I didn’t intend to take a blogging break, but I’m glad I did.
Since Gwynly’s a teacher and gets two months off in the summer,
I chose to cut back on my online presence and enjoy his company.
We didn’t venture too far from home, but we had fun nonetheless.
I’ve been experiencing some major life transitions,
and the break enabled me to better deal with them.
The downside is that I missed you, my cyber buddies.
I was active on Facebook, so I wasn’t totally out of the loop,
but I’m eager to reconnect and hear how you’re doing.
Here’s a recap of my summer. . .
My mom is doing well.
My dad was diagnosed with Alzheimers recently and is living in a care facility.
It’s heart-wrenching to watch a loved one deal with this horrible disease.
I’m grateful to my siblings, who are doing a great job seeing to Dad’s needs.
As a writer, this concerns me, so
I got right into the doctor to see what can be done.
I’ll be seeing an orthopedic specialist soon.
My publisher is re-releasing my debut novel in September.
A Bride Opens Shop is being paired with A Bride Sews With Love,
a fun story written by my friend and agent mate, Erica Vetsch.
Both stories are set in California, thus the title of the 2-in-1.
I’m expecting to see the book in Walmart any day, which is exciting
Adri will be working as an English language assistant in two middle schools
in Saint-Omer, a town in the north about an hour from Paris. She’s been busy
preparing for her departure. As you might guess, there are a lot of hoops.
She leaves September 15, and will work from October to May.
I’m both excited for her and sad for me. I’ll miss seeing her,
which is why Gwynly and I are planning a visit at Christmas.
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What were the highlights of your summer?
Have you ever felt the need to take an extended blogging break?