Monday, June 27, 2011
School's Out for Summer - Oh no, I've taken on a new identity - Julie McCoy, social director from the Love Boat
School officially ended on Friday, June 24th, even though my oldest finished up regular full day classes on June 13th and went full swing into final exam schedule. On the days she wasn't scheduled for an exam she was home sleeping in and then studying for the remaining exams. While my youngest had final exams during regular full days she did not start her half days until June 17. While I'm writing this post, I'm enjoying the last full day Friday of school. While I relish the thought of no more backpacks, projects, homework, tests, etc., I get a bit panicky about the girls social calendar throughout the summer and feeling like Julie McCoy, social director from the Love Boat. I hope I'm not dating myself and hope many of you remember Julie, her always cheery perky self with a smile always at the ready.
I am determined to set forth a definite schedule of editing my middle grade novel this summer and will do this prior to the girls rising from their slumber each morning. I am a morning person by nature so to get up before the house does is definitely in the cards. And besides what better time to be up when no one is calling my name (I know the cast from Cheers always loved it that everyone knew their characters when entering the bar) but how lovely would it be not to hear "Mom!" for a few sacred hours before the hustle and bustle of social director, or now that the girls are older taxi driver. At least, Nicole doesn't go for her Junior Driving License until mid-August. And that's a whole nother ball of wax, when I will most likely be looking back on that being social director or taxi driver was much easier than having Nicole take the car out for the first time without us. Yikes!
What are your plans for the summer of 2011?
Wishing you all a safe summer!
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.