Audio books listened to:  Nine

Favorite: No Passengers Beyond This Point, by Gennifer Choldenko (Caveat: The Graveyard Book will always be my very favorite.  As my children grow, I find it more mournful, but each summer that we listen it’s like running into an old friend.)

Sharks sighted: None (Thank God!)

Boat rides taken: Two

Lobster rolls eaten: Five

Oysters consumed: Embarrassingly, too many to count.

Summer Song: Call Me Maybe (What can I say — blame the US Swim Team.)

Summer Wine:  Grangia, from the winemaker Elvio Tintero

Meltdowns by children: none

Meltdowns by mother: one

Blue moons witnessed: One

Emergency trips to the vet: One

Emergency trips to the dentist: Three

Number of teeth pulled: One

Chapters written: Let’s not talk about that, shall we?

Perfect sunsets watched from the beach: Three

Days I would love to have back so I could live them all over again: Every single one

How was your summer?

Liz Michalski


  1. Jan O'Hara (Tartitude) on September 4, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    You and I have had quite different summers. We had all our health drama over by the end of June, family dentition remains intact, and I don’t think I drank any wine whatsoever.

    However, I thoroughly enjoyed a pear cider or two, the writing progress was modest, at best, and as for meltdowns…? Someone related to me had a few and I’m quite empathetic, so I suffered greatly. Does that count?

    Good to have you back. Hope you’re reveling the teensiest bit in routine.

    • liz on September 5, 2012 at 10:43 am

      I think that definitely counts, Jan.

      I’m working on establishing the new routine, and I hope the fall is very productive for you.

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