Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Look at these amazing kids! We took these goofy pictures at a photo booth at the Beverly Arts Festival. They are growing up so fast. Sometimes it seems as if I can’t string together enough good moments in a day. But occasionally, I see evidence that maybe, just maybe, I’m getting it right.
The moon must have been in my seventh house, because I had a few days off from work—thanks to my flexible summer schedule. The time away felt like a staycation. I feel renewed. Had a good mix of kid time and grown-up time this weekend.
I bought my son his first baseball glove this weekend, which felt both weird and perfectly normal. I love baseball so it was fun helping my son find the right sized glove. He wants to play catch every free moment of the day, which is terrific (better than video games). So, I’m going to help him with the basics every day no matter how tired I am. Let's hope we can avoid breaking any windows.
Because of all the kid time, I held off on writing until Monday, but I had a much-needed writing session at Starbucks. I’m working through a poem that I wrote last week at my mini writers retreat. Sometimes it’s hard for me to keep up the intensity in a poem. Not sure why that is.
Also, I’ll continue to revise my manuscript. I’m gearing up to get into a place of intensity and focus yet again. It is both necessary and draining.
Almost ditched my Monday writing session for a trip to Ikea. So, so tempting.