Sunday Update – August 16, 2015

Our vacation is over and we’re now safely back home! What a fantastic week away from the daily grind of life. I think this was one of our best vacations yet, and I’m sure it has everything to do with our kids getting older. Both were more flexible this vacation, in terms of willing to do or try new things, and they were easier to keep fed as well. We only had one hiccup when C had a fever for two days but she took Advil for it (a miracle in itself) and rested and was fine by mid-week. We played in the pool, went to the beach and amusement park, ate lots of great food, and slept in everyday.

I also had the chance to think long and hard about my career and what I want out of it. I even wrote my anniversary post which will go up on the blog in about a month (Sept 15th ish). I learned about new genres I want to write in and new outlining techniques I want to try. It was a great week for opening my mind.

What else happened this week…

This is vacation. #dailyphoto #ig2015 #365days

Sat on the beach without the kids while they made crafts in the hotel. Having alone time was awesome.

Storm off the coast. #beach #storm #summer

A major storm came in and was absolutely breathtaking.

#knitting and Empire Strikes Back. "I'd just as soon kiss a Wookie." #vacation

Husband and I watched Star Wars every night and I got a lot of knitting done.

I went back for more crab legs. I regret nothing.

I ate an obscene amount of food! All you can eat buffets are the norm there. I was so stuffed.

All alone and #amreading by the pool. The very definition of heaven. #365days #ig2015 #dailyphoto #summer #vacation

Most importantly, I read a lot on vacation! And not just fiction but plenty of non-fiction too.

Coming up this week: Book Chat and my announcement that I’m moving all my books to Amazon exclusively. See you soon!