My summer highlights:
Got a new wood floor in our house
Turned a nice shade of brown and peeled a few times
Grew a bodalicious garden that is keeping me hopping picking, preserving, weeding and freezing
Watched my youngest child grow two inches
Replaced our deck
Visited several colleges with oldest child and began to feel panic over Last Year At Home
Found an agent for my YA mystery
Read this awesome ARC: Red Rising by Pierce Brown, which comes out in Feb. and is MIND BLOWINGLY AMAZING
Wrote a semester's worth of curriculum for this fall
Began a revision for my YA sports contemporary
Visited six states in the Lower 48, plus a Canadian province, and nearly melted in Washington DC
Lolled on the beach
Lolled on the couch reading everything I could get my hands on. (I won't reveal how many books I read...it is embarrassing.)
And now, it's back into the fray!! I can't wait to meet my students, to invest in their lives and watch them grow, and meet all the challenges this next school year holds.
What are your summer highlights? Have you read anything great lately?