Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Second Week of Summer Vacation

School's out for the summer! (I don'g get tired of the refrain. Sorry if you do. I'm not gloating: I'm just reveling.)

One of my affirmations/guiding principals is: I choose to move forward towards my goals at an easy, sustainable pace.

That's been my summer so far. I also listen to my body: "Take a nap." Sometimes, the best thing for rejuvenating is making some deposits into the sleep bank. I've done a bit of that.

Chollo cactus (Don't touch!)

But one of the best things I've done this summer is: Read for entertainment. I haven't done much of that for a while. Buying a Kindle helped. Being ahead of school assignments has helped too, but I've got some stuff due in two days, so no "reading for fun" for me for a couple of days. Regardless, it's been fun.

"Big" desert blooms

I also bought the NY Times Crossword App for Kindle. I've done three puzzles -- the easy ones. It's fun, engaging, and you get to learn stuff! All part of my summer rejuvenation project. (There, I've named it. Now I can loaf, but pretend that I'm working on a project.) ;-)

Desert bloom (understated)

My biggest project(s)? Build a fence. Welcome my daughter and her family on the 4th of July. (They're moving in two blocks away.) Other than those two projects, everything else is minor.

Self-portrait on a rock (with shoes)
So that's my update for week two. Not much going on... how sweet it is.


  1. Don, it all does sound sweet :) Hope you all had a wonderful visit. Enjoy these beautiful days of summer. I think I need to get a Kindle too.

  2. Happy Summer, Don! Hopefully it has gotten off to a great start. It sounds like you're enjoying your Kindle, aren't they great! :) I've noticed I read far more since I received it for a Christmas present. It's good to see your posts. I look forward to catching up in the blogging world. I hope this finds you well.

  3. @September: The visit with family was indeed delightful. Kids are great, grandkids are even better (less upkeep!).

    @Mrs. N.: Good to hear from you! Phase One of summer was nice: a great transition of rest and relaxation, heading into Phase Two: a family of six share my home for three weeks. (That was awesome too... see my next post.)