Saturday, August 30, 2014

Summer, The Guest That Always Leaves Too Soon!


Well, another busy week has passed.................

This has been the last week of Summer vacation around here. School starts up on Tuesday.

Back to schedules, homework, and running to the practices of whatever sports or activities your children are involved in . It's time to get back in the routine of making lunches, getting up early, and, of course, time for "back to school" shopping.

On the upside, this also draws to a close the continual refrain of "I'm bored/hungry/bored/hot/bored/thirsty/bored............bored.

The days are getting a bit shorter, the nights a bit cooler, dusk bringing with it enough bite in the air to remind us that complaining about the heat a couple of weeks ago was, at the very least, misguided.

We went into the city today to do a bit of shopping, drop off copies of "Alfred" to be sold at McNally Robinson, and get the poster of "Alfred" completed.

Everywhere you looked there were elaborate debates taking place about types of backpacks, calculators, and pleas for the perfect pair of shoes. There were shell shocked parents obviously on their virgin voyage of this mission, and seasoned veterans who were going through those "must have" lists like the apparent pros they are. Stands were taken, and many an eye was rolled.

On one hand, it's kinda sad to see these long, warm days drawing to an end. On the other, the weeks ahead will be filled with explosions of colour, a reprieve from mowing, fewer mosquitoes, and even fewer sun burns.

Yup, it's been an awesome Summer, and I look very forward to what the Autumn months have in store.

In the upcoming days.....

Along with a busy week at the shop, I'm going to need to get in touch with the events coordinator at McNally about launching "Alfred".

I'll be looking into some Fall trade shows.

 A checklist for the "Word On The Street Festival" that is coming up in a few weeks should probably get jumped on, as well.

With any luck, maybe a few more surprise visitors will stop in like my Aunt Ellen and Uncle Mike did this past week!

With a business like ours, you never know who might come through the door. In the past few days alone, we've had an honest to goodness goldminer from the Yukon and a crop dusting pilot from Australia.

Ain't life Grand?!

Until next time, I'll leave you with this wish.............

May the sweet breezes of Summer carry you weightlessly in to the first days of Fall.
May their warmth stay with you, so the first hints of chill don't bother you at all.

May the memories you've made be great ones, filled with fun, sun, and lazy days.
May the ones in the months to come be equally as bright, even better, in many ways.

May you seize these last days of summer with both hands, getting as much out of them as you can.
May you enjoy them, absorb them, have a blast, because, my friends, that should always be the plan.

Check "Alfred" out, along with my other books @

Until next time, Thank You so much for taking the time to read these ramblings each week. Hi to new readers from Kenya and Turkey!

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