The good news for me is that, finally, after ten days of unrelenting rain, New England is actually seeing sunshine, today. That means that the annual July 4th celebration at my dad's beach house can actually take place, which makes me happy. I hate it when certain traditions can't be observed.
The bad news is that Corb can't be a part of it. He has to work all week-end long, until around one tomorrow. And of course, he's not that happy about it.
On the plus side, seven days from now, we both have two weeks vacation time coming to us. The first week is just going to be for the two of us, and we've decided to call that part of the vacation "The vacation location that must not be named." So, we're keeping it a complete secret, just between the two of us.
The second week will be with the kids, and right now, it looks as though we might be renting a place in Vermont. However, that's kind of tentative, as it involves my friend Pauline and my oldest, and both are them are kind of being iffy about things. That's okay, though. If it doesn't happen, we have a plan B in mind for the kidlets.
In between, we have all sorts of other things we have to take care of this month. My mom and dad are having a 45th wedding anniversary. Josie's celebrating her 40th year of existence. And, between now and vacation, I have a ton of work that I have to wrap up.
It almost makes last month look easy.
Other than that, this has been a good week-end. Did a ton of cleaning, and wrapped up the first draft of Chapter 17 of "Pictures of You." Then had a nervous breakdown about the plotting of the book last night, and thought about rearranging the last few chapters entirely. This morning, though, I realized that there was a reason that I plotted things the way I did, and so now I'm back to the original outline, with a few twists to the next few chapters that I hadn't originally intended.
Ooops, Pauline's at the apartment already. Time to start the day. Ciao!
WHAT I'M READING: Naked, by David Sedaris
WHAT I'M WRITING: Plotting Chapters 18-20, Pictures of You