Summer Lovin'

ImageI have lofty blog posts, planned, people.  Lofty.  Posts about the spaces I consider sacred and how they influence my writing, posts about character development and settings and plot, or the lack thereof.  The problem is summer keeps getting in the way. 

Somehow, summer manages to have an abundance of time, and yet not enough hours. When I wake each morning, the day stretches ahead, empty and inviting, and yet somehow I blink and it is night and nothing on my to-do list has been done.

So I’m making an official record, right now.  This summer, I want to:

  • Spend an afternoon with my daughter stretched out on the couch reading.
  • Watch a movie outside under the stars.
  • Find the perfect strawberry ice cream cone and eat it.
  • Learn how to make a flawlessly balanced raspberry lime rickey, neither too tart nor too sweet.
  • Take a trip on a sailboat and feel the wind on my face.
  • Watch a minor league baseball game with my son.
  • Hike with the Slobbering Beast and actually tire him out.
  • Finish a few chapters of the novel I’m working on.
  • Steal an afternoon away with my husband.


What’s on your summer list?

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Liz Michalski


  1. vaughnroycroft on June 26, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    I hear you, on the blinking and poof! That’s a nice list. Having at least one boat trip is a good one, and I know just who to start hinting to. We always say we’re ‘down with’ boats and boating, but prefer OPB (other people’s boats 😉 ). Good luck with the list, Liz!

    • liz on June 29, 2012 at 12:00 pm

      We’re big on OPB too! Luckily, we have two generous friends who are happy to take us out. The kids love it. My son, leaning back with his arms crossed behind his head, wind whipping his hair, has been known to sigh in contentment and exclaim “This is the life!”

  2. Jan O'Hara (Tartitude) on June 27, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Those all sound doable, Liz. (And worthwhile.) Make it so.

    A good part of my summer was going to be about a road trip with the ToolMaster and Frank. During the day, they were to bike while I hiked and wrote. We haven’t come up with a new plan since Frank’s accident, but that’s my task for the day.

    • liz on June 29, 2012 at 11:59 am

      I hope you come up with a plan that makes everyone happy, Jan, and keeps everyone safe. How’s the recovery going?

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