So this week I had intended to write every morning before my mom woke up – she’s staying with me for the next two weeks – but my mom is an early riser, and we’ve been having such a good time that I have decided to just spend this two weeks with her (and my dad when he comes next week). I was at a good stopping place with my book project, and now I’ll just look forward to getting back to it when my semester starts.

So this is my vacation, so to speak, and it’s great. . . . I pray that it will give me renewed energy and viv for my writing when I go back to it.

Meanwhile, I’m reading, hanging out with Mom, drinking wine, and just taking it easy. It’s a nice feeling.