILL BE BACK IN SCHOOL!!!!!

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(Me doing the happy dance)

Please don’t judge my enthusiasm–I really do sympathize with the back-to-school teachers. (((hugs)))

Truly, it’s not because I didn’t love having them home–we had a fabulous summer.

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I got some projects done around the house. Cleaned out and organized all my clothes and the closets and drawers that hold them. *fist pump*

Then it was vacation time…

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We went to Vancouver on our way to Alaska.

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Then on to the Disney Wonder.

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Tracey Arm, Alaska

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Skagway, Alaska

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Juneau, Alaska

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And Ketchikan, Alaska too!

We also did some local stuff with visiting family…

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The 9/11 Museum.

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Summer in NYC

And then it was off to LA SCBWI!!!!

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Caught a baby dragon <3

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And happily hanging with my tribe. <3

And then a road trip to Lake Placid with my Mom…

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Miracle on Ice


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AuSable Chasm

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And Whiteface Mountain.

But even when I was home, there was lots going on. Camps for the kids and just hanging out and enjoying the gorgeous Hudson Valley.

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And while I absolutely did lots of writing over the summer, it was always writing that was done in and around other things. It was moments stolen here and there.

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Which sometimes made it feel as if I was trying to type with a wee beastie in my way.

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So, as great as the summer was, I’m looking forward to some longer, quieter, uninterrupted stretches of writing time.

And while my boys are moaning and complaining about their impending doom…

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I think they’re secretly excited to see their friends again and perhaps to get away from their annoying mother.

(I know–hard to believe *snort*)

And of course, the trade off for that newly acquired work time will be lunches and homework and a never-ending schedule of after school and weekend sports and activities. But that’s okay. Although I have a reputation for hating change, I’m a seasonal girl–always more than ready for the next change of weather after the previous three months. And maybe, since I can’t slow down time (even if I wanted to) it’s a good thing that there’s some change I actually enjoy.

Love the one you’re with.

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How do you do with the change of seasons? Back to school? Did you get more writing done over the summer of less? And what’s your favorite season? Mine’s fall–I consider it my own personal new year. <3

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