Once you arrive, the gray clouds part and a busy schedule gives way to late nights, lazy mornings of sleeping in, and endless days of donning a swim suit and flip flops by the pool, reading, relaxing, grazing ....
BUZZ!!! Time to make the donuts and wake up from that fantasy.
Sure, I'm usually in my suit and flops, but relaxing? If you call getting splashed in the face while kids fight and whine about being bored relaxing, then I'm so chill I could spit icicles.
If you wanna know the truth, while you're here, I get too much quality time with the kids. I mean, a mom loves her kids, but she also likes to feel like her own person once in awhile and flex her creative muscles. And you know us starving artists can't afford summer camp, so don't even try to pull that BS on me.
I'm calling you out, Summer. It's high time you recognize the deal. I will no longer be seduced by your empty promises of fun and recreation. And while I'm bearing my soul, I'll just come right out and say that Autumn has always been my true love. Ahhh...Autumn..... the way she comes in to cool the air and change the colors like a whimsical goddess--so crisp and spicy! The way she reunites family and friends with holidays and good food ...
And okay, mainly because she brings a new school year with her, and even though I have to wake at the butt-crack of dawn and pack lunches, drop off kids, walk the dog ... all before 9am, it's a small price to pay to get my writing time back. Brainstorming, crafting, blogging, tweeting, polishing manuscripts ... all crammed in the hours of 8am-2pm. But oh so sweet!
Let me spell it out for you, Summer: Don't let the door hit you on your way out. My girl Autumn is on her way. And in other words: SCHOOL IS IN!!!
P.S. Thank you for not sending and nasty hurricanes so far.
Now we're back to our regularly scheduled blogging program. Can't wait to see more of what all of you have in store.
BTW YaLitChat.com is hosting a live conference next August. Check out the site for more deets and find out about volunteering! I plan to be there, and it sure would be fun to meet some fellow bloggers!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Tell me, did you accomplish what you hoped to over the summer? Or were you stalled for fall like I was? Spill it all in the comments ...