I always enjoy holidays; the time with family – both immediate and extended – is irreplaceable, and the opportunity to relax is always something I look forward to. We also tend to plan household projects for vacations, particularly things we need to work on together.
Of course, it never feels like enough time with family; the relaxing never quite seems to happen; and not all the projects get done (although that’s mostly because we overplan in order to ensure 100% saturation).
We did manage to get in a nice cookout at our house, some little fireworks in the backyard, lots of time playing outside, some bigger fireworks at a picnic hosted by some acquaintances, and the accomplishment of a few projects. We had several days’ worth of time with family, which is always enjoyable. And we have one more day in which to accomplish a few more things.
I never complete the amount of writing I intend to during vacations. There’s something about being out of the routine that makes it nearly impossible. However, I managed to squeeze in enough time to finish editing the Juvenile Chapter Book and submit it for proof approval. I’m now waiting to receive the proofs so that I can distribute them to my Beta readers. (I hope they are excited about this as I am!) Today I’m beginning to go back through Emma’s Story for first-round edits. I’m sure this will be a long process, but I’m looking forward to watching the story grow in depth during this time.
In short, it has been a very nice holiday weekend, and I’m also looking forward to getting back into the routine.
How was everyone else’s weekend, whether it was a holiday for you or not?