The loud song of cicadas is drilling into my head and summer has decided that it’s not going down without a fight. Hot temps are on tap for the week ahead. We went up north over the weekend, in need of a getaway from all the heavy discussions about elder care. We found a little-known event called the Northbound Caravan arts and music festival. One of the four bands performing was “i like you” and is a local favorite of ours.
The weather was perfect and the company lovely. It was nice to be reminded of one of the best things in my life – my family. We laughed, lounged and talked. Things are about to change for the three of us. Comfortable routines upended, a new normal established, the shuffling of work and school schedules, contractors and nursing homes and the desperate scrabbling of a fledgling writer, oh my.
Endings and beginnings. I feel fall telling summer that it can take its cheeriness and just shove it. Delicious melancholy is seeping in and heat or no, I hear the wind in the trees that whispers soon, soon.
It was a pleasure to introduce and meet so many bloggers this month. I’ve tried to keep my interaction to a minimum, but I wanted to say thank you to those who left comments. It’s my usual practice to respond, but self-preservation demanded that I step back and take a breather. I have two remaining blogs to introduce and I’ve recapped the previous introductions.
I will return to regular blogging as soon as I can write about something other than how damned hot it is.
Meet Chana at Little Duckies: Parenting, Polyticks, and the Everyday Busyness of an American-born Mom in Israel
I’m a mother of two and live in Israel. I blog about my thoughts on living here in Israel, which, unfortunately, has meant that I post a lot on news lately and less on parenting. I am waiting for the day when the news gets boring, and trying to think of ways to work in the parenting, until the situation calms down (and if it isn’t clear, I am very anti-violence. As if it helps).
Mom-life Identity Crisis : My dilemma, which many parents go through at some point. Stay home, or keep my terrific job? Daycare, or no way? Can I make working from home, actually work?
Schlomo’s Reaction to the Sirens: Rocket attacks from a kid’s perspective.
A Tongue-Tie Survival Story: How we made it through awful tongue tie . . . even though, apparently, we’re still not done (I post on mastitis in the works).
Meet Tippy Rex at When You Stop Digging: Stories of sex and love addiction, and how to tell when you’ve reached bottom
I write a blog about addiction to male attention. It’s about sex and travel and breakups and the need for connectedness. As my ex would say, “everything is a love story.”
A recent dispatch from Rome (I’m out seeking geographic solutions to my problems): Minimal Baggage: Rome
Like Lord of the Flies, But With More Alcohol
August Blog Introductions
Ellen Hawley at Notes from the U.K.
Pheonix at Struggling to Thrive: A parent’s journey raising a Failure to Thrive child.
Alison and Don at Adventures in Wonderland ~ a pilgrimage of the heart
Catherine Cheng, M.D. at Healing Through Connection: The Inner Work of Physician-Patient Relationship
Honie at HonieBriggs
Donna at A Year of Living Kindly
Sandy Sue at A Mind Divided: Artful, Conscious Living with Bipolar Disorder
The Pragmatic Hindu: A Practical Journey Through the Bhagavad Gita
Susan at Often on the Bottles…: Colourful news and clues from Susan
Greg at Almost Iowa: Where irrationality trumps reason
Alice at Coffee and a Blank Page
Evan at The Urban Vertical Project
Kirizar at The Dust Season
Carrie at Philosofishal
See you in September!