How did the month of August go for you?
Did it fly by? Mine too!
I had plans to make progress on a couple of big projects — things like a new book, and an online class — and I did some work
on them, but I also let myself just enjoy the slow drip of summer.
My family and I took a pretty emotional trip to the mountains, where my parents owned a house for 23 years that we are selling
now that my father has died. It was wonderful and heart-breaking. I wrote a post about it on Instagram that may resonate with
you if you’ve been through something similar.
Following this post, a kind reader sent me this poem on grief, and gave me the gift of a good cry. This song by Gilbert
O’Sullivan works really well, too. My father liked it a lot.
In brighter news, we ended our summer with a wonderful weekend getaway at Relais Bernard Loiseau, a haven of green and good
taste in Burgundy, where we got to splash around in the outdoor pool and enjoy the fine cuisine — I still dream of the
langoustine dish we had, and the made-to-order Saint-Honoré. This was our last weekend together before the kids got back to
school, and it felt like such a special out-of-time experience to share with them.
Because yes, both of my kids will be in school now! My youngest is starting École maternelle, which goes from age 3 to 6, and
my oldest is entering École primaire, primary school, for kids aged 6 to 11. We are lucky that both public schools are within a
block of each other and of our house, so the morning routine should not be too much of a challenge. It feels like a big
milestone for each of them when I think about it (pardon my cliché, but: where did my babies go?!?). That said, I can see they
are ready and excited, so I’m ready and excited right along with them.
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