Friday, August 3, 2012

Friday Wrap -- August 3, 2012

We had a pretty good week.  Books for Better Living posted my "5 Parenting Books That Inspired Me" -- you can find that article here.

The girls and I enjoyed a wonderful hike up and over Iron Mountain with new friends David Lottmann and 10-month-old Alex.  Dave posted an excellent trip report of our hike, which was made especially exciting by the unpleasant arrival of a thunderstorm while we were still over half a mile from the car.

The girls and I had a regular homeschooling week; we homeschool throughout the year, taking breaks as desired or needed.

I am finally back to editing a manuscript I finished over a year ago.  The past few months have been super-busy and I've had a difficult time staying up late to work on chapters.  My life is blessedly full; by the time the girls go to bed, I'm ready to sleep.  My children's upbringing/education is priority number one, and homeschooling is a (very) fulltime job.  I do what I can to edit and write, and I think I produce reliably and well...however, when they are both in college it will be SO MUCH EASIER to concentrate on my writing!  This is not a complaint, not really.  I'm fortunate to be able to homeschool them, and I'm fortunate to live the life that I do.  Part of me just feels guilty about not having completely edited something that was finished in first draft form well over a year ago.

Okay, enough with the kvetching.  Have a great weekend, everyone!  The girls and I are treating ourselves to an AMC hut stay soon; Sage LOVES hut stays (the croo members cook a lot better than Mama does...).  On Tuesday, I'll post a trip report detailing our experiences.

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