Monday, June 24, 2019

Summer Solstice

Summer arrived at 8:54 am, Friday, June 21. The pleasant SoCal “June gloom” of a low cloud cover brought in the day, but by afternoon, the morning clouds had cleared and the sunshine made the day uncomfortably warm. It was almost as if nature had read the calendar.

Family, friends, and I celebrated the solstice with an afternoon equivalent of a champagne brunch. (What would that be called? ‘Linner’? ‘Dunch’?)

The summer solstice marks the ten-day sign post for July’s Camp NaNoWriMo. I’ll be writing a short story and continue editing and revising the second Detective McGregor mystery, but there’s so much to do before then. I’m beta reading for a writer friend. My children’s book needs editing, and I’ll be meeting with the illustrator to review the artwork. I also have commitments with family and friends. Time marches on whether I’m ready or not.