Well. Is it just me, or did April breeze through like an out-of-town friend only here to visit for the weekend? It’s as if she couldn’t stay as long this time, what with all her busy things to do and important places to be. I can’t believe she’s gone already.

I’m trying to work through the hot mess that is my manuscript. I sat in Panera for a few hours yesterday staring at my computer screen. I think it took two hours to write one really bad paragraph. I’m taking the weekend off from the writing. I’m going to soak in the first few days of May and see if I can squeeze out lots of spring living from them. But first, in an attempt to let April linger a little longer, here are some slow down posts that I keep going back to.

Taking Care of Me @ Small Notebook

Why and How to Take a Yearly Retreat @ Refreshed Motherhood

On Slowing Down @ Remodeling This Life

The Perfect Crunch @ My First Kitchen

And since I’ve been lazy getting my favorite links back up, I want to just say a big thank you to Chatting at the Sky’s top 10 referrers for April:

The Nester


The Inspired Room

Bless Our Nest

Between You & Me

Reluctant Entertainer

Buzzings of a Queen Bee

The Lettered Cottage

The Run A Muck

60 Piggies