No, I didn't spend my Labor Day holiday packing away my white shoes and summer clothes. Instead, I reveled in the company of my two Texan grandkids. Life doesn't get much better than this, let me tell you. David has a continuing education conference in San Antonio all this week, so we left Ohio a few days early and joined up with our Dallas-based wing of the family for the long weekend. We hit all the tourist attractions. . .strolled up and down the Riverwalk, took a boat ride, toured the Alamo, and tromped through SEAWORLD--several times. By no stretch of the imagination could I say I rested. By the time the kiddos loaded into their car and headed back to Dallas, my body screamed for a nap. But oh, did my spirit feel refreshed!
As a writer, whenever I felt the need to take a break from the craft of writing, I would turn my attentions to another aspect of the trade--research, proof-reading, revisions, or marketing. Just a short break always seemed to energize my creative spirit, even though the different work venue might have proven physically or emotionally exhausting.
I hope you were able to find moments of refreshing this Labor Day weekend. While I head off to my closet to pack away the whites for another season, I'll leave you with a couple of pics of two of my favorite Energizer Bunnies! SKD