All Good Things

This picture is a great (and almost complete) summary of our week spent at the cabin. We read a lot, drank some good stuff, took some beautiful pictures and enjoyed the lake. Of course, this picture doesn't show the kids and they were there. The beauty of it all, however, was that they were doing their own things - swimming, reading, rocking in the hammock, fishing and much more.

But all good things must end and we are now back in Minneapolis.

Today was the first day of school for the kids and the first day back at work for Luisa and me. She started her day by leaving the house at 4 a.m. to catch a flight to the Bahamas. I started my day by waking up at 4 a.m. when Miguel came into my room and said, "I can't go back to sleep" and then latched onto me like a bed barnacle.

This fall will be a busy one. I'll be heading to A Camp in September and the Aiming Low NonCon in October. I'll also be finishing the Foreword program at the Loft. Luisa will be in the Bahamas this week and DC later in the month. In October, she'll head to Bangkok! The kids will have school and soccer and martial arts and music.

There is so much on the horizon, so much that is routine and so much that is not.

I am ready and unprepared at the same time.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step...and a double espresso...