I’m writing and posting this week’s Ladies Only Blog Share Link Party from a public library in Truro. Cape Cod. My “vacation.” After a rainy day exploring the wonderful town of Wellfleet, Des fell asleep in the car after a rousing walk across a bridge to a crabby salt marsh followed by a reward of ice cream with rainbow sprinkles. As I carried his sleeping, heavy body into his portable crib in the beach house, I realized that this was a perfect opportunity to escape to the library and give Scarlet some time alone with her grandmother while Des naps.
And so, here I am. It’s been cool and overcast for most of our trip. Today started with rain in Wellfleet but the sun is shining over Provincetown. We leave for home tomorrow and we haven’t been to the beach yet. As Scarlet said, “What is the point of Cape Cod without the beach?” The answer is that there are lots of things.
Lots of points. And we will get here later today.
And I thought, “What is the point of vacation without the vacation?” I haven’t rested much. I’m still doing work because to be honest, in a cool, dark house at night, I rather enjoy reading your blogs. I’m chasing around two kids. I have help, but it’s not always the same when you’re a mama. And I realized today that it’s still a trip. It’s still a journey. We have explored and we have laughed (a lot) and we haven’t rested on warm sandy shores, but rainy crabby marshes are ok too. So now I’m taking my “me” time, as Des sleeps and as Scarlet is watched by her grandmother. And this is where I want to be. And later, where I want to be is on a sandy shore.
And tomorrow, where I want to be is home.
And without further introduction, welcome to the Ladies Only Blog Share Link Party: No Kids Allowed. Link up your posts about YOU – what makes you happy, what you’re doing with your alone time if you have kids back at school, and maybe some of your favorite people, places or things, that aren’t your kids. Remember to keep it clean! Anything R rated (or above) will be removed.
My wonderful co-hosts:
Michelle from A Dish of Daily Life
Crystal from Mommifried
Angela from WriterMom’s Blog
Kristen from Four Hens and a Rooster
Make sure to bookmark or subscribe to their blogs and visit them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and so on. The links to their social media spaces are on their blogs. We all faithfully return the favor!
As Michelle says:
We’d all love to connect with you outside of our LOBS Link Party…Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest, Instagram…wherever you’d like to connect! My buttons are all at the top of my blog. Write me a note letting me know that you are visiting from the Ladies Only Blog Share or #LOBS, either in the comments below or feel free to send me a tweet or leave me a note on Facebook! I will definitely respond and follow you back! And the rest of my co-hosts would be thrilled to meet you as well!
Now, let’s get started on the link party! Have fun and visit the links below. We ask that you try to visit at least three. Remember to leave a thoughtful comment on the new blogs you’ve discovered and let them know you’re visiting from the Ladies Only Blog Share Link Party! Feel free to pin your blog post to the Ladies Only Blog Share Pinterest board, too! In the URL field, place the link to your post. The name field should contain the title of your post.
Use the hashtag #LOBS when tweeting! Doesn’t it have a nice ring to it?
A few simple requests are…
** Follow and visit all of the hosts and co-hosts
** Link up your favorite post! Please try to stick to our weekly theme
** Please share this link party so others can join
** Visit at least three of the blogs on the link party
And now, party time: