Monday, July 23, 2012

Overcoming the sloth

This sign pretty much says it all:

That's me--second from the right (on the sign!)

It describes my current ability to function to a T. It's 105 degrees F (40.5 C) outside, with a heat index somewhere above that, the kids are bored, stuck inside and ready for school to start, and I have articles to write. I couldn't even get this post up by my usual time.

What I really want to do today is this:

Isn't he adorable? This is the two-toed sloth
we found near our hotel.

But what I AM going to do today is hammer away at my growing list of WIPs, pitch an idea I've been working on to a lovely editor, and put a dent in my to-do list. Then I'm going to escape to the basement with the kids to hide out until the sun goes down.

What do you do in the dog-days of summer? (And why are they called that, anyway?)


  1. Summer heat grinds my productivity to a halt as well, Alison. Here's to thinking Autumn thoughts and dreams of Spring. :)

    1. Glad to know I'm not the only one, E.J.! I cannot wait for crisp autumn weather.

  2. I think that I'd be slothful too if I only had two toes.

    1. They're just as slothful as the three-toed ones. :)

  3. Such beautiful shots! You look like you were having such a great time!
    Lucky thing! : )