Good morning! It’s funny how it’s only 7 a.m. and I already have every fan in the house on. It’s so hot already. Yesterday was my son Oliver’s ninth birthday. We had a small party with a few friends over. Because of the heat, we didn’t do much just eat, played games, and relaxed. Later, Oliver told me that it was the best birthday ever. I was so happy to hear that.
You may have noticed that I haven’t been blogging that much in the past few weeks. I think I’m having a severe case of writer’s block. Sometimes I have a topic or book that I want to write about but I hate what I’m writing, while other times, I don’t have anything to say. At all. Having one of those problems is bad enough, but having both has been a nightmare. It doesn’t help that my reading has drastically slowed down and I’m no longer as interested in many of the books in my tbr pile. What a nightmare.
Instead of stressing out, I’m doing non-internet/bookish things like taking the kids to the park, tending my garden, and being with friends. It’s been pretty nice.
Today, I plan on continuing American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America by First Lady Michelle Obama. I’m finding it to be a really interesting read as it combines the past with the present. Last week, I read Victor LaSalle’s absorbing novella, Lucretia and the Kroons. It’s about a young girl’s visit to a type of purgatory for her best friend. I highly recommend it.
How are you surviving summer? Any tips on getting rid of writer’s block?