while on vacation i made a very long list of projects to start for fall and winter. i made a schedule for myself to keep on track, and was excited to start using my planner for the first time since suki was born. of course, the day i started using my planner was the day i discovered my back is broken. i am now planning to be still and take it easy until i am healed. generally, i have a difficult time letting myself do relaxing things and taking the time to be still. i suppose in someways a broken back can be a blessing- i will now have plenty of time to read and rest. after this vacation is over i will be more productive and hopefully free of pain. thanks to laura, kathy, and adam i have a big stack of books waiting on my bedside table. i am also borrowing a few parenting books from my friend rachael- an amazing mother to one of the sweetest girls i have ever met. adam ordered me this one too!