Glass Doors, Fresh Water, and Other Things To Get Excited About

I don’t think the weather could get any more beautiful than it has been for the last week. This is both exhilarating and depressing: exhilarating because I work at home and can cut out early to play soccer with the kids or just sit in a chair outside and read; depressing because, well, it can’t get any better.

Who am I kidding? This is not depressing at all – the fact that the beginning of summer is still 9 1/2 months away is enough to keep me happy for, well, 9 1/2 months.

Anyway, as we head closer and closer to the first official day of autumn (the best season), here are three things to be REALLY excited about:

1) The Fireside Writer’s Conference is only 43 days away. Find out more about it HERE.

HUGE FAVOR TO ASK: If you work somewhere that you wouldn’t mind posting a Fireside Writer’s Conference flyer (you know, somewhere in the lunch room or toilet stall or on your boss’s glass door), please email me at shawnsmucker (at) yahoo (dot) com and I will email one to you (a flyer, not a glass door).


It’s still not too late to donate to charity:water and support our “30 Bloggers, 30 Days, $30,000” initiative.  Read more about it HERE or check out how much we’ve raised so far HERE ($4,785 as of yesterday at 4:17pm)

***as of this morning, Bryan Allain is matching any gift, dollar for dollar – to have your gift matched, go HERE

#3 Football!

So what are you enjoying about life these days?

4 Replies to “Glass Doors, Fresh Water, and Other Things To Get Excited About”

  1. While I normally join you in the “I hate summer” thing, I admit, I’m rooting for the next 9 months to fly by, because it will mean that my husband will be ready to graduate from college and we will get to see each other again!

    But in the meantime, I’m loving the incredible friendships that I have. A dear friend moved away a year and a half ago, and God answered my prayers for a new best friend remarkably quickly and I am unbelievably thankful for that.

  2. Andi – I second that.
    Alise – I complete understand the ‘not seeing each other because of school’ situation! Been there. Done that. Struggled through. I love hearing the way God answers prayers – bringing you the perfect friend just when needed. Love that!

  3. I am celebrating a year since I decided to flee corporate mayhem and embark on this journey that I’m calling “designing a life.” Hasn’t all been easy but overall, it’s been fun.

    And I celebrate the arrival of fall and long walks down leaf-strewn paths and long drives on country roads. And I can’t wait to wind it all up at the Fireside Writers’ Conference. Guess I should blog about that, huh?

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