I'm not complaining - they're away doing a survival scout camp for a week, and are bound to having a fabulous time.
But still, it's very strange to have so much time to do whatever I want.
It's not going to be a slack week. I am working on the upstairs den while they are away, and that is taking forever. I have five full manuscripts to read and report on by Thursday, and have a round of developmental edits to start on a new book by one of my favourite authors to work with.
I also have my own almost-not-quite-finalized book of poetry to finish up as well for the editorial eye that needs to be cast over it before the end of the summer. Not to mention a Critical Thinking course to prep and and a brand new Introductory Writing course to plan for September when I return to teaching.
Not having the kids around certainly ups my productivity.
But I'll miss this. Hanging out with them in the mornings. Before the day really gets going.
|Hanging out with the kids|