Thursday, June 17, 2010

Summertime, and the Living Is . . .



I have Grand visitors this week.

And I’m spending lots of time in the sun . . .



on the water . . .


and in movie theaters.




The four-year-old said after a long, busy day, “My energy needs a rest.” So does mine. : ) My visitors say goodbye tomorrow. I plan a lazy, relaxing weekend during which I barely stir from the air-conditioned comfort of home, a stack of books, and lots of iced tea. I'll be back next week with a blog about raving readers.


I’m finding summer exhausting. How is your summer going?

8 comments:

TerriOsburn said...

What great pics, Janga. I do not envy you all that swarming energy of young boys, but I bet you're smiling and laughing a lot this week.

Our summer hasn't really officially started yet. Kiddo's last day is tomorrow when she "graduates" from 5th grade. They are even having a ceremony. Then she's off to her dad's this weekend and my ten weeks of quiet, peace, and loneliness sets in. Good thing I have my orange tabby to keep me company.

PJ said...

Great pics, Janga! Exhausted or not, I'm willing to bet everyone has had a wonderful time.

My summer has been kind of quiet so far but that all changes soon. We're off to Orlando for the girls' National Dance Championships (a frenetic week), followed by a week at the beach (relaxing) then back to Orlando for RWA (exhausting but so much fun!) and my niece wants to come visit me for a week somewhere in between all the trips. Oh yeah, and I have about a gazillion review books to read and author interviews to put together. ;-)

irisheyes said...

They are great pictures, Janga! Looks like lots of fun, but definitely tiring.

I remember being a kid and not being able to wait for June to roll around. Now that I'm the parent I start twitching around May 25th! LOL

The past couple of weeks have been crazy... a wedding shower, an eighth grade graduation, a graduation party and then my niece's wedding. I thought I could catch a breather, but now the summer baseball/softball is in full swing.

I also decided to get both kids braces this past month and they have to have oral surgery on top of that. It has been just one thing after another around here. I told my husband the other day there isn't enough Calgon in the country to take me away from all of this!

I've decided to take mini-vacations in my room with a good book or on my front porch swing with a glass of wine. That is the best I can do for now.

Deb said...

Hi, Janga. I know you enjoyed yourself with your Grand visitors. :)

My summer is going by really fast! Wow. You should see our calendar---there is something written in every box for this month of June and for a lot of July. Softball, workshops, classes, swimming lessons, birthday parties; whew! But, my daughter Shary and I are enjoying ourselves and our summer break.

Janga said...

Ter, "quiet, peace, and loneliness" sums it all up, doesn't it? My house is beautifully silent right now, and I'm enjoying it. But Mom time has cycled back around, and we won't see two sets of kids for the next ten days. By then, I'll be more than ready for giggles and games and "gnormous hugs," as the six-year-old says.

Janga said...

PJ, I'm exhausted just reading about all you have in the weeks and months ahead. I hope you're flying and not driving for all those Florida trips.

And I look forward to all the great reviews and interviews you have in store for us. I loved the cozy mystery review by a new-to-me author yesterday.

Janga said...

Irish, your mini-vacations sound like a great idea to me. I have books on my TBR shelves that I'm dying to read, but I'm trying to be a disciplined writer and work more, which necessarily means reading less.

I don't think you can really win with kids and time. Before they reach legal driving age, you spend much of your life as chauffeur. Once they can drive, you spend even more time worrying about them and praying they are safe. I have a theory that teen drivers account for much of the premature graying of the population. :)

Janga said...

Deb, I did have a great time with the grands. But I'm also enjoying a day without TV, video games, and tween music played much too loudly--and without squabbles to referee. I think our ten-year-old is a match for Lucy Van Pelt. Bossiness and drama form her natural element. LOL!

Your summer is so busy that I bet you'll be ready for school to start to get some rest.