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Crispy Crudites

  • The girls have been swimming since May 10. The first meet was last weekend. The results were mixed, but we felt good about it anyway. Coco won 3rd in her division in freestyle. Cherry’s relay teams finished 2nd and 3rd. She swam freestyle in the 100 meter medley relay. They love the work, but it’s hard for mom to explain why you’ve been disqualified for trying to pull down your swim cap. Isn’t it enough to keep swimming? Life lessons are everywhere.
  • I’m still writing, charging toward the end like a galapagos turtle. I don’t know why this rewrite has been so hard. Transition times have always been crazy for me, and I don’t mean moving from one chapter to the next. The end of school, the swim season, temporary job schedules all reek havoc. The only solution is to write through it. I read the best book on the subject. The Courage to Write by Ralph Keyes helped me to understand I’m not alone. All writers have trouble getting to the page from time to time.
  • Speaking of temporary job schedules, Bacon is working overtime at Pearson Education. We haven’t seen much of him. He’s still temping, along with praying for permanent status somewhere.
  • Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford is the best book I’ve read this year. I bought copies for both of the girl’s teachers as a special thank you. The teachers are both terrific, and we appreciate them.

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