#SOL18: Summer Vacation


Hot days

Rising Steady HIGH humidity

Corn on the cob

That first BLT

Already anticipating

That dreaded question . . .

“How did you spend your summer vacation?”

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Book Club 1:  4 books scheduled . . . just finished book 3

Book Club 2:  Writing about Reading . . . jotting, writing long, trying to create visuals

Book Club 3:  Rereading, jotting, applying, thinking, and writing

Writing Project 1:  Notes, resources, writing, writing, writing

Writing Project 2:  Daily writing, reading, and responding

Online Writing Class: Video and writing

Online Writing Class:  Daily checking in

Summer Class 1:  Teaching

Summer Class 2:  Developing

When does vacation start?

And what did I forget?

Screenshot 2018-07-17 at 6.02.11 AM.pngTreading Water . . .

Hanging On . . .

Typical Summertime Fun!

What does your summer fun look like?

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I totally forgot it was Tuesday and Slice of Life!  This was my 10 minute flash draft this morning.


10 minutes

No more room in the schedule

The clock is ticking

On my summer work vacation!!!

18 responses

  1. Your summer is filled with different forms of reading and writing. The list is long and fulfilling. My summer is slow, slow, slow, and this is how I like it – swam today, read a little and wrote my slice. More swimming ahead.

    1. I love seeing the variations of summer . . . slow, slow, slow . . . That sounds good! 🙂

  2. Exactly!! This slice I shared with my family. I, too, hate that dreaded question, and I loved how you were able to summarize the struggle in such a relatable way!!

    1. Thanks. The struggle is real. And I did say, “NO,” to some other things . . .

  3. It is vacation. Yes, these are things you need to do. But they are things you enjoy doing so it is not all that bad, even though you might occasionally feel press for time. Doing what you want when you want makes any time feel like vacation.

    1. Yes, to “pressed for tne” and the angst that causes. And yet, these are all things I do love so it’s fun work!

  4. You are definitely having a reading and writing “vacation!” Just curious, were you inspired by Tammy and Clare’s comment about being “off the grid” to write your piece? I’d like to try to be completely off the grid for a short period. Maybe when all of my kids are with me, I will feel better about removing myself from the “grid” to have a true vacation. Happy reading, writing, and vacationing!

    1. Yes, Tammy and Clare’s comment encompassed by “walking thinking” yesterday. I literally have nothing on my work calendar for August. It’s on hold literally for family. However, the road to August leaves no time for a path “not traveled”.

  5. I wanted to do 3 different book clubs, and they all ended up being in July! So I am working on 3 professional books at once, and loving every minute of it. All three end this week, so I should be able to get to the more relaxing reading soon, and maybe even some time for writing!

    1. Lisa,
      Timing is everything. I’ve always laughed when everyone says . . .”Oh, but you have your summers off.” I enjoy the learning and the flexibility of my friends!!!

  6. Wow, Fran! I’ve been busy, but I think I’m taking it easy compared to what you’ve been up to!

    1. Stacey,
      Busy July means free August . . . naming the sense of urgency and now that it’s past mid month, it’s time to prioritize! LOL

  7. Your “summer vacation” is chock full of the things you love doing. Then you will have August to just be…perfect!

    1. To just be . . . Ah, yes! Thank you Tara!

  8. Some summer weeks get crazier than the ones during the year. Keep on keeping on.

    1. So true! Crazy busy can happen anytime!

  9. Busy, busy! I had lots of summer pd/book clubs lined up, but feel like a few balls have been dropped (or not yet fully in the rotation) as my summer is squeezed by travel, moving, and brevity…

    1. Erika,
      So much change in your life. Good luck apartment hunting! ❤

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