Post-Holiday Post

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?

5 comments for “Post-Holiday Post

  1. Nicole
    July 8, 2014 at 6:54 am

    We stayed close to home. We did snacks and fireworks in the neighborhood and then Saturday, we (mother in law, family friend, husband, children and I) all went to the amusement park and waterpark!!! Had a great time, but ready to get back to routine 🙂

    • July 8, 2014 at 9:06 am

      Sounds like a lot of fun! There’s just nothing like routine :-).

  2. July 7, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    I stayed home and watched my poor doggies tremble and pee the floor, scared to go out. Thank goodness for tile.

    • July 7, 2014 at 5:16 pm

      Awww poor doggies (and Mama!) :-(. We invested in a Thundershirt for our dog this year. It worked so well we’ll be getting another for our next dog. It’s working really well for her general anxiety too. Have you tried them?

      • July 7, 2014 at 5:26 pm

        Captain is fine, but Daisy freaks. We have the thundershirt and used it with some success for a few months a couple of years ago. Then she started going bonkers on us and trying to dig out of the back yard (until her paws bled) and panicking, running into and out of the rain through the doggie door. We took her to the vet and they gave us meds that zonked her for two days, when the storms might not last 20 minutes. Finally, they put her on Prozac. She’s been fine since, but the firecrackers were different. I think they scared her worse because she could not sense the barometric pressure or the rain.

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