Thursday, March 03, 2011

Soaking it In

by Cheri Chesley

This is my favorite picture of a relaxed baby, probably because it's my firstborn. He'll be 14 this July, but here he is, just a couple weeks old, soaking in the sun.

I'm sandwiched between a couple of pretty amazing ladies here at this Blogck, and I sure hope you have a chance to catch the wisdom they impart on their Wed and Fri posts.

Connie Hall posts on Wednesdays. She's a busy lady, and when she's able to impart her wisdom here, it's always a gem.

Gaynell Parker posts on Fridays. Her posts are always fun and insightful. You can tell she puts time and effort into what she's going to say. (unlike me, some of the time)

I'm highlighting these wonderful women today because Connie's a hard act to follow, and I make a poor opening act for Gaynell sometimes--but I'm learning. I appreciate the mentoring I receive and any help I get along the way. :)

This week has been a reflective one for me, as I fight yet another stupid infection. It's the coughing that really gets me, but I've said it before--I'm sick of talking about being sick all the time. I just feel it's worth a mention. Much better than trying to explain my absence due to trying to keep my head from exploding.

I've also been spending a lot of time with my kids. It's hard, sometimes, when I get caught up in the "musts" of being an author not to let that precious time I have with them slip by. More so when they're in school, since the waking hours they spend at home are so limited. The summer is different. This year, I'm not planning to write much during the summer at all. I'm just going to enjoy my family time.


Angie said...

That's such a cute picture! I hope you get feeling better soon. My family has been hit hard with it lately too. No fun!

Michael Knudsen said...

At least it's the tail end of winter (hopefully) and the sun is just around the corner. I hope your health is improving!

Cami Checketts said...

Love the picture.
I've been enjoying my cute boys and letting my writing slip, and it's wonderful. Someday they'll be all grownup and I'd hate to miss out.