June 16. That’s when I kiss all those library books and teenagers good-bye for the summer. I know just how lucky I am to have two months off, even if I don’t get paid. I’ve got the usual big plans—to finish at least one of the two books I’ve started. If I don’t get lured out into the sunshine too often, it will happen. I know I could sit in my Adirondack chair with my laptop, but I seem to be tied to my little folding desk in my little writing room (which is a mess again, so another big plan will be to clean it up). I’m also judging a writing contest, which should be interesting. We’ll go away for a week in August, and I’ve got a slew of doctor and dentist appointments and a standing weekly date with Sadie. Before I know it, it will be time to go back to school. Ugh.

What are your summer plans? What’s growing in your garden? (We’re on our third batch of tomatoes and peppers because of freezes…our heat still comes on at night!) Can you write anywhere, or do you stick to one place?