The next NESCBWI Salon is the same weekend as this year's 48-Hour Book Challenge. Two events I love. Fortunately, I don't have to make a choice because I'd already decided to give up trying to do anything work-related on weekends this summer.
During the months of June, July, and August we are overwhelmed here at Chez Gauthier with family events. We even "bundle" celebrations--one birthday and Father's Day for a grandfather are celebrated together in June, for example, and three August/September birthdays are all dealt with at once--to try to make summer less of an endurance test for everyone involved.
This is why I love the dead of winter, by the way.
Work will be far pleasanter and more productive during the week if there are a few moments of rest sometime during the weekend.
This is not to say I won't change my mind if something very booky happens, say, twenty minutes from home. But I haven't heard of anything of that nature yet.
Training Report: Two new segments for the Story Project and a revision of a third! In spite of spending most of the afternoon with an older family member! Could have been much worse, even if I'd been home all day.