Humblest apologies for being so quiet the past couple of weeks here on our blog! Rest assured, we are alive and well and BACK. Wish I could report that we have been away on a big, amazing, long vacation, but no no no, it's been a busy working summer. G just had a new release under her adult fiction books (moms/ladies, check your local Barnes & Noble or Target/Walmart/Costco for G. Foley--kind of fun seeing it everywhere) but release times are always busy, plus I had another book due. Meanwhile, we are also jamming full speed ahead to finish up work on THE DARK PORTAL. So fun!
But amid all the busyness, we have been attempting to relax (not easy for two Type A's!) and enjoy the fleeting summer season. Teacher "E" is going to be heading back to school soon, along with you all you kids. Boo hoo! Anyway, here's a photo from one of the most relaxing days we've had this busy, working summer. G's dad Capt'n Jim took us out on his sailboat. Here's us sharing a hand on the tiller.
Being out on the water has some kind of effect on your brainwaves or something, I think. It's wonderful. It gets extremely lulling after an hour or two with nothing but wind and water. We took turns sitting on the very bow of the boat with our feet dangling over the side, and we had great breezes so we got some speed up which made it even more fun.
Of course, I showed my smart-aleck baby sister this pic from our day and she said we looked like MaryAnn and Professor from Gilligan's Island heading out on our Three Hour Tour, lol. Geez, I only put the ponytails in because the wind had my hair blowing around everywhere! And here I always thought I was more of a Ginger girl. Boo boo bee doo. Ha, ha. (You poor, deprived children that missed out on a 70's childhood and have no idea what I'm talking about, see below.)
Anyway, no matter how busy you may be, even I have time for one of the most wonderful activities of the summertime--sit out at night listening to the crickets and stargazing. I love stars and I found this video online that helps you pick out the main summer constellations of the Northern Hemisphere. Thought I'd pass it along if you want to do some stargazing, too! I never realized that the hero Perseus and Andromeda (husband and wife in Greek myth) and her parents, Queen Casseopia and King What's His Name were all grouped together. Cool! This video shows you where to look and how to find them. Speaking of Perseus and Greek myth...
...One of the highlights of every middle grade fan's summer is sure to be the arrival of the long-awaited 2nd Percy Jackson movie, Sea of Monsters! Have you seen it yet? What did you think?
E and I can't wait to go. Probably go this week. (Yay, Snowcaps.) Will be sure and report back on that here soon, and I hope you'll share your thoughts.
We did get out to see Despicable Me 2 last month and came away thinking, as you probably did, too, that we really NEED our own minions. Well, look at this, now we all can. He talks, he sings, he farts. He's "only" $50 (ack). But he is cute. Here's a link if you must have one. I must admit, I'm tempted.
Well, that's all, folks! Signing off for now, but come back soon because we are planning (fingers crossed) to be back to blogging much more frequently. After all, we enjoy hanging out with you! Thanks for stopping by and please tell us what the highlight of your summer has been so far! Anything else you are still dying to do before it's time to head back to school?