I'm looking forward to falling in a new routine. I will be starting a work-for-hire project tomorrow, so the timing couldn't be more perfect. And I hope to finish the revisions on my novel in the coming weeks. Then there are other little writing and conference related things to catch up on as well. But I will miss our time together ...
We've had a wonderful summer. No family vacations, because of a rambunctious guest cat, but an unexpected writing retreat for me at Honesdale and the FSSP camp for my son. I am in search of a similar traditional camp run by nuns for my daughter. However, I am so thankful our children are content to take pleasures in the things offered right here, right now. The beach, the pets, our porch, watching movies and thunderstorms, hanging out with family and friends. My daughter loved her riding lessons and she took an Asian cooking class at the community college as well. We'd pore over her cookbook the evening before, thinking about all the rolls, noodle dishes and curries she'd prepare. When she came home, we'd be like vultures, swarming around her to try all the food. She loved sharing, as we all enjoy good food and cooking. She also participated in the church choir camp and let me tell you, the children sounded like angels at the Feast of the Assumption, their voices sweet and high as they sang O Sanctissima ... I wish I had a recording, but this will have to do. And below, some choice pictures (food and water photography by my son).
|Lewey enjoys some samples too|
|Swimming for kids, writing for me|
|Quiet times for my daughter ... drawing|
|Riding ... a dream come true|
|Watching thunderstorms off the porch ... and the drama at the droplet level|
|Playing with hair :)|
|Fun in the sand and surf|
|Salmon by Smoky Daddy|
|Feta in basil leaves with blueberries and crackers --|
My daughter's concoction