We are in the middle of August, buzzing August. The hot weather has slacked off, at least for now, and the landscape has a slightly frazzled late summer look that perfectly captures the way I feel.
In May, Clif suggested we create a podcast called Tales from the Other Green Door. This involved writing a new story, and I came up with The Wings of Luck, a twelve-episode spin-off from my Great Library series. Running at about ninety pages, The Wings of Luck could be considered a novella, and last week I finished tightening and tweaking it. In between, I gardened furiously in May; put together an information packet for the cover to Out of Time, my fantasy novel that will be coming out in November; and dealt with the ongoing stress of life during a pandemic.
And now, to borrow from Bilbo Baggins, I feel like butter that has been scraped over too much bread. I need a break, a week off where I bob through the days and rest from time to time, like this turtle on the rock.
Clif and I have decided to make a proper staycation of it, with various treats—mostly low carb and low cal—and drinks on the patio when the weather allows.
Then, it will be on to recording the podcast. I will also be getting Out of Time, Book Three of my Great Library Series, ready for printing this November.
Have a good week, everyone.
I’ll catch you on the flipside.
56 thoughts on “Turtle Time, Rest Time”
You go, girl! Me, I couldn’t even think of anything to post today so I made a raspberry crumble pie. I’m also having great difficulty posting on several blogs including yours today. It recognizes me to ‘like’ and then I try to comment, and it takes two tries. Do they know how stressing this summer is already? :-)Enjoy the week. 🙂
Yup, that happens to me all the time with commenting, especially on my phone. That raspberry pie sounds oh so good.
Goodness me, you do work hard. Enjoy your well earned break and hope that the weather cooperates!
Wow, I’m impressed. Enjoy your staycation. It sounds like you deserve it!
Enjoy your staycation Laurie, it will be lovely to relax after all your great work! 🤗💖 xxx
Thanks, Xenia. Much needed.
I have that same buttery feeling s you and Bilbo Baggins. 🙂 Enjoy these late summer days at home!
I am a big fan of turtles, and love that photo of one on the rock. 🙂
Sometimes a good rest is needed.
Enjoy yourselves – you deserve it!
Enjoy your well-earned “turtle time.” You have accomplished a lot! And a whole lot more blogging than I have. I’m finding art more appealing than blogging right now, and we need to do what feeds us now more than ever! (My art blog, in case you have not checked it out, is jillybeanswiggins.wordpress.com , which has been updated recently.)
Many thanks! Am now following your art blog.
Hi, Laurie – Your list of accomplishments is incredibly impressive. You definitely deserve that staycation. I look forward to your podcast.
Many thanks! To work hard is good, but to rest is necessary, too.
Enjoy the week and your lovely patio!🙂
I surely am! Many thanks.
I am impressed b y your industry. I hope that you do get a good rest. You deserve it.
Thanks, Tootlepedal. Much needed.
Wow.. you have been busy Laurie! Enjoy your staycation and I guess on your holiday week …. it doesn’t have to be ALL low carbs!
No, not ALL low carbs. 😉 But mostly.
Enjoy your break!
Thanks so much!
It sounds like you’ve accomplished a lot. Enjoy your week!
Thanks, Tanya. Much needed.
Enjoy your staycation and this lazy summer…sure once your book comes out in November you will be back to being busy again.
Wonderful idea and a well deserved break.
Enjoy everything around you.
Thanks, Rupali. I surely am.
We all need a break from time to time, so enjoy it.
To be honest, I’m a bit peckish and the main question that came to mind when seeing your turtle picture (after thoughts of the menacing rock it stands on) was about eating it. Note how I haven’t been tasteless enough to ask a vegetarian about it. Google has answered and my mouth is now watering…
Eat a turtle? That is not something most Mainers do.
Thyat’s because you have lobsters. They seem to have been popular in some places.
Congratulations on the novella
I wish I could send you some of the pile of peaches I have over here. They’d go quite well with upraised feet and a patio. Do you have cicadas to provide music? I think so, since you mentioned buzzing. They’re just going crazy here right now — I love the sound.
We have grasshoppers that make a buzzing sound I associate with August. I love the sound.
Enjoy your rest and staycation. I love how you described late summer as frazzled looking. It truly does look that way. 🙂
Thanks, Robin! In our climate, things do look frazzled this time of year.
Looks as if you will have some lovely weather for your week off. Enjoy it. I’m taking the day off and heading to Reid State Park for a little beach time.
Two books at one time! No wonder you are feeling a bit crummy (just following through that butter analogy…) Seriously, my hat is off to you. I hope you’re having a lovely staycation and look forward to seeing pics of some of those treats.
Crummy! Love it. I am having a very restful staycation. Sure needed it.
I would not risk calling anyone crummy that I had a jot less faith in.
Have a good rest, Laurie! May it be revitalising and rejuvenating.
Thanks so much!
Enjoy your break – we all need one from time to time and you have been working very hard. It is very autumnal here so enjoy the last of your summer while you have it.
Many thanks! The break is much needed. I felt as though I had hit a wall and could do no more. Feeling a bit better now.
Glad to hear you are perking up.
Thanks so much!
Laurie, I love that you’ve planned a staycation. That’s a great idea, and I’m sure it is a much-needed respite from the world. I’m so impressed that you are creating a podcast in addition to your wonderful writing. Well done, well done!
Many thanks! Onward, ho!
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