What did I accomplish this summer? Not enough. I'm always hard on myself. It's easy to think of things I didn't do. I haven't finished the school yearbook for last year. I have a good excuse because our computer died and I'm having to learn a new operating system and design program. I haven't finished Nathan's 3rd grade portfolio, though I did finish four others. I haven't gotten my classroom organized. I haven't gotten the schedule set up for school to start next week. I haven't done this, I haven't done that, I need to do this, I need to do that. It goes on and on -- kind of like laundry.
But seriously, what did I accomplish this summer? I got a book contract! My first picture book, A New Job for Dilly is coming out sometime around late spring 2009 by 4RV Publishing LLC. That's big news. I also wrote several other picture books and a middle grade novel. We had a wonderful visit with my ILs this summer when they drove up from California. We went to Yellowstone recently and we made many trips to Glacier NP. We went kayaking a lot, took some hikes, picked berries, sent our daughter off to Albania on a missionary trip and worried until she was safe and sound back home. So here I sit -- fall staring me right in the face. I only hope I'm able to accomplish all my summer chores by the time autumn drifts into winter.