Back to School

It’s here! It’s here! The end of August is finally upon us. The only way it could get any better is if the weather gods would play along with this scenario. But one way or the other, cooler days lie ahead, and I’m done with bugs and sweat for another seven or eight months. (Yay Maine winters!)

I’m also done with vacation, of course. But the nice thing about a whirlwind European vacation is that by the time it’s over, you’re looking forward to sleeping in your own bed and getting back to your nice, comfy routine.

Did I say “nice, comfy”? Sorry. I forgot. Denisa’s teaching this semester, TRC is in middle school for the first time, DC is on to second grade, and I have an edit of THE MEMORY THIEF to get done in about six weeks or so. (Got the notes right before I left on vacation. I’ve thought about what I’m going to do, but I haven’t touched the book yet. I wanted momentum. Hey–it seemed like a good idea at the time.)

So there might not be anything to nice and comfy about being back in the swing of things. Still, you don’t think of those details when you’re exhausted from traipsing around every tourist attraction in Paris in less than 48 hours. (Go hard, or go home. Or (as I like to do it), go hard and then go home.)

But that’s all okay. Because football season is here. Autumn is on its way. And I don’t have a plane ticket bought, which means I’m not getting on one of those hellacious demon inventions for at least another few months.

Seriously, the trip went smashingly. I hope you were following along with all the pics and videos I was posting on Facebook. We had a great time.

And end of August or not, it’s still difficult to be in Paris one day and at my desk the next.

Time for emails!

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