For starters, this summer I've been trying to organize my thoughts and tackle the revisions on my current WIP. I've had several trusted people read part or all of my draft, and give me ideas and feedback. I've decided to change the POV, among other things, have written out a rough new outline, and have started on the revisions. The new draft is at 8,980 words, with many many words to go. The challenge now is to avoid the many and varied distractions and get myself back on track to finish before the end of the year!
Interestingly enough, my "Summer Vacation" (such as it was) both began and ended with interesting trips to cemetaries with my girls. On Memorial Day Weekend we attended a family reunion where we were able to tour my Great-great Grandfather, James G Willie's home and visit his gravesite. On Labor Day we visited the gravesite of my Great Grandfather Albert Smith. In both cemetaries we wandered and explored, and even talked about preferences for our own gravestones some day. Both days were pleasant excursions with my girls. ( Unfortunately Dear Hubby had to work both days.)
In between the "bookends" of summer, life has been pretty laid back. Most days most of us went to work. We had a few walks and visits to parks. We hiked to Donut Falls on the 4th of July. We enjoyed the traditional family carnival on Utah's Pioneer Day, July 24th. We watched fireworks and listened to concerts in the park.