I am alive and I am collecting lots of great stories from my summer adventures. We went to Maine From Friday to Monday. Now we are home and sweating our butts off. We did go to the town pond today for a day of fun with our friends. Tomorrow it is supposed to rain and I'll have time to get some writing done. That is if the kids agree to independently clean up their mess with out me having to scream, yell, threaten, and eventually freak out and bang my head on the floor until I knock myself senseless.